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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams, 1981

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams, 1979

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a TV mini-series created by Douglas Adams in 1981 and based on the book of the same name by Douglas Adams, first published in 1979. The TV series features Simon Jones, David Dixon, Peter Jones, Sandra Dickinson, Mark Wing-Davey, Stephen Moore, and others.

What users say

“The TV series is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

8

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TV Mini-Series Poster: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams, 1981)

8.4

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Book Cover: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams, 1979)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1979 book by Douglas Adams.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Read by: Stephen Fry

Storyline

When the Earth is destroyed a Vogon Demolition Fleet to make way for a new hyperspace bypass, Arthur Dent joins his friend Ford Prefect for a galactic voyage on which they meet Zaphod Beeblebrox, a two-headed ex-President of the Galaxy, and his human companion, Trillian. Their journey takes them from the remains of Earth to Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1981 TV series by Douglas Adams

Year

1981

Minutes

152

Movie Rate

8.00

Source: IMDb

TV Mini-Series

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Country: UK

Year: 1981

Length: 2h32m / 6 episodes

Cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1979 book by Douglas Adams

Year

1979

Pages

193

Book Rate

8.44

S: Goodreads

Book

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Country: UK

First published in: 1979

Length: 193 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

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TV series

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1981 TV series by Douglas Adams

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21% No

11 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the 1979 book by Douglas Adams

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27% No

8 votes

3 votes

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