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  1. I'd have no problem saying that this movie would be okay for younger audiences.. There's a couple scenes with scary puppets..and, well, the Earth blows up...but that's about it, really.
  2. I thought they did very well with keeping to the book for most parts. The addition of the hoovroo or whatever his name is probably could have been scrapped. Trillian was very cute. I DID enjoy the movie...they pretty much made it specifically for fans, tho. Strags probably won't catch all of the inside jokes. Trillian was very cute. Slartibartfast...there's a part MADE for Eric Idle, tho. The cheesy theme song...probably could have been made more intelligible. The only reason I knew what the dolphins were singing was because I visited the website before I went. Trillian...cute.. I give it a B, and a definate DVD buy.
  3. actually, twas hard to see up there. the link is much better.
  4. so....just out of curiosity, you understand.. if one were inclined to listen to said songs, where would one go?
  5. Do you have Belgarath the Sorcerer and Polgara the Sorceress? And do you have the Rivan Codex? also...if you're into Eddings, check out The Diamond Throne, The Ruby Knight, and the Sapphire Rose. There's a sequel to that series, too..Domes of Fire, The Shining Ones, and The Hidden City. David and Leigh also just came out with a new book this year called "The Elder Gods" which promises to become a new series. I haven't read this yet, but I'm workin on it.
  6. Canadian Thanksgiving Just for you, Ed.
  7. she requested to be removed from this forum. Per our policies, once a person asks to be removed, their account is deleted and unable to be reinstated. Futher, such persons who do that are not allowed to return, as doing so causes un-needed melodrama on the board. The above is a quote directly from the forum policies, which every member is to agree to when registering.
  8. On this date, Hope gave full support to Murph's idea of executing all members who quote extremely long posts!
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