Future Perfect

 
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Future Perfect
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Tagline:
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
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Original Release Date:
1978-2005
Original Running Time:
Various
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
15 minutes
Brief Synopsis:
Three friends, separated by vast tracts of space and time, are reunited through a series of highly improbable events.
Intention:
To create a time travel story using several different episodes, spanning several different decades, of The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy BBC Radio Series.
Additional Notes:
Note that this is an audio-only fanedit.
Other Sources:
Journey of the Sorcerer by Eagles
A Firth of Fifth by Genesis
Release Information
  • NTSC DVD-5
  • MP4/M4V/MOV
Special Features
"MP4" is through Vimeo
Editing Details:
Edited with clips from The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy BBC Radio Series episodes “Fit the First”, “Fit the Seventh”, “Fit the Eighth”, “Fit the Ninth”, “Fit the Twelfth” and “Fit the Eighteenth”.
Future Perfect
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User reviews

4 reviews

Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.8  (4)
Visual Editing 
 
8.8  (4)
Audio Editing 
 
10.0  (4)
Narrative 
 
9.0  (4)
Enjoyment 
 
9.3  (4)
Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Ah, a Radio 4 adaptation!
Of the Hitchhiker’s Guide, this might serve as a warning against the perils of alcohol.
Ford and Arthur blather away, attempting to decipher their latest predicament.
Arthur and Ford remain annoying twits, and Zaphod I would have spaced after ten minutes. Fortunately for him, and other listeners as disposed as I, he’s only on for four or five minutes in this short.
No video (I simply scored a 10). Audio is mostly discernable, though a few murmuring passages can be challenging.
I listened cold, then later read Adabisi weaved numerous sections into one mind and time boggling stroll.
Mind you, I appreciated more than I enjoyed. More clever than funny.

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Yes
Format Watched?
DVD
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Overall rating 
 
8.2
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
6.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
8.0
Enjoyment 
 
8.0

This was an interesting edit. It is courageous in that it banks 100% on your ability to conjure up images to accompany the very clever, well acted out narrative. However, as much as I love novel cinematic approaches, trying to get through it with absolutely no visual cues was trying at times and only works for so long. My suggestion would be to include something in the future to anchor a cinematic audience, be it photos (like le jetee, the other short), animation, etc. All in all a good effort and an interesting story. Nice work.

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Yes
Format Watched?
MP4/AVI/etc. (HD)
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Overall rating 
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality 
 
9.0
Visual Editing 
 
9.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
10.0
Enjoyment 
 
10.0

Audio/Video Quality: 9
There isn't any video so erm...

Visual Editing: 9
Ditto.

Audio Editing: 10
Freakin' amazin'! I've listened to this stuff many, many times and didn't notice anything out of place.

Narrative: 10
It flows just as well in this short version as in the long version. Nice job.

Enjoyment: 10
Who wouldn't enjoy another 15 minutes spent in this universe. Some accompanying stills might have been nice, a bit like the illustrated H2G2, but not needed.

Please can we have some more H2G2 edits like this, condensing each series down to a bite-sized best of? :-)

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Yes
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DVD
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Overall rating 
 
9.3
Audio/Video Quality 
 
10.0
Visual Editing 
 
10.0
Audio Editing 
 
10.0
Narrative 
 
9.0
Enjoyment 
 
9.0

Very amusing. The humor is perfectly intact, and the time travel story here fits together quite well.

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