Vee this is the reason i don't get so involved!
Not a good enough reason! We are used to haing the fear of a god put into us by taz so I doubt anything you say would do any long term damage.
I have all the radio plays on CD and loved them. I saw the TV series and loved it! I read the books and loved them! I didn't notice too many differences between any of them but I'm sure there were.
Most people have read the books and to them the books are canon. It cannot be helped. That is what HHGTTG is for many - the books. In the same way that many people found fault with LotR films because they were different from the books, people will find fault with HHGTTG film because it is different from the book. What they know and love has been changed and no matter how much you might say it is closer to what DA intended, it isn't close enough to what people already love.
It's always good to have opposing views - makes for good discussions. Everyone should be able to post their opinion as long as they accept that someone is bound to disagree.
I saw a trailer and I didn't like it. My perception is clouded by love of the books, radio and tv series and you can disagree with me all you like but I can't change what it is I love about them; it is too ingrained into my psyche. However, I may be pleasantly surprised.
Maybe DA rewrote too much and should have accepted that the versions that reached the public are the versions that were the best.
I'm quite looking forward to the discussions that will come from the film.
(p.s. don't worry, Grep, the CMs are on hand to edit anything unsuitable for the forums. Hee hee!)