Don't Panic! From Crawford to Betelgeuse 5

Quick movie comment. If you’re a Douglas Adams fan, you should see The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you aren’t a Douglas Adams fan – you should be.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The movie had an interesting take on Zaphod Beeblebrox, the President of the Galaxy. Zaphod is from Betelgeuse Five. The Hitchhiker’s Guide started out as a BBC radio series. If I were to pick an accent for a Betelgeusian played by a British radio actor, it would not be a Crawford, Texas accent. Nor would I have expected mannerisms reminiscent of a Will Ferrell imitation of George Bush. Since the distinguishing hallmark of conservatism is a sense of humor, I was quite amused at the portrayal of a dimwitted Zaphod W. Beeblebrox with brain powered by lemon juice. I just kept waiting in vain for him to say “nukyeler.” One more reason to be thankful that John Kerry lost the election – Zaphod F. Beeblebrox would just have bored me to death.

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