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Staggering Stories Podcast

Staggering Stories Podcast
Description:
Random thoughts from the Staggering Stories team, mainly featuring discussion on television Science Fiction such as Doctor Who, Firefly, Star Trek and so many more. Also general randomness on MMOs and all manner of other geek topics! Come and join in on the insanity!

Homepage: http://www.staggeringstories.net/index2.html

RSS Feed: http://blog.staggeringstories.net/?feed=rss2&cat=23

Staggering Stories Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
422
Average Episode Duration:
56:21
Longest Episode Duration:
2:13:15
Total Duration of all Episodes:
16 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes and 20 seconds
Earliest Episode:
24 June 2007 (7:46pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
22 April 2017 (5:00pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
8 days, 12 hours, 9 minutes and 50 seconds

Staggering Stories Podcast Episodes

  • Staggering Stories Podcast #144: Birthing Doctor Who

    28 October 2012 (11:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Birthing Doctor WhoSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss their Doctor Who birth stories, the new Red Dwarf episodes Fathers and Suns & Lemons, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:57 — Welcome!
    • 01:44 – News:
    • 01:47 — Doctor Who: 7B writers, including Gaiman.
    • 03:12 — Doctor Who: Christmas Special dated, for Christmas!
    • 04:17 — Community: On indefinite broadcast hiatus – again.
    • 06:26 — Elysium and Robocop: New films bumped back.
    • 07:56 — Paul Cornell: Now a father.
    • 08:25 — Merchandise: Sci-Fi and fantasy rings.
    • 09:08 — Barrowman: Moons all the Star Trek captains.
    • 11:52 – Doctor Who: Our birth stories:
    • 13:39 — Planet of the Spiders.
    • 21:08 — The Reign of Terror.
    • 25:10 — Planet of the Giants.
    • 30:10 — The Space Pirates.
    • 32:08 — Whostrology – quick Q&A with author Michael M Gilroy-Sinclair.
    • 42:24 – Red Dwarf X: Fathers and Suns & Lemons.
    • 53:19 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 62:47 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 63:17 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Community (TV Series).
    • Wikipedia: Robocop.
    • Wikipedia: Elysium (film).
    • Paul Cornell.
    • Blastr: Celebrate geek love with these 23 awesome sci-fi wedding rings.
    • Blastr: Then there was the time Scott Bakula signed John Barrowman’s ass.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Planet of the Spiders.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Planet of the Spiders.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Reign of Terror.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Reign of Terror.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Planet of the Giants.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Planet of the Giants.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Space Pirates.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Space Pirates.
    • Whostrology website.
    • Facebook: Whostrology.
    • The Tin Dog Podcast.
    • Red Dwarf.
    • Ripping It Down: Rebecca’s Handmade Jewelry and Recycled Geekery Accessories.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.

    Acquisition Links (Amazon UK):

    • Amazon.co.uk: Whostrology book.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Doctor Who – Planet of the Spiders DVD.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Doctor Who – The Reign of Terror DVD.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Doctor Who – Planet of the Giants DVD.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Doctor Who – Lost in Time DVD (including the Space Pirates surviving episode).
    • Amazon.co.uk: Red Dwarf X Blu-Ray.
    • Amazon.co.uk: Red Dwarf X DVD.

    Acquisition Links (Amazon US):

    • Amazon.com: Whostrology book.
    • Amazon.com: Planet of the Spiders DVD.
    • Amazon.com: The Reign of Terror DVD.
    • Amazon.com: Planet of the Giants DVD.
    • Amazon.com: Lost in Time DVD (including the Space Pirates surviving episode).


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #71: Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy

    21 October 2012 (8:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 46 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - A Town Called MercySummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, high nooned, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, A Town Called Mercy, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s not liking his mirror, Amy’s shooting crazy and the townsfolk feel besieged. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy A Town Called Mercy...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – A Town Called Mercy.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – A Town Called Mercy.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #143: Bye, Bye Pond

    14 October 2012 (8:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Bye, Bye PondSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who story The Angels Take Manhattan, the new Red Dwarf episode Trojan, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 02:00 — Welcome!
    • 02:28 – News:
    • 02:38 — Doctor Who: Now Australia wants some Who action!
    • 04:08 — Babylon 5: Michael O’Hare – DEAD!
    • 06:10 — JMS and Wachowskis: New TV series ‘Sense8′ in the works.
    • 08:27 — Stan Lee: Now bionic!
    • 09:16 — World of Warcraft: Death in the cities!
    • 10:24 — Matt Smith: Top Gear, breaks Who track times.
    • 11:29 — Death: Sci-Fi coffins for sale.
    • 13:13 — Doctor Who: New UNIT RPG supplement.
    • 14:28 — Quickfire Plug: Novelisation of the Rush ablum Clockwork Angels, out now!
    • 15:03 — Dredd: USA let us down, film bombs in the US.
    • 16:09 – Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan.
    • 39:19 – Jean’s autograph book quest.
    • 40:39 – Extreme Tea Duelling.
    • 44:48 – Red Dwarf X: Trojan.
    • 56:08 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 87:20 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 88:01 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • Wikipedia: J. Michael Straczynski.
    • Wikipedia: The Wachowskis.
    • Wikipedia: Stan Lee.
    • World of Warcraft.
    • Wikipedia: Matt Smith.
    • Blastr: 11 custom coffins.
    • Cubicle 7 (Makers of the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG).
    • Wikipedia: Clockwork Angels.
    • Dredd the movie.
    • Wikipedia: The Angels Take Manhattan.
    • BBC: The Angels Take Manhattan.
    • Red Dwarf.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #70: Doctor Who - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

    7 October 2012 (8:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - Dinosaurs on a SpaceshipSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, side-split, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, ‘Dinosaurs on a Spaceship’, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Riddell and Nefi are up a tree, Rory’s Dad has regenerated after the wedding and the writer’s apparently taken an early holiday. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship...

    NOTE: apologies for the audio quality, one of the two mics failed…

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Now available - Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss

    4 October 2012 (10:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss
    Today is finally the day that the tie in novel for The Angels Take Manhattan is published.

    Here’s the blurb:

    On some days, New York is one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

    This was one of the other days...

    Melody Malone, owner and sole employee of the Angel Detective Agency, has an unexpected caller. It's movie star Rock Railton, and he thinks someone is out to kill him. When he mentions the 'kiss of the Angel', she takes the case. Angels are Melody's business...

    At the press party for Railton's latest movie, studio owner Max Kliener invites Melody to the film set of their next blockbuster. He's obviously spotted her potential, and Melody is flattered when Kliener asks her to become a star. But the cost of fame, she'll soon discover, is greater than anyone could possibly imagine.

    Will Melody be able to escape Kliener's dastardly plan - before the Angels take Manhattan?

    I can’t seem to find it on the Google Play bookstore but it is available on Amazon, eBook only. I have no idea about Apple bookstore. For your convenience (and as a little experiment on my part) you can purchase from Amazon UK or US here:




  • Staggering Stories Podcast #142: The Power of a Game Called Mercy

    30 September 2012 (8:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 56 seconds

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    The Power of a Game Called MercySummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who stories A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three, review the new Judge Dredd film known only as Dredd, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:55 — Welcome!
    • 02:47 – News:
    • 02:55 — Doctor Who: Five Doctors unite to help Janet Fielding.
    • 04:44 — Amanda Tapping: Recuring role on Supernatural.
    • 05:29 — Alfonso Cuaron & J.J. Abrams: New genre TV series.
    • 07:25 — Manimal: Hollywood gets even more desperate.
    • 10:10 — Doctor Who: Peter Jackson interested in directing?
    • 12:17 — Quickfire Plug: Novelisation of the Rush ablum Clockwork Angels, out now!
    • 12:28 — Quickfire Plug: Red Dwarf X starts on Dave, 9pm 4th October 2012.
    • 12:38 — Quickfire Plug: Iain M Banks’ new Culture novel The Hydrogen Sonata published 9th October 2012.
    • 12:41 — Quickfire Plug: Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London novel, out for a while but still really, really good!
    • 12:21 – Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy.
    • 25:15 – Doctor Who: The Power of Three.
    • 41:43 – Dredd (the 2012 film).
    • 56:43 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 79:20 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 81:18 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Project Motor Mouth.
    • Project Motor House.
    • Wikipedia: Janel Fielding.
    • Wikipedia: Amanda Tapping.
    • Wikipedia: Supernatural (TV Series).
    • Wikipedia: Alfonso Cuaron.
    • Wikipedia: J J Abrams.
    • Wikipedia: Manimal.
    • Wikipedia: Peter Jackson.
    • Wikipedia: Clockwork Angels.
    • Red Dwarf.
    • Wikipedia: The Hydrogen Sonata.
    • Rivers of London.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – A Town Called Mercy.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – A Town Called Mercy.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Power of Three.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Power of Three.
    • The InsideOutcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #69: Doctor Who - Asylum of the Daleks

    23 September 2012 (8:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - Asylum of the DaleksSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, nanogened, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, Asylum of the Daleks, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Amy’s all about the hate, Rory is feeling rejected and the iDaleks have rightly shrunk into the background out of self loathing. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Asylum of the Daleks...

    NOTE: apologies for the audio quality, one of the two mics failed…

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Asylum of the Daleks.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Asylum of the Daleks.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #141: TV Movies of the Week

    16 September 2012 (8:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes and 46 seconds

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    TV Movies of the WeekSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who stories Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, fondly look back at the recent Doctor Who convention Whooverville 4, play some games, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:11 — Welcome!
    • 02:12 – News:
    • 03:00 — Doctor Who: Another Hugo win, this time Neil Gaiman gets it.
    • 03:46 — Steven Moffat: Twitter quitter.
    • 04:52 — Joss Whedon: His Marvel TV series pilot called SHIELD.
    • 05:47 — Red Dwarf: New series starts on the 4th October 2012 on Dave.
    • 08:00 — DEAD: Michael Clarke Duncan and the legend Neil Armstrong.
    • 09:13 — Jean Riddler: Finished her Olympic duties.
    • 12:21 – Whooverville 4 Doctor Who convention.
    • 20:40 – Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
    • 46:11 – Extreme Tea Duelling.
    • 51:59 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 83:57 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 84:16 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Steven Moffat.
    • Wikipedia: Joss Whedon.
    • Red Dwarf.
    • Wikipedia: Michael Clarke Duncan.
    • Wikipedia: Neil Armstrong.
    • Whoovers: Whooverville 4.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Asylum of the Daleks.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Asylum of the Daleks.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
    • Staggering Stories YouTube Channel: Tea Duelling at the First Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • Voyagers in the TARDIS Podcast.
    • Podbean: The Liberating Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Random thoughts on Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

    12 September 2012 (8:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Dinosaurs on a SpaceshipLet’s cut straight to the chase here, I didn’t enjoy Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

    The other night we recorded Staggering Stories Podcast 141, where we discussed this episode (and Asylum of the Daleks). I was given the opportunity to rant about Dinosaurs on a Spaceship but I found I just couldn’t. It’s not that I didn’t want to but, when the time came, I just couldn’t perform! The problem was that I just couldn’t quite figure out what I didn’t like about it. That’s the problem with liking or disliking things, often you don’t really know why. It’s an emotion and that all happens in the more primitive, subconscious, parts of the mind. Nonetheless, after a routine night of not being able to sleep, because of all the oh-so-dark thoughts that constantly hurtle around my brain, I think I may have figured it out…

    Dinosaurs on a Spaceship was trying to be a comedy. Such things are always subjective, comedy more than most. Script writing is an art and comedy is another art again, fusing them is always difficult and you’ll never please all of the people any of the time! Now, don’t worry, I won’t get into the discussion on how Hollywood are trying to turn the art of filmmaking into a science, though given how much this episode of Doctor Who relied on common Hollywood formulae, perhaps it wouldn’t be entirely out of place! Anyway, it seems that the vast majority of people enjoyed it and even found it funny. I barely laughed.

    My frame of mind at the time my be considered relevant here. To get into the mood for Dinosaurs on a Spaceship I watched, back to back, A Good Man Goes to War and Let’s Kill Hitler, directly before. I had no real knowledge of the upcoming episode, other than its name. I didn’t know if the eponymous Dinosaurs were real, mechanical or even outright imaginary. Nor did I know anything about the guest stars or characters. Basically I knew nothing, I hadn’t even watched the ‘next time’ trailer at the end of Asylum of the Daleks. I was going in cold but for the fine warm up double act of A Good Man Goes to War and Let’s Kill Hitler. I greatly enjoyed rewatching those two ‘old’ episodes and laughed many times. I was in a good mood. That wasn’t the problem.

    Sat there watching the new episode, with its comedy double act robots and golf ball chasing dinosaur, I just thought it was silly, rather embarrassing and generally (as I said to myself at the time) rubbish. I honestly expected a severe backlash against this episode due to how childish it was. Clearly I was very wrong!

    I normally enjoy Mitchell and Webb’s work but bringing them in as the robots gave me a nasty flash back to the likes of Hale and Pace in the last ever broadcast Classic Doctor Who story, Survival. True, it’s not the first time that New Who has called upon comedians to ‘fun it up’, with perhaps the most blatant being Lee Evan’s Malcolm from Planet of the Dead. This time we had bickering robots, though. Cheesoid this is not! It wasn’t just the robots or the dog-like triceratops but the tone of the whole thing and the general lack of any real drama. Oh and the comedic robots then suddenly slaughter the aforementioned innocent triceratops. Mixed messages?

    It’s time for me to accept that it isn’t you, Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, it’s me. Some almost primal fear that was instilled in me as a teenager, that everybody will suddenly hate Doctor Who (again), welled up. Note that I had no such problem with the abundant humour in A Good Man Goes to War and Let’s Kill Hitler. I’d like to think that’s because it was just smarter humour in those Moffat penned episodes – no contrived testicle gags, for example! Then there’s the convenient picking up of a big game hunter – why did the Doctor do that, exactly? Yet another literal count down to destruction? The two control chairs needing familial DNA, really? Yes, all plots are engineered with the best crafted to near perfection but this one was still rather showing its workings out in the margins. Things you can probably accept if you enjoyed the experience. A few people have said of this episode that you shouldn’t complain about such trivial matters, with a title such as it has, you knew going in it wasn’t a serious one (as if that’s really an excuse for lazy writing). The point is, if you don’t enjoy something you may not really be able to say why and all you can latch onto are those untidy little bits but they aren’t generally the cause, at least not wholly.

    I may never like Dinosaurs on a Spaceship or I may get lucky, as I did with Victory of the Daleks, and have an enjoyment epiphany after three or four watches. Time will tell. Even if not, it doesn’t really matter – not even for my ongoing enjoyment of Doctor Who, let alone the bigger picture. It’s just one episode and they’ll be another along next week. It’s just ironic that it is probably my deep seated fear that Doctor Who will become something of a laughing stock again, hated or dismissed (as it seemed to be in the mid to late 1980s) that actually prevented me from enjoying it myself. I so want everyone to love every episode of Doctor Who (most of all me) but I think that has at the very least contributed to me not liking one at all…



  • Staggering Stories Commentary #68: Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern

    9 September 2012 (8:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - The Idiot's LanternSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, coronated, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, The Idiot’s Lantern, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s having a bad hair day, the Wire’s permanently on TV and Rose has lost some face. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Idiot’s Lantern...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Idiot’s Lantern.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Idiot’s Lantern.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Random thoughts on Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks

    7 September 2012 (8:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Given we won’t be recording our podcast review of Asylum of the Daleks for several more days yet (after the next episode of Doctor Who airs, in fact), I think I should put down a few random thoughts now, before that next episodes goes out.

    The first and most obvious one – was that the new companion appearing much earlier than expected? At first I thought ‘that can’t be her, just someone that looks like her, surely?’ It quickly became clear it was at least Jenna-Louise Coleman but was it this ‘Clara’ character? The jury’s still out on that one but if it is her, then how? I can’t believe Moffat will pull another River Song, seeing her death before the Doctor properly meets her, if for no other reason than that was a rubbish way to die (assuming she did!) Modern day companions (and indeed Doctors) should die heroically, saving other characters we care about. Maybe technically Oswin did but it didn’t really feel that way. Also, why didn’t she remember the Doctor? The horrific Dalek conversion? Maybe but a little too neat, I’d have expected some trace memory at the end, if only to intrigue the Doctor and entice the majority of the viewers who won’t have known who she was.

    Talking of Dalek conversions, I think we’ve only ever seen Davros do this in the past and it doesn’t seem to fit into the racial purity of the Daleks themselves, let alone the ‘new paradigm’ lot. Of course perhaps Oswin was from an earlier non-pure era (perhaps even from Necros). On the subject of that earlier era, it is interesting that so many of the Doctor’s past battles with the Daleks were referenced, did the Time War have so little effect (besides upgrading most of the survivors casings?!)

    The Dalek Supreme is now calling itself Prime Minister, eh? Complete with a Parliament, no less? I can’t imagine left wing Dalek political parties do too well in the Dalek elections! I suppose Moffat is trying to suggest a new start for the Daleks, a continuation of that theme from Victory of the Daleks. Now they don’t even remember the Doctor. Isn’t is convenient that their minds are all now linked?! I could buy that all of their onboard computers are linked and, as is slowly happening to humanity, they rely on their computers to remember nearly everything for them but actively wiping their short term memory, too? They really must be cyborgs now.

    Then there’s the Ponds (or Williamses, technically!) I hadn’t watched the ‘Pond Life’ prequel shorts, for fear of spoilers, so it was a total surprise when it was revealed that they were divorcing. It was rather less of a surprise that Amy was instigating it, for yes, we have long been shown that Rory cares for her more than she does him. She has her moments, when she is reminded of him in some extraordinarily positive light (such as his waiting nearly 2000 years for her or just plain dying again) but, of the two, only one has never, could never, wander (holographic siren doctors aside!)

    Compressed story telling, so we were warned to expect. The cleverest man in the room fixes Amy and Rory’s relationship with a some slight of hand, both physical and psychological. Was that all of 30 seconds screen time, including the straightening of his bow tie? It may have been compressed but it was nonetheless strong stuff and was so neatly spelled out that they didn’t need an hour to build up to it or ten minutes to resolve it. It really is a testament to Gillan and Darvill’s acting and Moffat’s character building for the past two years. This isn’t your old school Doctor Who, this is proper drama and really quite brave stuff for a programme that is aimed at family viewing. Plot-wise it does raise the question of will the Doctor help them in their baby making dreams? A quick visit to some future super-advanced medical facility should be able to quickly fix whatever problems Demons Run inflicted on Amy, I would think. Is that the ‘heartbreaking’ end Moffat has in store for the Ponds, them living happily ever after with a new baby? Probably not as that’s probably more ‘heartwarming’ but this is Moffat, so don’t forget Rule Number One!

    Should we expect more medical drama in the form of the Dalek nanogenes still affected Amy? I suspect not. It wasn’t explicitly stated but I get the feeling they were brought back under control and then eradicated by the bracelet. If not then the lack of threat after Amy and Rory’s reconciliation, not to mention the Doctor casually dropping them off home, would seem to be sloppy writing at best (possibly hand waved away by saying the Doctor doesn’t realise the threat but in that case it should still be raised again for the audience, in a ‘you know something the Doctor doesn’t’ sort of way). If Amy starts behaving mechanically and eating nothing but Smarties then maybe she’s in trouble!

    On the subject of these new ‘robomen’, the partially converted Dalek servants, let me go all stand-up and say, what was that all about?! They have the Moffat trademark of potentially being popular in the school playground – kids could pretend an eyestalk is popping out of their head and gun out of their hand. The dead ones were particularly nightmare-fuelling. The idea of trespassers being integrated into the defence systems was good, too. Still, didn’t it seem just a little silly to anyone else? Why have a Dalek eye-stalk come out of someone’s head? True, the long dead crew’s eyes probably weren’t working so well after all that smelly rotting but their bodies could have (should have?) been converted before bits started falling off them – alive or dead, it’s all the same to the nanogenes, so why should the dead ones be any more decayed than the apparent survivor? Picky, I know, but it’s a shame that ‘every Dalek, ever’ got such short shrift when they could have taken the screen time of these illogical zombies.

    I am beginning to sound a little negative but, on the whole, I don’t feel that way about the episode. True, it wasn’t an instant favourite such as the likes of The Eleventh Hour or The Big Bang were for me. It was a runaround of an adventure that, besides a bit of much needed Dalek reworking, felt a little throwaway. Clearly ‘Oswin Oswald’ is leading somewhere (‘Oswald’, really? Coming up to the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who and JFK’s bullet catching? A bit on the nose, perhaps?) Also the reiteration of ‘Doctor Who?’ (two stories in a row now, ignoring the 2011 Christmas Special) is clearly leading to something. Presumably the fields of Trenzalore and all that but I don’t believe (and certainly hope) that Moffat really intends to name the Doctor. What would be the point? He has a functional name that we know him by and short of revealing him to be god, the devil or some Doctor Who specific mythical figure, I can’t see there’s anything to be gained by giving him yet another moniker (John Smith, Theta Sigma, The Other…)

    Anyway, I’m getting off topic. I’d award Asylum of the Daleks a B-, good corridor running fun with the added pleasure in seeing the hated ‘new paradigm’ Daleks melting into the background, hopefully soon to disappear completely (though the red Dalek, one time referred to as the ‘drone’, does look rather better with the darker red metallic paint job, though). With luck we’ll never have the chance to be told what an Eternal Dalek does!

    All in all, a good, energetic start to the new season, clearly intended to win over those casual viewers but keep the interest for us old fans. Now only four more to go until bye, bye Pond and then Christmas…



  • Staggering Stories Podcast #140: What If... Eccleston Had Lived

    1 September 2012 (6:17pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes and 39 seconds

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    What If... Eccleston Had LivedSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss what might have been if Christopher Eccleston had done a second season of Doctor Who, review Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, look back on Harry Harrison’s work, play some games, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:23 — Welcome!
    • 02:46 – News:
    • 03:00 — Doctor Who: 50 anniversary Docu-Drama to be Gatissed.
    • 04:43 — John Barrowman: Taking an Arrow.
    • 06:12 — Joss Whedon: Doing Avengers 2 and a Marvel TV series.
    • 07:19 — Harry Harrison: SF author – DEAD!
    • 08:10 — ALF: He’s back – in CG form.
    • 09:13 — Tony Scott: Director/Producer takes his own life.
    • 10:42 — Doctor Who Magazine: Losing yet more readers.
    • 11:57 — Doctor Who RPG: Info on the Time Traveller’s Companion supplement.
    • 13:05 — Doctor Who: Changing opening credits for each new episode?
    • 15:18 – Opening Andre’s care package.
    • 18:02 – Ted (the 2012 film by Seth MacFarlane).
    • 28:06 – Just a Minute.
    • 33:25 – Harry Harrison.
    • 43:21 – Doctor Who: What if… the Ninth Doctor did a second season?
    • 55:16 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 73:55 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 74:31 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • John Barrowman.
    • Wikipedia: Joss Whedon.
    • Wikipedia: Harry Harrison.
    • Wikipedia: ALF (TV Series).
    • Wikipedia: Tony Scott.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who Magazine.
    • The Hardboilded GMshoe’s Office: Nathaniel Torson (Dr. Who RPG) Q&A Log.
    • Cubicle 7 (Makers of the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG).
    • Wikipedia: Ted (film).
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #139: Tomorrow's TV

    19 August 2012 (8:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Tomorrow's TVSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss hopes and fears for the upcoming S7 of Doctor Who, do much the same for the proposed US remake of Blake’s 7, play some Things in Five words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:22 — Welcome!
    • 02:21 – News:
    • 02:36 — Doctor Who: Mary Tamm and Geoffrey Hughes – DEAD.
    • 04:49 — Blake’s 7: US remake on the cards.
    • 05:41 — The Hobbit: Now there are three of them.
    • 09:56 — Doctor Who: Richard E. Grant in Christmas Special.
    • 12:14 — Christopher Eccleston: Cast as villain in Thor 2.
    • 14:30 – Doctor Who: Hopes and fears for S7.
    • 26:52 – Things in Five Words.
    • 34:17 – Blake’s 7: Thoughts on the possible US remake.
    • 47:20 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 63:12 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 71:07 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Mary Tamm.
    • Wikipedia: Geoffrey Hughes.
    • Blake’s 7.
    • Wikipedia: The Hobbit (2012 film).
    • Richard E. Grant.
    • Wikipedia: Christopher Eccleston.
    • YouTube: William Shatner “Eat, Fry, Love”.
    • An Improbable Podcast.
    • Whoovers: Whooverville 4.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #66: Doctor Who - The Age of Steel

    12 August 2012 (8:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 49 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - The Age of SteelSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, deleted, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who episode, The Age of Steel, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Mickey’s seeing double, Rose’s in a waitresses outfit and the Doctor’s turned into a penguin. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Age of Steel...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Age of Steel.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Age of Steel.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #65: Doctor Who - Rise of the Cybermen

    12 August 2012 (8:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - Rise of the CybermenSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, upgraded, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who episode, Rise of the Cybermen, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Lumic thinks he’s Davros, Rose is a dog and the Cybermen crave more brains. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Rise of the Cybermen.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Rise of the Cybermen.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #138: The Dank Vogon Rises

    5 August 2012 (8:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 13 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss who should, could and shouldn’t take over Doctor Who after Moffat, review The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live and The Dark Knight Rises, invite over dream dinner guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:58 — Welcome!
    • 01:59 – News:
    • 02:09 — Doctor Who: 50th anniversary ‘docu-drama’?
    • 03:41 — Black Mirror: Three more episodes coming.
    • 04:50 — Neil Gaiman: Returning to The Sandman.
    • 06:46 — JMS: Straczynski back to TV and starts Studio JMS.
    • 09:32 — Jeffery’s Tubes: British sailing ship has Jefferies tubes.
    • 11:03 — Claudia Christian: Kiss and tell book.
    • 14:34 – Doctor Who: The next show runner should be..?
    • 31:02 – Crumbly’s Dinner Party Guests.
    • 37:10 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show, Live!
    • 50:02 – The Dark Knight Rises.
    • 41:12 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 64:00 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself atA show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 71:07 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Channel 4: Black Mirror.
    • Neil Gaiman.
    • J. Michael Straczynski.
    • Wikipedia: Jefferies Tube.
    • Wikipedia: Claudia Christian.
    • Claudia Christian.
    • Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Radio Show Live.
    • Wikipedia: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
    • Warner Brothers: The Dark Knight Rises.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #64: Babylon 5 - Divided Loyalties

    29 July 2012 (8:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Babylon 5 - Divided LoyaltiesSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, tratoring, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Divided Loyalties, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Susan has a dark secret, Lyta has the stare and Talia has a headache. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Divided Loyalties...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • The Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5: Divided Loyalties.
    • Wikipedia: Divided Loyalties.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #137: Scaring Little Children Since 1963

    22 July 2012 (8:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 1 minute and 47 seconds

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss if Doctor Who needs to be scary, review The Amazing Spider-Man, invite over dream dinner guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:05 — Welcome!
    • 03:10 – News:
    • 03:05 — Doctor Who: More guests stars announced.
    • 04:58 — Ernest Borgnine: DEAD!
    • 06:12 — True Blood: Sixth season confirmed.
    • 08:00 — Doctor Who: Possible spoiler for S7.
    • 10:59 – The Amazing Spider-Man.
    • 24:37 – Adam’s Dinner Party Guests.
    • 30:02 – Does Doctor Who have to be scary?
    • 41:12 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 56:39 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself atA show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 57:29 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Ernest Borgnine.
    • HBO: True Blood.
    • Wikipedia: True Blood.
    • Sony: The Amazing Spider-Man.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #63: Doctor Who - The Girl in the Fireplace

    15 July 2012 (8:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 46 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - The Girl in the FireplaceSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, ‘Fake Keith’ and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, pre-Ponded, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, The Girl in the Fireplace, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s got a new mistress, Rose is feeling dumped, Mickey’s just making up the numbers and Arthur is a horse. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Girl in the Fireplace.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Girl in the Fireplace.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #136: Staggering Stories Live 2012!

    8 July 2012 (8:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 42 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Live 2012!Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn with special guests Luke Harrison and Siobhan Gallichan play the Doctor Who Trivia Smack Down Quiz, indulge in a very personal Fight Club, find some general news and a variety of riotous live behaviour (NOTE: with some bad language!), specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:49 — Welcome!
    • 02:39 – News:
    • 03:05 — Doctor Who: Caroline John – Dead!
    • 04:46 — Staggering Stories: We invaded Cardiff – Live!
    • 06:68 – Doctor Who Trivia Smackdown.
    • 35:55 – Fight Club: Jean vs. Fake Keith.
    • 37:57 – 30 Second Recommendation: Kate Griffin’s The Minority Council novel.
    • 41:12 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 42:03 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Caroline John.
    • Kate Griffin.
    • Kate Griffin: The Minority Council.
    • The Minute Doctor Who Podcast.
    • The DWO WhoCast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #62: Babylon 5 - Confessions and Lamentations

    1 July 2012 (8:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Babylon 5 - Confessions and LamentationsSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, ‘Fake Keith’ and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, quarantined, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Confessions and Lamentations, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Dr Franklin is needing stimulation, Lennier’s wearing his chef’s hat and the Markab are feeling a touch unwell… But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Confessions and Lamentations...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • The Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5: Confessions and Lamentations.
    • Wikipedia: Confessions and Lamentations.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #135: Anniversary of Wood

    24 June 2012 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 59 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Anniversary of WoodSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who (and other): Anniversary Stories, play some Dead or Alive! and Dinner Party Guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:01 — Welcome!
    • 01:24 – News:
    • 01:35 — Doctor Who: The regenerated Experience.
    • 02:30 — Blake’s 7: Audio cast reunion play.
    • 03:58 — Robocop: Remake casts big acting names.
    • 05:55 — Shatner: BP Olympics medal lookalike.
    • 06:38 — Rush: Some popular beat album based on steampunk with Kevin J Anderson novel.
    • 07:45 — Mini Cooper: Steampunked car.
    • 08:58 — Xena: Lucy, Lawless by name…
    • 12:31 – Doctor Who (and more): Anniversary stories.
    • 29:56 – Dead or Alive!
    • 36:45 – Dinner Party Guests.
    • 41:47 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 53:36 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 54:30 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Blake’s 7.
    • Wikipedia: Robocop.
    • William Shatner.
    • Rush.
    • Wikipedia: Mini.
    • Stephen Stanton.
    • Wikipedia: Edward Goery.
    • ForceCast.net.
    • ForceCast.net: Uncle Moralos Bedtime Stories (Video).
    • Wikipedia: Phil Coulson.
    • The Liberating Podcast.
    • The Tin Dog Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #61: Doctor Who - School Reunion

    17 June 2012 (7:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - School ReunionSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, metal doggedly, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, School Reunion, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s getting it from both sides, Rose has a bad taste in her mouth and Sarah Jane feels abandoned. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: School Reunion...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – School Reunion.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – School Reunion.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #134: Billy Snuff

    10 June 2012 (8:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Billy SnuffSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet and Prometheus, have some more Things in Five Words and Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:50 — Welcome!
    • 02:31 – News:
    • 02:42 — Doctor Who: New companion to remain a mystery?
    • 04:45 — Sanctuary and Dirk Gently: Dead!
    • 07:48 — Planet of the Apes: Sequel of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes named Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
    • 09:52 — George Lucas: The throat himself is retiring.
    • 11:25 — Barrowman: Bell boating for the Queen.
    • 13:47 — Matt Smith: Smith carries the Olympic Torch in Cardiff.
    • 14:53 — Baftas: Steven Moffat, The Fades and Sherlock’s Moriarty, Andrew Scott, win awards.
    • 16:01 – Things in Five Words.
    • 19:06 – Prometheus.
    • 39:17 – Just a Minute.
    • 51:14 – Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet.
    • 71:26 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 83:46 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 84:22 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Syfy: Sanctuary.
    • BBC: Dirk Gently.
    • Wikipedia: Planet of the Apes (franchise).
    • Wikipedia: George Lucas (franchise).
    • John Barrowman.
    • Wikipedia: Matt Smith.
    • BAFTA.
    • Wikipedia: Prometheus (film).
    • Prometheus (official website).
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Tenth Planet.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Tenth Planet.
    • The Liberating Podcast.
    • An Improbable Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #60: Babylon 5 - In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum

    3 June 2012 (9:40am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 45 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Babylon 5 - In the Shadow of Z'ha'dumSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, gobsmacked, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Mr Morden is feeling confined, Sheridan smells a rat and Kosh is older than he looks. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • The Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5: In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum.
    • Wikipedia: In the Shadow of Z’ha’dum.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #133: Dodgy Direction

    27 May 2012 (8:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Dodgy DirectionSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden and Red Dwarf 5, have some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:40 — Welcome!
    • 02:15 – News:
    • 02:22 — Doctor Who: Bye bye, Pond!
    • 04:52 — Avengers Assemble: Storming the ticket sales chart.
    • 07:50 — Community: New episodes but creator sacked.
    • 09:45 — Blade Runner: New film will be a sequel.
    • 10:31 — Tron: Another sequel apparently likely.
    • 11:31 — Shatner: Guest presenter on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You.
    • 12:59 — Christopher Eccleston: Wants more stage work.
    • 13:38 — Ultavox: Brilliant? No.
    • 14:28 – Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden.
    • 29:42 – Things in Five Words.
    • 35:16 – Red Dwarf 5.
    • 50:55 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 74:05 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 74:44 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: The Avengers (2012 film).
    • Wikipedia: Community (TV Series).
    • Wikipedia: Blade Runner.
    • Wikipedia: Tron Legacy.
    • William Shatner.
    • Wikipedia: Christopher Eccleston.
    • Ultravox (some popular beat combo).
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Nightmare of Eden.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Nightmare of Eden.
    • Red Dwarf.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #59: Doctor Who - Tooth and Claw

    20 May 2012 (9:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 46 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - Tooth and ClawSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, howling, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, Tooth and Claw, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s pretending to be Scottish, Rose is being tied-up and the Queen is not amused. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Tooth and Claw.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Tooth and Claw.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #132: So Pertwee It Be

    13 May 2012 (8:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes and 48 seconds

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    So mote it beSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Daemons and Marvel Avengers Assemble, have some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:26 — Welcome!
    • 02:20 – News:
    • 02:30 — Doctor Who: New stage adaptations.
    • 03:40 — Misfits: Kelly gets real life community service!
    • 05:12 — Fringe: Final season greenlit.
    • 06:20 — Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book coming to the big screen.
    • 08:24 – Things in Five Words.
    • 12:31 – Doctor Who: The Daemons.
    • 38:14 – Things in Five Words.
    • 34:19 – Marvel Avengers Assemble.
    • 54:58 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 65:10 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 65:44 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Lass O’Gowrie.
    • E4: Misfits.
    • Wikipedia: Fringe.
    • Neil Gaiman.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Daemons.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Daemons.
    • Wikipedia: The Avengers (2012 film).
    • Marvel: Avengers Movie.
    • Podbean: The Liberating Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #58: Babylon 5 - The Coming of Shadows

    6 May 2012 (9:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Babylon 5 - The Coming of ShadowsSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, collapsing, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, The Coming of Shadows, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Centauri Emperor has a dicky heart, G’Kar wants to go a murdering and Kosh is making house calls. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Coming of Shadows...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • The Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5: The Coming of Shadows.
    • Wikipedia: The Coming of Shadows.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #131: Rose's Plastic Pals

    29 April 2012 (6:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 4 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Plastic MickeySummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the return of Doctor Who in 2005 with the episode Rose, have some more Things in Five Words, play Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:02 — Welcome!
    • 01:50 – News:
    • 01:55 — Doctor Who: Virgin pulls Tennant’s ad.
    • 02:56 — Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks fan remake.
    • 03:41 — Doctor Who: Karen Gillan now on twitter.
    • 04:38 — JK Rowling: New book named ‘The Casual Vacancy’.
    • 06:35 — Doctor Who: More not-lego on the way.
    • 08:03 – Things in Five Words.
    • 11:12 – Doctor Who: Rose (the episode).
    • 34:08 – Just a Minute.
    • 47:04 – A Staggering Day Out, on 24th June 2012.
    • 48:50 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 62:54 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 98:18 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • David Tennant.
    • Virgin Media.
    • YouTube: Power of the Daleks Re-Imagined, part one.
    • Twitter: Karen Gillan.
    • Twitter: Arthur Darvill.
    • Twitter: Steven Moffat.
    • Little, Brown: JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy.
    • Twitter: Darvill’s photo of Gillan mooning.
    • BBC: Doctor Who - Rose.
    • Wikipedia: Rose (Doctor Who episode).
    • Podbean: The Liberating Podcast.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • The Articles of the Shadow Proclamation.
    • Doctor Who Cast.
    • Travis Richey’s website (Inspector Spacetime actor).
    • Wikipedia: Biology 101 (Community episode).
    • Tumblr: Inspector Spacetime.
    • A quick guide to Inspector Spacetime.
    • Inspector Spacetime Confessions.
    • YouTube: Community – Inspector Spacetime.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #57: Doctor Who - New Earth

    22 April 2012 (8:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - New EarthSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, nursed, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who premiere story, New Earth, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s having a blow dry, Rose is slightly moist and Cassandra covets Rose’s body. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: New Earth...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – New Earth.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – New Earth.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #130: Doctors of Social Ineptitude

    15 April 2012 (8:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Drezzing for the occasionSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The TV Movie and The Big Bang Theory, have some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:45 — Welcome!
    • 01:47 – News:
    • 01:57 — Doctor Who: Hugo award nominations.
    • 03:49 — Being Human: Alive, The Fades: Dead.
    • 06:07 — Space 1999: Reimagined Space:2099 in the works.
    • 09:50 — Mass Effect: Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3.
    • 12:39 — David Tennant: Virgin Media advert ruffles BBC feathers.
    • 16:55 – Things in Five Words.
    • 19:14 – Doctor Who: The TV Movie.
    • 45:44 – Things in Five Words.
    • 48:37 – The Big Bang Theory.
    • 62:13 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 97:27 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 98:18 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Being Human.
    • BBC: The Fades.
    • Wikipedia: Space: 1999.
    • EA: MAss Effect.
    • David Tennant.
    • Virgin Media.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The TV Movie.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who (1996 film).
    • CBS: The Big Bang Theory.
    • Wikipedia: The Big Bang Theory.
    • DWO: Torchcast.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #56: Babylon 5 - Revelations

    8 April 2012 (9:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Babylon 5 - RevelationsSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, hatching, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Revelations, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Franklin’s giving Garibaldi special care and attention, Sheridan’s rather carelessly lost his wife and Delenn’s coming out. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Revelations...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • The Lurker’s Guide to Babylon 5: Revelations.
    • Wikipedia: Revelations.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #129: A Companion Extraordinaire

    1 April 2012 (8:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes and 49 seconds

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    A Companion ExtraordinaireSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who’s Ace and the new Dirk Gently TV episodes, have a round of Tea Duelling and some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:06 — Welcome!
    • 01:56 – News:
    • 02:09 — Doctor Who: New companion cast – Jenna-Louise Coleman.
    • 09:01 — Percy Jackson 2: Nathan Fillion and Anthony Head cast.
    • 10:35 — Doctor Who: Six more Target reprints coming.
    • 11:26 — RTD: Aliens vs Wizards becomes Wizards vs Aliens.
    • 12:16 — The Hobbit: Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry save a pub.
    • 14:39 – Things in Five Words.
    • 18:56 – Doctor Who: Ace.
    • 38:00 – Tea Duelling.
    • 50:41 – Podcast Anniversary: Join us in a trip to Cardiff, with Live Podcasting! (Sunday 24th June 2012)
    • 54:36 – Dirk Gently.
    • 62:51 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 97:49 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 98:14 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Jenna-Louise Coleman.
    • Wikipedia: Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
    • Wikipedia: Nathan Fillion.
    • Wikipedia: Anthony Head.
    • Wikipedia: Aliens vs Wizards.
    • Wikipedia: The Hobbit (2012 film).
    • Ian McKellen.
    • Stephen Fry.
    • Wikipedia: Ace (Doctor Who).
    • Staggering Stories YouTube Channel: Tea Duelling at the First Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
    • BBC: Dirk Gently.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #55: Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion

    25 March 2012 (8:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - The Christmas InvasionSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, pyjamaed, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who festive special, The Christmas Invasion, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s feeling a new man, Rose is grieving and the Queen is teetering on the edge. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Christmas Invasion.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Christmas Invasion.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #128: Investigators of Infernal IMAXery

    18 March 2012 (9:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 19 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Investigators of Infernal IMAXerySummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Jago & Litefoot Series 1 and John Carter at the IMAX, have another round of Just a Minute and some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:16 — Welcome!
    • 02:44 – News:
    • 02:55 — Doctor Who Roundup: New guest stars and deaths.
    • 04:58 — Primeval: Canadian spin-off cast and director details.
    • 06:30 — BBC America: Two new ‘genre’ series being developed.
    • 07:55 — Doctor Who Merchandise: Amy Pond doll, Minister of Chance now free and charity book – Behind the Sofa.
    • 11:21 — Dead: Artists Ralph McQuarrie and Moebius.
    • 12:23 – Things in Five Words.
    • 13:49 – John Carter [of Mars] and the Crawley IMAX.
    • 25:41 – Things in Five Words.
    • 29:06 – Jago and Litefoot: Series One.
    • 39:56 – Just a Minute.
    • 50:55 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 71:25 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 72:30 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Ben Browder.
    • Wikipedia: Amanda Tapping.
    • Wikipedia: Dennis Chinnery.
    • Wikipedia: Philip Madoc.
    • BBC America.
    • Big Chief Studios.
    • The Minister of Chance.
    • Behind the Sofa charity Doctor Who book.
    • Ralph McQuarrie.
    • Wikipedia: Jean Giraud (aka Moebius).
    • Disney: John Carter.
    • Big Finish: Jago and Litefoot (Investigators of Infernal Incidents).
    • Wikipedia: Just a Minute.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.
    • Podcast Awards Email Address (brandon.simpsons@tiscali.co.uk).


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #127: The Silent Stars Go Mahna Mahna

    4 March 2012 (10:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 8 seconds

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    The Silent Stars Go Mahna MahnaSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who novel ‘The Silent Stars Go By’ and ‘The Muppets’ (the recent film), review a Steampunk Convivial, have another round of Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:58 — Welcome!
    • 01:51 – News:
    • 02:05 — Doctor Who: Filming starts up for 14 new episodes.
    • 03:52 — J.K. Rowling: New ‘adult’ book coming.
    • 04:43 — Doctor Who (ish): Sophie Aldred takes David Tennant as her companion.
    • 05:59 — Dirk Gently: Returns for three new episodes on BBC Four.
    • 07:10 — Dead: Peter Halliday.
    • 08:31 — Benedict Cumberbatch: Star Trek photos.
    • 10:07 — Dredd: Karl Urban does his Dredd voice.
    • 10:45 — Doctor Who: Benedict Cumberbatch as the new Master?
    • 12:16 — Eternal Law: DEAD!
    • 13:00 — Babylon 5: Crumbly’s nightmares!
    • 14:31 – Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By.
    • 24:50 – Two Minute Review: The First Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
    • 30:22 – The Muppets (2011 film).
    • 40:24 – Just a Minute.
    • 45:49 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 73:53 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 74:45 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • J.K. Rowling.
    • Wikipedia: Sophie Aldred.
    • David Tennant.
    • BBC: Tree Fu Tom.
    • BBC: Dirk Gently.
    • Wikipedia: Peter Halliday.
    • Wikipedia: Benedict Cumberbatch.
    • Star Trek.
    • Wikipedia: Karl Urban.
    • Wikipedia: Judge Dredd.
    • YouTube: Happy 35th Birthday 2000 AD.
    • ITV: Eternal Law.
    • Wikipedia: Eternal Law.
    • Warner Brothers: Babylon 5.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Silent Stars Go By.
    • Facebook Event: The First Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
    • Staggering Stories YouTube Channel: Tea Duelling at the First Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
    • Epsom Guardian: ‘Steampunks in Surrey’.
    • Wikipedia: The Muppets (film).
    • Wikipedia: Just a Minute.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: Crunchyroll – Steingate.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: DC Universe Online MMO.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: Darth Palgueis.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: Amazon.com – Star Wars books.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: YouTube – Red Letter Phantom Menace review.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: IMDB – Sapphire and Steel.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: Rotten Tomatoes – Time Bandits.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: All Star Trek episodes.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: DC Comics – Kingdom Come.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: The Hunger Games.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: Doctor Who Cast.
    • Adrian’s Feedback Link: New Who Podcast.
    • Voyagers in the TARDIS Podcast.
    • YouTube: The Mine-Cast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.
    • Podcast Awards Email Address (brandon.simpsons@tiscali.co.uk).


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #53: Doctor Who - The Parting of the Ways

    26 February 2012 (10:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 1 second

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - The Parting of the WaysSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, fantasticed, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Parting of the Ways, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Rose has abandonment issues, Jack’s got a big weapon in his hand, the TARDIS is in need of a gentle tug and the Doctor’s faced with repeating history all over again. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Parting of the Ways...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Parting of the Ways.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Parting of the Ways.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #126: Brian's Alive!

    19 February 2012 (10:38am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 31 seconds

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    The Torchwood 6Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the SFX Weekender convention, Being Human 4.1 and 4.2, play some Doctor Who related Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:12 — Welcome!
    • 02:12 – News:
    • 02:27 — Doctor Who: New Who S7 writers and a director named.
    • 03:46 — The Hobbit: Billy Connolly added to cast.
    • 04:37 — Doctor Who: Rory & Fourth Doctor cut-outs and Doctor Who Insider: DEAD!
    • 06:50 — Doctor Who and Star Trek: IDW comic crossover.
    • 07:57 — Doctor Who: Cubicle 7 finally releases Eleventh Doctor update (maybe!)
    • 09:39 – The SFX Weekender 3 convention and other Welsh excursions.
    • 27:18 – Just a Minute.
    • 38:28 – Being Human: episodes 4.1 and 4.2.
    • 51:00 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 72:20 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 72:49 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: The Hobbit (2012 film).
    • Wikipedia: Billy Connolly.
    • Star Cutouts.
    • IDW Publishing comics.
    • Cubicle 7 (Makers of the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG).
    • SFX Weekender.
    • Wikipedia: Just a Minute.
    • BBC: Being Human.
    • YouTube: “I am (not) the doctor” Murray Gold on the piano.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • Voyagers in the TARDIS Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.
    • Podcast Awards Email Address (brandon.simpsons@tiscali.co.uk).


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #52: Doctor Who - Bad Wolf

    12 February 2012 (11:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - Bad WolfSummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, big brothered, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Bad Wolf, and spout our usual nonsense!

    The Doctor’s feeling housebound, Rose is voting to the death and Captain Jack’s got a dimensionally transcendental orifice. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Bad Wolf...

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Bad Wolf.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Bad Wolf.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #125: The Five Word Shuffle

    5 February 2012 (9:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 22 seconds

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    After AmySummary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Big Finish Doctor Who story ‘Destination: Nerva’, consider what sort of character we might like to replace Amy, play lots of a new word game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:47 — Welcome!
    • 01:13 – News:
    • 01:26 — Doctor Who and Merlin: Awards awarded.
    • 03:09 — RTD: SJA replacement – Aliens vs Wizards.
    • 05:07 — Quickfire News Roundup:
    • 05:11 —– Minister of Chance: Now free!
    • 05:21 —– Being Human: Back on UK TV on Sunday 5th February 2012.
    • 05:43 —– Doctor Who: New novel ‘Dark Horizons’.
    • 06:33 —– Douglas Adams: Virtual 60th birthday party event.
    • 06:53 —– Star Wars: Uncut fan recreation in 15 second segments.
    • 07:38 – Things in Five Words.
    • 12:55 – Doctor Who: After Amy.
    • 25:22 – Doctor Who: Destination: Nerva.
    • 35:19 – Things in Five Words.
    • 40:13 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 70:48 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 71:19 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Merlin.
    • Russell T Davies.
    • The Minister of Chance.
    • BBC: Being Human.
    • Douglas Adams: The Party.
    • Star Wars Uncut.
    • Big Finish: Destination: Nerva.
    • Big Finish: Sherlock Holmes Range.
    • Lit2Go: Free Sherlock Holmes Audiobooks.
    • Save Undershaw Campaign.
    • Voyagers in the TARDIS Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.
    • Podcast Awards Email Address (brandon.simpsons@tiscali.co.uk).


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #124: Holmesian High Jump

    22 January 2012 (11:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Sherlock: Series 2Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Sherlock: Series 2, have a retrospective on the year 2011, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 00:59 — Welcome!
    • 01:34 – News:
    • 01:47 — Doctor Who: Another Script to Screen competition.
    • 02:56 — Star Trek: Sherlock & Mickey Smith join Star Trek 2.
    • 03:58 — Being Human: Another cast member quits the programme.
    • 05:54 — Karen Gillan: Award nominations and she takes Manhattan.
    • 08:09 — Benedict Cumberbatch: Held at gunpoint in South Africa.
    • 09:35 — Doctor Who: Amateur stage production of Midnight.
    • 10:36 — Doctor Who: Moffat tweets about Sophia Myles, rumours go mad.
    • 13:29 – Sherlock: Series 2.
    • 29:02 – Retrospective on the year 2011..
    • 54:41 – Predictions Competition Winner..
    • 57:50 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 115:38 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 116:11 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Untitled Star Trek sequel.
    • BBC: Being Human.
    • Wikipedia: Karen Gillan.
    • Wikipedia: Benedict Cumberbatch.
    • Doctor Who: Midnight.
    • Twitter: Steven Moffat.
    • Twitter: Sophia Myles.
    • BBC: Sherlock.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.
    • Podcast Awards Email Address (brandon.simpsons@tiscali.co.uk).


  • Staggering Stories Commentary #50: Doctor Who - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

    15 January 2012 (10:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 0 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, caretakered, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Cyril’s got oversized specs, Reg is following the light, the King and Queen and very wooden and Amy makes the Doctor moist. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobea|

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #123: The Head, the Predictions and the Cardboard Box

    8 January 2012 (2:02pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: ‘The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe’, our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams and Fears for 2012, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2011, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:02 — Welcome!
    • 02:06 – News:
    • 02:09 — Doctor Who: 2011 Christmas Special did well.
    • 03:51 — 3D Films: Whedon’s Avengers and Abrams Star Trek 2 to be converted from 2D.
    • 08:00 — Doctor Who: Worlds in Time MMO open preview now available.
    • 09:31 — Star Trek: Drink your tea out of Dr McCoy’s head!
    • 12:11 – Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
    • 28:13 – Bill Bailey’s Doctor Who Theme.
    • 32:52 – Predictions, Fears and Hopes & Dreams for the future:
    • 33:33 — How wrong we were: Predictions for 2011.
    • 52:47 — How wrong we were: Fears for 2011.
    • 57:43 — How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2011.
    • 44:36 — Predictions for 2012.
    • 52:47 — Fears for 2012.
    • 57:43 — Hopes and Dreams for 2012.
    • 63:46 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself atA show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 106:41 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 107:17 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
    • Doctor Who: Worlds in Time MMO.
    • Marvel: Avengers film.
    • Wikipedia: Untitled Star Trek sequel.
    • Kirby’s Doctor Who Clock.
    • Mister M’s Review of Misfits S1 and S2.
    • The 20MB Doctor Who Podcast.
    • One Man from Manassas.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Mr Dalek and the Twenty Throod of Novemby

    7 January 2012 (7:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 50 seconds

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    This missed Christmas, so let’s instead try to fight off those New Year blues! To this end, we proudly present a new Mr Dalek Audio Adventure on our podcast feed.

    This exciting story, new to audio, is written by long time Mr Dalek fan, Benjamin F Elliott, and narrated by Siobhan Gallichan in the unique Unwinese language (kindly translated for us by John Ranson). So, prime your sucker arm for Mr Dalek and the Twenty Throod of Novemby!

    Enjoy!



  • Staggering Stories Commentary #49: Doctor Who - Boom Town

    1 January 2012 (10:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 1 second

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, unzipped, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Boom Town, and spout our usual nonsense!

    Margaret’s battling with bad breath, Mickey’s feeling some short lived character progression and Captain Jack’s a spare wheel. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Boom Towna|

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – Boom Town.
    • Wikipedia: Doctor Who – Boom Town.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #122: Six Podcasters a-Playing

    25 December 2011 (10:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the past Doctor Who Christmas Specials, play some festive games, are read a nativnal Doctor Who story, pull some crackers, watch Crumbly unwrap, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:29 — Welcome!
    • 02:32 – News:
    • 02:40 — Doctor Who: The Ponds to vanish.
    • 04:16 — Doctor Who: Two missing episodes not so missing now.
    • 06:42 — Doctor Who: TV signals bouncing back to Earth?
    • 08:18 — Doctor Who: Lego Dalek.
    • 10:23 — Star Trek vs Star Wars: George Takei says join forces against Twilight.
    • 11:11 – Christmas Crackers!
    • 15:46 – Festive Game: Swanee-Kazoo.
    • 21:25 – Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials.
    • 40:48 – Festive Game: Myth or Truth?
    • 52:40 – Nanny Ireland: Befuddled in Bethlehem.
    • 64:31 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself atA show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 93:35 – Competition Time!
    • 96:13 – Crumbly Unwraps.
    • 75:05 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 75:50 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Karen Gillan.
    • BBC News: Missing Doctor Who episodes discovered.
    • Combom: Old TV signals NOT bouncing back to Earth.
    • BBC News: Family builds life size Lego Dalek.
    • Holywood Life: aStar Treka legend George Takei slams aTwilighta.
    • Wikipedia: Christmas Crackers
    • Wikipedia: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue: Swanee-Kazoo.
    • Facebook: Nicola’s Norks.
    • Buy.com: Remote control flying shark.
    • One Man from Manassas.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • DWPA Podcast #016: 'Time 5' DWAS Convention Interviews, Oct 2011

    22 December 2011 (10:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 30 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Summary:
    Welcome to the sixteenthA Doctor Who Podcast AllianceA episode. This podcast features interviews with guests at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society Convention ‘Time 5‘, as held at Riverside Studios in London on the 31st of October 2011.

    The interviews were conducted by Jean Riddler (of the Staggering Stories podcast), with occasional interruptions by Adam J Purcell. A The interviewees were:A Richard Franklin, Gareth David-Lloyd, Louise Page, Andrew Beech and Paul Darrow.

    A big thank you to the five interviewees, the DWAS event organisers and Seb from Doctor Who Online who arranged for these interviews to take place.

    The podcast timings:

    • 00:00 a Theme tune and intro.
    • 01:15a Richard Franklin.
    • 06:13 – Gareth David-Lloyd.
    • 10:38 – Louise Page.
    • 19:41 – Andrew Beech.
    • 26:07 – Paul Darrow.
    • 29:25 – Goodbye and closing theme.

    Vital Links:

    • The Doctor Who Podcast Alliance -A http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/
    • Doctor Who Appreciation Society -A http://www.dwasonline.co.uk/
    • Riverside Studios -A http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/
    • The Staggering Stories Podcast -A http://www.staggeringstories.net/
    • Doctor Who Online -A http://www.drwho-online.co.uk/


  • Staggering Stories Podcast #121: The Tear Jerk

    11 December 2011 (11:01am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Summary:
    Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the ‘Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot’, things that make us have something in our eye, the end of ‘Star Wars Galaxies’ and the beginning of ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’, play ‘Guess the Thing’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 01:07 — Welcome!
    • 02:00 – News:
    • 02:07 — Doctor Who: The Motion Picture (2).
    • 06:01 — Doctor Who: Christmas Special dated.
    • 08:40 — Anne McCaffrey: Dead!
    • 09:41 — The Dark Knight Rises: Prologue on before IMAX Mssion Impossible screenings.
    • 10:41 — Russell T Davies: Back in the UK due to partner’s illness.
    • 11:15 — John Barrowman: Thief Taker!
    • 13:20 – Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot Adventure Game.
    • 23:48 – Guess the Thing!
    • 25:56 – Things that have made us… have something in our eye.
    • 41:53 – Guess the Thing!
    • 47:25 – Goodbye Star Wars Galaxies, hello Star Wars The Old Republic.
    • 58:24 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself atA show@StaggeringStories.net
    • 75:05 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 75:50 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
    • Wikipedia: Anne McCaffrey.
    • Wikipedia: The Dark Knight Rises.
    • Russell T Davies.
    • John Barrowman.
    • BBC: Doctor Who – The Adventure Games.
    • Wikipedia: Star Wars Galaxies.
    • Star Wars: The Old Republic.
    • First Ones (Babylon 5 Encyclopaedia): David Sheridan.
    • One Man from Manassas.
    • WordPress: The Doctor Who Archives Podcast.
    • Talkshoe: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • WordPress: The Pratchett Podcast.
    • ‘Who’ – Is The Man Cast.
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Twitter: Adam J Purcell.


  • DWPA Podcast #015: Richard Dinnick, 'Big Finish Companion' Author Interview

    8 December 2011 (6:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 28 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Summary:
    Welcome to the fifteenthA Doctor Who Podcast AllianceA episode. This podcast features an interview with the author of the new ‘Big Finish Companion‘ book, Richard Dinnick, by Dr. Phillip W. SernaA from the Adventures in Time, Space and Music Podcast. It was conducted at Chicago TARDISA in November 2011. A A big thank you to Dr. Phill for this wonderful interview.

    Vital Links:

    • Richard Dinnick -A http://www.richarddinnick.com/
    • Richard Dinnick on Twitter -A http://www.twitter.com/richarddinnick
    • The Big Finish Companion -A http://www.bigfinish.com/The-Big-Finish-Companion-Volume-1
    • Big Finish Productions -A http://www.bigfinish.com/
    • Doctor Who Podcast Alliance -A http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/
    • The Chicago TARDIS -A http://www.chicagotardis.com/
    • The Chicago TARDIS on Facebook -A http://www.facebook.com/chicagotardis
    • The Chicago TARDIS on Twitter -A http://www.twitter.com/chicagotardis
    • Adventures in Time, Space and Music PodcastA -A http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/

     



 
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