The title sequence, as seen in the 1981 TV series.

Episode 2
Episode Number: 2
Main Characters: The Book
Arthur Dent
Ford Prefect
Zaphod Beeblebrox
Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz
Other Characters: Eddie the Computer
Gag Halfrunt
Vogon Guard
Young Smartarse
Unhappy Man
Settings: Vogon Constructor Fleet
Heart of Gold
Written by: Douglas Adams
Directed by:
Original Airdate: 12 January 1981
Previous Episode: Episode 1
Following Episode: Episode 3

Episode 2 is the second installment of the TV series. It was broadcast on BBC Two on January 12, 1981. It follows Episode 1 and precedes Episode 3.

Story SummaryEdit

Vogon Reading Poetry

Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz reading his poetry, as seen in episode 2 of the 1981 TV series.

The episode opens with a recap of the story, with Ford and Arthur about to be captured. After being read Vogon poetry, they are thrown out of an airlock and improbably rescued by the Starship Heart of Gold, which has been stolen by Ford's semi-cousin Zaphod Beeblebrox, accompanied by Trillian, a young woman who Arthur once met at a party. Ford and Arthur are escorted to the bridge by Marvin the Paranoid Android and meet Zaphod and Trillian. The episode ends after they are introduced, with no cliffhanger.

Cast and CharactersEdit


A Vogon guard, as seen episode 2 of the 1981 TV series.

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