Katzkatz wrote:Hmmm, don't know what to make of it. I have only read the first book. It might take a bit of getting used to. I have only heard the first radio adaptation as well(with Harry Enfeld as Dirk).
I've got to catch up with this (iPlayer download isn't working, streaming is a waste of time and dodgy download not available yet).
Did you watch the pilot episode for it last year? That may set things up a bit better for the series.
Yeah, I saw the pilot from last year. That used some elements from the books. That episode seemed to have the spirit of Dirk(so to speak) better, although not without a few flaws. It might just take a bit of getting used to. They are difficult books to adapt. I think even the radio version had a bit of trouble, and dare I say it - maybe Enfeld was miscast in that version. Mangan seems to know the character of Dirk better.
I don't know how many series they could make of them? There wasn't that much source material left by Adams. Just two books and an unfinished one. Unless as they seem to be doing, just producing original stories.