Questions tagged [the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-galaxy]

Questions related to any of the novels in the series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The five parts are The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1979), The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980), Life, the Universe and Everything (1982), So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish (1984) and Mostly Harmless (1992). Use this tag with the [douglas-adams] tag.

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Scene from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy where Arthur fails to explain how Earth technology works

I remember a scene from one of the Hitchhiker books: Arthur Dent (I guess) talks to an alien who says that the Earth was this very backwards planet. Arthur says, well, this is not true, we had plenty ...
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Eddie's surprise

At the end of chapter 19, this is written about Eddie: A few minutes later he opened and closed the hatchway again in response to a command that caught him entirely by surprise. Is this surprise the ...
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Why did Douglas Adams call Paul Neil Milne Johnstone the worst poet?

Douglas Adams evidently named Paul Neil Milne Johnstone the worst poet in the universe in the original Hitchiker's Guide radio broadcast. Why him? Evidently they went to school together, but I still ...
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Why is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy referred to as H2G2?

I've often heard The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy referred to as H2G2 but never really understood why. I wondered whether anyone actually knew or whether it was just adopted unquestioningly.
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