Looks Unfamiliar #36: Paul Cornell – You Don’t Want A Less Powerful Mantra For Frippery Astral Travel

Terry Wogan's 'unique' playlist, as discussed by Tim Worthington and Paul Cornell in Looks Unfamiliar.

Looks Unfamiliar 36: Paul Cornell

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 writer Paul Cornell, who’s wondering if anyone else remembers Australian sci-fi series Phoenix Five, canonically-dubious Middle Earth-‘inspired’ novel Fear In Firland. the Danny Dunn book series, BBC Saturday Morning show Outa-Space!, an instructional manual for astral projection, and Terry Wogan’s insistence on playing records that resolutely refused to become hits. Along the way we’ll be pitching story ideas for The Magic Alex New Adventures, reciting the lyrics to Blondie’s ode to Gordon Murray, revealing which popular song has less than one note in it, and trying not to think about what ‘Dog Of Finland’ might entail.


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About Paul

Paul Cornell is a novelist, screenwriter and comics writer who has worked extensively on Doctor Who and for Marvel Comics. You can find Paul’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @Paul_Cornell. Hammer House Of Podcast, a podcast looking at each Hammer Films movie in turn (and some surprises), presented by Paul with Lizbeth Myles, can be found here.

Buy A Book!

There’s a huge feature on Outa-Space!Zokko!Whoosh! and Ed And Zed! in Tim’s collection Well At Least It’s Free,  a collection of columns and features. Well At Least It’s Free is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.

Further Listening

Longtime Terry Wogan favourite S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox is covered in the edition of Looks Unfamiliar with Phil Norman, which you can find here.

Paul also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Justin Lewis, Emma Burnell, Mark Thompson, Vikki Gregorich And Jeff Lewis, Stephen O’Brien, Stephen Brotherstone And Dave Lawrence, Garreth F. Hirons, and Tim on Perfect Night In talking about the BBC edits of The Monkees, which you can find here.

Further Reading

BWAMmM It’s Zokko! is a feature on Outa-Space!‘s direct thematic ancestor Zokko!, which you can find here.

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