Saturday, September 24, 2005

Restaurant : sign the petition NOW !

Talk about this petition to your friends, on other forums, everywhere!

And don't forget to sign it

“The Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy fans
Disney, Spyglass and the Douglas Adams Estate
We are very pleased with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie and now we now we’d like a sequel based on "the restaurant at the end of the universe".
We'd love all the staff from the first movie to be back (Garth Jennings, Nick Goldsmith, Robbie Stamp, Joby Talbot...).
We think that we have here the opportunity for a wonderful sequel and it would be a crime to miss it.”

Thursday, September 8, 2005

Pics of the DVD signing in London

While the Hitchhiker's movie DVD is first in all the DVD Top selling lists all over UK, the signing in London has obviously been a lot of fun for the guys who where lucky enough to be there.

Don't forget that even if you don't live in UK, you can buy the gift set DVD HERE on

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Rare stuff on Ebay (for

uctions are being held by, a not-for-profit company set up by the War Child charity who are currently working with children affected by war in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The auctions end the 11th July. They've got some great stuff and it's currently not expensive so let's go ! ( I already made an anouncement about these auctions some days ago on the forums but I think a lot of people have missed it so here it is) :

- Marvin badge : Boxed, enamel badge of Marvin The Paranoid Android made for the cast and film crew of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. No reserve!
- Consisting of shirt, shorts and socks, made for the Hitchhiker crew football team. Small grass stain on the shorts! Shirt has 'Panic' logo on front, '42' on back. No reserve!
- Vote Beeblebrox' crew T-shirt from 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'. Red T-shirt as seen in the film has 'Vote Beeblebrox' with a picture of his face printed on the front. Rare item retailing at for £55! No reserve!
- 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' towel signed by the cast including Martin Freeman (Arthur Dent), Bill Nighy (Slartibartfast), Zooey Deschanel (Trillian), Mos Def (Ford Prefect) and two unidentifiable scribbles! No reserve!
- Hardback copy of 'The Making Of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy – The Filming Of The Douglas Adams Classic' signed by director Garth Jennings and producer Nick Goldsmith. Bk signed inside, can provide image of signatures if required. No reserve!
- Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' film mini poster signed by director Garth Jennings and producer Nick Goldsmith. No reserve!

You can check all this stuff here :

Monday, September 5, 2005

DVD is released today in UK / DVD review / 3 clips + chat with Garth Jennings on Wednesday 7th

The DVD has been released today in UK, celebrated with a special event at the First floor of the Virgin Megastore 14 - 19 Oxford St London W1D 1AR - Robbie Stamp, Warwick Davis and Martin Freeman are here to sign copies of the DVD from 16h GMT.

There are 20, 000 numbered special edition boxed set DVDs released in UK. Let's remember that it's a 2 DVD set. One DVD contains the movie (with a few extras, deleted scenes, a short making of, and the audio commentaries) and the other DVD contains the already famous "Don't Crash" documentary.
I've watched the whole stuff and I must say it' s good even if it's too short. I would have loved a four DVD set but it's no the case. The audio commentaries are nice and fun, but the best part is the "Don't crash" documentary which is fun and informative. Very different from the usual making ofs (well, you've got one of those on the first DVD). The two deleted scenes are very short but rather nice. No alternate ending. Garth Jennings said several times that he made the movie he wanted so he hasn't got much deleted scenes to show. The "really deleted scenes" include two fun clips created for the DVD. Marvin's hangman is a simple and well designed hangman game. Anyway the better part is of course the movie and it's really nice to see it on your TV or computer screen with great quality vid and audio. The DVD is obviously a must have for the fans.

Here are three extracts from the "Don't crash" documentary in high quality and mov file (quicktime needed) :

Zaphod's head The Slapstick The Improbability drive

We've got also great news from Duke "has just recieved a mail from Garth Jennings, and we're all in for a treat on Wednesday, September 7, as he will press down his butt in our comfy VIP chair in the VIP Chatroom. If you want to join in on the occasion, log in to the chat from on Wedensday, at 9 pm UK time (8 GMT)!