Read the first book in the series. I have the combined series sitting in a box somewhere. Really need to find it and finish it. Loved the first book. Books are almost always better than the movies because a movie can never convey every single aspect/word of the book. Best they can hope for is to convey the intent of the author, along with visuals that are as accurate to the story as humanly possible.
Thought I heard something about that awhile back and that it was cancelled before they could do anything with it. Honestly, I’m not terribly confident in Hollyweird’s ability to do it justice (Lower Decks, Watchmen?). A tv format just doesn’t seem right for Tolkien either.
For me, the radio series. I always find something I missed previously, ie a sound effect, a quip etc. I do enjoy Douglas reading his novels, but it makes me sad that he missed the how the internet developed (warts and all), as I think he would have flourished even more.
Here are some Hitchhikers books which would make great additions to any fans collection. Firstly the DC graphic novel which covers the first novel and the Original Radio Scripts – both come highly recommended!