Science on the silver screen
Wednesday 25 May 2011, 6.30-8.30pm
The Chemistry Centre
Science fiction it may be, but where does the science stop and the fiction start?
Science writer and Science Editor of the Daily Mail, Michael Hanlon, explored the science of Douglas Adams' international phenomenon Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, before watching an exclusive viewing of the film.
Originally broadcast in 1978, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Since then it has become an international phenomenon, spanning many different media including a "trilogy" of five books (now translated into over 30 languages), a stage show, a TV series, a computer game, comic books, radio adaptations of the later books and, in April 2005, a Hollywood feature-length film.
Watch a trailer of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on The Reaction
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