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Douglas Adams

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Rising to fame after releasing the wildly popular Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, British author Douglas Adams quickly became one of the most popular writers of sci-fi humor. Born in Cambridge, England, and educated in Essex, Adams returned to Cambridge to study at St. John's College. Later writing and producing for television and radio, the 1979 publication of Hitchhiker sold more than 14 million copies worldwide, prompting Adams to pen three sequels and start a franchise that would maintain strong popularity well into the next century. Presented as a radio program, a computer game, and as a BBC miniseries in 1981, rumors persisted of a feature version of Hitchhiker, with Adams' involvement slowly bringing the concept closer to fruition. Tackling the internet with the same zeal that he applied to his writing, Adams created the online encyclopedia h2g2, as well as presenting an informative internet series on BBC Radio 4. His influence on techies can be found in sites across the World Wide Web, including Alta Vista's Babel Fish internet translation program, graced with the namesake of Adams' fictional aquatic language translator. In May 2001, Douglas Adams died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara, CA. He was 49. Adams received posthumous credit as executive producer and screenwriter on the 2005 big screen version of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Break the Science Barrier
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Richard Dawkins - Growing Up in the Universe: Royal Institution Lectures for Children
  • Actor
2007
60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2005
No Score Yet Life, the Universe and Douglas Adams
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Five Doctors
  • Screenwriter
1983
No Score Yet Doctor Who - The Key to Time: The Complete Adventure
  • Screenwriter
1974

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
88% Doctor Who
2006
  • Screenwriter

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