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Staggering Stories Podcast #306: Seasonal Ranking
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn discuss the 2019 Doctor Who New Year’s Special, rank the eleven ‘New Who’ Doctor Who series, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:40 — Welcome! 02:14 – News: 02:25 — […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #221: Doctor Who – The Tsuranga Conundrum
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Jan 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, hospitalised, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode, ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor isn’t feeling herself, Yaz needs to kick the monster and Graham has become a doula. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #305: Annual Judgement
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 30 Dec 2018 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss Doctor Who Series 11, play some games, come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2019, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2018, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #220: Doctor Who – Arachnids in the UK
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 23 Dec 2018 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, scuttling, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode ‘Arachnids in the UK’, and spout our usual nonsense! Yaz finally gets some development, Robertson trumps nobody and the Doctor must be getting tired of giant spiders. But enough of their problems, please sit down […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #304: The Battle of Rancid Old Koalas
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss two Doctor Who stories: It Takes You Away and The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos, pull some Christmas crackers, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #219: Doctor Who – Rosa
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, segregated, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode, ‘Rosa’, and spout our usual nonsense! Ryan is feeling the sting of history, Graham doesn’t want to be there and the Doctor cannot stop this injustice. But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]

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

By Siobhan Gallichan


Ten Years Later...

Where was I?

Oh yes. Right. Got it. Purcell-face wants another 'Oh, I remember Doctor Who' thingy.

To be honest, I sort of gave my all in the one for the fortieth. However, I said that I'd try to update it for the last ten years... Oh dear.

I shall be honest. I find modern Doctor Who far more disposable then 'classic' Doctor Who. I don't tend to go back and watch it anywhere near as much as I do it's predecessor. Doesn't mean that I don't enjoy it. I do. Aside from the odd episode that is... I'm not sure why this is. Maybe the familiarity of the original series being like a warm cocoon? Somewhere safe to let your mind come back to. To hide from the world with? I dunno.

The splurge of merchandising has certainly taken me aback. A lot of it is incredibly tacky. Obviously, the programme is being milked for all it is worth. The cosying up to America is one example of this. I watched the 'Doctor Who in the USA' programme on the Series 7 box set. Dear Bod, how far up America's arse is the Beeb???? Sickeningly sycophantic. And so, so cynical. Maybe I'm just getting old – this is obviously what the world is like nowadays. However, I really don't like it. It's like Comic Cons... glorious monuments to greed. So very depressing. And I'm just as bad. I would wander around, drooling at all the pretty shiny shinys..

Still, personally, things are on the up. As you may have noticed, er, I'm now Siobhan. Surprise! I'm running The Flashing Blade podcast – my own little baby that's been going for four years or more now. I left Staggering Stories just as I got very ill. Being ill gave me a bit of a new perspective on life, to be honest. I don't count my chickens now. Much.

I've fallen out of love with Fandom, however. And podcasting. Been doing it too long. How Radio Free Skaro keep going is anyone's guess. As Aunty Vanessa said....

Sorry this isn't. And that it's a bit of a downer. But, well, that's life...

 

Siobhan Gallichan wants an automated laser monkey. And a space hat!