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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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K'Retalra

As inhabiting the mind of Keith Dunn


Imperial High Command
security read out report
    K Ratalra vesti Reshtarc

SECURITY READOUT

K'Ratalra vestai Restrac.

Born in the Klin province of Kronos to an important family line.

Ratalra was encouraged in all the opportunities that his position in society had to offer him. He excelled at all the warrior arts (weapon smith, Duelling, unarmed combat). But his passion soon developed to powered flight, where he built up a solid background by using and maintaining his uncle's flier.

He entered the fleet academy and the division of helm/navigation, with background training in starship weaponry and engineering. Thanks to his high grades his cadet cruise was in the expeditionary forces aboard a D7 I.K.V. DEVISTATOR. The mission was star mapping an uncharted region of space beyond Klingon borders. In the third month of the mission the Devistator encountered 2 unidentified starships (later discovered to be among the first encounters with the Cardassian union). In the resulting battle the Devistator's bridge along with its crew were destroyed. Bringing the emergency bridge (manned by one senior officer and cadet crew) on line. A micro warp stratagem used by Ratalra gave the weapons officer a clear shot at the unshielded rear of a Cardassian ships destroying one and crippling the other.

He graduated from the academy with an Imperial commendation and promoted to Lieutenant.

His first posting was to the Imperial navy aboard the T3 class I.K.V. BLOOD TALON where his methods (called needlessly reckless by some) brought him into conflict with his immediate superiors. He was transferred after one year.

The next ship was a K4 class gunboat I.K.V. BLUE LIGHTNING. Where he excelled in many engagements on the Rom border. With the death of the Chief Helmsman (repulsing Romulan incursions) Ratalra was promoted to LT Commander and given the position of Chief Helmsman. As with Klingon tradition he accepted the prefix of ‘K’ in front of his birth name. After three successful years on I.K.V. Blue Lightning K'Ratalra went to Dept-head /command college.

Graduating with a grade level of 9.5 he was posted to the expeditionary forces aboard the D10 Riskadh class cruiser I.K.V. WARGIVER. He was there for three years. In one engagement with Orion privateers he was seriously wounded in action but stayed at his post. At the end of his 3 year term he transferred to the recently established Cardassian border aboard the K'Vort class I.K.V. DEATH FANG. After a term of 4 years he was forced to participate in the "honourable retirement" of the Captain and First officer whose decisions were becoming more erratic.

He was transferred and given the position of Chief Helm/First Officer aboard the K'Vort class I.K.V. DEATH LOOK. The 3 year term included the discovery and subjugation of 3 worlds, one of which had a high di-lithium content. He then was given a sidewise promotion by his captain in to Tactical division were he planed many ground and space born combats.

Since the multiple time line crisis in the Triangle he has served aboard the I.K.V. ghop ta’ voDleh a Kvort class bird of prey were he has tested his skills against all manner of enemies.

 

IN SUMMARY

K'Ratalra has proven to be a competent commander. Inspires confidence and loyalty in his men. But, he soon becomes bored without new challenges.

He gives loyalty to the Empire, his ship and any commander he serves under. He has something of a maverick reputation and will react with unpredictable ruthlessness when cornered.

 

Summary of service experience

Entered Academy
Cadet Cruise I.K.V. DEVESTATOR 0.5 Years, promoted Lt
1st Term I.K.V. BLOOD TALON 1 Year
2nd Term I.K.V. BLUE LIGHTNING 2 Years, promoted Lt Cmder
3rd Term I.K.V. WAR GIVER 3 Years
4th Term I.K.V. DEATHFANG 4 Years
5th Term I.K.V. DEATH LOOK 3 Years
6th Term I.K.V. BLUE DEATH 3 Years, transferred to tactical
7th Term I.K.V. ghop ta’voDlh 1 Year (Ship damaged beyond repair in Borg engagement)
8th Term I.K.V. ghop ta,vodlh Present K’mpec class