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Staggering Stories Podcast #354: Battle Beyond the Creature from the Pits
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 15 Nov 2020 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Creature from the Pit and the 1980 film Battle Beyond the Stars, discuss a couple of recent episodes of The Mandalorian, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #353: Holmesian Horror
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 Nov 2020 08:43

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: All-Consuming Fire and the 2020 film Enola Holmes, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:08 — Welcome! 01:39 – News: 01:49 — Doctor […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #352: Animated Ensigns
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Pest Control and the first season of Star Trek: Lower Decks, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:56 — Welcome! 01:49 – News: 01:58 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #351: Fury of the Fantasy Films
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Fury from the Deep and the 1982 film The Sword and the Sorcerer, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:20 — Welcome! 02:33 – News: 02:46 — Doctor Who: New York Comic […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #350: Masters of Beasts
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Sep 2020 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Curse of Peladon and the 1982 film The Beastmaster, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:22 — Welcome! 02:16 – News: 02:29 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #349: When Machines Get Murderous
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Sep 2020 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The War Machines and the 1973 film Westworld, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:24 — Welcome! 02:21 – News: 02:33 — Doctor Who: Troughton double […]

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Mr. Dalek: The Night Before Christmas

Exterminating the mind of Karen Dunn


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Twas the night before Christmas and on Adam's shelf

Mr Dalek was feeling quite pleased with himself.

A fun day had passed 'fore he hung up his stocking

Devising a plan that was frankly quite shocking.

He shared Adam's shelf, as I'm sure you're aware,

With a wide range of toys, who for now were not there.

In a moment of bragging he'd told them his plan

"I'll exterminate you just as fast as I can.

"You've hung up your stockings and don't they look cool.

"Surely Santa will fill them with goodies this Yule.

"But because you'll be zapped I'll just keep them for me.

"Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ho ho ho he he."

Well, to his annoyance they all ran and hid.

He'd just have to hunt them - so that's what he did.

Some toys hid quite well but some others did not.

Once cornered, he exterminated the lot.

He zapped Hobbit dolls from The Lord of the Rings

And wizards and witches and goblin-y things.

With a cry of "exterminate" he zapped them all

And now Golum didn't feel precious at all.

Next up was Pinky, who hid with The Brain.

They begged really well but got zapped all the same.

He then melted Freddy and Shaggy and Scooby,

And Daphne was next as he zapped off her boobies.

He ran after Velma, determined to trap her

And once he had cornered her, primed up his zapper.

"Jinkies" she cried when she saw what her fate were,

And jumped off the shelf lest he exterminate her.

"Ha!" said Mr Dalek, "You cannot escape.

"I've got flying skills and I'll catch you - just wait!"

With a rev of his motors he floated aloft

Taking aim with his zapper as Velma ran off.

Then out on the roof there arose such a clatter

Ignoring poor Velma, forgetting to zap her,

He floated aloft like a good Dalek should

And went to find out who had gate-crashed his hood.

The night was all silent and sparkling with snow

Well it was Christmas Eve in a story, you know.

Dodging past snowflakes as big as his plunger

Our Dalek went after the gate-crashing sponger.

And there on the roof, his eyes bright and merry,

Stood one Father Christmas, his nose like a cherry.

"Good evening," he chuckled on spying our hero

"You should be in bed because Christmas is near-o.

"I'm here on your roof with my reindeer you see

"Have you left a mince pie and some sherry for me?"

Well, you know boys and girls, you should not speak to strangers

And though Mr Dalek was never in danger

He primed up his zapper as Santa stepped near

And screaming "Exterminate" zapped his reindeer.

He zapped Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen,

And Comet and Cupid and Donder and Blitzen.

He cried out "Exterminate" and watched them fall

Then he turned to face Rudolph and zapped him and all.

"Oh dear," said Santa, "You've blown up my crew.

"There really won't be any presents for you.

"The spirit of Christmas has quite passed you by

"And now I'm stuck here with a sleigh that won't fly.

"There were new toys for Adam right here in my sack

"But now I'm so cross I will just take them back."

New toys in the sack? He was happy and felt it.

He needed new friends now the rest were all melted.

New toys for the shelf! Well he just couldn't wait

To chase them around and to exterminate.

His balls all a-tingle, he turned to St Nick,

Apologised, although it made him feel sick.

"I'm sorry I zapped all your reindeer" he said,

"I understand I should have stroked them instead.

"Please give Adam his toys - he's such a nice lad

"And shouldn't be punished because I am bad.

"I'd cry if I could and beg if I had knees

"I'd go please please please please please please please he he."

"I see you are sorry," said gullible Claus

Oblivious to Mr Dalek's guffaws.

"I'll give you some gifts cos I'm such a nice chap."

And he lifted his toy sack into his lap.

And out of the sack came such wonderful things

A new Scooby doll and a Barbie with wings,

A Tigger with stripes that went hoo hoo hoo hooooo

A Thunderbirds ship and a cuddly Baloo.

Mr Dalek was happy, his zapper was tingly

He hardly could wait to destroy all these thing-lies.

But before he could zap and before they could fall

Velma appeared and kicked him in the balls.

"It's Christmas, you git," she shouted with passion

"You meant to be decent, after a fashion.

"You already zapped Freddie and Shaggy and Pinky,

"You would have zapped me if I hadn't said Jinkies.

"Poor Daphne has melted and so have her boobies

"I don't even know what has happened to Scooby."

And leaping and bounding 'cross Rudolph's dead hoof

She shouted "Hiya" and kicked him off the roof.

The snow broke his fall but it really was chilly.

And what made it worse, and he really felt silly,

Was that when legend told how his life had unfurled,

The whole world would know he'd been beat by a girl.

But fear not, my friends, though this story is told,

Revenge is a dish that is best served cold.

 

Mr Dalek's Christmas