Douglas Adams Was Born 61 Years Ago Today

In case you were wondering what all that spaceyship stuff on Google today is about. Douglas Adams, the creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is not 61 years old today, he’s over a decade deceased, and we are much poorer for that loss. I’ve been on a bit of an animation binge lately, so let’s take a look at some of the hugely influential animation work done for the Guide entries in the BBC’s Hitchhiker’s TV series by Rod Lord and for the 2005 film by Shynola. Share and enjoy.

Sorry the Shynola clip is so lo-res. Best I could find.

The 2013 Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture is scheduled to be presented on Tuesday, March 12th at the Royal Geographical Society by Dr Adam Rutherford with a special guest introduction from Stephen Mangan, who portrayed Adams’ Dirk Gently in the recent BBC TV series.