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The Lost Roles Interview with Tom Lennon

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring "what might have been" in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Tom Lennon, star and writer of beloved comedy shows like Reno 911! and The State and an accomplished screenwriter and author (with Ben Garant) of the hilarious, no-bullshit screenwriting how-to book Writing Movies for Fun and Profit. Every actor has their fair share of close casting calls, and Tom Lennon is no exception. He was nice enough to chat [...]

How to Get People to Stop Ignoring You: The Douglas Adams Method

Next time you are trying to work on a project with someone and they aren't giving you any information about how to improve it, just do what Douglas Adams did when he was trying to adapt The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy into a movie in 1999: send them a letter and include a ridiculously long list of ways to contact you. That way, as Adams puts it, "If you manage not to reach me, I shall know you're trying not to, very, very hard indeed." By the way, if you don't like this post, you can contact me at my aunt's boyfriend's florist shop at 22 Main [...]

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: The Funniest No-Fun Video Game Ever

As hard as it is to admit, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has lost a lot of star power in recent years.

The mediocre 2005 movie killed dozens of years of fan speculation and interest. And the less said about And Another Thing…, the 2009 non-Douglas Adams sequel, the better. Without the magic of Douglas Adams behind it, The Hitchhiker's Guide series became a bland imitation of itself, all wackiness and no heart.

With so many bad turns in the last decade, it's hard to remember that The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a major multimedia franchise in the 1980s. Besides the novels, there was the radio [...]