Life, the Universe and Everything Themes

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Cricket is a distinctly English game that is also played in other countries associated with England such as Australia. Much of the plot of "Life, the Universe and Everything" parodies the game and uses it as a source of humor. According to the story, the elements of the game are rooted in a war that occurred millions of years in the past when the people of a planet called Krikkit tried to destroy the entire galaxy. For two thousand years they fought before they were finally subdued and the entire planet was enveloped in a time field that essentially stopped the passage of time on the planet.

Krikkit sent out teams of white robots in groups of 11 as part of their attacks on the rest of the galaxy. These robots are similar to the 11-person cricket team, which traditionally dresses in white. The robots also carry "battle clubs...

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