Posted the other day about how much I hate nostalgia or at least I think I did. I can't seem to find the post.
In bed with the lurgi yesterday I spent a lot of time propped up on pillows doing my best to look wan and interesting - and as ill as I felt. I always feel such a fraud when I'm not well. After a while I got bored with looking as pathetic as I could so I started reading Roger Fulton's massive Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction, and marvelling at the vast number of long forgotten television sf shows that had been made over the years. Some I was familiar with: Baylon 5, Star Trek, Quatermasses, Doctor Who, some I had heard of but never seen: Quark, Space Rangers, some I had never heard of but wished I had seen like Star Maidens (Anlgo-German SF comedy), and some I had heard of seen but wish I hadn't: Lexx, The Starlost, Jason of Star Command, Jupiter Moon etc. and then... and then... and then I came to Phoenix Five, a cheapo sixties Australian Star Trek knock-off. And I was suddenly awash with nostalgia. Pure grade A finest-kind pure uncut nostalgia. My god! Phoenix Five! I hadn't thought about Phoenix Five in years.... suddenly I was seven again. Non-specific warm cuddly deja vu washed all over me. How the hell could I have forgotten Phoenix Five?
I pulled out my phone and went searching on Youtube:
Five minutes later I'm totally baffled. I've never seen this before in my life. I have no recollection of this at all. Total Blank. I had never seen an episode of Phoenix Five - I was suffering from Mistaken Nostalgia.
I came to the conclusion that I didn't need to fake it. I was iller than I thought.