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 gamer and Transformers obsessive Phil Catterall, who’s sharing his fringe-of-the-memory memories of Madballs Comic, Channel 4’s youth-orientated consumer advice show Wise Up!, the tie-in computer game of 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’ll also be finding out whether R1D1 is ‘canon’, whether crisps are an appropriate 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 Tim’s thoughts on Star Wars and other big-screen sci-fi epics – many of them almost a whole fraction as accomplished and successful as the adventures of R2D2 and company – in Can’t Help Thinking About Me, which is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Phil also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Garreth F. Hirons, Emma Burnell, Mark Thompson, Stephen O’Brien and Ben Baker, which you can find here.
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