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 quiz expert David Smith, who gets an R Tape Loading Error every time he asks anyone about Earthworm Jim, PC game Torin’s Passage, Bowie-featuring teen movie Bandslam, ideologically dubious ZX Spectrum game City Bomber, Little Clowns Of Happytown, Sega Megadrive pinball spinoff Sonic Mountain Quest, and techy partwork magazine Real Robots. Along the way we’ll be finding out how much money Norbit shouldn’t have made, the two biggest mistakes you can make when building a robot, whether it’s actually possible to get past Level 179 of Lemmings, and why Little Johnny Jewel by Television is directly responsible for the worst crime ever committed against both music and superheroes.
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David has also appeared on Looks Unfamiliar talking about Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You, Stranger In This Town by Richie Sambora, 28 Acts In 28 Minutes, Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia, Sega Game Gear, Grand Theft Auto Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set, Police Squad!, Bart Simpson’s Guide To Life and Duck Tales The Movie – Treasure Of The Lost Lamp, which you can find here.
You can find David on Tim’s Marvel Cinematic Universe podcast It’s Good, Except It Sucks with a suitably epic three-part chat about Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Part One here, Part Two here and Part Three here – as well as Black Widow here, Moon Knight here, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse here, X-Men: First Class here and Nick Fury – Agent Of S.H.I.E.L.D. here.
David also appears in The Best Of Looks Unfamiliar alongside Shanine Salmon on the 1993 version of the EastEnders theme, Lydia Mizon on Stoppit And Tidyup, Jenny Morrill on The Elvis Special 1983, Al Kennedy on Steve Jackson’s Battle Cards, Lisa Parker And Andrew Trowbridge on Furzlin’ With Shag Connors And The Carrot Crunchers, and Meryl O’Rourke on The International Shoparound Exotic Glamourwear Catalogue, which you can find here.
The World Of David Bowie is a feature looking at how all of the odd extra-curricular projects he was involved in can sometimes mean just as much as the music; you can find it here.
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