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Staggering Stories Podcast #313: The Other Captain Marvel
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2019 film Shazam!, come up with some Doctor Who ideas for Big Finish, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:49 — Welcome! 02:35 – News: 02:46 — […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #228: Doctor Who – Resolution
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, driven, in front of 2019’s Doctor Who episode ‘Resolution’, and spout our usual nonsense! Aaron knows how to stall the plot, Lin is being taken for a ride and the Doctor has some serious skids. But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #312: Wigs and the Rani
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:15

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Sylvester McCoy’s debut Doctor Who story Time and the Rani, discuss the Sounds of Thunder audio Annual 2019, celebrate Fake Keith’s birthday, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #227: Doctor Who – Dimensions in Time
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, baffled, in front of 1993’s Doctor Who 30th anniversary story ‘Dimensions in Time’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is randomly swapping bodies, companions are coming and going and the Rani wants to visit the set of EastEnders. But enough of their problems, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #311: An Earthly Marvel
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn review the Big Finish Doctor Who stories An Earthly Child and Relative Dimensions, discuss the 2019 Captain Marvel film, talk about media we’ve been consuming, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:44 — Welcome! 01:35 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #226: Doctor Who – The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, forgetting, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode ‘The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos’, and spout our usual nonsense! Paktraki’s memory is entirely plot driven, Graham is out for revenge and Lady Jane from Lovejoy lost her critical thinking millennia ago. But enough […]

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News of the Universes Alf Roland

By Alf Roland
Chief Pan-Universal Correspondent

Super Silence Injunction Injustice Super Silence Injunction Judge

Tens of thousands of people have disappeared in the past few weeks and nobody has been allowed to talk about it but we, here at News of the Universes, are breaking the Silence!

The Judge
We can reveal that all of these innocent people have been tricked into breaking a law that nobody knows exists. Indeed, a law that nobody is allowed to know exists and ignorance is no defence against it. Breaking of this 'law' means an instant charge of contempt of court and the punishment is to be summarily disappeared.

At the heart of this disgrace is a shadowy figure known only as The Judge. Several pictures exist of this British High Court Judge, such as the one appearing here, but oddly whenever anyone looks away from these pictures they find they instantly forget they've seen it. Clearly the perfect face for this faceless Judge.

Unjust Injunction
The injunction put in place by The Judge is spoken of only in whispers amongst the few who know about it and refered to as the Super Silence Injunction. Even discussing this injunction is enough to trigger punishment. Worse than that, few people who hear about it remember the details when their thoughts turn to something else. Fortunately for you, my dear News of the Universes readers, I , Alf Roland, appear immune to the effect.

Many thousands of people have already been smart enough to use technology to remember for them, instantly posting what they learn on social networking sites before they forget. Most of them do, however, immediately forget the moment they step away from their computers or put their phones back in their pockets. Nonetheless this act of 'civil disobedience' is enough to get the attention of The Judge and his enforcers. Thousands of such people have now disappeared, their social networking accounts shut down and their computers removed. Even their friends and families are not allowed to know why they have been taken or where. It is the silent crime that shall not speak its name.

Social Sting
It is believed this all began with an amusing but ultimately unimportant indiscretion by a married football star and a fifteen minute wonder from a reality TV programme. That was enough for The Judge to order an injunction that made it not only illegal to discuss the affair but even to say that such an injunction actually existed. This soon escalated, by means currently unknown, to make it all but impossible for people to physically recall the injunction. Those that can, through natural or artificial means, are targeted by the authorities and disappeared.

A small resistance group has grown up, mainly based in Scotland and America, where the judgement does not, in theory, apply. They too, however, are somehow being silenced. One source, who wished to remain anonymous, has told The News of the Universes that the social networking sites themselves are freely giving The Judge all the information he needs to track these people down.

Your Help
Clearly just printing this story is enough to bring down the wrath of The Judge. We hope, however, that enough of you will prove immune to his sinister legal powers and join together to restore our freedom from this Silence. One final word of warning - beware of figures you may sense standing behind you or you may be the next to be disappeared.