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Staggering Stories Podcast #261: Of Companions and Pilots
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episode ‘The Pilot’ and discuss what makes a Doctor Who companion, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 02:29 — Welcome! 02:21 – News: 02:36 — Star Trek: Discovery narrowly avoids Worf. 04:41 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #260: Masterfully Unbound
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2016 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset ‘The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 3 – The Unbound Universe’ and discuss Doctor Who’s The Master in general, play a game, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #259: British Robots Invasion of Earth 2150AD
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1966 film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. and the 2017 film The Lego Batman Movie, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:15 — Welcome! 02:01 – News: 02:20 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #258: That Osgood and Kate Sound
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss possibilities for the next Doctor on Doctor Who, review the first three Big Finish UNIT New Series boxsets, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:20 — Welcome! 01:42 – News: 02:04 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #257: Holistic Double Banking
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss BBC America/Netflix’s ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ and Douglas Adams’ time on Doctor Who, play some games, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:20 — Welcome! 02:14 – No news […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #256: The Double Whammy
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss Peter Capaldi’s departure from Doctor Who and the legend that was John Hurt, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:25 — Welcome! 02:09 – News: 02:20 […]

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Tony

Tony Gallichan is Mildly Perturbed by... Star Trek


I've had it. No. Really. I have.

 

So, there I am, watching Enterprise, and what happens? Well, you see, they find a ship that can travel through time. No surprises there then. Trek seems to rely on time travel nowadays. Oh, but wait a moment. Trip and Reed are having a shufty around in the ship and lo and behold, what do they find out?

The time ship is bigger on the inside then the outside.

Well, you could have heard my scream of "Thieving Paramount Bastards!" on the other side of the world. Maybe even at the Enterprise production offices. Well, one can hope...

It wasn't even done as a homage or pastiche. There was no call in the story for the ship to be like that. It was just a blatant theft of a superb idea. How dare they? To take someone else's moment of genius and use it so distastefully like that.

I mean, the Borg were bad enough. There are some corners of the universe that have bred the most terrible things. Things which are against everything we have ever believed in. And they are now cowering in these dark places having had their identities and purpose stolen by callous, unimaginative, lazy, Trek writers.

But lets face the truth here. It's not just Trek. It's Hollywood in general.

Hollywood is currently re-writing history so that the Americans invented everything and saved the world. All the time.

Take the film about the recovery of the Enigma machine during World War Two. It wasn't an American submarine. It was a British one that carried the brave souls who contributed so much to the defeat of fascists.

What about Titanic? One of the senior officers on board was made out to be a complete coward and bully in James Cameron's film. Just for the sake of a story. The family were incensed. As were the family and surviving crew of the afore mentioned submarine.

It seems, that Hollywood can do what it like, reshape history so the Americans are god-like beings.

Shame the reality doesn't match.

I know a lot of Americans online. And they hate it just as much as anyone.

The trouble is, they are in a minority. The rednecks and their Barbie dolls actually believe the shit they are fed.

Look at the Fox news coverage of Operation Iraqi Liberation.

It was made to seem like a film. It even had a musical score.

And until the States get an administration that actually cares about right and wrong, and has the guts to stand up to the greedy money men, Donald Rumsfeld please take note, then its gonna continue until all is American, apple pie and the complete corruption of the values, those wonderful values and ideals that America's founding fathers had.

Shame it all went so wrong so quickly.

Like I say. This isn't a rant against America as a whole. Just those who don't care or are too ignorant to care or know.

Yes, these kinds of people exist in every country. But with the size of America, there are just so many more of them.

Oh...and yes, I've stolen a couple of things for this rant. But I made good use of them. They were pertinent. See if you can spot them. Then mail that moronic, warmongering twat, Dubya. With luck it will confuse him enough to keep him occupied till his term is up.

Again, apologies to the majority of intelligent Americans, its just when you catch a cold, the smaller countries are the ones to die....

 

Tony Gallichan actually likes America. Well. The Americans he has met. Weird eyes and all...

 

Don't forget that you can, er, discuss this in the Musings: The Comeback Forum!