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Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Zen 42.1.1

Something from the archive (again).

Here is an extract from a twelve volume epic poem Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory, written by Grunthos the Flatulent, the postmaster of the Azgoths of Kria (the second worst poets in the universe). It appeared in the TV series of Hitchhiker's.

During a reading of another of Grunthos's poems, 'Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit…

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Space is big.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Script 42.1.1

Something from the archive...

Here is the script for the first episode of the "Hitch-Hiker's" radio series.

Geoffrey Perkins was the producer of the first two radio series. He later become the BBC's Head of Comedy helping to produce an extraordinary array of great TV shows including Drop the Dead Donkey, Spitting Image, the Harry Enfield programmes, The Fast Show, The Catherine Tate Show…

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What really is the point of trying to teach anything to anybody?

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Arthur dent is a burk

Dear all,

We thought you would like to be made aware of an argument related to the book that is currently raging* in the UK press. A page from the archive that we sent out when announcing the launch of the book included Douglas complaining about being fed up with writing and referring to Arthur Dent as a burk. His peevishness doesn’t last long as you can read on the image below, but it is the spelling…

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The Story So Far

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Susan moore with vogon mask

Dear all,

Just to say a big thank you for everyone who has pledged for the book and helped it reach its target so quickly. We will be posting regular updates to let you all know how the book is progressing and also share with you what we discover along the way.

One of the most curious artefacts in the archive is this little model of Babel Fish. It was spotted by Kevin Jon Davies. I will leave…

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