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So Long, and here's my theories [message #113020] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: @RUTGERS.ARPA:TRUDEL@RU-BLUE.ARPA
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From: Jon 


SPOILER WARNING-The following contains material related to the Douglas
Adams book, So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish.  Those who have not
read the book may wish to skip this message.



>1) What is the Earth doing back in existance?

>2) Why don't Fenchurch's feet touch the ground?

>3) Why did Arthur, Fenchurch and Wonko the Sane receive gray crystal
>globes from the dolphins and why does Arthur's globe have only half
>of the inscription, "So Long, and Thanks ..."

>5) Is Marvin really dead?

Any ideas?

Well, here goes...

1)  If you recall in the first book, those Hyper-Intelligent, Pan-Dimensional
Beings that otherwise resembled mice were having the Earth Mark II made so they
would know The Great Question (although we know it supposedly isn't possible
to know the answer as well).  Also, the mice must have known enough not to 
make another Arthur, being that they knew he survived the destruction.  

2)  I think that this could be related to the mice.  They probably knew that
someone had the answer, but had no clue as to who it was.  By making Fenchurch
float, perhaps she was flagged for easy identification by the mice?

3)  Why, indeed?  See below.

5)  I certainly hope not!  Throughout the series, Marvin has been my favorite
character.  I would hope that Adams doesn't have the heart to break up a
winning team.  What was he doing there, anyway?

Obviously, Adams has something more planned.  A recent entry into the digest
about an Adams interview suggested that he was taking some time off, so I
do not expect to see anything coming soon.  I'm sure he has some ideas
brewing on a back burner about the fifth book of the trilogy, so I'll be 
waiting with my peril sensitive sunglasses in the meantime.

JOn

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Re: So Long, and here's my theories [message #113061 is a reply to message #113020] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article  @RUTGERS.ARPA:TRUDEL@RU-BLUE.ARPA writes:
>Obviously, Adams has something more planned.  A recent entry into the digest
>about an Adams interview suggested that he was taking some time off, so I
>do not expect to see anything coming soon.  I'm sure he has some ideas
>brewing on a back burner about the fifth book of the trilogy, so I'll be 
>waiting with my peril sensitive sunglasses in the meantime.
>
>JOn
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>arpa:RU-BLUE
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Bad news: I was at a lecture Adams gave in Berkeley and he said the
Hitchhiker's series was over. He was working on a movie (with the people
who did Ghostbusters). Anyone else have information on this? 
-- 
Cheryl Nemeth
All opinions expressed in this article are my own, and do not necessarily
reflect the opinions of Calma Company or my cats.

"Life is a series of rude awakenings"
				R. V. Winkle [Robert Asprin]
Re: So Long, and here's my theories [message #114248 is a reply to message #113020] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re:  Is Marvin dead?

Come on!  There's no reason why Marvin must be dead if the series continues.
After all, he claims he's been sent through time by Arthur, Ford, & company
enough to be quite a few times older than the universe.  The first three books
don't contain enough to justify this statement, so we can easily conclude that
they could have future meetings with a younger Marvin in forthcoming books.
Maybe Marvin at several points in his lifespan will be at the same place and
time.  Can you imagine dealing with several Marvins at once?  How depressing!

Ken Kaufman (uiucdcs!kaufman)
Re: So Long, and here's my theories [message #114259 is a reply to message #113020] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>Bad news: I was at a lecture Adams gave in Berkeley and he said the
>Hitchhiker's series was over. He was working on a movie (with the people
>who did Ghostbusters). Anyone else have information on this? 
>-- 
>Cheryl Nemeth

	I recall that after each book of the series was released, D.A. said
	that there would definately not be a next book.  For some reason,
	I don't think that I would trust his word on whether or not he
	puts out a book 5.  I personally hope he does, but I would also
	be interested in seeing him do other writing, too.  Unfortunately,
	I fear that only time will tell.  

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Re: So Long, and here's my theories [message #114263 is a reply to message #113020] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20 Go to previous message
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> Bad news: I was at a lecture Adams gave in Berkeley and he said the
> Hitchhiker's series was over. He was working on a movie (with the people
> who did Ghostbusters). Anyone else have information on this? 
> -- 
> Cheryl Nemeth

From what I have heard, Ivan Reitman (Heavy Metal, Meatballs, Caddyshack,
Stripes, and Ghostbusters) has been signed to produce, direct, or both for the
motion picture version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy".

Probably means that Bill Murray will play Zaphod and Harold Ramis will
play Ford, leaving John Candy to play Arthur [:-)].

	"I'm a doctor, not a Vogon Constructor Fleet!"

		.rne.

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