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Staggering Stories Podcast #274: The Seven Keys to Starbug
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review Big Finish’s version of the Doctor Who stage play The Seven Keys to Doomsday, the third and fourth episodes of Star Trek: Discovery and the new Red Dwarf episodes Cured and Siliconia, find some general […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #202: Babylon 5 – Phoenix Rising
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 15 Oct 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, roasted, in front of the Season 5 Babylon 5 episode ‘Phoenix Rising’, and spout our usual nonsense! Byron is losing control of more than his flowing locks, Garibaldi has a word with Bester and the rogue telepaths are burning bright. But enough of their […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #273: Captain Ace and a Bout of ST:D
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 08 Oct 2017 08:50

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Earth Aid audio play, discuss the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 02:01 — Welcome! 02:53 – […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #201: Doctor Who – Extremis
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, simulated, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘Extremis’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is doing his Daredevil impersonation, Bill has an unreal feeling and the Monks are definitely meddling. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #272: Doctor Who and those Effing Nanites
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller compare TV’s Doctor Who: Dalek and Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Jubilee, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:10 — Welcome! 02:38 – News: 02:48 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #200: Babylon 5 – In the Kingdom of the Blind
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:24

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, blackmailed, in front of the Season 5 Babylon 5 episode ‘In the Kingdom of the Blind’, and spout our usual nonsense! Byron and his flowing locks are attempting some dirty blackmail, the Centauri Regent has taken to drink and Londo Mollari needs to watch […]

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The Cre'at Club

The Doctor's Head Goes for a Roll

Shattering the mind of Adam J Purcell


This is the sad story of the Doctor's Head.

The trouble was that the Doctor's Head just could not help having accidents.

It all started one bright summer morning when the Doctor's TARDIS materialised in a forest, called Oxley Woods, somewhere in the Home Counties. Before he knew what had happened a local lumberjack mistook his wooden post-regenerative acting and chopped off his head!

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Lumberjack Attack!

CHOP!

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Flying Head!

The Doctor's Head said a lot of naughty words as it bounced away. Luckily for the Doctor's Body he was still within the first 15 hours of his forced regeneration, so he fell back into his TARDIS and grew a new head and the TARDIS disappeared into the past.

Feeling abandoned and suddenly sad that he was being replaced, the Doctor's Head rolled off to find a new friend. He rolled and he rolled but all the animals he met in the forest ran away, afraid of him. He couldn't even rub the back of his neck in frustration.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Bush Peeping

One cold morning, after living rough in the forest for a time, the Doctor's Head came across a car parked by the side of a road through the forest. Thinking on his feet, actually his neck, he headbutted the passenger window in and hid under the seat. When the owner returned to find his smashed window he drove home in a huff, not knowing he had a stowaway.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Criminal Damage

At last, thought the Doctor's Head, somebody new who could be his friend. He couldn't reveal himself to the driver now, though, the driver would be angy with him for smashing the window. The Doctor's Head had a plan. As the car owner grumpilly walked up to his front door the Doctor's Head followed. Just before he got to the door the driver sensed something was following and looked around. The Doctor's Head quickly bounced behind a dustbin for cover.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Bin Diving

The Doctor's Head had made it! He wasn't spotted, this time. When the owner was about to close his front door the Doctor's Head quickly rolled past his feet, luckily without being noticed.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Sneaky Head

The first hiding place the Doctor's Head tried was the loft. Every now and then he'd peek down to see if the owner, who he had now heard was called Adam, had calmed down. Until then they couldn't be friends, thought the Doctor's Head.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Loft Squatter

But it was cold and lonely in the loft so the Doctor's Head decided to hide under the bed instead. It was warmer under the bed but the fluff made his nose itch.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Bed Head

Then, one night after Adam went to sleep, the Doctor's Head went for a roll to see more of the house. It was then he discovered some toys wandering around.

"Hello" said the Doctor's Head

At first the toys were afraid of him, they had been terrified of another toy, and ran away. After a few nights they began to trust the Doctor's Head a little and didn't run away. Two of them introduced themselves.

"Er, hello, I'm Velma", said Velma.

"I'm the evil vampire Willow", said the slightly naughty vampire Willow.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Willow and Velma

Before the Doctor's Head could party with his new found friends the dastardly Davros trundled up. Ever since Mr Dalek went missing the toys had enjoyed a peaceful life, without once being exterminated again. Unfortunately Davros quickly arrived, looking for Mr Dalek. Now Davros scares the poor toys with his terrifying shouts and wild hand waving. Both Velma and Willow ran off in fear.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - The Dastardly Davros

The Doctor's Head knew what to do! A bit of Venusian Aikido would do the trick. Then the Doctor's Head remembered he had no arms or legs. Another idea came to him. Sot'm Aikido! With a shout of 'Hai!' the Doctor's Head put on his fiercest Sot'm Gurn.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - The Sot'm Gurn

And then performed the best Sot'm Headbutt he could muster.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - The Sot'm Headbutt

Little Davros fell to the ground, down and out.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - Davros, Down and Out

Velma and Willow rushed back to thank the Doctor's Head, he had saved them! The Doctor's Head felt happy for the first time in ages.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - The Worship

In the morning, after a night of the Doctor's Head's limbless debauchery, Adam found the Doctor's Head laying on the floor. That's odd, he thought. Suddenly thinking of a good use for it, Adam stuck the Doctor's Head on a pike in the corner of the room. That should scare off any intruders, Adam thought.

The Doctor's Head goes for a Roll - The Doctor's Head on a Pike

 

So you see the story of The Doctor's Head is a sad story indeed. If you ever lose your body you know what to do, don't you?

That's right, keep away from deranged members of the Staggering Stories team and you won't suffer the same fate as the Doctor's Head.

You'll remember that the next time you are decapitated, won't you?

Good!