Not My President: 45 is Not Zaphod Beeblebrox


Special Addendum Number 1.0- Regarding the comparison of the 45th President of the United States of America to Galactic President and Worst Dressed Sentient Being in the Known Universe, Zaphod Beeblebrox:

While it is known to the editors that it is easy to think “they voted in an idiot,” and draw

His hair came from a distant planet

Trump’s hair before harvest

comparison the current Cheeto in Chief and the Big Z, Galactic Hitchhikers would like to point out that Zaphod Beeblebrox has at least a few likeable qualities.  Although Trump’s hair may be a semi- sentient creature from a distant world, only Earth can produce an asshole like him.

Zaphod is just this guy, you know? Beeblebrox is, as we know, an adventurer, ex-hippy, good timer (crook? quite possibly), manic self-publicist, terrible bad at personal relationships, and is often thought to be completely out to lunch. Donald Trump has never been an adventurer, ex-hippy, or a good timer. Yes Zaphod is an idiot of a Galactic President, but his actions never come from malice, rather they start an end in plain stupidity, often in ego, and always with ten out of ten points for style.

imagesThis Trump fellow on the other hand has as much sex appeal as a road accident. Not actually evil but he is bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious and callous. Draining the swamp by overfilling it with greasier corporate elements which displace the even the greasiest paid for partisan politicians of Washington DC. He wouldn’t even lift a finger to save his own grandmother from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders – signed in triplicate by the Kremlin, sent in, called fake news, sent back, queried, lost, found, denied, accused of being Hillary Clinton’s emails, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters. The best firelighters, everyone tells him so.

Despite having a self-professed big brain and his claims to have all the best words, Donald’s speeches and public appearances are more often than not far worse than even b88the poetry of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings; only having appeal to slug like creatures whom wave their firearms in the air and have no large intestines to reach up and throttle their brains. His approach to providing health care to the citizens of the country he leads is to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with all out nuclear war. Less people to cover does equate to more affordable providence of care, it is supposed.  If the great nation of Canada was smart they would help Mexico build the wall Donny wants so badly, and then build their own wall between the US and themselves as it will help keep out the inevitable hordes of US citizens seeking to escape America as refugees.

Donald J Trump is a Vogon, and not even a very good one.  His father got him deferments from having to take Bureaucracy classes, and he failed all his other subjects, nuXExDWbut he is a Vogon nevertheless.

Let’s give the Big Z a break guys.  We are all so very tired of winning, but signing for the destruction of Earth is nothing compared to the Tangerine Menace disassembling all that is good about it and selling it off to the highest bidder. “Love and Kisses” to make way for a hyperspace bypass would be an act of compassion in contrast to divide and conquer. Stealing a starship is a lot less concerning to us than stealing the integrity of the office of the Presidency of the United States. At least Zaphod offered to show his spaceship to the girl, rather than grabbing her right by the……you know where we are going with this.

Remember, we only have just under three and a half more years to endure.  Meanwhile, we should not allow ourselves to be divided. We cannot fall for the callousness and hate. Find something to do for the unity of all those living on this planet we share. Stay vigilant, stay hoopy, RESIST, and most of all:



If all else fails the Frood has left us some great advice:



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No means no, Mr. President


“The point of modern propaganda isn’t only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” ~ Garry Kasparov

Not even a  month in office, and it seems like every day there is a new atrocity emanating from the Trump White House.  Every day there is a new executive order, every day another broad step is taken to make this world somewhere we do not want it to be. Trump has trump-piece-of-shit-e1456514579329caused hate to rise, fear to increase, and hope to fall. He has attacked the diversity that makes our nation. He has belittled and endangered the rights of women, threatened our healthcare, insulted an entire religion, and attacked our scientists with an order of silence. He threatens to destroy the EPA, the organization that protects our water, our land, and the very air we breathe.

While claiming to drain the swamp he has filled it anew with racist slime, corporate interests, and paved the way for billionaires to pave over us. He’s handed our education department to an idiot, and endangered our very future by doing so.  Lies and fallacies reign unchecked, alternative facts make for a very Orwellian reality. Science is denied, and a twitter feed mocks our resistance. Openly laughing at our protests, and threatening our freedom of speech; this is a man who has the downloadaudacity to point to a picture of an overcast day and tell us it was sunny.

In rapid succession each executive order is cast upon us like a curse, eroding the progress we have fought so hard for and won. It is happening fast, and there is a reason:

They seek to wear down our resolve.

Trump and his increasingly insidious cabinet know that if we are bombarded with despair we will grow weary with the fight. We’ll tire of being angry and form a thick scab to cover the wounds; cognitive dissonance will replace dismay and outrage. He hopes we’ll lie back and have his way with us, grabbing all that is good, and noble, and true by the pussy.g1bk9g6

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, we cannot let this happen! For as long as our Star Spangled Banner yet does wave we the American people must fight! We must not build walls we must build bridges. We must not hate, but love. We must celebrate diversity and do everything we can to protect it, and protect our core values. We must not fall for the social engineering they are attempting!

184252 It may seem we are careening towards doom, and we may be…..but history tells that America has never failed to show our best at our darkest hour. This is our time, we have the power! We the People have to stand up and say:


Get involved, stay involved. Write your Congressman, make phone calls, and attend every town hall meeting and protest. Be vigilant and let your voice be heard! Do not be silenced, persist!  Demand Truth, demand science. Demand equality and justice for all. Demand that our future is wrought by hope and fairness, kindness and compassion, rather than hate, bigotry, and despair. Do not tolerate intolerance! Anything good is worth fighting for and now is the time to fight!

We cannot fail, we must not fail, there is far too much to lose.

You and 42: A Douglas Adams Fan Anthology

Greetings from the outer reaches of the Western Spiral Arm,

youn42imgHowdy Hoopy Froods! Anthony here, with a few thoughts on You and 42: A Douglas Adams Fan Anthology.  It was prior to the summer, and a previous incarnation of this website that I announced You and 42, which will be published by Watching Books and proceeds donated to charity.  Since that time I have received a great number of contributions and have added those authors to the project website found by clicking here. There are a few authors that are members of the Galactic Hitchhikers community who have contributed essays, three that come to mind are Demetria Blacksmith and Jared McLaughlin. In addition our own GH Founder and President of the Galaxy Zaxley Nash will be contributing an essay concerning our Galactic Hitchhiker community and of the HG2G Television series.  I am extraordinarily grateful for their brilliant contributions and to the others who have done so as well.

However, in recent weeks and months I had to focus on a few others projects, one of them being my health, and that of my wife as we have had a few ailments to deal with. Due to this You and 42 was on a bit of a break, but we continued to receive wonderful emails and contributions for the project. As of today the project page is up to date for accepted essays thus far.
Additionally in the time I have noticed that our Galactic Hitchhikers community has grown considerably so there may be a few of you who are not aware of this book project.

What is YOU and 42 about? Here is a bit of details from the project webpage:

Do you know where your towel is? Do you often ask if there is tea aboard a spaceship? Do you find difficulty with your lifestyle or can’t get the hang of Thursdays? Or, rather than consulting a map, do you find someone who looks like they know where they’re going and follow them? It very rarely gets you where you wanted to go but always where you needed to be.

hqdefaultIf you hadn’t guessed it, YOU AND 42 is going to be a volume of essays about the life and work of Douglas Adams. The format, as per usual, will be a series of essays each focusing on a particular area or production, through which the authors can talk about their personal experiences of Adams and his work. We are not looking for reviews, rather the kind of essays we prefer are those that take a more autobiographical or anecdotal slant; this book is about the “YOU” as much as it is the “42”. Having said that, we appreciate that Adams is a popular and complex author, and this time we’ll be happy to mix it up a bit, by including essays of all kinds as long as they encompass the theme of Douglas Adams touching our lives in some way.

For the full list of details on how to contribute please click to visit the project page

There is no deadline at the moment, and you do not have to be a professional writer to contribute. This is a fan anthology where fans can tell their stories of how Douglas Adams has touched their life in some way. Please refer to the above page link to see a list of topics, and if you would like to pitch an idea you can send all queries to Anthony at

For the Love of Star Trek

This article was posted in early June as a prelude to seeing the For the Love of Spock documentary on the previous version of the GH website. My wife and I have since seen the film and a review forthcoming.  This article is the beginning of a series concerning the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek.  Following this article in June I conducted an interview with Star Trek author Keith DeCandido alongside my fellow slouchers Zaxley and Jared. That interview is available on our Sub-Etha Channel 42 waveband but I shall be writing an article to supplement the interview very soon.

At the age of 44, I have been a Star Trek fan for the last 38 or so years of my life. I first grew up with the adventures of Bilbo, Frodo, Gandalf, Hobbits, Dwarves and more from the work of JRR Tolkien. In 1977 at the age of 5 my father took me to see Star Wars: A New Hope in the theater, and have been a lifelong fan of both Tolkien and Star Wars ever since. Both have been influential in my life to this day, as a person and as a writer. However, Star Trek is greatly embedded in my heart, mind and creativity. Trek inspires me in different, and sometimes greater, ways than Tolkien or Star Wars. In this article I will talk a bit about my own personal Star Trek fandom, the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the film For the Love of Spock by his son Adam, and the Star Trek 50th Anniversary here at Galactic Hitchhikers.

I have watched and re-watched all of TOS, TNG and other spin-off shows, such as Enterprise, which my wife and I are currently nearing the end of its 4 season run in our re-watch. I fondly recall at the age of 6 or so being in the living room of our Brooklyn apartment on the floor playing with Spock and Kirk dolls, 1978 or thereabout, with my younger brother. We would re-enact the adventures we saw on television with those Trek dolls and rather than using our thumb and forefingers as guns, like in a game of cops and robbers, our pretend pistols would be phasers shooting Klingons or some other bad alien encountered by Kirk and Spock.
In 1979, at the age of 7, my father took me to the Woodhaven theatre to see Star Trek The Motion Picture. I was in awe to see Trek on the big screen, to this day TMP holds a very special place in my heart and very grateful to have seen it in the theatre at the time.  My younger brother was too young at the time to go see the movie with us,and sit still for the whole thing. But he saw it when he was older with my parents and I on VHS. It was in 1982 when I first “met,” an actor from Star Trek.  My father took me to Queensboro Community College for an event hosted by William Shatner.  I clearly recall filing into the small auditorium (at least I recall it being small) and seeing Captain Kirk up at the podium, William Shatner himself. He spoke a bit of his role and then the episode “Shore Leave” was screened. To this day because of that event, I love that episode even more! It’s fantastical elements, being a fan of fantasy, it humor and funny bits, drama of the situation all resonate positively with me. As a child, adolescent and teen I was writing a bit, thanks to my parents who allowed me to read anything I wanted and encouraged the creativity.  I still have Star Trek short stories, and even an attempt at a script for an episode, which one as a TNG attempt at bringing the Gorn into the TNG universe.

DT_TREK_ARTICLE+2The Shatner Queensboro Community College event was the beginning of a taste for conventions for me, celebrating Trek with other fans. While in high school, 1986-1990, my best friend Brian and I were inseparable friends and big Star Trek fans.  We watched, at either of our homes, TNG, DS9, and Voyager. Whenever I watch an episode from those series, I cannot help but to reminisce about those beloved moments of my life with him. Unfortunately, Brian was bound to a wheelchair due to Muscular Dystrophy.  After high school, I joined the US Navy and Brian went on to college; we drifted apart a bit but when I was discharged we got together again and would explore Trek a bit more. It was not often Brian went out to events by himself as it would require public transportation, which was at times a hardship. His parents had a special van with a lift that would take him place to place. However we did convince his parents to allow us to travel on public transportation to a convention, which I shall never forget.  In 1995 my best friend fell ill and passed away from complications of Muscular Dystrophy. I did not watch the entire run of Enterprise when it first aired due to a few personal reasons and complications in my life– one being it would have been the 1st series I did not watch with Brian.

However, it was not until the 1990’s that I first attended a Trek convention, and one with my friend Brian as cited above.  The NYC Penn Hotel, as it was called at the time hosted numerous conventions where I met many actors/actresses from not only TOS, but TNG, DS9 etc. I fondly recall asking George Takei a question about fencing, meeting James Doohan and discussing Star Trek VI, and riding the escalator with Jonathan Frakes. I also joined a small Trek fan group here on Staten Island (the often forgotten borough of NYC), where we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 1st moon walk.

Since that time conventions have become hugely popular, but became less and less prominent in NYC. But I have consistently maintained my fandom reading the novels, meeting authors who I admire like Keith DeCandido and corresponding with and Friending a few others on Facebook like Dayton Ward, Michael Jan Friedman, Peter David, and David Mack. Additionally, I have my ever growing collection of Star Trek items, at times having to shuffle bookshelves and other areas with which to accommodate costumes, props, toys, and models.

With the passing of Trek related stars, James Doohan, DeForest Kelley and others I found myself very emotional,  having a cry at hearing the news. The Trek greats that have left us are hard as they portrayed characters we all know and love. As fans we may have met them, had a personal moment to share at a con, and admired their non-Trek work and life events. Each Trek character has skills and expertise we admired, and perhaps related to in someway, equally so with their life events, such as James Doohan and Leonard Nimoy’s military service for example.

On February 27th 2015 the world lost another Star Trek persona, Leonard Nimoy, who as we all know portrayed the iconic character of Spock.  This loss was absolutely devastating to fans: the emotion and the shock.  I saw the news and cried, that deep well within our chest that boils up and vibrates our soul just poured out.  My wife and I wept while watching news reports, reading online stories and picking up the local newspapers, some of which I saved in our library. It was not that Spock was just a character on a TV show; it was that as I grew older, certain aspects of that character became a part of me. From looking at situations logically, approaching decisions rationally, collecting data, and research playing prominently in my career as an Independent Scholar and Writer.  Whether it was from memories of reading I AM SPOCK,  listening to “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” or collecting the Spock doll from my childhood, the Enterprise’s resident Vulcan was as much a part of my character make-up as that of the work of Tolkien.

ClwvP4tWQAA37KiOn June 3rd 2015 the son of Leonard Nimoy, Adam Nimoy, launched a project on Kickstarter to honor his father’s legacy, a documentary film entitled For the Love of Spock. This was a project I immediately felt absolutely needed to be made.  Of all the fan films being made (some I enjoy more than the others) and Trek-related projects, this was this one I have felt the strongest for.  When this project was launched, my wife and I had a bit more room in our budget than we do currently so we pledged alongside 9,439 others. We donated toward a package that included 2 tickets to the For the Love of Spock NYC Screening and Reception.  Within the last few days I sent in the survey for the backer screening of our choice and we chose June 24th at the  The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater

This will be the 2nd major event I am attending during the year long festivities surrounding Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. What better way that to honor Trek, a beloved actor and character than being a part of a film and event than one celebrating the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy as told by his son in For the Love of Spock. The idea of donating was not just the cool package of a screening and reception, but to be a part of something special, a film that would be an essential part of our collective fandom.

I cite this event being the 2nd major event my wife and I will be attending. On March 5th 2016, Star Trek the Ultimate Voyage Symphony Concert came to Madison Square Garden, right across the street from where I first attended a Star Trek Convention.  We had bought tickets when they first went on sale, but there was a Facebook contest for free tickets. A part of the rules was you had to write a review of the event for the Ultimate Voyage website if you won the tickets.  I said what the heck,  entered into the contest, and noted, as per the rules, about being a writer.  A few weeks later I was notified I had won!!! So I made all the arrangements with the crew from Ultimate Voyage, and attended the concert with 2 friends, which I had given our bought tickets to.  I spent the entire weekend writing, with my wife, the review, which you can read here

For me, celebrating 50 years of Star Trek is a monumental occasion.  Of course I was 6 years away from being born when Star Trek first aired, but to be a fan of something that has endured for 50 years in popular appeal, has integrated into pop culture, and has been a part of cultural consciousness is mindblowing. I am without words at times as how much Star Trek means to me and millions of other fans.

It is with this I shall close by saying that this article will serve as an introduction into the Galactic Hitchhiker’s celebration of Star Trek’s 50th. I encourage all of you to post your own personal Star Trek stories, reviews, events and pictures.
If you are in NYC and wish to join fellow Galactic Hitchhikers at 2 upcoming events: The Starfleet Academy Experience at the Intrepid Museum (Opening July 9th)

And/or Star Trek Missions NYC at the Javitts Center September 2-4, then please join our facebook group