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Published on September 1st, 2013 | by James Lomond

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Colin Baker to Guest in Live Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Our Colin is moonlighting in another sci-fi legend! Later this year he’ll be a special guest star as ‘The Voice of the Book’ in the all-singing, all-sound-effecting Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live!. Those of us who’ve come to know Colin’s Sixth Doctor all-over again through his Big Finish audios know he’ll be fantastic – his oaky tones would reassure the most fretful of galactic travellers. The show assembles the original radio cast from 1978 with special guests as the voice of the guide…

Of course this won’t be Who’s only association with Hitchhiker’s Guide. The author, Douglas Adams, worked as script editor for a season and penned several stories in the 70s including the sadly never-completed Shada set in his alma mater of Cambridge. Douglas himself apparently introduced Lalla Ward (Romana II) to her future husband, Richard Dawkins at his surprise 40th birthday (!) and another Doctor had a starring role as the ‘Dish of the Day’ in the 1981 TV series. ten Kasterborous points if you can work out which of our leading men is offering himself up for dinner…. (answer in the link at the end).

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who you’ll almost certainly be a fan of Hitchhiker’s Guide. They’re irreverent, satirical and share a joy in finding the impossible in the most ordinary of places. I don’t know about you but I found the 2005 film disappointingly lacking in character. The energy of a live stage performance with our imagination filling in the visuals is exactly what Hitchhiker needs. And a dash of Colin.

Dish of the Day

(Via Entertainment Focus.)

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6 Responses to Colin Baker to Guest in Live Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  1. avatar BeckyinPhilly says:

    Peter Davidson, of course! Did I forget to mention I’m an H2G2 fan in that bio of mine? LOL.

    • avatar FrancoPabloDiablo says:

      It’s DAVISON not DAVIDSON :)

      • avatar Rebecca Crockett says:

        My mobile wouldn’t let me correct it :P

    • avatar STLShawn says:

      And becky is correct!
      Someone give her a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!

      • avatar Rebecca Crockett says:

        I’d take it as long as I could have the days off needed after drinking one! LoL

  2. avatar STLShawn says:

    I wish they would broadcast the show. I would LOVE to hear Colin as the book.

    I cannot give as eloquent praise to Colin’s voice as James has, but I feel as though Colin’s hypnotic tones will give such gravitas to the performance. I would LOVE to see or hear this!

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