In the Doctor Who episode, "The Christmas Invasion", the Tenth Doctor, saving the world in pyjamas and a dressing-gown, compares himself to Arthur Dent, whom he describes as a "nice man", possibly suggesting that the Doctor has at some point inhabited the same universe as the characters in the Hitchhiker's Guide. Interestingly, the Fourth Doctor was seen to be reading and criticising a book by Oolon Colluphid in the episode "Destiny of the Daleks"; Douglas Adams apparently inserted the reference himself while working as a script editor on the show.
The radio drama Adventures in Odyssey uses the character Arthur Dent in the Novacom Saga who embodies the characteristics of outright ignoring, at first, the deception and weirdness that is occurring around him.
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“To begin to use cultural forces for the good of our daughters we must first shake ourselves awake from the cultural trance we all live in. This is no small matter, to untangle our true beliefs from what we have been taught to believe about who and what girls and women are.”
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