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Staggering Stories Podcast #335: The Haunting of Gallifrey One
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 23 Feb 2020 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and friends review Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me? and The Haunting of Villa Diodati, get some views on the recent Gallifrey One convention, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:07 — Welcome! 03:59 – Doctor […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #231: Doctor Who – Orphan 55
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 16 Feb 2020 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell and Keith Dunn sit down, lectured, in front of 2020 Doctor Who episode ‘Orphan 55’, and spout our usual nonsense! Vilma is calling out for her Benni, Ryan has reverted to thumb sucking and the Doctor has taken over the laundry room. But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #334: Fugitive of the Federation
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 09 Feb 2020 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Doctor Who: Fugitive of the Judoon and Praxeus, discuss the first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:59 — Welcome! 01:38 – […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #230: Doctor Who – Spyfall, Part Two
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 02 Feb 2020 12:58

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, shrunken, in front of 2020 Doctor Who episode ‘Spyfall, Part Two’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Master has become a Nazi, Graham has some dangerous shoes and the Doctor is picking up women throughout time. But enough of their problems, please sit down […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #333: Cillit Bang’s Night of Terror
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Orphan 55 and Nikola Telsa’s Night of Terror, discuss Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’ Dracula, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:47 — Welcome! 01:21 – News: 01:33 — Doctor […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #229: Doctor Who – Spyfall, Part One
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, driven, in front of 2020 Doctor Who episode ‘Spyfall, Part One’, and spout our usual nonsense! C has a headache, the fam go to a party and O has a secret. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Spyfall, […]

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Andy Simpkins is Moderately Vexed by… The Sot'm Race

Published: Sometime before 7th January 2002


A race of bio-mechanoid life forms from the planet Sotus. Pragmatic, stoical and devoted to learning about the universe in which they live.

As you will have read in The Buccaneer Chronicles, Cre'at of Sotus is a fellow traveller with the Buccaneer, a Time Lord from Gallifrey. He perceives the world around him in a very literal way. However, he is an almost constant source of bafflement to the Buccaneer and to Captain Colin Curtis with his idiosyncratic method of getting them out of scrapes.

So, why oh why, does he take an almost maniacal glee in altering the gravity circuits of the Zero Room when the Buccaneer is in there meditating! The shouts and curses that issue from therein can be heard all over the Buccaneer's Tardis!