Jul 282004
 

I was only vaguely aware of the production of a new Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy movie. But lo and behold, there’s a trailer available. Oh, how I love the wonders that are the Internet.

Incidentally, if you haven’t read the amazingly expanded, inaccurately-named “Hitchhiker’s Trilogy,” here is a handy link for you. I thoroughly endorse the idea of your buying all five of them. A funnier series of books hasn’t been written, in my oh-so-humble opinion. I’m really looking forward to the movie.

Especially after seeing the trailer for I, Robot. I think the earth’s probably picked up an eccentricity in its orbit from Asimov’s turning in his grave over that one. The first time I saw that trailer, I went right home (after the movie ended) and read the book. I haven’t seen the movie (just like I never saw Starship Troopers) but I’m sure that if you’ve seen the movie, reading the book will tell you just how twisted an idea can become when Hollywood makes a movie “based on” it.

In case you’re curious, try these links out for size:

Unfortunately, that copy of I, Robot is a “movie tie-in” version (i.e., it has Will Smith on the cover). Instead of buying that one, you should go to your local used book store and pick up a “real” copy.

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