Heart of Gold


Heart of Gold


The starship Heart of Gold was the first spacecraft to make use of the Infinite Improbability Drive.

The Heart of Gold is 150 meters long. It is shaped like a running shoe, and it is generally rather white.
The cabin is mostly white, oblong and about the size of a smallish restaurant. It is not, however, perfectly oblong. Two long walls have been raked round in a slight parallel curve. All of the angles and corners of the cabin are contoured in excitingly chunky shapes. The truth of the matter is that it would have been a great deal simpler and more practical to build the cabin as an ordinary three-dimensional oblong room, but then the designers would have gotten miserable. The cabin looks excitingly purposeful. There are large video screens ranging over control and guidance system panels on the concave wall, and long banks of computers set into the convex wall.

The entire ship is outfitted with the latest GPP (Genuine People Personalities) utilizing technology. All the doors in the spaceship have a cheerful and sunny disposition. It is their pleasure to open for you, and their satisfaction to close with the knowledge of a job well done (though in the film, the doors sigh when they open and close). For better or for worse, Marvin the Paranoid Android, who came with the ship, has a very depressing GPP prototype.

The entire ship is outfitted with a tannoy system, which allows for announcements to be made across the entire ship at once.


Damogran design crew


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams


Ashley Rieger








Damogran design crew, “Heart of Gold,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed March 30, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/102.