Unable to escape the Vogon guards, Ford and Arthur are similarly unable to escape a mind-wrenching reading of the Vogon captain’s poetry. Despite Arthur’s attempt to bluff his way past the Vogons by telling their captain that he liked their poetry, the two survivors are sentenced to be thrown out of an airlock. Again, Ford and Arthur and unable to escape the Vogon guard assigned to haul them down to the airlock, and their recurring inability to escape reaches its apex as the airlock is opened and they’re sucked out into the void. Within half a minute, they’re rescued by the Heart Of Gold, a prototype spacecraft powered by the infinite improbability drive. But Arthur and Ford aren’t quite safe yet: the Heart Of Gold has been stolen by none other than Zaphod Beeblebrox, Ford’s two-headed, three-armed, former-galactic-president cousin, and another survivor from Earth, a woman named Trillian.
written by Douglas Adams
directed by Alan J.W. Bell
music by Paddy Kingsland
Cast: Peter Jones (The Voice of the Book), Simon Jones (Arthur Dent), David Dixon (Ford Prefect), Sandra Dickinson (Trillian), Mark Wing-Davey (Zaphod Beeblebrox), Martin Benson (Vogon Captain), Michael Cule (Vogon Guard), Rayner Bourton (Newscaster), Gil Morris (Gag Halfrunt), David Learner (Marvin), Stephen Moore (voice of Marvin), David Tate (voice of Eddie)
LogBook entry by Earl Green