First Aired: 09-02-1981
Episode 6 is the final episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy TV series.
Arthur Dent and his friends Ford Prefect, Zaphod Beeblebrox, Trillian, and Marvin the Paranoid Android are trapped in a spaceship that is headed towards the sun and things are not looking good–except Trillian, she always looks good.
Then Arthur discovers a teleport machine. That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s out of order and the automatic guidance system is not working.
That means someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice and stay behind to operate the teleport. All eyes turn to the metal-man with a brain the size of a planet and, fortunately for all concerned, Marvin agrees to make that sacrifice.
That is the last anyone sees of Zaphod and Trillian because the gang get separated in transit but Arthur and Ford end up on a space ship that contains one third of the population of the planet Golgafrincham. They are on their way to colonize another planet because their own planet is doomed.
That’s what they told the people on the second Ark-ship, anyway. The second Ark was the first to leave Golgafrincham over five years ago. It was also the only ship. It carries the useless third of the population the Golgafrinchams wanted rid or.
Dirty trick that. Especially as the ship is programmed to crash land on the planet when it arrives. Fortunately, everyone on board the Ark survives the crash landing.
Arthur and Ford go off on their own and explore their new world, only to discover…
[WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!!!]… They are on planet Earth and they must have must have travelled backward in time because it is filled with a cavemen and still has yet to evolve.
|Voice of the Hitch Hikers Guide||~~~||Peter Jones|
|Arthur Dent||~~~||Simon Jones|
|Ford Prefect||~~~||David Dixon|
|Zaphod Beeblebrox||~~~||Mark Wing-Davey|
|Marvin the Paranoid Android||~~~||David Learner|
|Voice of Marvin||~~~||Stephen Moore|
|Number One||~~~||Matthew Scurfield|
|Number Two||~~~||David Neville|
|Number Three||~~~||Geoffrey Beevers|
|Marketing Girl||~~~||Beth Porter|
|Management Consultant||~~~||Jon Glover|