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Deep Thought - Black metal trapezoid with blinking lights seen on the British sci-fi series THE HITCH HIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY/BBC/1981. Deep Thought (built by a race of advanced beings) was once given the assignment "O great computer, the task we have designed you to perform is this: We want you to tell us the Answer." "The answer to what?", queried Deep Thought. "Life...the universe...everything."

After some seven and half million years of calculating, Deep Thought responded, "You're really not going to like it." "Tell us!," they cried. Deep Thought then reported "The answer to the Great Question...Life, the Universe, and Everything...is...is...is...forty-two!"

Finding the "Answer" to life, Deep Thought then had to build an even larger more sophisticated computer to find out the "Question" to life. This super computer (the greatest ever built) was known as the planet Earth, which was blown out of existence by a nasty bunch of aliens called Vogons to make room for a intergalactic highway ("hyperspatial express route") in the beginning of the series. Earth was destroyed a mere five minutes before Deep Thought was to finish its ten million year calculation that would discover the "Question" to life.

Deep Thought is based on characters created by Douglas Adams in his book "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy." See also - "Eddie the Computer"


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