Eddie the Computer - On the British science-fiction
series THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY/BBC/1981, Eddie is the
annoyingly-happy onboard computer in a stolen starship ("Heart of Gold")
powered by an Improbability Drive and flown by an alien named Ford Prefect
(David Dixon) as he pin-balled around the galaxy.
"Hi there! This is Eddie,
your shipboard computer, and I'm feeling just great, guys, and I know I'm
just going to get a bundle of kicks out of any program you care to run
Eddie's personality was brash and cheery as if as if it were
selling detergent. It also had the habit of singing at the most
inappropriate moments (the song "You'll Never Walk Alone"). His backup program acts like a stern, prim and
Eddie is based on characters created by Douglas Adams in
his book "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." He appeared in
three of the five Hitchhiker novels including The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, and
Life, the Universe and Everything, as well as a computer
game based on the series.
In the 2004-2005 radio series, Eddie is voiced by Roger Gregg. Thomas Lennon provided the
voice of Eddie the Computer in the 2005 movie adaptation. See also -
"Deep Thought the Computer"
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