Douglas Adams Starship Titanic

Douglas Adams Starship Titanic

A strategy guide to the CD-ROM game "Starship Titanic" with solutions and hints to solving the puzzle

Author: Neil Richards

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0609801473

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

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A strategy guide to the CD-ROM game "Starship Titanic" with solutions and hints to solving the puzzle
Categories: Games & Activities

Douglas Adams s Starship Titanic

Douglas Adams s Starship Titanic

We are acting under license and according to Blerontinian Law on behalf of the
Loss Adjusters appointed to liquidate the remaining assets of the Star-Struct
Construction Company, Starship Titanic Holdings, Ltd., and Starlight Travel, Inc.,
 ...

Author: Terry Jones

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307415074

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In this thoroughly satisfying and completely disorienting novel based on a story line by Douglas Adams (author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Terry Jones recounts an unforgettable tale of intergalactic travel and mishap. The saga of "the ship that cannot possibly go wrong" sparkles with wit, danger, and confusion that will keep readers guessing which reality they are in and how, on earth, to find their way out again. At the center of the galaxy, a vast, unknown civilization is preparing for an event of epic proportions: the launching of the greatest, most gorgeous, most technologically advanced Starship ever built-the Starship Titanic. An earthling would see it as a mixture of the Chrysler Building, the tomb of Tutankhamen, and Venice. But less provincial onlookers would recognize it as the design of Leovinus, the galaxy's most renowned architect. He is an old man now, and the creation of the Starship Titanic is the pinnacle achievement of his twenty-year career. The night before the launch, Leovinus is prowling around the ship having a last little look. With mounting alarm he begins to find things are not right: unfinished workmanship, cybersystems not working correctly, robots colliding with doors. How could this have happened? And how could this have happened without his knowing? Something somewhere is terribly wrong. On the following day, in an artificial event staged for the media, the Starship Titanic will leave its construction dock under autopilot and, a few days later, make its way to the terminal to pick up passengers for its maiden voyage. Although the ship will be deserted during its very first flight, it is nevertheless a major event, watched by all the galaxy's media. Hugely, magnificently, the fabulous ship eases its way forward from the construction dock, picks up speed, sways a bit, wobbles a bit, veers wildly, and just before it can do massive damage to everything around it, appears to undergo SMEF (Spontaneous Massive Existence Failure). In just ten seconds, the whole, stupendous enterprise is over. And our story has just begun. Somehow three earthlings, one Blerontin journalist, a semideranged parrot, and a shipful of disoriented robots must overcome their differences. It's the only way to save the Starship Titanic ("The Ship That Cannot Possibly Go Wrong") from certain destruction and rescue the economy of an entire planet-not to mention to survive the latest threat, an attack by a swarm of hostile shipbuilders. . . .
Categories: Fiction

Science Fiction Video Games

Science Fiction Video Games

Starship Titanic, however, also draws heavily on the tradition of text adventure
design exemplified by such works as ... Related works: A spin-off novel—Douglas
Adams' Starship Titanic (1997), by Terry Jones—was published based on the ...

Author: Neal Roger Tringham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482203882

Category: Computers

Page: 536

View: 826

Understand Video Games as Works of Science Fiction and Interactive Stories Science Fiction Video Games focuses on games that are part of the science fiction genre, rather than set in magical milieux or exaggerated versions of our own world. Unlike many existing books and websites that cover some of the same material, this book emphasizes critical analysis, especially the analysis of narrative. The author analyzes narrative via an original categorization of story forms in games. He also discusses video games as works of science fiction, including their characteristic themes and the links between them and other forms of science fiction. Delve into a Collection of Science Fiction Games The beginning chapters explore game design and the history of science-fictional video games. The majority of the text deals with individual science-fictional games and the histories and natures of their various forms, such as the puzzle-based adventure and the more exploratory and immediate computer role-playing game (RPG).
Categories: Computers

The Titanic in Print and on Screen

The Titanic in Print and on Screen

Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic. Harmony Books, ¡997. Introduction by Douglas
Adams. Hardcover, 246 pp. Based on a story outline by quirky science fiction
author Douglas Adams, this sci-fi adventure follows the action aboard a
mysterious ...

Author: D. Brian Anderson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476606477

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

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Titanic scholars contend that the demise of “the unsinkable ship” left more behind than a memory of April 15, 1912, as an important point in history. Through books, films, stories, and songs, the archetypal shipwreck has endured as a metaphor for the perils of mankind’s hubris and the fallibility of technology. In 1985, the discovery of the long-missing wreckage two miles below the surface of the Atlantic revitalized interest in the Titanic and spawned a new generation of books, films, and, for the first time, websites, and computer games. James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic became the biggest movie of all time and engendered still greater popular interest in the tragic event. This bibliography is a survey of the immense volume of literary, dramatic, and commercial endeavors that came out of history’s most compelling shipwreck. Organized by genre in accessible categories and short entries, the book includes Titanic-inspired documentaries, narrative films, children’s books, histories, short stories, novels, plays, articles, essays, software, websites, poems, and songs. Each entry includes a brief review, bibliographic information, and the technical details of the specific source. The reviews include subjective analysis designed to reflect the usefulness of the source and to be of benefit to researchers and scholars. Five appendices include lists of the actors appearing in more than one Titanic film, brief film and television appearances of the Titanic, films never or not yet released, books that survived the wreck, and books written by passengers.
Categories: Performing Arts

Monty Python

Monty Python

November 1997 Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic (Book: Harmony Books),
written by TerryJones, is published. Comic sci-fi adventure novel, based on the
computer game conceived by Douglas Adams, about three Earth- lings trapped ...

Author: Douglas McCall

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476613116

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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A chronological listing of the creative output and other antics of the members of the British comedy group Monty Python, both as a group and individually. Coverage spans between 1969 (the year Monty Python’s Flying Circus debuted) and 2012. Entries include television programs, films, stage shows, books, records and interviews. Back matter features an appendix of John Cleese’s hilarious business-training films; an index of Monty Python’s sketches and songs; an index of Eric Idle’s sketches and songs; as well as a general index and selected bibliography.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Frood

The Frood

Copyright © BBC Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic by Terry Jones, Pan
Macmillan. Copyright © Terry Jones, 1997 life. The Universe and Everything by
Douglas Adams, Pan Macmillan. Copyright © Douglas Adams, 1982 Monty
Python's Flying ...

Author: Jem Roberts

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409052357

Category: Humor

Page: 480

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As a wise ape once observed, space is big – vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly so. However, if you look too closely at space, it becomes nothing but lumps of rock and sundry gases. Sometimes it's necessary to take a step back, and let a few billion years go by, before any of the true wonder and scope of the cosmos becomes apparent. Similarly, the late 20th century author, humorist and thinker Douglas Adams was big – vastly, hugely and thoroughly mind-bogglingly so, both in physical terms, and as a writer who has touched millions of readers, firing up millions of cerebellums all over planet Earth, for over 35 years – and for nearly half of that time, he hasn't even been alive. It would be ridiculous to pretend that Douglas Adams's life and work has gone unexamined since his dismayingly early death at 49 but throughout the decade since the last book to tackle the subject, the universes Adams created have continued to develop, to beguile and expand minds, and will undoubtedly do so for generations to come. An all-new approach to the most celebrated creation of Douglas Adams is therefore most welcome, and The Frood tells the story of Adams's explosive but agonizingly constructed fictional universe, from his initial inspirations to the posthumous sequel(s) and adaptations, bringing together a thousand tales of life as part of the British Comedy movements of the late 70s and 80s along the way. With the benefit of hindsight and much time passed, friends and colleagues have been interviewed for a fresh take on the man and his works.
Categories: Humor

The End of Books or Books Without End

The End of Books  or Books Without End

Reading Interactive Narratives J. Yellowlees Douglas ... Simon and Schuster
released two versions of Douglas Adams ' Starship Titanic , one , a novel in
hardcover , written by former Monty Python member Terry Jones from a story by
Douglas ...

Author: J. Yellowlees Douglas

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472088467

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 205

View: 429

An exploration of the possibilities of hypertext fiction as art form and entertainment
Categories: Technology & Engineering

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

So Long  and Thanks for All the Fish

Douglas Adams. By Terry Jones, based on a story/computer game by Douglas
Adams Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic This electronic edition published 2020
by Pan Books an imprint.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330513173

Category: Fiction

Page:

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick – until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realized how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the last of the 'trilogy of five', Mostly Harmless.
Categories: Fiction

Mostly Harmless

Mostly Harmless

Douglas Adams. By Terry Jones, based on a story/computer game by Douglas
Adams Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic This electronic edition published 2020
by Pan Books an imprint.

Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330513203

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 664

Mostly Harmless is the fifth and final part in Douglas Adams' much-loved cult classic series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Dirk Maggs. Arthur Dent hadn't had a day as bad as this since the Earth had been blown up. After years of galactic wanderings, Arthur finally settles on the small planet Lamuella and becomes a sandwich maker. Looking forward to a quiet life, his plans are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all – he's encountered most of them before . . .
Categories: Fiction

Something about the Author

Something about the Author

Douglas Adams (Editor with Peter Fincham) The Utterly Utterly Merry Comic
Relief Christmas Book, Fontana (London), ... Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic,
by Terry Jones, 1997, and Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic: The Official
Strategy ...

Author:

Publisher: Something about the Author

ISBN: UOM:39015050323859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 248

An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume in this series provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children's authors and artists. This critically acclaimed series covers more than 12,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries typically cover: personal life, career, writings, works in progress, adaptations, additional sources. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Literacy Moves On

Literacy Moves On

... strategies used by a small group of young people playing Douglas Adams'
sardonic narrative game, Starship Titanic. It then compares their exploration of
the confusing game world of a malfunctioning spaceship to ways of approaching
other ...

Author: Janet Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135396770

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 893

This book looks at the changing nature of literacy and at the way in which new and different literacies are emerging in the first part of the 21st century. It considers how children are shaping and being shaped by these changes, it also looks at how teachers need to bridge-the-gap between children's out of school interests and school based curriculum demands. This edited collection, which features chapters by international experts and voices in the field, aims to: Take a closer look at (and demystify) some of the influences on literacy in the 21st century e.g. popular culture, multi-modal texts, email, text messaging and critical literacy. Enhance teachers' awareness of these developments and show how they can use them to improve the literacy skills of their pupils. Show, through the Implications for Practice sections, how teachers can find different but straightforward ways of linking children's personal, out-of-school interests with the demands of the school curriculum.
Categories: Education

Cherringham Murder on Thames

Cherringham   Murder on Thames

He's also written script and story for over 20 video games including The Da Vinci
Code and Starship Titanic, co-written with Douglas Adams, and consults around
the world on digital storytelling. His writing partnership with NYC-based Matt ...

Author: Matthew Costello

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783838747927

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

View: 366

Cherringham - a quiet town in the Cotswolds. Nothing ever happens there, or so it seems - until one morning a woman's body is found in the river. A terrible accident, according to the police. But is this true? Sarah believes there must be more to it. In Jack, a former NYPD homicide detective, she finds a partner who is willing to start investigating with her. They soon find out that things are not as clear as the police want them to be ... This first - of many cases brings Sarah and Jack together in an unlikely partnership. Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series, Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murders, and the American TV series Murder She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), are known for their script work on major computer games. The Cherringham crime series is their first fictional transatlantic collaboration.
Categories: Fiction

Film Out of Bounds

Film Out of Bounds

... and the book anthology 24 Frames: The Cinema of Japan and Korea. He has
conducted interviews and provided audio commentaries for a number of DVD
releases, and also worked on the Douglas Adams computer game Starship
Titanic.

Author: Matthew Edwards

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476607801

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 263

View: 395

Operating outside the commercial boundaries of Hollywood cinema, alternative and independent filmmakers have much to offer the discriminating viewer. Yet they struggle for a place in the popular culture, and even more for recognition by the scholarly community. The specific aim of this book is to provide much-needed critical examination of titles, particularly those by British filmmakers. In-depth commentary from such acclaimed writers as Maitland McDonagh, Jasper Sharp, Johannes Schönherr and Marcus Stiglegger considers filmmakers who work at the very heart of the independent medium, giving the reader specific insight into alternate cinema and the struggles its filmmakers endure. Featured are interviews with both rising and established filmmakers, including the infamous Guy Maddin and Herschell Gordon Lewis. Finally, this collection of interviews and essays boasts a 20th anniversary retrospective on the British cult classic The Company of the Wolves, complete with an exclusive interview with director Neil Jordan.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cherringham Thick as Thieves

Cherringham   Thick as Thieves

He's also written script and story for over 20 video games including The Da Vinci
Code and Starship Titanic, co-written with Douglas Adams, and consults around
the world on digital storytelling. His writing partnership with NYC-based Matt ...

Author: Matthew Costello

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783838748368

Category: Fiction

Page: 89

View: 110

Two Cherringham locals, roaming a farm with metal detectors, discover an amazing treasure - a silver Roman plate worth millions. They must share the reward with both the farmer and the owner of the land, the formidable Lady Repton, but there will be plenty for everyone. That night, while the village pubs do a roaring trade, archaeologist Professor Peregrine Cartwright offers to keep the plate safe in his massive wall safe. But when the British Museum expert arrives to verify the find next morning, the safe is empty! Police blame a notorious gang of art thieves operating in the county. But Jack and Sarah have other suspicions ... Cherringham is a serial novel à la Charles Dickens, with a new mystery thriller released each month. Set in the sleepy English village of Cherringham, the detective series brings together an unlikely sleuthing duo: English web designer Sarah and American ex-cop Jack. Thrilling and deadly - but with a spot of tea - it's like Rosamunde Pilcher meets Inspector Barnaby. Each of the self-contained episodes is a quick read for the morning commute, while waiting for the doctor, or when curling up with a hot cuppa. For fans of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple series, Lilian Jackson Braun's The Cat Who series, Caroline Graham's Midsomer Murders, and the American TV series Murder She Wrote, starring Angela Lansbury. Co-authors Neil Richards (based in the UK) and Matthew Costello (based in the US), have been writing together since the mid 90’s, creating content and working on projects for the BBC, Disney Channel, Sony, ABC, Eidos, and Nintendo to name but a few. Their transatlantic collaboration has underpinned scores of TV drama scripts, computer games, radio shows, and - most recently - the successful crime fiction series Cherringham. Now into its second season of 12 novellas, Cherringham is popular around the world and has been adapted as a series of audiobooks in English and German.
Categories: Fiction

Who s 50

Who   s 50

Douglas Adams knew Cleese from the Cambridge Footlights, the university revue
that generated several generations of ... pseudonyms “Helen Swanetsky” and “
Kim Bread” (which Cleese later used on Adams's Starship Titanic videogame), ...

Author: Graeme Burk

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 9781770904750

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

View: 950

“Like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space” (Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer). Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of popular culture. This must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, trivia, connections to Doctor Who lore, and much more.
Categories: Performing Arts

What Do I Read Next 1998

What Do I Read Next 1998

... Kessel 1137 Sinclair , Mackenzie Twice a Hero - Susan Krinard r 355 Skena ,
Harry Patton's Spaceship - John Barnes ... John Kessel 1137 Walking Bear , Jack
Second Fire - Mike Moscoe 1163 Dan Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic - Terry ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787621501

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 679

View: 964

Provides synopses for over 1,500 titles of current popular fiction and recommends other books by such criteria as authors, characters portrayed, time period, geographical setting, or genre
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Computer Gaming World

Computer Gaming World

REVIEW • STARSHIP TITANIC Lost in Space ADVENTURE TRPG Diagnosing a
Mad Spaceship Isn't the Fun Ride It Should Be I by Charles Ardai here's a great
bit early on in Douglas Adams ' new game , STARSHIP TITANIC . You've just ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035130137

Category: Computer games

Page:

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Categories: Computer games

Hitchhiker s Guide

Hitchhiker s Guide

Starship Titanic – The Novel Paperback : Pan Books , 1997 Story : The Starship
Titanic is the most incredible spaceship ... Background : Although it was
technically entitled Douglas Adams ' Starship Titanic , with Terry Jones credited
as sole ...

Author: M. J. Simpson

Publisher: No Exit Press

ISBN: 1904048463

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

View: 106

For the first time, the full story behind the Hitch-Hiker's Guide is told in all its bizarre detail: the Finnish radio series, the German one-man stage show, the modern jazz suite, the two-headed teddy bears... Every variant of the story, every spin-off and cash-in, is documented in context, including the feature film, which has been stuck in development hell for more than 20 years. Based on 20 years of research and extensive interviews with the cast and crew of Hitchhiker's Guide, this book also includes details of Adams's other projects.
Categories: Performing Arts

Newsweek

Newsweek

Like most contemporary adventure Hitchhiker Douglas Adams gets his games ,
Starship Titanic requires stupen dous logical skills , vast amounts of patience
career back on course . BY BRAD STONE and a reasonably powerful computer (
133 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000046178756

Category: Current events

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Categories: Current events