Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently” Series 1

Directed by Tom Shankland Written by Howard Overman, based on the novels by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan and Darren Boyd When the initial “Dirk Gently” pilot came out, opinions were hugely mixed — to be honest, mine were mixed.  As a fan of the books, I enjoyed it while recognizing just how far from […]

Blightyvision: “Dirk Gently”

Directed by Damon Thomas Written by Howard Overman Based on the novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams Starring Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, and Helen Baxendale When I was a teenage Kara, I got my hands on two non-Hitchhiker’s Guide-continuity novels by Mr. Douglas Adams: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective and its sequel, The […]

Trailer Watch: “Dirk Gently”

I hate not knowing how I feel about something. Earlier today, a trailer dropped for BBC4’s upcoming Dirk Gently TV movie, based on the Douglas Adams detective novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Stephen Mangan of “Free Agents” and “Green Wing” plays the titular character, an eccentric detective who solves his crimes based upon a […]