Arthur Philip is the last surviving man. Dent is rescued by Ford Prefect.
Ford Prefect, also known as Ix, was a Betelgeusean (masquerading as human) friend of Arthur Dent's and a roving reporter for the interstellar travelling almanac The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. F
Zaphod Beeblebrox, or the Big Z, was a former President of the Galaxy. He was born on the fifth planet of Betelgeuse and was a semi-cousin of Ford Prefect, with whom he shared three of the same mother
Trillian is a human astrophysicist and mathematician whom Arthur Dent completely failed to chat up at a party at a flat in Islington. The next time she and Arthur met was on a spaceship in deep space.
Bowerick Wowbagger is an immortal being. After a period of total boredom, especially on Sunday afternoons, he decided to insult everyone in the entire universe in alphabetical order.
Milliways, better known as the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, is a five star restaurant situated at the end of time and matter. Its main attraction is allowing diners to view the end of the universe, before desserts are served.
Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha is a galactic sector containing Earth, Barnard's Star, and probably other nearby systems. The "Plural" designation may indicate probability problems; after Fenchurch
42, the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything. This Answer was first calculated by the supercomputer Deep Thought after seven and a half million years of thought.