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H2G2 Film Website

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the disused-lavatory dept.

Movies 321

tplayford writes "On the third anniversary of Douglas Adams death, the makers of the 'Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy' film have released their website, with a photo of the whole crew and a blog. I'm trying not to panic, but I just can't wait for the film to come out."

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321 comments

Weird.. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139662)


The new movie starts with "Click here to download the Flash Plug-In". I've seen that a lot, is that a new film studio?

Waldo? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139665)

I like playing spot the black guy in the photo. It keeps me occupied for hours.

Re:Waldo? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139734)

If you look down the side of the picture, beside the cars, you'll see him. He's the one jacking the tires off the Benz.

Re:Waldo? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139923)

Jacking tires off? is that fun?

Re:Waldo? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139750)

There's one front row center. Hard to miss, actually.

Besides, this picture is from England, where there are far fewer people of African descent than the US.

Re:Waldo? (1)

dasmegabyte (267018) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140040)

I think he's referring to Mos Def, the actor playing Ford Prefect (also a righteous rhymer in his own right who's been the musical guest on, like, a dozen Chappelle's Show episodes).

He's not English...he's from Brooklyn...and to be honest, I can't find him in the photo. But I'm sitting like 4 feet away from the laptop at the moment.

Re:Waldo? (2, Informative)

dasmegabyte (267018) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140065)

Oh wait, there he is. In the blue suit. In the front row. I'm a fucking idiot.

Skip flash (5, Informative)

jfengel (409917) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139668)

To skip the rather unnecessary Flash intro, go here [go.com]

Re:Skip flash (1)

cybermage (112274) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139732)

but the flash is harmless

Re:Skip flash (4, Funny)

noelmarkham (714160) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139759)

mostly.

Re:Skip flash (3, Funny)

warrax_666 (144623) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139766)

NO! You must always Duck and Cover(TM) when you see the flash!

Re:Skip flash (5, Funny)

hords (619030) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139776)

Mostly Harmless

Re:Skip flash (1)

Democritus2 (553661) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139814)

mostly harmless you mean

NICE JOB, FUCKFACE. HOW DOES UNORIGINALITY FEEL? (1)

Subject Line Troll (581198) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139935)

Re:NICE JOB, FUCKFACE. HOW DOES UNORIGINALITY FEEL (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9140051)

Hello friend! You have returned! It is good to see your wit gracing the pages of Slashdot once again. Those biting criticisms and comments are welcome my friend. Are you one with Landru? Are you in the body?

Re:Skip flash (2, Troll)

Mmm coffee (679570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140073)

If I install Flash I'll be subjected to obtrusive and noisy ads that slow my system down while they download, load, and render. Moreover, what flash content is out there is not enough to justify having it on my system - 99% of its usage is unnecessary and a general bother.

Flash is far from harmless, it's a major pain in the ass. I don't care if it gives me HGTTG movie info or the second coming of Jesus, keep that bother off my machine.

*Misses the days when Javascript and Flash wern't even thoughts yet*

trying not to panic! omg wtf!! (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139675)

ror!! will the comedi nerver end!

Lets see if we can /. (5, Funny)

Throtex (708974) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139678)

Deep Thought.

Re:Lets see if we can /. (5, Funny)

JosKarith (757063) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139699)

That's for amateurs.
/. The Earth!

Re:Lets see if we can /. (1)

Throtex (708974) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139847)

Easy... all you need is a giant Vogon laser and some really bad explosion special effects. :)

Re:Lets see if we can /. (1)

evil-osm (203438) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140088)

See you obviously don't belong here, as it is clearly "./ The planet". Guards, please have this trash removed.

Re:Lets see if we can /. (1)

NeoPotato (444954) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140093)

We're trying - it's called "sexual reproduction".

Re:Lets see if we can /. (1)

stanmann (602645) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140100)

Wasn't that a movie? Or was that the guy who broke into nixon's office?

42nd Post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139679)

Frosty Scnd Post!

Not very good... (2, Funny)

noelmarkham (714160) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139681)

Not a very interesting site...

Just a button you can't push!?!?!

Re:Not very good... (2, Informative)

DaHat (247651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139712)

Perhaps you should try pushing it again.

Re:Not very good... (3, Funny)

noelmarkham (714160) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139729)

But it says...

Please don't push this button

Re: But it says... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139756)

You must be British.

Re: But it says... (1)

noelmarkham (714160) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139798)

Is it the accent?

Re: But it says... (1)

Trigun (685027) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139835)

That, and the fact that you don't see too many people outside of the isles named Noel Markham.

It's a pretty safe guess.

Re: But it says... (4, Informative)

DaHat (247651) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139949)

Nay, it is the fact that you seem to have never been exposed to American cartoons as a youth.

By law, according to the Uniform Cartoon Code (UCC), Chapter 4398274, section 12.432432 as publish by the ACME Corporation. "All persons, animals or other self aware beings (terrestrial or otherwise) who encounter a large red button are required to press it under penalty of anvil" it goes on to say "Should the before mentioned red button carry a notice asking all who see it not to press it, the required pusher of said button is here by required to press it as often and as many times as possible until it's final result is known."

Note: the actual notice of the button in this case is from the Hitchhikers Guide no less, something to the effect of:

Dent: "I wonder what would happen if I pressed this button."
Prefect: "I wouldn't..."
*beep*
Dent: "That's odd... a sign lit up telling me not to press this button again."

Re:Not very good... (5, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139775)


Are you pushing your monitor hard enough with your index finger? Maybe try tapping it with a hammer. The button gets stuck sometimes.

Uhm? (3, Informative)

Xilo (741751) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139687)

I watched the Guide several years ago, and was really kinda disappointed. It's cool that it's finally .. being remade? What exactly is going on?

Re:Uhm? (2, Informative)

Throtex (708974) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139713)

This is a movie. What you watched was a miniseries.

Presumably you know that it's based off of a book, otherwise you wouldn't be here. :)

Re:Uhm? (1)

Xilo (741751) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139788)

I sorta figured it was a miniseries, but didn't remember it being broken up (by episode).
Of course I know it's based on a book. I just have to finish the last book or two of the series.

Can someone tell me what happens in the Flash thing? Something is seriously malfunctioning and it stops after hitting Big Red Button twice. It seems that Earth explodes, but I want to see it :-/

Re:Uhm? (4, Informative)

drdink (77) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139853)

Isn't the miniseries more based off the radio version? The radio was the original, then came the book.

Re:Uhm? (0, Troll)

rmull (26174) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139985)

So, just where DO you buy your crack?

Re:Uhm? (1)

grahams (5366) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140090)

He/she may smoke crack, but they are also correct. The Radio Version came before the book.

Actually the miniseries was more like... (1)

Throtex (708974) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139901)

...the first one-and-a-half books, wasn't it? It had some of Restaurant in it.

What will this movie cover?

Re:Uhm? (4, Funny)

grahams (5366) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139733)

What you saw a few years ago was a BBC TV miniseries. It had a budget of approximately 3 dollars (US).

The new film is a hollywood production.

Re:Uhm? (3, Funny)

Throtex (708974) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139769)

You gotta give credit where credit is due! That lifelike prosthetic head and third arm Zaphod wore around certainly constituted all three of those dollars by themselves!

Re:Uhm? (2, Informative)

Jace of Fuse! (72042) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139905)

That lifelike prosthetic head and third arm Zaphod wore around certainly constituted all three of those dollars by themselves!

Though some satire was intended, that is mostly true, though the dollar value is a bit off.

Apparently a great deal of money DID go into the arm and head of Zaphod, and they were supposed to do a great number of things that they never really could quite get to work properly.

As for the Three Dollars, that was probably spent on the beers consumed in the pub scene. :)

Re:Uhm? (1)

Gallowsgod (766508) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139972)

I agree that BBC's miniseries was a disapointment.

But HHGG was originally a radio series, which later turned into a book. Or actually four books which later again turned into six books. Only the first two were based on the radio series. As far as I know BBC are planning to make a radio series of book 3 and 4 later this year, with most of the original actors in it.

The books are way better than the TV series, and in my opinion the radio series are even better than the books.

Visiting executives from LA (4, Funny)

lordmoose (696738) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139693)

That's never a good sign.

Just a question... (1)

GTownBeast (720737) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139772)

How does "H2G2" translate to "Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"??

Re:Just a question... (3, Interesting)

urmensch (314385) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139880)

HHGG - Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

Photo!?!? (1)

imidazole2 (776413) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139694)

Check out that scary photo! lol

Re:Photo!?!? (1)

krmt (91422) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139849)

Yeah, Mos Def appears to be the only black guy on the cast and crew. That's irony for you. Go Mos!

Re:Photo!?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9140075)

Any relation to Mos Eisley?

Irony? (1)

gumpish (682245) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140081)

Yeah, Mos Def appears to be the only black guy on the cast and crew. That's irony for you.

It is?

ironic [m-w.com]

Probability. (4, Insightful)

bludstone (103539) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139696)

While this story has adapted well to radio, book, and even a campy TV mini-series, what is the probability of hollywood trashing this?

Id say higher then turning a nuclear missle into a confused sperm whale.

I hope that this doesnt wind up sucking. But, unfortunatly, I think it will.

Oh well.

Re:Probability. (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139741)

5,233,001 to 1 against... and falling!

Re:Probability. (2, Insightful)

Golias (176380) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139789)

So all we need is a hot cup of tea and...

Eh, screw it. Quoting Adams is getting to be as pointless, annoying and overdone as quoting Monty Python.

Re:Probability. (5, Interesting)

AceCaseOR (594637) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139781)

From what I've gathered so far about the film, the only thing any Hollywood schmucks have to do with the actual filmmaking (aside from any special effects), would be with distributing it and promoting it in the USA. I've got faith that the film won't suck.

However if it does suck, we may see the nerd riots [pvponline.com] after all, except they'll be in 2005-6 instead of 2004.

Re:Probability. (1, Funny)

minotaurcomputing (775084) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139844)

"what is the probability of hollywood trashing this?"

42

Re:Probability. (1)

jonastullus (530101) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139850)

hmm, it's the same for H2G2U as for all "fantastic" fiction!

they did it to LotR, they did it to the Neverending Story, so why should H2G2U turn out to be exploited less than its noble predecessors? (oh, I almost forgot: although not fantasy at all, haven't "they" just spoilt the epos of the trojan war for just about everyone? i mean: how can such bullsh*t be produced without some cultivated person stepping in and preventing it?)

in my opinion hollywood (and all other film producing places at that) should refrain from making movies out of scripts that mean a lot to many people and are highly unlikely to satisfy most of them! some things simply can't be made into a movie (although H2G2U WAS originally written as a radio series, this does not make it into a better movie script)!

in my opinion it is a very textual book but (while giving great opportunities for wonderful and aesthetic visuals) is not suited for movie adaptation!

just my two cents,

jethr0

Re:Probability. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139914)

Cultivated person? But Spaarti cloning cylinders are illegal!

Re:Probability. (2, Interesting)

grasshoppa (657393) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139932)

they did it to the Neverending Story

Side note here: To those who have not, READ THE BOOK. I got my hands on it, not really thinking a great deal about it after seeing the movie, and I was completely shocked by how good the story is. It is, by far, one of the best books I have ever read.

Hollywood raped this book for fun and profit. And by rape, I mean they sorta stuck with the first couple chapters of the story...sorta...but then kinda dropped the ball with the rest of the book, could they have been said to ever be carrying it in the first place, which I wouldn't.

Re:Probability. (2, Insightful)

stratjakt (596332) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140013)

in my opinion hollywood (and all other film producing places at that) should refrain from making movies out of scripts that mean a lot to many people and are highly unlikely to satisfy most of them!

In my opinion, you should refrain from watching such films and commenting about them.

I bet when Wizard Of Oz was in production, there was some oldtimey nerd was saying the same things, but it turned out to be a classic and timeless film.

So get over yourself. If you're "above" movies, don't go see them. It doesn't make you particularly cultured or elite, just a pompous windbag.

Re:Probability. (3, Interesting)

pubjames (468013) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139904)

what is the probability of hollywood trashing this?

Quite high, I expect.

I mean, when hollywood can fuck up making a movie of Starsky and Hutch for flipsake, what chance have they got with this?

I do hope they get the point of Arthur Dent in the story and don't try to make him funny. Like Brian in the Life of Brian, the comedy revolves around him and his situation. If they try to make Arthur into a comic character it won't work so well.

Having said that, I think they have chosen the right actor for Arthur.

Re:Probability. (1)

d_p (63654) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139938)

What is the improbability factor of this being a good movie?

I don't know about Adams. (0, Troll)

Power Everywhere (778645) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139707)

Having characters called things like Slartibartfast and Zloat kind of makes me think he was taking stabs in the dark at writing a having a huge joke over on his readers/consumers.

What!?!?!?!? (2, Interesting)

Doches (761288) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139761)

Douglas Adams!??!?! taking stabs in the dark(!) at writing!

Of course his characters are huge jokes, that's why they're great! Have you even read the books? No? Go, now, and purify thyself -- I promise, you'll enjoy it.

Re:I don't know about Adams. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139983)

The name "Slartibartfast" was chosen because the person who typed out the copies of the script for the recording of the radio show objected to having to type out long silly names. So he deliberately chose a very long and very silly name for a fairly major character.

Connection to jodrell bank? (1)

qrash (63400) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139719)

I am not aware of the connection with the Jodrell Bank observatory [http://www.jb.man.ac.uk], however I heard they are actually filming part of the film there, as one of my tutors works there.

Re:Connection to jodrell bank? (2, Informative)

kuiken (115647) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139762)

They got a shot of it in the mini serries awsell.

Its a joke about the vogons turning up and nobody beeing aware off it even tho thats exactly the thing the jodrell bank is looking for

Call me Marvin, but... (4, Interesting)

Doches (761288) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139720)

...After what I've heard about Disney having the script re-written after Adams' death, I'm not exactly looking forward to this _travesty_ with his name on it.

Re:Call me Marvin, but... (1)

tehcyder (746570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139988)

Disney? Disney? Oh for the love of God, I give up.

A better word than travesty would be... (1)

spineboy (22918) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139991)

a traveshammockery!

Comfy (3, Funny)

CptSparrow (759491) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139726)

I wonder what the three guys in the front of the photo do that allow them to wear blue fuzzy slippers?!

Re:Comfy (2, Funny)

TCaptain (115352) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139903)

Arthur Dent and his stunt doubles?

Re:Comfy (1)

The Ultimate Fartkno (756456) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139969)



That's Mos Def dressed all in blue, and I imagine the folks next to him are cast as well. Since this is a workday picture and it was taken after 9am, they're almost certainly in costume. The blue slippers are either costume, coverings for their costume footwear when outside, or (most likely) they're coverings to keep their shoes from picking up contaminants that might get on or scratch the set floor. Pretty common when working on a set that has a highly polished surface - say, the interior of a gold space ship?

Is it just me? (0, Troll)

erick99 (743982) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139738)

I may well be the only person on the planet (or at least the only one over 40) who never read the orginal book. I did pop over to the website to see if it tells the viewer anything about the movie but it does not. I don't think it does. I do know, from the site, that Douglas Adams died three years ago but I don't know who he is. The author? This appears to be a web site that is very much for insiders.....

Happy Trails

Erick

Yes, It's just you.... (1)

Doches (761288) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139807)

...But you know, it's an easy situation to remedy!

Re:Is it just me? (2, Interesting)

AceCaseOR (594637) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139893)

Okay, you need to get up from your computer, right now, go to the nearest library, and check out a copy of the book. Read it, love it, live it... Okay, maybe not the live it part, but you get my point.

Stick to the first three (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and Life, The Universe and Everything) though. The series kind of goes downhill in the last two books in the trilogy (Mostly Harmless, and So Long and Thanks for All The Fish).

Re:Is it just me? (1)

ErroneousBee (611028) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139951)

Original book? Have they published the scripts for the radio show?

Re:Is it just me? (2, Informative)

angusr (718699) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140101)

Original book? Have they published the scripts for the radio show?

Yes, at least twice - I have the original version somewhere at home, and it's pretty easy to find the current version [amazon.co.uk] .

No, it's not (2, Interesting)

gosand (234100) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139978)

FYI, you'll probably get modded as a troll, as will I, but that is the nature of this site when you don't step in line with the popular opinion.

I bought the book (collective hitchhiker's guide) several years ago, but haven't read it yet. I keep meaning to start it, but in all honesty the thing that is keeping me from it is the hype and the fans. All I hear about is how awesome it is, and see references to it that people around here seem to think are hilarious. If you question anything about it you are lambasted and marked a troll. It almost makes me not want to read it, because who would want to read a book with followers like that? I hate to say it, but the LOTR fans do the same thing. I never read the books, but anything that wasn't a glowing comment about the movies was met with scorn from fans. I just don't get that kind of devotion. Maybe if I read the books I would get it, but I am not sure I even want to.

Re:No, it's not (0, Offtopic)

erick99 (743982) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140007)

I did get modded as a Troll which confused the hell out of me. Thanks for the "heads up."

Erick

Re:No, it's not (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9140033)

the LOTR fans do the same thing
Real LOTR fans don't like the movies, because they took unnecessary liberties with several of the characters.

At last!!! (1)

bcmm (768152) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139795)

COOL!!!

But with DNA dead, they could just do this really badly. Which would be unforgivable.

Reload the page (3, Informative)

Tribbles (218927) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139818)

The opening page acts in different ways when you press the button - although I had to restart the browser for it to change (refresh didn't seem to cut it).

What browser are you using (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139954)

What browser are you using? I'm using mozilla firefox on Linux and when I hit reload, a differnt flash animation comes up (seen three so far). You using IE or something?

Re:Reload the page (0, Offtopic)

Christopher_G_Lewis (260977) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140048)

In IE, do a ctrl-F5. (Forced Refresh)

The three I've seen are:
- Cue-Ball hits earth
- Explosion w/ rocks
- Explosion in a weird, special effect thingie like what Lucas did to the Death Star in Star Wars 1.1 (the enhanced VHS stuff)

Photo Looks Like Elstree (1)

Vespa1000 (671609) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139851)

The photo of the crew looks like they are at Elstree Studios in North London (http://www.elstreefilmtv.com/), the same place where they shoot Big Brother. May they will use Jade as the Triple Breasted Hore from Erecton Six!!

Whatever... Vaporflick alert!! (5, Funny)

LqqkOut (767022) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139871)

Hate to break it to you all, but there isn't anyone in that staff pic with 2 heads. There's no way they can make this flick w/out the coolest guy in the universe!

Stock up on untainted books now (3, Interesting)

spuke4000 (587845) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139883)

Better buy a bunch of copies now, before all you can buy are the one's with the picture of the cast on the cover saying "Now a major motion picture."

Re:Stock up on untainted books now (1)

WIAKywbfatw (307557) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140011)

The phrase "Never judge a book by its cover" springs to mind.

What difference does the picture on the front have to do with the quality of the words inside? Is your enjoyment of them related to the image on the front somehow?

Re:Stock up on untainted books now (1)

SlightlyMadman (161529) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140074)

Actually, I can't stand these covers, because even if I decide to read the book before the movie, I end up picturing the actors in my head while I'm reading, rather than letting my brain come up with its own interpretation. I always feel somehow cheated out of a crucial part of the experience when this happens.

The worst was when I reread The Lord of The Rings before the movies came out. Even though I had read it before, my mind was tainted and I couldn't even recall how I had originally pictured them.

Of course, any sort of character portraits on the cover can have this exact same problem.

Re:Stock up on untainted books now (1)

chrismear (535657) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140106)

Is your enjoyment of them related to the image on the front somehow?

Yes. I wouldn't be seen dead reading anything other than the adult version of the Harry Potter books. It obviously makes it far more respectable.

Unleash Mr Prosser (4, Insightful)

zenmojodaddy (754377) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139888)

Radio series, in which Adams was involved: great.

Books, in which Adams was involved: variable, from okay to great.

TV series, in which Adams was involved: pretty cool, all things considered.

Film, with no input from Adams but lots from clueless Hollywood types: worse than Vogon poetry, I betcha. Prepare to gnaw your own legs off.

Complete Audio CD (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#9139889)

Sort of OT, but not completely.

I've been doing some searching, but haven't been able to find a way to buy all of the books (all five) in one audio book volume. Does this even exist? Does anyone have any recommendations on where to find it?

Thanks

Time Travellers? (1)

lxt (724570) | more than 10 years ago | (#9139928)

On the site there's a picture of the cast and crew dated 14th May...perhaps there's more science in this film than most :)

Total Perspective Vortex (1)

o1dm0n (648449) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140004)

I have always wanted to post a note with "Total Perspectve Vortex" as the subject. Thank God for this topic! -Fairy Cake anyone?

Humma Kavula (5, Informative)

vossman77 (300689) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140010)

At the IMDB site [imdb.com] it shows that John Malkovich is playing Humma Kavula. My labmate had no idea who this was so a quick google search gave us this site [lutherarkwright.com] and we learn:
Joining the cast set to start shooting the movie of The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy in London next month is the acclaimed actor John Malkovich. In a slight twist to the original concept, engineered by Douglas Adams in creating the initial draft script for the movie, Malkovich will play a crazed missionary, living amongst the Jatravartid people of Viltvodle Six, called Humma Kavula. The script for the film went through at least two other writers hands after Douglas's death in 2001, so only time will tell how much of his original concept will survive the trip to the silver screen.

This character doesn't appear in the books. I was wondering if anyone knows how Humma Kavula works into the story.

Something it didn't say (4, Interesting)

dacarr (562277) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140067)

The button first said "please do not push this button"; upon pushing it, I expected the word "again" to be appended. Instead, I got "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED".

Ah, well.

Cast & Crew (2, Informative)

slackerboy (73121) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140070)

Well, according to , it looks like they've chosen an interesting cast. I think Martin Freeman is an excellent choice for Arthur. I suspect Warwick Davis is being cast as Marvin simply because he seemed so pessimistic for most of Willow. [imdb.com]

One of the screenplay writers, Karey Kirkpatrick, also was credited with working on the screenplay for Chicken Run, which was pretty good and original. So I think we can all continue to hold out hope for a while longer.

The big red button... (1)

TintinX (569362) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140087)

... is one of the standard library items that ship with MM Flash.
Still, can't wait for the movie.

Three destructions (5, Informative)

dinaui (733236) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140094)

The flash intro apparently randomly chooses one of three ways to destroy the Earth:
  1. A standard explosion, with chunks of planet flying by
  2. A burst of light which vaporizes the planet
  3. Getting hit by the cue-ball in a game of galactic billiards
Using IE 6, refreshing did work to see differing intros, but the randomizer does often go on runs of the same intro.

what a joke. (0, Troll)

Stumbles (602007) | more than 10 years ago | (#9140098)

What a POS site that cannot be viewed WITHOUT flash. What a pity.
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