Ford discovers that the publishers of the Hitchhiker’s Guide have not only changed their name, but they’ve been bought out – and a chance encounter with Zaphod reveals that anyone who’s working for Guide is now, whether they realize it or not, working for the Vogons. Frustrated by the reappearance of the alternate Earth, the Vogons are now setting out to destroy that planet in every probability and every dimension, and using the Guide’s knowledge – and a portable version of the deadly Total Perspective Vortex – to achieve that goal. Arthur, resigned to his existence in this dimension, is feeling fatalistic enough to work at trying to consciously avoid Stavromula Beta, a place where he has been told he will meet his own death. And a television reporter named Tricia McMillan has the story of a lifetime land in her lap as aliens visit her home.
Cast: William Franklyn (The Voice of the Book), Rula Lenska (The Voice of the Bird), Simon Jones (Arthur Dent), Geoffrey McGivern (Ford Prefect), Mark Wing-Davey (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Jonathan Pryce (Zarniwoop), Saeed Jaffrey (Old Man on the Pole), Miriam Margolyes (Smelly Photocopier Woman), Sandra Dickinson (Tricia McMillan), Lorelei King (Stewardess), Andrew Secombe (Colin the Robot), Roger Gregg (Doctor), Philip Pope (Grebulon Underling), Michael Fenton-Stevens (Grebulon Lieutenant)
LogBook entry by Earl Green