New series of Hitchhiker's starts next Thursday

Discussion in 'THE AIGBURTH ARMS' started by jmc2000, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. jmc2000

    jmc2000 Deck Sergeant

    Mar 22, 2009
    I think I posted when this was commissioned, but it's now imminent. The sixth series (or "Hexagonal Phase") of the radio show starts airing next week.

    Some poignant remarks from Mark Wing-Davey, quoted in the Guardian:
    I certainly hope so. For fictional characters, that's really the best you can hope for.

    But I wonder what the shelf life is on sci-fi. If space flight becomes common - possibly even a chore - then Vogons and Magratheans might start to resemble "men whose heads / Grew beneath their shoulders" in old tales of Africa. If so, future readers struggle to suspend disbelief and enjoy the stories.

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