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Staggering Stories Podcast #329: Evil, Evil Monkey
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 10:31

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric as seen at the BFI and the first four episodes of the BBC’s His Dark Materials, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:26 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #328: Flappy Chronovores and Cyborg Policemen
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Time Monster and the 1987 film Robocop, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:34 — Welcome! 02:02 – News: 02:16 — Doctor Who: Ace […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #327: Insanity Breeding
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 03 Nov 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Dust Breeding and the 2019 film Joker, discuss their visit to the Panopticon Lite Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:49 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #326: Do You Want to be a Hero?
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen and the 1986 film Biggles, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:04 — Welcome! 02:00 – News: 02:13 — Doctor Who: Is the Doctor now a […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #325: He’ll Save Every One of Us
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Big Finish boxset Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time and the 1980 film Flash Gordon, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:59 — Welcome! 01:57 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #324: Having a Carnival Row
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders audiobook and Amazon’s Carnival Row TV series, discuss the recent BFI Doctor Who event, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:45 […]

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Tony Gallichan is Mildly Perturbed by... The word Anorak


A couple of years ago, when The Buccaneer Chronicles Rpg was starting to get deep and we started to do bits of music for it, we decided to try and do a website about it. We had great plans and now we have finally made a start.

But what gave me pause for thought was a small bit in SFX about another website that had beaten us to it. Apparently they had put novelisations of their Star Trek missions online. We were not bothered about that. Oh no. What really got my goat was SFX's attitude to it.

The site was 'sad'. How could normal, decent people like the site?

God was I mildly perturbed by that.

Who the hell do they think they are hmm?

Ah yes... they represent sci fi for the Loaded generation. I get the feeling that they must have had the piss seriously taken out of them when they were younger cos now they are working for a sci fi mag they feel that they have to prove something, show the world that they know its sad and laugh at others sadder then them.

How sad.

A friend of mine stopped going to the Tavern a good few years ago because he was fed up with the people there not just not talking about who but laughing at those who did.

So, it seems fandom has developed a defence reflex. If we are seen to laugh at others who show their 'Fannishness' more then we do then hopefully 'normal' people, (and where I live normal means going out on a Saturday night, getting very drunk, having a fight, having a curry, having another fight then going home to either hit or fuck the girlfriend.), won't take the piss out of us and join us instead at laughing at the poor unfortunate who happens to be a bit more into his sci fi then us.

At conventions I used to get very embarrassed by friends who would try to avoid certain fans, the more enthusiastic ones. (Blue stripe and Cyberloon spring to mind... even the names are nasty).

I've decided that I've had enough!!!!

Yes it's just a silly old piece of TV nonsense but we love it because of that. And being able to dive into the rich history and continuity and play with it is great.

This site is sad and proud!!

I should expect that Cornell would say we were 'Post Sad Fandomists' or some such.

I can live with that.

So, enjoy the site, laugh at the silliness. Just remember that we know it's sad. Its deliberately so. We are just doing this for fun, to have a laugh. And at least we are contributing to all this. Some just get their DWM, surf other's sites and read fanzines. They consume.

So, be nice to each other. We are all fans no matter how hard we try to deny it.

I think people should learn to live with it and enjoy it without shame.

I'm a Doctor Who fan.

And I'm proud of it.

 

Tony Gallichan comes from Jersey. A collection is being taken up to get the postage needed to return him.