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Joseph DeMarco posts on 5/23/2005 7:49:33 PM
Good news everyone.
If you love Futurama and you've never heard of the Hitchhiker's guide you should pick up a copy. Let's face it both kick **bleep**!
I started this post and I don't know if this has already been done to hell, but my contension is to make comparisions between the two of these brilliant Sci-fi situation comedy dramas.
I'll start off.
Fry Vs Arthur Dent- Both are from our time and out of place in this weird new space world.
-Both have kind of a discontent for life.
Neither are very important in everyday life though both has saved the Universe on several occasions and in fact Fry is told that he is the most important person in the Universe ever.
Zap Branigan Vs. Zaphod Beeblebrox- Both are contemptous **bleep** that are over confident and cocky still you love them any way.
-Both are star ship captains though Zaphod for only a short time because he steals his ship and takes off with it. Though Zap loses his license for a while too.
-Difference Zaphod has two heads
-Zap wears those stupid pants shirt that looks like a mini skirt.
Bender Vs. Marvin- Both are robots that demonstrate strange human qualities (Bender is an alcoholic klepto while Marvin is a depressed complainer, though you'd complain too if you'd had to live seven times the length of the entire Universe from start to finish).
Both meet God or at least see God's message (Bender has a conversation with God where God tells him "When you're God you have to use a light touch. If you do things right no one will know you've done anything at all," While Marvin sees God final message to it's creations, "We apologize for the inconvenience."
Leela Vs. Trillian -Both are the female possible love interests though neither seems to pan out for either Fry or Arthur (though Trillian does have a child with Arthur in a parallel universe and in another episode Fry and Leela are married in a parallel universe.)
-Leela is an orphan whose parents are mutants that live in the sewer though not much is known about Trillian on earth, except she was a reporter who met Zaphod at a party.
-Difference Leela has one eye.
Oh and then there Ford Prefect- who is he (the writer for the guide with a death wish attitude always flying by the seat of his pants.)
Zoideburg- Alien lobster whose is out of place on earth but sometimes hilarous.
Amy might be like Fenster because both are more minor roles and both have a love affair with the main character, though Amy is defintely in Futurama more while Fenster is only in one book and then she disappears in hyper space. She is never heard from again.
So they're not the same yet one can not help but wonder if Hitchhiker's guide had some influence on the smash TV show Futurama.
Somebody call Matt Groening.
Anybody who'd like to add more feel free.
Melissa posts on 5/23/2005 6:08:09 AM
I love the Douglas Adams books. They are so random and funny. Like, who would have guessed the answer to the Ultimate Question is 42? And as for an Electric Monk who believes the world is pink??? I am only 14, but I have read all his books I can find, and any of my friends who have read the books or seen the movie love it! If you happen to be surfing the net and see this, read the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy ASAP!!!
frog posts on 5/16/2005 1:05:01 PM
Ive seen the movie and it is excellent@. good choice for Arthur. i am currently reading So long and thanks for all the fish, which happens to be the films opening number as sung by (of course) dolphins.
David posts on 4/30/2005 7:21:30 PM
After reading several articles about the movie and the books, I keep hearing about stage productions. I would like to see one, or at the very least, find a copy of one of the scripts.
Mike the Holistic Detective posts on 4/19/2005 6:50:25 PM
Personally, I enjoy the h2g2 novels much more, but reading the Dirk Gently series is still a rewarding DNA experience. Even though I might not always catch the plot, I think the most enjoyable element of his stories were how the most RANDOM things in the world (and I do mean random) happened to weave together in a funky sort of blanket that made you feel warm on the inside for reading it.
Joseph DeMarco posts on 4/18/2005 8:30:23 PM
I assume you are referring to Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency...It (The Couch)has nothing to do with the story...it's just one of those funny things...haven't you ever moved and while you were moving there was a winding stairway or strangely shaped hallway and you got the couch in the hallway but then it got stuck and you couldn't get it out...and you thought if I got the couch in...it should be able to go out...but for some reason it won't budge...believe it or not this has happened to me on more than one occasion.
BlueGirbil posts on 4/18/2005 2:54:11 PM
What the heck did a stuck couch have anything to do with the whole plot? how was that explained? I have a feeling like I missed something.
Mike the Moviegoer posts on 4/8/2005 6:23:03 PM
Is it just me, or is the movie going to be AMAZING!
lollipop posts on 4/8/2005 2:04:03 PM
how did DNA react to such phenomenom as aurora borealis? what were his opinions on things like cloning?
Laz posts on 4/7/2005 11:52:47 AM
Does anyone remember who it is that wrote the worst poetry in the universe?
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