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Staggering Stories Commentary #211: Doctor Who – World Enough and Time
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, pained, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘World Enough and Time’, and spout our usual nonsense! Bill’s innards are feeling a bit of a draft, Razor is channeling Zathras and the Doctor is taking years to do anything. But enough of […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #282: Lighting Up Leicester
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2013 Big Finish Doctor Who 50th anniversary story ‘The Light at the End’, discuss their visit to the Doctor Who convention ‘Science of the Time Lords’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #210: Babylon 5 – The Wheel of Fire
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bargaining, in front of the Season 5 Babylon 5 episode ‘The Wheel of Fire’, and spout our usual nonsense! G’Kar has become a cult, Delenn has a parasite and Lochley finally does something. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #281: Ruler of Swindon (or maybe Sweden?)
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss our Top Ten 2017 Films, review the 2017 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset ‘The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 4 – Ruler of the Universe’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #209: Doctor Who – The Eaters of Light
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:55

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, consuming, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘The Eaters of Light’, and spout our usual nonsense! Bill has fallen down a hole (again), Nardole is getting inked up and Kar is fending off a demon. But enough of their problems, please […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #280: Welcome to the Annual Predictability
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss Capaldi’s best Doctor Who bits, review the film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2018, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2017, find some general news, […]

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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!