Zaphod has stolen Disaster Area's Stuntship which is about to plunge into a sun to form the climax to one of their typically loud concerts. Marvin is chosen to sacrifice himself by ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview:
Peter Jones ...
The Book (voice)
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David Dixon ...
Sandra Dickinson ...
Mark Wing-Davey ...
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Newscaster
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Captain
Matthew Scurfield ...
Number One
David Neville ...
Number Two
Geoffrey Beevers ...
Number Three
Beth Porter ...
Marketing Girl
David Rowlands ...
Hairdresser
Jon Glover ...
Management Consultant
David Learner ...
Stephen Moore ...
Marvin (voice)
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Zaphod has stolen Disaster Area's Stuntship which is about to plunge into a sun to form the climax to one of their typically loud concerts. Marvin is chosen to sacrifice himself by teleporting the others off the ship. It is at this point that Trillian and Zaphod disappear from the story, while Arthur and Ford end up on Golgafrincham Arkship B, heading straight for Earth. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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9 February 1981 (UK)  »

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Because the set for the Golgafrinchan captain's bathtub on prehistoric Earth was located out-of-the-way in the woods, there were few options on how to get the tub filled with warm water that the actor could sit in for filming. In the end, the solution was to buy a truckload of hot water from a local paper mill. When the truck arrived, it was discovered that the water was waste water from paper production, which had numerous semi-toxic chemicals in it. The actor was not told until after filming had wrapped. [Source: "Don't Panic!" behind-the-scenes DVD extra, 2001] See more »

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Number Two: I have declared war on the next continent.
Ford Prefect: Declared war? There's no one even living there.
Number Two: Yes, but there will be one day. So we've left a sort of open-ended ultimatum.
Ford Prefect: What?
Number Two: And blown up a few military installations.
B-Ark captain: Military installations, Number Two?
Number Two: Yes, sir. Well, potential military installations.
[pause]
Number Two: All right. Trees. And we interrogated a gazelle.
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What a Wonderful World
Written by Bob Thiele and George David Weiss
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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