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 Summary[]

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 Characters[]


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

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