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A87917791 - 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live'

Post 1

Bluebottle

Entry: 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live' - A87917791
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

Dedicated to Peregrin.

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Post 2

SashaQ - happysad

smiley - rose

Good to see this back in Peer Review as it is a worthy topic for the Edited Guide. Yhe undercurrent of raw emotion is very powerful... smiley - hugsmiley - tea


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Post 3

Bluebottle

I genuinely think that Marvin has all the funniest lines.
Mind you, I laughed out loud lots when the 'Doctor Who' theme smiley - tardis played, so what does that tell you about me?

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SashaQ - happysad

Yes, it is helpful to know that the Marvin lines were not intended to indicate symptoms of you being depressed like Marvin smiley - ok

It was probably a symptom of me being depressed like Marvin that the Entry made my eyes water last week smiley - cry

I hope you get some Peer Reviewers with fresh eyes soon smiley - ok


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Post 5

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

I am reading this as someone who has not seen this obviously. I have only heard that this show exists.

Right at the start of the Entry I have to ask myself: Is this whole show like an actual play with costumes and all or are there just people sitting at microphones reading the script? As I read more it seems it's an actual play but I think you should make this clear that the start.

in 'act Two' you mention a 'tertiary phase' but you never call a period that name before? Did I miss the explaination?

I wonder wether the 'Radio Ga Ga' section is too far at the back and should rather be moved to a place before you describe the actual play as I think some of the information would be useful to have before.

I may have more comments later. We should definitely have this in the Guide. smiley - ok


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Post 6

Bluebottle

Thanks for your comments, lots of good points theresmiley - ok

I've added more information about the 'Tertiary', 'Quandary' and 'Quintessential' phases near the start. I've also moved the 'Radio Ga Ga' ahead of the plot and added a paragraph to explain that the radio series had a degree of performance and was not simply a script reading.

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SashaQ - happysad

Great updates - thank you smiley - ok The flavour has been transformed smiley - magicsmiley - boing

I had a few questions as I read through:

"The Book then mentions Deep Thought and introduces the scenes in which Deep Thought is created to discover the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything then take place, with the Earth's demolition at the time of readout mentioned." - I'm not sure I follow what this sentence is saying.

"Brünnhildem" - Brünhilde? Is footnote 3 saying that the saying 'It is not over until the fat lady sings' originated with The Ring Cycle?

In the sentence about the male and female Books, is it saying that all the Books in 2012 were male, but in 2013 there were some female Books as well as male Books? The list is of all the Books in all the performances?

The Bechdel Test seems a bit out of place in the Review - maybe it would sit better in or near the Plot. Otherwise the Review section has a great flavour and flows very well - superb concluding paragraph smiley - ok


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Post 8

Bluebottle

Thanks for the comments there, I've tweaked the Deep Thought section and hopefully it is clarified that the footnote is indeed saying that the 'fat lady sings' phrase is associated with the Ring Cycle. I've also tweaked the smiley - book bit and moved the Bechdel up to the cast section (I thought it made sense for the number of female actresses and characters to be where we're listing the cast).smiley - ok

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