The new trailer for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is now available on the Amazon.com web site. Zaphod seems to have only one head, but there is a very quick SFX shot that appears to show their concession to Zaphod’s original description. As early costume designs showed, Marvin continues to be a 3-foot tall Stormtrooper with a globe on his head. I will reserve judgement.
The release date is April 29, 2005.
Update: Amazon replaced the Macromedia Flash player with streaming trailers for Windows Media Player, both high bandwidth and low badwidth.
This link to some current pictures of Mr. Jittlov was posted in the alt.fan.mike-jittlov newsgroup, with the description “I took ‘em, I posted them. With permission.”. I thought the Gunters might be interested in seeing them, and figured at least some of you didn’t keep up with that newsgroup.
LUKE: Look at him. He’s heading for that small moon.
HAN: I think I can get him before he gets there… he’s almost in range.
BEN: That’s no moon! It’s a space station.
HAN: It’s too big to be a space station.
LUKE: I have a very bad feeling about this!
Do any of you remember the Flexi-Disc that was in some Fantagraphics book or other years ago? Featuring The March of the Sinister Ducks? A bizarre side project featuring David J (of Love and Rockets) and Alan Moore (yes, that Alan Moore)?
Well, there’s now a Flash video for the song. And Neil Gaiman has an MP3 available as well.