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Staggering Stories Podcast #261: Of Companions and Pilots
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episode ‘The Pilot’ and discuss what makes a Doctor Who companion, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 02:29 — Welcome! 02:21 – News: 02:36 — Star Trek: Discovery narrowly avoids Worf. 04:41 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #260: Masterfully Unbound
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2016 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset ‘The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 3 – The Unbound Universe’ and discuss Doctor Who’s The Master in general, play a game, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #259: British Robots Invasion of Earth 2150AD
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1966 film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. and the 2017 film The Lego Batman Movie, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:15 — Welcome! 02:01 – News: 02:20 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #258: That Osgood and Kate Sound
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss possibilities for the next Doctor on Doctor Who, review the first three Big Finish UNIT New Series boxsets, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:20 — Welcome! 01:42 – News: 02:04 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #257: Holistic Double Banking
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss BBC America/Netflix’s ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ and Douglas Adams’ time on Doctor Who, play some games, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:20 — Welcome! 02:14 – No news […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #256: The Double Whammy
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss Peter Capaldi’s departure from Doctor Who and the legend that was John Hurt, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:25 — Welcome! 02:09 – News: 02:20 […]

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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!