The Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy" was originally a 1979 BBC radio series, written by Douglas
Adams, which first premiered in the US on PBS in 1980. The
subsequent TV show (available on DVD) recreates the insight and beauty of the
radio broadcast with visuals that were precognizant and beyond “state of the
art.” The book of the same name was
actually a transcript of the original audio. The book pales by comparison to the
original radio episodes because of the genius of the audio effects.
(The 2005 movie version was an abomination.)
The original radio version of “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is
likely the most humorous and insightful source of philosophical wisdom
created in the last 50 years, and comparable to (but much funnier than) the
works of Jules Vern in terms of predictive fiction.
"Share and enjoy."
Motto of the Sirius Cybernetics
URLs below will take you to MP3 versions of all 12 of the original radio broadcasts:
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