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Staggering Stories Podcast #364: Ringstone Round
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 04 Apr 2021 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Time Warrior and 1979’s Quatermass series, talk about media we’ve been consuming, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:00 — Welcome! 01:52 – News: 02:03 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #363: K9 Phone Home
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Mar 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Jean Riddler review K9 and Company and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:16 — Welcome! 02:04 – News: 02:16 — Star Trek: Strange New Cast. 04:58 — Doctor Who: Big Finish Main Range […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #362: Whales, Robots and Nuclear Wessels
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Mar 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s The Diary of River Song: Series 8 boxset and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:52 — Welcome! 02:48 – […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #361: Alien Doctors and Giant Robots
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Robot and the first three episodes of Resident Alien, talk about media we’ve been consuming, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:38 — Welcome! 02:15 – […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #360: The Caves of 1984
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Feb 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Caves of Androzani and Wonder Woman 1984, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:02 — Welcome! 02:03 – News: 02:10 — Doctor Who: Season 24 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #359: Master Who
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s Masterful boxset, discuss Doctor Who’s character The Master, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:07 — Welcome! 02:01 – News: 02:10 — Doctor Who: Stay on […]

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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!