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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

St. Cedd's College, Cambridge

St. Cedd's College is a fictional college at Cambridge, the alma mater of Coleridge and Sir Isaac Newton. Reg is a professor at St. Cedd's College, and Richard and Dirk both attended St. Cedd's.

The Time Machine

Reg's rooms at Cambridge are actually a time machine.

The Orbiting Alien Ship

The Salaxalans who died on their landing ship left a main ship floating in Earth's atmosphere. The Salaxalan ship records all the ebb and flow of developing life on Earth and translates it into music, some of which Reg eventually saves and releases as Johannes Sebastian Bach.

The Crashed Alien Ship

The Salaxalans landed a ship on Earth billions of years ago, and one of the engines was damaged. The repair was faulty, and on take off the ship exploded, creating the first life in Earth's primordial mud.

A Beach on Bermuda, the Site of the Beginning of Life on Ear

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