1. A first book in the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" trilogy by Douglas Adams.
2. A 1981 movie based off the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. Directed by Alan J.W. Bell. Released in US as a collection of 6 episodes, 33 minutes each.
3. A 2005 remake of the 1981 movie that was based off the "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams. Directed by Garth Jennings, rated PG. A 109 minutes film.
(first lines of "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy")
It's an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, Man had always assumed that he was the most intelligent species occupying the planet, instead of the *third* most intelligent. The second most intelligent were of course dolphins. Dolphins had long known of the impending destruction of earth and had on many occasions tried to alert mankind but their warnings were mistakenly interpreted as attempts to punch footballs or whistle for titbits.