Staggering Stories Podcast #27: Guilty Pleasures

  on August 24th, 2008

Attack of the CybermenShow summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the ‘Real’ Keith Dunn talk about Moments of Bliss and Guilty Pleasures, Doctor Who: The Best of Old Who and New Who, Heroes Season Two, some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
  • 00.28 — Welcome!
  • 01.05 – News:
  • 01.12 — Hugo Awards 2008 – Doctor Who: Blink and Stardust.
  • 02:27 — No plans for Firefly/Serenity sequel.
  • 04:20 — Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince film delayed until July 2009.
  • 06:21 — George Lucas considers Indy V.
  • 07:30 — Doctor Who: Trial of a Time Lord delayed until September.
  • 09:11 — Possible delay to Cubicle 7’s Doctor Who Roleplaying Game.
  • 10:08 — Song: Happy Birthday Dear Crumbly!.
  • 10.39 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 12.35 – Fight Club: Bones vs. Bonekickers
  • 23.36 – Moments of Bliss and Guilty Pleasures.
  • 32.05 – El Presidente.
  • 33.14 – Doctor Who: Our Best of Old Who and New Who.
  • 48.33 – Heroes Season Two.
  • 55.00 – Farewell for this podcast and what’s coming up next time!
  • 55.28 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Calm before the redesign and social networking temptations.

  on August 11th, 2008

TwitterWith our recent podcast now published, I have a few days before I need to think about the next one or the August (for September!) Staggering Stories update.

That being the case I find myself looking, once again, at a site visual redesign. My current efforts are a bit of a shock to the eyes, it will probably need to be toned down a bit! Much more work is outstanding on that job, not least the actual implementation on 400 odd html files…

Onto my other quick subject, though – social networking sites. Yesterday afternoon I was looking at the ex-Outpost Gallifrey forum and the SFX forum to post announcements on the Podcast 26 release. On at least one of those sites I was beaten to it by one of my fellow Staggering Stories friends. At the bottom of her post she put a link to the Staggering Stories Facebook site. Now I’ve been resistant to the MySpaces and Facebooks of this world for some time, it all seemed a bit pointless and a bit faddish. The past year I’ve been particularly resistant to Facebook after seeing someone publicly vilified (very publicly) for a jokey Facebook profile (that was actually done by a friend of theirs.) Is it time I relented, though? Can I sit by and not be part of that Staggering Stories facebook group? Probably not. That cracking sound you hear is probably leading to an imminent cave in!

The other Social Networking thing I’m currently investigating is Twitter. Yes, I’ve already created a Twitter account, AdamJPurcell. Just quickly, what’s Twitter? According to the ever amazing Wikipedia (more popular than the Celestial Home Care Omnibus):

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users (also known as twits) to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.

Why? It is just a way to add a bit more life to the Staggering Stories site. I can post saying that we are about to start recording a podcast. I can tell people that I’m working on the next update. Even tell them about Sci Fi type things I’m doing or have just found out about. Of course I can do this ‘micro-blogging’ direct on my new mobile phone, too.

Will this Twitter idea really catch on with me? Maybe. Maybe not. Who knows. An interesting experiment.



Staggering Stories Podcast #26: Dr. Horrible’s Whovian Prom

  on August 10th, 2008

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along BlogShow summary: Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the ‘Real’ Keith Dunn talk about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the Doctor Who Prom, Bonekickers, lots of news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00.00 – Intro and theme tune.
  • 00.30 — Welcome!
  • 00.59 — Song: “We Have Our Crumbly Back.”
  • 01.45 — Where has Crumbly been?
  • 02.53 – News:
  • 03.06 — David Tennant & Patrick Stewart’s Hamlet: only signing RSC merchandise.
  • 05:28 — Star Trek Online is reborn.
  • 07:06 — DC Universe MMO.
  • 08:38 — Babylon 5 no more?
  • 10:12 — Life on Mars USA: Harvey Keitel & the alternate mythology.
  • 12:48 — Freema Agyeman quits Hub for law office.
  • 13:39 — Joss Whedon’s Doll House gets second pilot.
  • 15:09 — Wii Fit bites dog.
  • 15:52 — Cadbury Wispa bars are back, not in pog form.
  • 16.55 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 18.18 – Fight Club: Luke Skywalker vs. Adric…
  • 23.36 – Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
  • 39.37 – Doctor Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall.
  • 55.21 – Bonekickers.
  • 66.16 – Farewell for this podcast!
  • 66.30 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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