Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find themselves thrown off the Vogon spaceship into the vacuum of space. Improbably, they are rescued 29 seconds later by the Starship Heart of Gold. This brand new model has just been high-jacked by the President of the Universe, Zaphod Beeblebrox and his girlfriend Trillian. Even more unlikely, it turns out both the hitch hikers and their rescuers have met before. Written by
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
It was Douglas Adams
himself who walked into the sea naked when the original actor for the part called in sick. See more
When the Vogon captain is reading his poetry, Ford's hairstyle changes noticeably throughout the scene; the result of shooting five months apart. (Of course, it could be that the poetry is so horrible that it made Ford's hair curl.) See more
Probability factor of one to one. We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.