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    Edward Hunter

    I imagine Arvind Ethan David would continue writing the series in Landis’ place, as outlined in the petition. For the past few years he helped write most of the Dirk Gently graphic novels (until they were cancelled) was a producer on the show and he also made a school play of Dirk which Douglas Adams himself came to see, leading to him working for Adams’ company H2G2 prior to Adam’s death. I liked Landis’ writing but the more I’ve read of the comics, the more I’m convinced that the show could survive without him.

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      Joel Schanke

      Yes, yes I’m not sure how I missed that detail haha. I’m going to have to get a hold of the graphic novels; I had no idea they existed until now. Do they tell different stories? Or are they a retelling of the same story?

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        Edward Hunter

        It’s 3 new stories which pick up after Adam’s two books, they follow Dirk and his assistant Sally Mills (The Nurse from the 2nd book) and Dirk’s cat Bernice as the POV characters. The final story before it was cancelled was called “The Salmon of Doubt” and it was a crossover story where Book Dirk and Sally accidentally cross over into the world of the TV show and have various interactions with the characters there; it’s effectively a prequel to the show which explains how some plot threads were set in motion before the first season and gives us some interesting new insight into the show and book’s characters. (For example there is a chapter featuring Farah Black’s father, who is a fairly important character that never appeared in the show) It’s the first one I read and probably the one I would recommend the most if you’ve only heard of the show; there are a few characters and plot elements from the first book that pop up again but Dirk usually ends up explaining who they are. There was also a cancelled epilogue comic Arvind was working on in which Dirk would have met Douglas Adams.

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          Joel Schanke

          Ohhh, this all sounds really awesome. I’ve heard of the books but haven’t had a chance to read them yet. It’s on my list, though. I’ll have to gather the two books and the graphic novels to read, because I’m interested in seeing how the show came to be when taking into account its source material.

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