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Staggering Stories Commentary #194: Babylon 5 – Endgame
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:24

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, earthbound, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 penultimate episode, Endgame, and spout our usual nonsense! Sheridan is talking Clark to death, Marcus is turning tail and Ivanova is not taking much interest. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #265: Wonder Cough
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘The Lie of the Land’ and ‘Empress of Mars’, discuss the 2017 film ‘Wonder Woman’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #193: Doctor Who – Smile
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:54

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, emojied, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘Smile’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is interfering with a new species, Bill has a decision to make and the Vardy just want everybody to be happy. But enough of their problems, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #264: Stimulated Reality
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 16:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steve Brittain review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘Extemis’ and ‘The Pyramid at the End of the World’, discuss the Big Finish boxset ‘Charlotte Pollard, Series Two’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #192: Babylon 5 – Between the Darkness and the Light
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 28 May 2017 08:33

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, sprung, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Between the Darkness and the Light, and spout our usual nonsense! Sheridan is sporting a fetching head band, Garibaldi is looking for mercy and Ivanova is feeling crushed. But enough of their problems, please […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #263: Musical Helmets
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 20 May 2017 14:03

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘Knock Knock’ and ‘Oxygen’, tell of their recent visit to the Doctor Who studios in Cardiff and the Capitol 2 Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: […]

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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!