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"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy": So Why's Hulu Adapting Douglas Adams' Classic? 42

Hulu is hoping a lot of subscribers are ready to grab their towels and tune up their babble fishes, with the streaming service announcing plans to bring Douglas Adams’ classic comedy/sci-fi novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to series Deadline Hollywood reports that showrunner Carlton Cuse (Lost, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Locke & Key) and[...]

Dirk Gently

BBC America Pulls Plug on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

The science-fiction detective series was based on the novels of the same name by celebrated author Douglas Adams The series was adapted by Max Landis and starred Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.The cable network released the following announcement: We are beyond proud of this brilliant original series and so appreciative of the outstanding team behind it[...]

Doctor Who: Shada, The Missing Douglas Adams Story, Recreated As BBC Feature Length Animation. But What Does Ian Levine Think?

Footage was used in the subsequent Five Doctors crossover to explain the absence of The Fourth Doctor, Douglas Adams reworked the story into Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, in 1992, its recorded footage was released on video using linking narration by Tom Baker to complete the story. script was later produced by Big Finish Productions as an audio play,[...]

dirk gently

'Dirk Gently' Season 2 Trailer: Brand New Case, Still No Clue

Adapted from the popular novels from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams, the Sherlock Holmes-with-a-twist series chronicles the case adventures of "holistic detective" Dirk Gently with his reluctant and his constantly questioning assistant Todd as they use fate and an "interconnected universe" to solve strange and unique crimes.Here's your first look at Dirk Gently’s[...]

This Day in Pop Culture History

On This Day In Pop Culture For March 11

We haven't yet, in any case. [gallery ids="622057,622061,622060,622056,622062,622059"] Today in Bleeding Cool history, in 2014 Rich Johnston continued to report on the infamous Josh Hoopes.Today's Birthdays include Shemp Howard actor (1895), Raymond "JAK" Jackson cartoonist (1927), Jerry Zucker director (1950) Douglas Adams author (1952), Peter Berg director (1962), Alex Kingston actress (1963), John Barrowman actor (1967), Terrance Howard actor (1969), Johnny Knoxville television personality (1971), Thora Birch actress (1982), Anton Yelchin actor (1989)[gallery columns="4" ids="622070,622073,622066,622065,622069,622063,622067,622071,622068,622072,622064"]The late, great comics artist Sid Couchey passed away today in 2012[...]

BBC America Renews Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency For Season 2

It's based on a series of novel's by the late Douglas Adams and adapted for television by Max Landis The series has a Doctor Who vibe going for it, which makes perfect sense since Adams, who may be best known for his The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy novels wrote three episode of Doctor Who[...]

Meet Dirk Gently — He Thinks He's A Pretty Good Detective

Of course, you can always judge for yourself: on the novels by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency stars Elijah Wood as washed-up rocker Todd Brotzman When he stumbles upon the murder scene of a millionaire, Gently -- played by Samuel Barnett -- wholly believes they're destined to untangle the peculiar events surrounding the mystery together,[...]

BBC America To Breath Life Into Dirk Gently — BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) January 8, 2016The series will be based on the Dirk Gently novels by the late Douglas Adams, themselves based on ideas Adams had while working as a script editor on Doctor Who in the mid-1970s The first novel features a failed alien colonization attempt that jumpstarts life on earth, an alien[...]

The Most Dirk Gently-ish Line In Today's Dirk Gently #1

Today sees the release of IDW's first issue of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, based on the Douglas Adams character from the novels, though telling new USA-set stories ahead of IDW's television adaptation of the same.Unlike the previous TV series which tried to merge aspects of the books into the new stories they told, these[...]

7 Pages From The New Dirk Gently Comic, Out On Wednesday

Here's an extended preview of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, the comic based on the books by Douglas Adams, being turned into both a comic and a TV show by IDW, and written by IDW's Chris Ryall, even though he shouldn't have been allowed to and they should definitely have come to me instead.Just saying.It's[...]

Interactive Story In Gaming – Something Old or Something New?

Douglas Adams saw the potential years before and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy text adventure is a good example of the possibilities; adapting his own dialogue and utilising skills he had already honed in scriptwriting Perhaps Adams was freer in the medium as he already had experience of adapting his popular story for different[...]

Douglas Adams Gets Google Doodled On His 61st Birthday

Today, on what would have been Douglas Adams' 61st birthday, Google create a visual interactive Hitch Hikers doodle logo, with a live Guide reprising visual versions of famous entries, from th Earth being Mostly Harmless, the origin of the universe in a sneeze, what Deep Thought was all about, how to fly by aiming yourself[...]

Images From The Monty Python Near-Reunion Pic, A Liar's Autobiography

It's not clear where they found them but I'm glad they brought them to my attention.Hopefully we'll get to see some footage soon.Oh - and we probably shouldn't get too excited about the Douglas Adams writing credit His name went on the original book because Chapman incorporated a sketch they had collaborated on as though[...]

The Hitchhiker's Guide To Save Us From Panic Again, Live

On Bank Holiday Monday, Simon Jones – the original and longest serving Arthur Dent – made a guest appearance on the Radio 3 Breakfast Show to pick out five of his favourite pieces of classical music. Between them, he engaged in a little chat with host Rob Cowan, and when conversation came to Douglas Adam's […]

Dirk Gently Getting A Full Series After Pilot Went Down Well

If so, they'd be wrong.Gently is derived from the character of the same name from Douglas Adams' books Dirk Gently's Detective Agency and The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul He's been adapted by Misfits writer Howard Overman and actor Stephen Mangan into a new something that fans seem pretty much pleased with.Here's Overman: I'm[...]

First Trailer For The BBC's Dirk Gently

Okay.Here's the first 30 second trailer for the Howard Overman-scripted first TV outing for Douglas Adams' Holisitc Detective, Dirk Gently Maybe the whole thing will work It's on next Thursday, December 16th, on BBC4 and BBC HD.Thanks to Blastr for the trailer tip-off.Oh Hmmm Okay.Here's the first 30 second trailer for the Howard Overman-scripted[...]