1 Our journey begins with the
possible demolishing of Arthur
Dent's house due to the
construction of a new bypass.
2 Later Arthur meets with Ford
Prefect, his alien friend (at this point
he does not know this). Ford wants
to tell Arthur something very
important: the world is about to end.
3 Arthur's house is demolished and later the
world ends. Luckily for Arthur, Ford saves
him. But they end up in a Vogon ship (the
ones responsible for Earth's vanishing). They
do not manage to escape and are thrown
out of the spaceship.
4 Fortunately they are saved by Zaphod Beeblebrox
and Trillian with the starship Heart of Gold that
Zaphod stole previously. Later they make Marvin
the depressed robot bring them to the bridge.
5 They get into an adventure to find Magrathea
(a "dead" planet). They eventually find it and go
to search something Zaphod forgot because he
got surgery in his brain.
6 Zaphod, Ford and Trillian go one way and Arthur and
Marvin stay near the ship. Later Arthur goes for a walk
(in order to get a rest from Marvin's attitude) and finds
Slartibartfast. This character is one of the habitants of
Magrathea and is surprised when Arthur tells him that
everyone thought they were extinct.
7 Slartibartfast tells Arthur the story about
the supercomputer "Deep Thought", the
ultimate answer and how it ended. Arthur
ends finding out that the answer is 42 and
that the correct question was to be found on
Earth, but as it was destroyed, it was lost.
Further on he meets up with his friends and
mice (the most intelligent beings).
8 Arthur finds out that the mice want to cut open his
head in order to obtain his brain, because they think
that by getting his brain they could also be able to
find the question for the answer.
9 They manage to escape the mice and
end up being shot at by the police.
They once again manage to escape
because someone killed them.
10 To end the story Zaphod tells them
that they must go and have
something to eat at the Restaurant
at the End of the Universe.