Topic: Dirk Gently

Dirk Gently

http://i.imgur.com/efmU6.jpg

Anyone else saw the pilot that aired Thursday on BBC4? I thought it was rather good, very funny at times. I hope they pick it up as a a proper show. I could see it as a good companion piece to Sherlock. A much lighter and way less serious companion, but still. smile

I haven't read any of the books so I can't speak to any differences between them. I think the books are going in my reading queue, though.

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nivalis wrote:

is this based on the books by douglas adams?
if so im definitely going to check it out!

It is, thanks for pointing this out will have to check it out smile

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The books are amazingly funny.  I am currently reading "The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul".  Next will be "The Salmon Of Doubt"

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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My God, that was just lovely! (Expect it to be cancelled forthwith).
That thing with the mobile phone at the end actually gave me goose bumps!
And that dude from "Smack the pony" is in it! Awesome!

Yes I know, way too many exclamation marks.

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i will have to check this out

what doesn't kill you - hurts even more...

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I liked the sherlock holmes reboot better. This didn't have a too Adams'y feel to it. Didn't hate it, but I don't think this should be made in this format.

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this was rather good. i enjoyd it very much. hope they make it into a show...

what doesn't kill you - hurts even more...

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Didn't like it.  Turned it off after 20 minutes or so.  Not funny at all.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

9 (edited by Hr. Ulottuvuus 2010-12-20 22:26:46)

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Wizard wrote:

Didn't like it.  Turned it off after 20 minutes or so.  Not funny at all.

well it gets funny at the end smile in a wierd way. the whole "case" and its conclusion imo was funny, atleast i laughed out loud quite a lot...

Never read the books but heard lot bout 'em. Dirk is a peculiar guy smile

what doesn't kill you - hurts even more...

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books were way-way funnier. maybe that's the problem.

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the problem is, if this is going to be a show, it connot follow the books very long, couse there are only two of them (Adams was thinking of writing a third, but then he "recycled" the jokes to another hitchhikers guide to the galaxy book)

what doesn't kill you - hurts even more...