Who are the Vogons based on?

cartoonist James Gillray
Garth Jennings, the director of the film adaption, deliberately based his conception of the Vogons on the work of cartoonist James Gillray (1757–1815).

How do you write a Vogon poem?

Another way to write Vogon poetry yourself – Using your word processing program, type an entry in complete gibberish. Then use spellcheck to translate it into real words, deleting the ones that have no definition. Here’s my first go at it, with some artistic formatting after the fact.

What do Vogons eat?

Scuttling Crabs
Vogons eat Scintillating Jeweled Scuttling Crabs, which they import from Vogsphere. They write the third worst poetry in the universe. Vogons are said to be the worst shots in the galaxy. It is said that they best way to get a drink out of one is to stick your finger up its throat.

What effects does Vogon Poetry have on its listeners?

Vogon poetry is a variety of poetry, often considered to be one of the worst. It is sometimes used by the Vogons as a torture method, as it causes physical pain to the hearer. A notable example of this was when they tortured Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent after the Dentrassis let them hitchhike onto the ship.

Why did the petunias think oh no not again?

After which many people speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias thought this, we would know a lot more of the nature of the Universe than we do now. The reason Agrajag said this is because he was killed by Arthur in many ways before.

Why did the Dentrassi pick up Ford and Arthur as hitchhikers?

3. Why did the Dentrassi pick up Ford and Arthur as hitchhikers? The Dentrassi picked them up because they like company and want to annoy the Vogons.

Is Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings real?

Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings, the in-universe version. Paul Neil Milne Johnstone (1952–2004) was a real poet who lived in Redbridge, Essex. Johnstone had attended Brentwood School with Douglas Adams and the two jointly received a prize for English.

What color are the Vogon ships?

A Vogon Constructor Fleet is a group of yellow ships used by the Vogons to destroy planets.

Why does Zaphod change his brain?

It is implied that Zaphod may have surgically attached this woman’s head to himself, before realising he liked the idea of a second head better than he liked her, and swapping her for a reproduction of his original head.

What did Vogon Jeltz do after Arthur and Ford were strapped into chairs?

So it’s bad news for Arthur and Ford when Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz starts to read his poetry to them. Especially because they are strapped into “Poetry Appreciation Chairs” and have other devices hooked up to make sure they really get the poetry.

What went through the mind of the bowl of petunias?

Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was “Oh no, not again.” Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.