023 > Some Light Relief
A book from TP’s archives. I’m not sure when or why he owned the book. Perhaps it was a nice break from speaking Fortran.

023 > Some Light Relief

FORTRAN stands for: Flipping Heck,This Is Difficult To Learn.Tony used Fortran V to program The Flexipede.Drawing and animating using Fortran is not an easy task, especially for someone like myself.…

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022 > The Institute of Comedy Science
“It became clear that with the computer techniques currently available, the tedious and time consuming film method has an overwhelming advantage in respect of cost.” Of course nowadays the opposite is true.

022 > The Institute of Comedy Science

When TP got his funding from The Institute of Computer Science in 1967, he could’ve made anything in order to explore the possibility of computer animation.He chose to make a…

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021 > Sprocket Science 3.0
A frame of the beautiful animation in the BBC TV production of ‘The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy’ (1981). People often ask me if Tony animated the sequences. He didn’t and contrary to popular belief, they weren’t made using a computer. You can read how the animation was created by Betty Day, Dave Hall, John Percy, Kevin Davies, Val Lord & Rod Lord, here: http://www.rodlord.com

021 > Sprocket Science 3.0

TP was a big Hitchhiker's Guide fan and I’m well chuffed that I’ve finally found a way of getting a reference into this documentary project.Last week, I spoke to scanner-enthusiast…

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