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Africa James Jeffrey The Dom: BTDubs, I didn't miss the show's cast making cameos; but I didn't get all that excited by it either, to be completely honest. And finally, gosh, they did use an awful lot of lo-res stock footage in this big budget film, didn't they?!

I mean, I guess sending someone off to get some high-definition recordings of nature to use is a lot of effort; but it just stands out, that's all I'm saying. One of the more annoying is, "Oh, no! The other, more valid argument is the commonly held belief that Douglas Adams would've been fine with the film because he was all for changes being introduced in adaptations, something I myself have mentioned in videos past.

I would remind you that J. Yes, the books were intentionally different from the radio show; and yes, he was going to write some new things for the film; but guess what? Does no one else think it's a little telling that while he was alive, he was always in charge of adapting his own work? Does that sound like someone who was fine with other people doing whatever they wanted with his stories?

So, no, I'm sorry, no "get out of jail free" card for this film; it's going to get the same treatment as every other bad adaptation I've covered so far. Sorry for the extensive prologue, Beautiful Watchers. That said, let's talk adaptation.

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As I've discussed in videos past, the Hitchhiker's universe is a tad different to anything I've reviewed so far because it lacks a definitive canon. The Dom V. The only thing they chose to ignore from the book and lean back towards the radio show in regards to is the complete lack of conspiracies -- Zaphod is back to having given up the presidency because he was bored and thought he could become more rich and famous as an adventurer, as opposed to being a sleeper agent for a group of people trying to discover who was really running the universe; and the Earth is back to being the victim of an uncaring, bureaucratic system that just doesn't give any kind of a fuck instead of being destroyed as part of a master plan to keep the universe from being happy.

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This was probably because most of the payoff of that stuff took place in the second book, and the film really didn't strike me as being interested in setting up sequels. Gag Halfrunt, the brain care specialist who appeared in the background of the movie for a few seconds, takes a surprising amount of explaining. Halfrunt is a character from the second series of the radio show who is quite significant because it transpires he's one of the people who arranged the before-mentioned master plan to destroy the Earth, because he didn't want the universe finding out the Ultimate Question, becoming content, and not needing psychiatrists anymore.

If you were confused by his apparently completely random line, "Well, Zaphod's just this guy, you know? However, to chastise the movie for this lack of sense-making would be unfair because that line was the only part of his dialogue that made it into the book as well; so it's more of a pre-existing bad adaptation, if you will. It's one of the few examples of where I thought Adams slipped up when adapting the radio show to book because he clearly thought that Halfrunt's jokes wouldn't work well in written form, but wasn't quite willing to give up on them altogether -- resulting in just the punchline remaining, which just seemed odd and out of place on its own.

The Dom: Right. Now that that's made things even more confusing than before, we can now move on to the usual categories. After that, the film's adherence to the plot gets waaaay more tenuous. The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster, the insanely strong alcoholic drink that Zaphod invented, made it into the film, though its effect on carbon-based life forms seems to have been toned down somewhat. The "Please do not press this button again" button is referenced, though in a new context.

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The Dom: So, like I said before, there are worse adaptations out there. I grudgingly have to admit that this is still recognizably The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Now, I'm not saying it wasn't funny, because that would be unfair -- being funny is, of course, very subjective. Arthur Dent: I, I guess most of the people who come to these sort of parties are drunken idiots. Arthur Dent: yelling I said all these people are idiots!

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Let me give you some examples. Come back in seven and a half million years. Then later, when the white mice are talking about quitting their mission to unravel the mysteries of the universe after millions and millions of years to go and be TV stars instead, it's just sort of slipped into the conversation; and, again, no one reacts to it. The before-mentioned slapstick introduced into the film takes several forms, the most prominent being some sort of Three Stooges sketch where Arthur, Ford, and Zaphod try to figure out how to pilot the Heart of Gold' s escape pod.