Episode 59

From Strags to the Sub-Etha Sens-o-Matic


February 14th, 2019

35 mins 59 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Join Mark, Jon and Danny as they traverse the S section of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.


A strag is a non-hitchhiker. Given that we’ve discussed the idea of the hitchhiker as a class of person,

Strangulous Stilettans of Jajazikstak

The Strangulous Stilettans of Jajazikstak are mortal enemies of the Silastic Armourfiends of Striterax.


The Strateej-o-Mat is a strategy aparatus on the Grebulon ship, that will only follow the commnads of the Chief Strategic Officer.

Strenuous Garfighters of Stug

The Strenuous Garfighters of Stug are mortal enemies of the Silastic Armourfiends of Striterax.

Sub-Cyclic Normality Assert-i-Tron

A Sub-Cyclic Normality Assert-i-Tron is a marvellous device for counteracting the effects of the Infinite Improbability Drive.

Sub-Etha Net

The Sub-Etha Net is basically the galactic Internet. Given that the sub-eta radio band existed first, I think this is a pretty good name, considering ethernet is already a thing.

Sub-Etha News-Matics

The Sub-Etha News-Matic is a kind of space Twitter.

Sub-Etha Sens-o-Matic

The Sub-Etha Sens-o-Matic is a device that scans for signals from spacecraft. On prehistoric Earth, Ford detects eddies in the spacetime continuum and with Arthur, catches a lift through time on a Chesterfield sofa.