The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Continuity mistake: When Arthur breaks the arm of the chair as his brain is being taken, the arm is strapped to his wrist. A second later the strap and broken arm are gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Ford runs past the caravan to chase the Vogons with a towel, you can see the cameraman, and about 4 other crew members reflecting in the caravan's surface.

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Continuity mistake: When Ford is drinking in the bar, the amount of beer in his glass goes down mid-drink.

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Trivia: At the very end of the film, when the group uses the Improbability Drive to go to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, there are a lot of images that flash onto the screen when the drive is activated, so in the other parts of the film. In this case, the very last image shown is the face of Douglas Adams, the creator of the Hitchhiker series.

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Trivia: The Magrathean answerphone message is played by Simon Jones, who plays Arthur in both the TV series and the radio series.

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Trivia: In the planet construction facility, one of the planets resembles Douglas Adams's face.

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Slartibartfast: Ever heard of a place... I think it's called Norway? That was one of mine. I got an award for it.

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Ford: Time is an illusion - lunchtime, doubly so.

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Zaphod Beedlebrox: Hey, excuse me - is this guy boring you? Why don't you talk to me instead? I'm from a different's true. You want to see my spaceship?

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Question: What was the purpose of Arthur borrowing Marvin's arm?

Chosen answer: He's trying (very badly) to pretend that it's a weapon of some sort.


Question: How did Marvin get the point of view gun to function the way it did (The front part popping open and firing a huge, wide-coverage blast)? That never occurred any other time the weapon was fired, and Marvin couldn't have known how to do it since they had recently discovered the gun.

Chosen answer: Marvin does have a brain the size of a planet! He could have easily worked out the controls or directly interfaced with the weapon.


Question: Anyone who's read 'Life, The Universe & Everything' will now why the bowl of petunias thought 'Oh no, not again' just before it plummeted towards Magrathea, but had Douglas Adams already conceived that backstory and just couldn't fit it in to the narrative at the time or was it something he only came up with when writing part 3?


Chosen answer: Because it was a radio show originally, Douglas Adams would write broadcasts from show to show. He did not know where something would lead, which let the plot become random and funny. So ultimately it was originally created to be funny, then he found a way to link it back in later.

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