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Staggering Stories Podcast #393: Ncuti Gatwa Goes Fourteenth
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the recent Doctor Who casting of Ncuti Gatwa, review Star Trek: Picard season two, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:23 — Welcome! 02:08 – News: 02:13 — Doctor Who: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #392: Swashing Sea Demons
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Doctor Who 2022 Easter Special – Legend of the Sea Devils, recount their time at Back to the Future: The Musical and Doctor Who: Time Fracture, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #391: Capitol Bubbling
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Apr 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the 2022 films The Adam Project and The Bubble, recount their time at the recent Capitol 5 Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:04 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #390: Charley and the Crime Travellers
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 03 Apr 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Doctor Who: Charlotte Pollard – The Further Adventuress and the 1997 BBC TV series Crime Traveller, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:01 — Welcome! 02:59 – News: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #389: Covidian Clip Show
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Mar 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn present clips, featuring themselves and Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Scott Fuller, from old podcasts. Whilst we recover from a podcast spread Covid we look at old news for New Mutants and casting reactions for Doctor Who, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #246: Doctor Who – Eve of the Daleks
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Mon, 14 Mar 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, stored, in front of 2022 Doctor Who New Year’s episode ‘Eve of the Daleks’, and spout our usual nonsense! Nick is not a Dalek, Jeff loses his junk, Sarah is definitely being stalked and the Doctor and Yaz have a moment. But enough of […]

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Doctor Who: I Remember...
50 Years of Doctor Who

By Siobhan Gallichan


Ten Years Later...

Where was I?

Oh yes. Right. Got it. Purcell-face wants another 'Oh, I remember Doctor Who' thingy.

To be honest, I sort of gave my all in the one for the fortieth. However, I said that I'd try to update it for the last ten years... Oh dear.

I shall be honest. I find modern Doctor Who far more disposable then 'classic' Doctor Who. I don't tend to go back and watch it anywhere near as much as I do it's predecessor. Doesn't mean that I don't enjoy it. I do. Aside from the odd episode that is... I'm not sure why this is. Maybe the familiarity of the original series being like a warm cocoon? Somewhere safe to let your mind come back to. To hide from the world with? I dunno.

The splurge of merchandising has certainly taken me aback. A lot of it is incredibly tacky. Obviously, the programme is being milked for all it is worth. The cosying up to America is one example of this. I watched the 'Doctor Who in the USA' programme on the Series 7 box set. Dear Bod, how far up America's arse is the Beeb???? Sickeningly sycophantic. And so, so cynical. Maybe I'm just getting old – this is obviously what the world is like nowadays. However, I really don't like it. It's like Comic Cons... glorious monuments to greed. So very depressing. And I'm just as bad. I would wander around, drooling at all the pretty shiny shinys..

Still, personally, things are on the up. As you may have noticed, er, I'm now Siobhan. Surprise! I'm running The Flashing Blade podcast – my own little baby that's been going for four years or more now. I left Staggering Stories just as I got very ill. Being ill gave me a bit of a new perspective on life, to be honest. I don't count my chickens now. Much.

I've fallen out of love with Fandom, however. And podcasting. Been doing it too long. How Radio Free Skaro keep going is anyone's guess. As Aunty Vanessa said....

Sorry this isn't. And that it's a bit of a downer. But, well, that's life...

 

Siobhan Gallichan wants an automated laser monkey. And a space hat!