Hi! Well, it’s Towel Day, isn’t it? Yeah. So I’ve got my towel, and I hope you all have your towels because, of course, it’s Towel Day. And, in honor of the occasion, instead of reading from Douglas Adams’ work, which I enjoy, but I’m not very good at it. <laugh> Probably, um, I thought I would talk about why I love The Hitchhikers Guide and Douglas Adams so much. I wrote these things down.
So anyway, why would a mystery author celebrate Towel Day? First, I like to read more than just mysteries. I like sci-fi. I like historical fiction. I like nonfiction, but sci-fi and fantasy are both of great interest to me. Two, I learned about the story by watching the BBC miniseries. That was my first exposure to it. I had heard of The Hitchhikers Guide, but I never really knew much about it until I saw the series.
Guess they’d call it a limited series now, I guess. Anyway, I love the way the show was set up, which led me to read the book, which led me to read the whole series, the so-called trilogy. Is it a spoiler to say the ending is somewhat discouraging?
Also, number three, Douglas Adams was just an amazingly creative writer. I love the way he used words, especially the words “don’t panic”. Two most important words. I tell you.
Number four, Adams also wrote an episode of Doctor Who called “Shada”. It’s awesome. That episode had Tom Baker in it and that’s awesome, too. Adams seems like the perfect writer for an episode with the fourth doctor.
And finally, The Hitchhikers Guide television series is the one and only series on TV that I have ever binge watched from beginning to end in one sitting. It was so good. It was so compelling. You can learn a lot by watching, just watching that show. <laugh> can’t you? So on that note, I just wanna say, where’s my towel. Oh, no, here it is. I knew it couldn’t be far. Happy Towel Day, everybody, and be a hoopy frood and just don’t panic. Always remember that. Have a good day!
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