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.
The TV Archaeologist
Did You Know?
Parts of the set of the Vogon spaceship were reused in Aliens
(1986). 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
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 92 million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.