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Here's your chance to grab a towel! HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY CONTEST HERE!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a cool little giveaway in preparation of the big DVD release of THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY on the 13th. Buena Vista Home Entertainment has provided a few nifty items for giveaway, three to be precise. They are as follows:

The Grand Prize:

A Towel (as you well know the most important thing in the universe), signed by Ford Prefect himself, Mos Def.

First Runner Up:

A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy DVD signed by Mos Def!

Second Runner Up:

One set of HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY books by Douglas Adams. For those who have never read Adams' series, this is perhaps the best prize of the lot.

What do you need to do to win these prizes? Well, due to a completely improbable series of events I found myself in the possession of a hole in time. Knowing this, Zaphod Beeblebrox has appointed me head (no pun intended) of his galactic cabinet and has asked me to come up with a series of campaign posters to send back into time to help him on the way to becoming the President of the Galaxy. So, now the task is up to you folks.

What I want:

A campaign poster for the election of Zaphod Beeblebrox. This poster has to fit Zaphod's personality and prove that he's certainly the guy you wanna vote for. Use photoshop, oil painting, macaroni pictures... whatever you think is best. The more HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE literary or film references in the poster the better. And I will be wanting a great slogan!

For extra credit, and the little bit that might push you over into the winning position, I'm also looking for a promotional button design as well as a space ship bumper sticker with the clever slogan! You can come up with as many different designs as you want, but please submit them separately.

Where I want it:

Email the posters, buttons and bumper sticker designs as .jpgs that are 120k or less to with the subject line VOTE BEEBLEBROX!

When I want it:

I will accept submissions starting now and ending at noon (CST) on Friday, September 9th.

Who can enter:

Anybody! If you're in the UK, America, Iceland, Earth 2... the contest is open to you!

That's about it. Have at it, squirts! I will share the cream of the crop with you folks soon after the end of the contest! Good luck!


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  • Aug. 31, 2005, 3 a.m. CST

    It's a great idea...

    by PsychoCrash

    To say, "This is probably the best prize for those that haven't read the books!" and then make winning them impossible for those that have not read the books. Those that have seen the film but not read the books don't count. They are not people.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 3:56 a.m. CST

    You've read all the books and you don't know why Ford Pr

    by Monkey Butler

    Anyway, I've got some ideas, and I want them damn prizes. And finally there's confirmation that anyone can actually enter.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:22 a.m. CST

    there was only one good line in this...

    by jig98

    "if memory serves, you won, proving that good looks and charm win over brilliance and the ability to govern" CAN ANYONE AGREE WITH ME ON THIS?

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:48 a.m. CST

    I forgot to see this...

    by WeedyMcSmokey

    ... Should I? I'm a huge fan of the books (huge) and a big fan of not being disappointed.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Don't do it Weedy

    by Purgatori

    This movie pretty much disappeared after a week at the box office. There is a reason. The acting was just plain dull. Mos Def brought nothing to Ford. Anyone could have played that part better. The only good thing was Zaphod and he couldn't even save it. Save yourself the trouble and re-watch the BBC series.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 10 a.m. CST

    I thought the movie was fantastic

    by PrincessZelda

    I loved the books and had a really good time with the movie. I would definitely suggest seeing it.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Kinda think the runner up prizes are a little more worthy than the grand priz, though I don't have the creativity to enter this either way, so eh to me.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Vogon Poety Contest

    by lostinzep

    What ever happened to the Vogon Poetry contest - where the prize was Vogon Office items? Who won?

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 10:46 a.m. CST

    here is the URL

    by lostinzep

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST

    No, Mos Def did not do a fine job. The best (only good?) thing a

    by raw_bean

    As far as I'm concerned, the original format (the radio series) is, was and likely always will be the best version of HGTTG.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Yup, terribly disappointed in the movies. And I read the books i

    by IAmJack'sUserID

    I hope one day they can make a new TV series with a huge budget and a better cast than the film. That's the only true way to realize the vision.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Movies?? &$^*#( !!!! I mean movie. At least I hope I mean movie

    by IAmJack'sUserID

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:14 p.m. CST

    If you want advice on whether to see the movie, DO NOT start ask

    by Freakemovie

    Everything is always resoundingly negative, no matter what the topic is. Even an IMDB board would be better. I recommend asking real live people you trust.

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 9:16 p.m. CST

    By the way...

    by Freakemovie

    Did it ever occur to the Mos Def bashers that some of Ford's best parts in the book were cut out of the movie?

  • Aug. 31, 2005, 11:12 p.m. CST

    The Worst Movie of the 21st none.....end of stor

    by Monkeybrains

    Thank you, that will be all

  • Sept. 1, 2005, 12:30 a.m. CST


    by dr_dreadlocks

    The film got so many things right. Some of the effects were practical and amazing. The digital effects were obtrusive and terrible. The emotional sequences were contrived (Freeman almost tearing up during the Earth 2 tour, comes to mind). Rockwell was perfect, as usual. Everyone else was running through the motions, almost literally. The thing the film missed was A.) Timing, and B.) The charming tone of the book. It made the film antiseptic and impersonal. You really couldn't do anything worse. The essence of the book was lost. When you do that, you lose everything. The film had the right idea and a good heart, but it missed the mark by a few solar systems.

  • Sept. 1, 2005, 7:52 a.m. CST

    "I recommend asking real live people you trust"

    by SamFisher

    And they too can tell you how amazingly shit this movie was.

  • Sept. 1, 2005, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I liked the movie.

    by Fortyseven203

    It was certainly plagued with issues, but there was plenty to enjoy: * The dolphin musical intro. * I liked this verison of Trillian a lot. I felt she was far better than the bimbo blonde interpretation in the BBC series. * I also liked this version of Slartibartfast. (The BBC version excels in every other character's casting, of course.) * The improbability/yarn sequence was priceless. * I actually liked Marvin, too. That huge head was just perfect. It took me time to get used to it, though, since I was so used to the traditional metal grey Marvin. His voice, while not the Marvin we're used to, was still nice and depressing. * I thought this interpretation of Deep Thought was rather creative, if a little creepy. Not at all what I expected. * Simon Jones' cameo. * All the scenes inside Magrathea. Damn well done. * Ford closing the simple gate on the fence forcing the Vogons to have to go around. ;) It's really not a BAD movie, in and of itself. It means well, but in light of our expectations it's frustrating at times. I'll always have my DVD's of the BBC series at least. :)

  • Sept. 1, 2005, 9:30 p.m. CST

    At least

    by redshirt

    Harry isn't asking us to get tattoos, or better yet, the best human to vogon makeover via plastic surgery. Say, that isn't so bad...

  • Sept. 2, 2005, 2:14 a.m. CST

    it wasn't the worst movie, it wasn't what it could'v

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    but it was charming enough. It seemed way too awkwardly cut up though. Not enough emphasis. But it's true, the only way the books could be realized is a decently budgeted TV series.