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Staggering Stories Commentary #242: Doctor Who – Once, Upon Time
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, displaced, in front of 2021 Doctor Who episode ‘Once, Upon Time’, and spout our usual nonsense! Vinder has a problem with his Serpent, Yaz is just playing a videogame and the Doctor’s put her coat on inside out. But enough of their problems, please […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #384: A Dalek Named Eve
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 09 Jan 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2022 Doctor Who story Eve of the Daleks, play a game, come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2022, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2021, find some general news, and […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #241: Doctor Who – War of the Sontarans
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 02 Jan 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, battled, in front of 2021 Doctor Who episode ‘War of the Sontarans’, and spout our usual nonsense! Mary Seacole is left to take notes, Dan is betting his life on a wok and the Doctor has some potato heads to deal with. But enough […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #383: The Santy Claus Insanity
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 25 Dec 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Big Finish Doctor Who audio The One Doctor and the 1964 film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, play some games, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #240: Doctor Who – The Halloween Apocalypse
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, fluxxed, in front of 2021 Doctor Who episode ‘The Halloween Apocalypse’, and spout our usual nonsense! Dan’s got that shrinking feeling, Karvanista has that doggy smell and the Doctor’s now sleeping in the console room? But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #382: An Awfully Big Adventure
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the new Doctor Who episodes Survivors of the Flux and The Vanquishers, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:22 — Welcome! 02:18 – News: 02:30 — Doctor […]

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Doctor Who: I Remember...
50 Years of Doctor Who

By Keith Dunn


Its been ten years since the fortieth and Adam (master of the web site & all things podcasty) requested an update to our thoughts on what Doctor Who means to me.

Yes I could do that, rattle of about fifty words, memories of Yetis on the underground, black & white Unicorns, conventions & joy.

What's that I've already done that ten years ago and at least three podcasts. What it means to me but it means joy! Some might consider this a bit sad but some of the most happiest time of my life are at least remotely connect to,the show.

Let me explain, recently we have had a new arrival a grandson (construct 1.1 as it were) which is one of the best things to happen & wouldn't have happened if I hadn't met Karen at a Dr Who convention down in Swindon . Its also the simple pleasures taking breakfast, with Karen at a local cafe every Saturday morning(which I admit, I spend most of the time just gazing at her)

I never really got bullied at school, couldn't be bothered or find the time (never start a fight but always finish one) certainly nothing that could be linked back to Who.

I can remeber the almost physical jolt of excitement that would pass through me when I found a new target book at W.H.Smith or the later Virgin or BBC books at waterstones.

Its things like sitting in a chair in the front room some 20 years ago reading a book with the boys playing in the background, slowly realizing I can hear them playing Remembrance of the Daleks.

Its small victories of winning a friendly old argument that Who is no different from football ( scarf v Manchester united colours, not real v just a game, location & set visits v Wembley & old Trafford which always ends with " but there just actors!"

"From what I here so are the majority of football players".

"Yea, yea your probably right".

Its the suppressed excitement sitting down to watch the start of a new season (even now after all these years).

Its the discussion and friendly arguments over coffee in the kitchen that eventually evolved in to the podcast.

There are people I confide in when things go wrong or I need reassurance that I only meet through the show.

Its being there for people when the bottom of their world drops out.

Its being in Cardiff talking to a complete stranger about the Tennant coat she's wearing and nattering away for about half an hour like old friends.

I could go on but I would only end up repeating myself . My life may not be perfect but Im content with it, my thoughts & memories are only of joy.