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Staggering Stories Commentary #198: Babylon 5 – Day of the Dead
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, visited, in front of the Neil Gaiman’s Season 5 Babylon 5 episode ‘Day of the Dead’, and spout our usual nonsense! Zooty has a terrible secret, Lennier has a shadowy visitor, Lochley is trying to establish an identity for herself and Kosh has another […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #269: Jago, Litefoot and AsBill
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn have a retrospective on Doctor Who ‘Series 10’, discuss Big Finish’s ‘Jago and Litefoot, Series 4’ audio boxset, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #197: Doctor Who – Knock Knock
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:58

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bugged, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘Knock Knock’, and spout our usual nonsense! Bill has herself some new digs, the Doctor is suddenly a man with a van and the landlord has a wood infestation. But enough of their problems, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #268: Whittaker and Watling
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, remember Deborah Watling, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:37 — Welcome! 02:07 – News: […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #196: Babylon 5 – Rising Star
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, allied, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 penultimate episode Rising Star, and spout our usual nonsense! Sheridan has a new job offer, Garibaldi has an impromptu rescue to mount, Ivanova jumps ship and everyone is generally very busy. But enough of their […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #267: The Doctor has a Fall
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:23

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’, take look back at Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who: Spare Parts’ audio play, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 […]

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Dalek Vs. Dalek: The Dalek Races

Welcome again to the Skaro Speed Trials! Last year saw the Master put on trial against Dezmond T Dalek, with hilarious consequences. Will we ever see the implosive like of that again? Well, this year might just top even that! Last year's winner, Dezmond, is up against new challenger, Wayne Dalek, who is sporting the new 'bling-mobile' casing. Can Dezmond's old reliable tech beat out this newcomer?

Millions of Daleks out there must be perched on the corner of their travel machines in anticipation, we certainly are.

The first race is a straight sprint. As with all the events this year, all exterminations have been banned, so sadly we won't see a repeat of the mass carnage of two years ago. Just why a delegation of Thals thought it safe to spectate that year is anyone's guess. Anyway, it looks like they are about to start... Yes, they're off!

 

Dalek Vs. Dalek Sprint

An early lead for Wayne! Dezmond just cannot keep up! This is a one mutant race. Wayne has won the first event. Dezmond isn't looking happy - you can tell by the way he's waggling his eyestalk that he's burning to exterminate someone...

 

Dalek Vs. Dalek Sprint Altercation

What's this?! Dezmond has barged Wayne. Yes, there is quite an altercation down on the finishing line now. The Dalek judges are waving some menacing cylinders at the two contestants. That's calming them down - neither wants a dose of the Movellan virus! And who can blame them - that stuff gives burning itching sensations in the worst of places!

Next up is the Obstacle Course. This event replaces last years Assault Course. As they are not allowed to actually assault anyone this time, they must instead each navigate around a series of objects. The course itself is not marked, so they must first commit the course to memory. Any deviations from the course, or crashing into the obstacles, will incur time penalties.

 

Dezmond's Obstacle Course

Dezmond has come in last again! The judges are totalling up the points and it's looking like a close run thing after Wayne's missing of a waypoint. The judges have awarded it to the defending champion - Dezmond! I've never seen a crowd of spectating Daleks doing Mexican Waves, until now! Dezmond is certainly popular down here today!

 

Carpet Edging Challenge

Now it's the Carpet Edging Challenge! Do either of these Daleks have what it takes to conquer the sudden incline? Both are clearly struggling. They are almost over but both now appear to be stuck! You can just see that they want to cover their eyestalks in shame... No, they've both asked for assistance. They've both given up! Nill points. Let's see if they can do any better once helped up onto the carpet...

 

Carpet Burns

They are both doing surprisingly well! The crowd are cheering 'exterminate!' in appreciation. They may have had trouble getting onto the carpet but once on there they are trundling on nicely! Wayne is creating a slow but steady lead, however. Yes, Wayne has it again. 2-1 to Wayne.

 

Daleks Ready for Stair Challenge

Now it is the ultimate challenge! The stairs! Down they must go, the first one to reach the bottom without falling will win this event. Can Dezmond bring it up to a draw?

The twitching of their weapons shows you just how nervous both these Daleks are. I wouldn't like to be in their casings right now. As we await the starting explosion you could cut the atmosphere with a Dalek Death Ray! There it is! They're off!

 

Stair Crash

Oh No! Both of them forgot to activate their hover modes! That's got to smart! What are the chances! I bet that's bruised their tentacles...

Well, there we have it. Wayne, and his new bling casing, has won this years Dalek Races! His reward? He will be sent to the front line of the Time War! The lucky Dalek!