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What was this story about? Who were the main characters, What was the setting, and whats the theme?<br><br>
I have an essay due tomarrow that will be written in school about this book that I was supose to read over the summer but I never did because I was posting here all day so if anybody can help it would be <span style="text-decoration:underline;">extremely</span> helpfull <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">. Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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watch the movie lol.... its about a guy from the Uk who is abducted onto a spaceship when earth is destroyed because the galactic government wants to build a transgalaxy highway and his journey to get zonin writes to have earth rebuilt.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">watch the movie lol....</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">great moive rent it</div>
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Too late, its due tomarrow LOL.
 

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Summing up this book in less that 4 pages would be an accomplishment beyond any of us. And you really should read it, funniest book I have ever read.
 

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Earth gets destroyed to make room for some galaxy highway. theres a book called hitchhikers guide to the galaxy that explains every single thing in the whole galaxy i forgot the main caracters names sry. just try bsing it or try googling notes on it
 

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yea its pretty damn good film. the book is supposed to be better but ive not read it lol
 

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I listened to the tape on the way to Florida. Yes, I drove 24 hours.
 

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Can anybody give me a name of the main characters? I don't think im allowed to right "some guy from the UK" on the essay.
 

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Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect (from a world in the vicinity of Beetleguese, which was wiped out in the great collapsing hrung disaster), Zaphod Beeblebrox (two heads, three arms, president of the galaxy), and Trillian (Cute, Arthur's love interestes).
 

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<a href="http://video.movies.go.com/hitchhikersguide/global/index_main.html?countryID=us&section=&datastr=&" target="_blank">http://video.movies.go.com/hitchhike...ion=&datastr=&</a><br>
arthur and trillian
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect (from a world in the vicinity of Beetleguese, which was wiped out in the great collapsing hrung disaster), Zaphod Beeblebrox (two heads, three arms, president of the galaxy), and Trillian (Cute, Arthur's love interestes).</div>
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Is Trillian the white robot looking guy with the big head?<br><br>
(edit) wait nope, thats Marvin <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">
 

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To try and sum it up, in a paragraph.<br><br>
Earth gets destroyed by the Vogons (very mean species who write the third worst poetry int he galaxy). Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape just before it is destroyed and get a ride on the Vogon ships. They get thrown out into space, where a person can hold their breath for thirty seconds, and are picked up by the Heart of Gold, piloted by Zaphod and Trillian, after 29 seconds. They travel a bit, and go to a planet where planets are made, it is found out that the Earth was made as a giant computer trying to find out the Ultimate Question (of life the universe and everything). and was destroyed about 5 minutes before the computer program was complete. It was paid for by mice, who are the most intelligent things on earth. The world that makes worlds, named Magrathea is making a new earth.
 
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Here's a moive summery...<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Arthro-PC, is the name of the type of robot you're talking about.<br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy" target="_blank">Dude, you've got to do your homework before the deadline next time, but here's a good site to start @</a>
 

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Don't use that summary, it is of the movie, which has a quite different plot, Hamma Kavula isnt even in the books. While most teachers havent read the books, dont take the chance that this one has.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Don't use that summary, it is of the movie, which has a quite different plot, Hamma Kavula isnt even in the books. While most teachers havent read the books, dont take the chance that this one has.</div>
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Yeah my teacher says the Movie is different and he says that if he catches you talking about something in the movie thats not in the book then your failing.<br><br>
Anyways thanks for the summeries Kamikazi and Bentrinh <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin">, now I just have to find a way to remember them for tomarrow...
 

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Well, how fun.
 

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<a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&hs=alR&client=opera&rls=en&pwst=1&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=the+hitchhikers+guide+to+the+galaxy&spell=1" target="_blank">google!</a>
 
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I went on sparknotes first but they didnt' have it so I went on google and didn't find anything.. Thanks anyways.
 
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