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Cage Match 2014: Round 1: HAL 9000 vs Trillian Astra: Page


HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke rises from the pages to battle Trillian Astra from the pages of A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

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Cage Match 2014: Round 1: Katniss Everdeen vs Trillian Astra: Screen


Celluloid Katniss Everdeen goes head-to-head with Tricia McMi– we mean Trillian Astra in Round One of Cage Match.

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Don’t Panic! It’s Towel Day!


Don’t Panic! It’s Towel Day!

I’m sure that I don’t have to tell you all that today is Towel Day, a yearly occasion set aside to celebrate the life and work of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Adams was justly celebrated for his humorous science fiction, including not only the Hitchhiker’s Guide series but also – among [...]

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Cage Match 2012: Round 4: Anomander Rake versus Zaphod Beeblebrox


Underpowered versus under-appreciated



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Cage Match 2012: Round 3: Saphira versus Zaphod Beeblebrox


Zaphod does his best to be Cinderella



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Cage Match 2012: Round 2: Caine versus Zaphod Beeblebrox


Can Zaphod pull off another upset?



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Cage Match 2012: Round 1: Sparhawk versus Zaphod Beebelbrox


Demi-god versus rogue President


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Where’s Your Towel, Hitchhikers?


Where’s Your Towel, Hitchhikers?

May 25 is Towel Day, an annual holiday organized to celebrate the genius of the late, much-missed science fiction humor author and environmentalist Douglas Adams. Begun in 2001 by a small group of Adams’ fans, Towel Day has become a worldwide phenomenon. Participants are encouraged to carry a towel on this day, but why?
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Cage Match 2010, Round 1: 1) The Shrike versus 32) Arthur Dent


A most unlikely pairing


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Don’t Panic: Neil Gaiman on Douglas Adams


Douglas Adams possessed one of the keenest wits of his generation and, quite possibly, this century. Though they’re occasionally dismissed as works of silly humor, the books in Adams’ Hitchhikers’ Guide trilogy (or series) are deceptively packed with Adams’ thoughts on society and conservation. My strongest memory of this overlap appears in The [...]

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