Still Andrew (I guess) is a user on retro.social. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

Went to big box store for a last minute supply run and was stopped dead in my tracks by this.

I watched what I assume is this version (but may have featured a different voice cast) via the web ages ago, and I've written about shada at length, but I never expected to see a copy on the shelves at a major retailer.

I nearly bought it, even.

For those who are unfamiliar, this is Douglas Adams famously unfinished doctor who episode.

Seeing as it was unlikely to ever be released, Adams recycled the plot in to his novel Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency, replacing the doctor with the titular gently (and effectively making Dirk gently doctor who fan fic)

Then it was rereleased as a radio episode and a flash animation, and a fan novel, and a recut fanedit, and a VHS with linking narration, and an official novel, and now this.

Even excluding the original Dirk Gently novel, Shadaay be the easiest episode of doctor who to accidentally encounter.

I know several people for whom it is the only episode they have seen.

Adams was, shall we say, less than pleased with this turn of events.

But he was less than pleased with a lot of things.

Still Andrew (I guess) @ajroach42

I've written about this before: ajroach42.com/shada-douglas-ad

I may update that post to note that it's been officially released now.