Looks Unfamiliar Disco Sci-Fi Spectacular
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 for an interstellar funk spectacular is writer Jonny Morris, who’s setting the controls for the heart of the disco with Galaxy Gold by Neil Norman And His Cosmic Orchestra, Battlestar Galactica action figures, the disastrous second season of Buck Rogers In The 25th Century, H.G, Wells’ The Shape Of Things To Come, Fall Out by DATA and Space Wars – Fact And Fiction. Along the way we’ll be finding out what happened when Doctor Who met Henry’s Cat, why nothing is more dystopian than Bryan Pringle wandering around a Midlands University, the origins of Barry Morse’s feud with Elon Musk, and why Taran Wood Beast costumes were all the rage at Studio 54.
Looks Unfamiliar Disco Sci-Fi Spectacular: "There's No Robots, I'm Not Interested" – Looks Unfamiliar
Jonny Morris is a novelist and dramatist who has worked extensively in Doctor Who spin-off media. You can find Jonny’s website here and follow him on Twitter at @jonnymorris1973. You can find out more about Dick Dixon In The 21st Century, Jonny’s crowdfunded sci-fi sitcom with music by Darrell Maclaine, here, and listen to the pilot episode here.
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If you’ve enjoyed this, why not get Tim’s book Can’t Help Thinking About Me, a collection of columns and features with a personal twist with plenty more about the Disco Sci-Fi era and its associated tacky trappings. Can’t Help Thinking About Me is available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here.
Jonny made another appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – talking about the BBC Micro Welcome tape, Jack Silver, Mr Spendy, The Carmen Ejogo Show, Dead Ernest and Jesta Giggle by The Barron Knights – which you can find here.
The Greatest Hits Of Outer Space! is a look at the highs and lows of Disco Sci-Fi, from I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper to Clouds Across The Moon; you can find it here.
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