January 8th, 2005

Whale fluke

Allow me to geek out.

Alan Rickman. Douglas Adams. Together for the first time.

News on the web is that Alan Rickman is doing the voice of Marvin the Paranoid Android for this May’s movie version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

As much as I’d like to hear Stephen Moore, the original voice of Marvin, doing the part, he still gets to do so on the BBC’s radio adaptations of the last three Hitchhiker’s books, and the thought of hearing Rickman’s voice saying “Look at this door, it’s about to open again. I can tell from the intolerable air of smugness it suddenly generates” …yes, it make me giggle.

Actually, other news is also making me giggly right now, but it’s not something I feel ready yet to blab about on the Web, so suffice it to say: giggly. Good.