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Staggering Stories Podcast #403: The Shatner Frontier
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 02 Oct 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn review Torchwood: God Among Us Vol. 1 (Big Finish) and the 1989 film Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:08 — Welcome! 02:05- News: 02:16 — Doctor Who: Centenary […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #402: Special Speculations
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 18 Sep 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn speculate and share their hopes for the Doctor Who 60th anniversary special, play a game, find a tiny bit of news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:38 — Welcome! 01:24 – News: 01:34 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #401: No Touch Podcast!
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 04 Sep 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Seeds of Doom and the 1984 film The NeverEnding Story, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:59 — Welcome! 02:13 – News: 02:13 — Doctor Who: Season […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #400: Party on, Vardans!
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Aug 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time, and Bill and Ted Face the Music, play some games, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 02:12 — Welcome! 03:10 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #399: Like It’s 2016
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Aug 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1, share our memories of Bernard Cribbins, Nichelle Nichols and David Warner, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:09 — Welcome! 01:36 – News: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #398: Weaponised Winking and 80s Music
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 24 Jul 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Out of Time 3 – Wink (Big Finish) and Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 2, discuss watching the Peter Cushing Dalek films at the cinema recently, recommend Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, find some general news, and […]

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Doctor Who: I Remember... "Remember I"

By Keith Dunn


Right, says Tony, I want an article about what Doctor Who means to you, ready for the next update.

He doesn't want much, just blood from a stone (writing well doesn't easy come to me)

Sit at the keyboard until blood starts to seep from forehead.

Ok lets work my way up to this. My earliest Who memories are probably my earliest memories. To begin with, it's the second Doctor being chased down by a unicorn. I can't remember any Yeti stories but I can remember calling Auton energy units Yeti eggs and being very disconcerted when we traveled through disused underground stations on the train.

I can remember the sense of anticipation after tea on a Saturday waiting for Grandstand round up to finish, I can remember being told that I'm too close to the T.V., sit back, or to sit over here to stop mum from being frightened. (I don't remember hiding behind the sofa or watching through a crack in the door, it was always up close and personal, though my mum may say differently).

That was what the Mary Whitehouse brigade couldn't understand; everything was going to be all right. The Doctor was there!

Later came the conventions, starting with Longleat and the queues (yes I was one of the people who lent against the wall to look at my program and a queue started behind me), but mostly it was the sense of silly fun. It was talking to people that I have never met before and have never met again but they had the same mind set as me (at some places the queues got so crushed together that if you bent over to pick up a thrown postcard you couldn't get up again. I helped many young American ladies off the floor that day).

I then moved on to proper conventions where I met people who were true friends, people to whom I'd like know what happened. We have drifted due to time and distance but every now and then one will pop back in to my life. But this time of my life can be summed up in one word (well looking back it can) joy, pure unbound joy.

It's where I met Karen (by connecting straws to drink my cider!) and later married (later followed by two sons).

It was performing the Whovian Brothers in front of about 50 people with Shawn (Now gone and sadly missed but not forgotten).

It's were I first met Jean in That! Dress (I could never work out whether she was outside that dress trying to get in or inside that dress trying to get out.)

It's the look on Paul's face when he told us he had been commissioned for his first book,

It was meeting Heather; the only thing she can do is in lighten your life.

Later Adam snaked in, bringing his own bizarre sense of humor, Tony gatecrashed into my life, then followed by Andy (with his booming laugh)

So in answer to Tony's question, "what does Doctor Who mean to you?": joy, fun, anticipation and love. A good way to spend 25 minutes or a weekend.