The 42 Things You Should Know About 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one weird, sprawling, nerdy epic. In its more than 30-year history, The Hitchhiker's Guide has taken the form of radio show, six book "trilogy," TV series, stage play and video game. Along the way, it's rubbed shoulders with Darth Vader, locked horns with the Ghostbusters, jammed with Pink Floyd and Radiohead, and put its stamp on an asteroid, among many other things.

As the new movie sets out to reinvent the series yet again, we present our hot list of 42 Hitchhiker's facts that will amaze your friends, astound your trivia-night adversaries and put you one step closer to Dungeon Master.