PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, journeyman Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."
Shada, the prison "planetoid" of the Time Lords, can be seen in the background during the factory floor scene on Magrathea. Doctor Who: Shada (1992) was a Doctor Who (1963) story that Douglas Adams wrote but was never completed for television due to a strike at the BBC. Characters and settings from "Shada" appeared in Adams' novel "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency", which recycled ideas from his serial Doctor Who: City of Death: Part One (1979).
It's an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, Man had always assumed that he was the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the *third* most intelligent. The ...
The Vogons hit the wheels of the caravan and they deflate. Later the frame detaches from the rest of the caravan and falls to the ground and the wheels are fully pressurized.
"For Douglas" -- precedes the closing credits, after the final action sequence.
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