The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Age Range: Young Teens+
The Earth is to be demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. Arthur Dent discovers that his friend Ford Prefect is in fact an alien doing research for the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Together they stow away on one of the Vogon spaceships sent to carry out the demolition. They escape the Vogons and are picked up by Zaphod Beeblebrox in a ship with Infinite Improbability drive. They all travel to the headquarters of luxury planet builders where it is revealed that the Earth was a large computer, all the humans on it parts of the mechanism, and mice the true rulers of the earth being in fact hyperdimensional beings.
While humorous, the humour tends to be of the type which pokes fun at everything, reducing any set of beliefs to simple narrow-minded ignorance.
Tuesday 1st January 2002