Label: BBC Audio - WFW 209 • Format: 5x, CD • Country: UK • Genre: Non-Music • Style: Audiobook
Descriptions of the majesty of the computer which takes up a citythe initial disappointment as the computer states researching the answer will take several million years Both of the men had been trained for this moment, their lives had been a preparation for it, they had been selected at birth as those who would witness the answer, but even so they found themselves gasping and squirming like excited children.
The two men fidgeted. The tension was unbearable. Out of the corner of his eye Phouchg could see the sea of tense expectant faces down in the square outside.
The original radio script is pretty close to the novel, but here it is for the sake of completeness. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Ask Question. Asked 2 years, 1 month ago. Active 1 month ago. Viewed 12k times. Valorum k gold badges silver badges bronze badges. Kaleab Kaleab 1 1 gold badge 1 1 silver badge 2 2 bronze badges. The original quote is I'll pull that for you if you like, but your second question in the question is pretty much entirely opinion and isn't something we can answer.
Mwr ah in universe not out of universe, my apologies. Ya'll do know that 42 is eventually explained, right? You just have read all of the books and connect all the little pieces.
All 42 books, yes. Unfortunately they haven't all been published yet. Good morning, O Deep Thought," said Loonquawl nervously, "do you have I Iggy Pop - Blah-Blah-Blah. Their waiting had not been in vain. To the great Question of Life, the Universe and Everything? They both licked their dry lips. The Hitchiker's Guide to the GalaxyChapter Radhil Radhil Tommy The Cat - Primus - Live In California admit, I assumed and immediately went for the printed book, and forgot the radio play came first.
That's material I don't have access to though, so if it's played differently there, I won't know. Kaleab - probably doesn't matter what type the variable is yes, I heh'd. You ought to read the book. Part of the way this is made relevant, and not just an extravagant punchline, is that seeking an Ultimate Answer to the Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is pretty pointless when you don't even know what the Question is supposed to be.
I wish to state here for the record that it is not the string "Fourty Two". Kaleab The Mandarin And The Courtesan - D*Note - Babel the computer speaks - it's not a printout on a screen or paper, it's spoken.
String or integer is not relevant. Strongly suggest you read the book - this will help you understand. DT: Good Evening. ONE: Good Evening Oh Deep Thought DT: An answer for you? Yes, I have. DT: There really is one. ONE: To everything? To the great question of Life, the Universe and Everything? DT: Yes. TWO: And are you ready to give it to us?
DT: I am. ONE: Now? DT: Now. ONE: Wow. Pause DT: Though I don't think you're going to like it. TWO: Doesn't matter! We must know it! DT: Now? TWO: Yes! DT: All right. Pause ONE: Well? DT: You're really not going to like it. TWO: Tell us!!!! The Answer to Everything ONE: Yes! DT: Is DT: IS DT: Forty two. Actually quite a long one TWO: We're going to get lynched, you know that. There are a few small differences to both the novel and what was eventually heard on the radio: It's apparently evening on the radio but morning in the book.
There are three of the aliens talking to Deep Thought in the script but the episode reduces it to just two, a change the novel keeps. They don't get names until the novel. In the episode, Second Computer Programmer adds a "Yes! Second Computer Programmer's a fair bit more confident about that impending lynching than Phouchg. Withad Withad 2 2 silver badges 5 5 bronze badges. They are NOT Magratheans. Magrathea is the world where they make planets.
Deep Thought was someplace else entirely. After Deep Thought, the magratheans were hired to build the Earth as a computer to figure out the question to the answer. Except it quotes from the radio play rather than the book. JRE You're quite right. I've corrected it to "aliens" since "mice" isn't strictly accurate and doesn't make sense out of context anyway.
As far as I can recall, they're never given an actual species name. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Sign up using Facebook. Sign up using Email and Password. Post as a guest Name. Email Required, but never shown.
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