New series of Hitchhiker's starts next Thursday

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  1. jmc2000

    jmc2000 Deck Sergeant

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    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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    the last Mr Frosty Science Officer

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    No replies. But then why should we - when @jmc2000 ignores my PM's and vanishes leaving me SICK with worry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Nicoca-cola Truck Flight Co-Ordinator

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    Maybe he remembered you didn't like his Christmas poem that time and left in a huff.
     
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    the last Mr Frosty Science Officer

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    He never forgave me for that
    (It was pretty awful)
     
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  5. Nicoca-cola Truck

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    For a very clever man, he was a terrible creative writer. I suppose nobody is good at everything.
     

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