The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Primary Phase, 1

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the most-renowned thing ever written by Douglas Adams…

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Two Doctor Who December Radio 4 documentaries, Shada, The Lost Episodes

Radio 4 will be broadcasting two Doctor Who documentaries this December…

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Happy Towel Day!

Murray Gold, fan of Blake’s 7, Hitchhiker’s Guide!

I just watched the episode The Doctor’s Daughter. (A review will appear in another article here later tonight.) [Update: review now up, click here for review.]

I was unsure whether there was a musical reference to Blake’s 7 when the Doctor teleported in The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky.

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Shada? Deja vu

“When you see familiar faces
But you don’t remember where they’re from
Could you be wrong?

When you’ve been particular places
That you know you’ve never been before
Can you be sure?

‘Cause you know this has happened before
And you know that this moment in time is for real
And you know when you feel deja vu

[Chorus:]
Feel like I’ve been here before…”

Deja Vu by Iron Maiden from the album Somewhere in Time.

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So long…

As noted previously on the blog, Douglas Adams was writer or co-writer of three Doctor Who stories, and Script Editor for the whole of Season 17.

Although dolphins don’t feature prominently in Doctor Who, they do in another Science Fiction universe: Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

The Yangtze River/Baiji Dolphin has now been declared extinct.

The flying squid blog discusses Douglas Adams’s 1992 book, Last Chance to See, which mentions the (then) almost-extinct Baiji.

(Via Boing Boing) 

Life, the Universe, and Everything

Douglas Adams, writer or co-writer of three Doctor Who stories, and Script Editor for the whole of Season 17, was an amazing man.

c16-02-01.jpg “Affirmative!”

Thought-provoking references to religion feature quite prominently in the 21st Century revival of Doctor Who (and in Torchwood).  Here are some thoughts from Douglas Adams on the subject, a lecture from 1998: “Is there an Artificial God?”

Link to transcript of lecture.

Link to MP3 of lecture.

Brought to you by “the fourth age of sand”, as Douglas Adams describes in his lecture.

(via Boing Boing)