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The bizarre world of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
February 27th, 2005
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The bizarre world of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Fact 1: tootsiemuppet is finally reading it, and now understands just what is so funny about the word "Belgium". Which is good, considering she's Belgian. *G*

Fact 2: Apparently there is a German actor in vampire movies... actually, apparently vampire SEX movies... who sometimes is credited as Zaphod Beeblebrox - a fact which I found out while trying to find out who plays Zaphod Beeblebrox in the upcoming movie. Ever heard of him, Cat? Go here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0026109/

Fact 3: You will not believe who's in this. Really. Playing teeny tiny parts. Such as:

Billy Nighy as Slartibartfast (*L*!)

Alan Rickman (formerly the Metatron, Voice of God) as... the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android (!)

Simon Jones, the original Arthur Dent in the TV show, as the Magrathean Announcer

John Malkovich as Humma Kulvula (who's that?)

Warwick Davis as Marvin the Paranoid Android (inside the suit, which, as tootsiemuppet points out, looks more like a Krikkit Robot than what Marvin should look like!)

STEPHEN FRY as The Book! (I never would have realized this; he does it much like the voice in the TV show... *G*... but tootsiemuppet pointed it out!)

4. Sam Rockwell (never heard of him; his imdb resume doesn't ring any bells) plays Zaphod, and I think I'm going to like him. He reminds me of Sawyer (of LOST) meets Johnny Cunningham (the badboy recently deceased Scottish fiddler/rock star)

*G*

And - this is for Cal - I just had a revelation. The old Saturday morning cartoon, "Jonny Quest"? How did I not realize for years that Dr. Quest and Race Banner must be... had to be... gay lovers? *L*! I mean... good lord... it slashes itself! *L*!

[ETA: Go here - http://communication.ucsd.edu/cchris/ - for a thesis on whether or not "Jonny Quest" implied a homosexual relationship between Dr. Quest and Race Banner. *G* Best part? Apparently there's a site where somebody raises the question "Why does Jonny look nothing like Dr. Quest - but just like his father's life partner?" *L*! And apparently there was a parody on TV where Dr. Quest and Race have a custody battle over Jonny. *rolls eyes* There goes the innocence of my childhood!

Those are my bizarre thoughts of the day. Thank you.

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From:spookystoy
Date:February 28th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)
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Never heard of Sam Rockwell? He is a chameleon. Did you see Rickman in Galaxy Quest? Rockwell plays 'Guy' the tag-along, anonymous-extra crew member. Very amusing.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 28th, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)
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You know, I saw that credit, but couldn't remember him. Still can't see him in my mind. Was he the one that was so scared because he was the equivalent of a "red shirt"? *G*
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From:spookystoy
Date:February 28th, 2005 02:57 am (UTC)
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Er, probably. He was scared because the extras are always the ones that get offed when the crew is reconning a dangerous new planet or somewhat.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 28th, 2005 03:44 am (UTC)
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*G* Yep - what they call in Trekkese a "red shirt" - because the security guys (who wore red shirts) were always the extras that got offed. Dispensable. *G*
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From:spookystoy
Date:February 28th, 2005 04:25 am (UTC)

oops :)

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ehehehehe, that's him then. Poor Guy.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)

Re: oops :)

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*G* Yep... poor guy... I mean, Guy... *G*
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From:anonypooh
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
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cool!!!

I wouldnt have recognised the name either but I adore GQ! - It has such the geek angle to it .... makes me giggle for all the fan/convention scenes especially.

I totally KNEW there was a DVD I was missing!
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From:catw
Date:February 28th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC)
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No, I never heard about Zaphod Beeblebrox. Guess, his movies are not the kind movies I watch ;)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
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*G* Awwww, come on... ! Did you go and read the imdb.com entry I linked to? *L*! You gotta read the titles... *heeheehee!*
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From:catw
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
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I've read them - but still: I never heard about him and never ever saw one of this movies. *S*
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From:freakspawn
Date:February 28th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)
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Heeheehee Stephen Fry!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
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Yay! And can't you just HEAR Alan Rickman moaning and groaning and complaining as Marvin the Robot? *G*
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From:anonypooh
Date:February 28th, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
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Alan Rickman is sooooo marvin yay!!!!!

I am going to loooooove this - been completely spoiler free - seen nothing so far :)
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From:cyloran
Date:February 28th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
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LOL! You're only just now "hearing" about Race and Dr. Quest? I've actually seen some slash for them . . . what, 3 years ago? *tsk* And here I thought you were so observant. ;-)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:February 28th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
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*ashamed*

Let's just say I haven't thought of that cartoon since I was introduced to slash! *G*

But.... mpreg??? (i.e., Jonny is Race and Dr. Quest's son? *L*!)
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From:laurelgardner
Date:February 28th, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman? EEEEEE!!!

Hooray for HHGTTG!
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From:bluelily17
Date:March 1st, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Humma Kulvula is a character that Doug Adams wrote specifically for the film version. And he's also a character that Doug Adams wrote specifically for John Malkovich. I can't wait~
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 2nd, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
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Really???? Apparently he's the head of some cult... *G* I'm betting... it's that cult at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe that's waiting for their Messiah to appear? *L*! Thanks!
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