Looks Unfamiliar 1 – Phil Catterall
Looks Unfamiliar is a podcast in which writer and occasional broadcaster Tim Worthington talks to a guest about some of the things that they remember that nobody else ever seems to. Joining Tim this time is podcaster Phil Catterall, who shares his troubling memories of Madballs Comic, Channel 4’s youth-orientated consumer advice show Wise Up!, a computer game based on Platoon, ill-advised animated newspaper strip update Phantom 2040, a particularly irritating series of adverts for Birdseye Steakhouse Grills, and long-forgotten Star Wars cartoon spin-off Droids. Along the way we also find out whether R1D1 is ‘canon’, whether crisps are a vector for healthy living, and just which elements of The Untouchables were considered appropriate for a scrolling platform game aimed at children.
Looks Unfamiliar is hosted by Podnose. You can find more of my thoughts on Star Wars and other big-screen sci-fi epics in my book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
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