Staggering Stories Commentary #64: Babylon 5 – Divided Loyalties

  on July 29th, 2012

Staggering Stories Commentary: Babylon 5 - Divided LoyaltiesSummary:
Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, tratoring, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Divided Loyalties, and spout our usual nonsense!

Susan has a dark secret, Lyta has the stare and Talia has a headache. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Divided Loyalties…

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Back to blogging?

  on July 26th, 2012

It’s been a long time, literally years but perhaps it is time to get back into blogging.

Why, though? I never had anything great to say (as should be obvious from the podcast!). No, it’s less about wanting to tell the world something, having some revolutionary idea in some cafe in Rickmansworth, more about having something to look back on in years to come.

I pretty much feel the same about the podcast, really. I look back and wonder what I initially thought of such and such. Sometimes I’m lucky and we talked about it on the podcast and that’s great because not only do I get to hear what I thought at the time but also what some of my friends thought too.  It is interesting how opinions can change over time and just how easily thoughts are lost in the maelstrom of everyday life.

So in many ways a blog and the podcast is a diary.  Well, first and foremost the podcast is about having fun on the night but a chronicle, a snapshot, of our thoughts and opinions at the time is a valuable secondary purpose, at least to me!

Another motivation for restarting the blogging is that I now have an ‘Unlimited’ cinema card.  It is my intention to see a film at the local cinema at least once a week for the next year.  Getting there straight from the office will often leave me hanging around for an hour or so for the film I want to see.  What better to do but a bit of blogging? Dinner, did I hear you say? Blogging is cheaper (and probably more filling) than the food around here!

So tonight it’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.  A ‘romcom’, I believe. Not normally my thing but it has a certain Sci-Fi element and short of rewatching The Dark Knight Rises, the choice is currently rather limited!  Perhaps a future blog entry may look at the merits or otherwise of seeing what may be described as a ‘chickflik’ (I assume they spell it in such an obnoxious manner!) on my own. It feels weird, to say the least. Maybe that will change with time..?

For now, naturally I encourage my fellow Staggering Storians to put their random thoughts on the Internet for all to read, too!



Staggering Stories Podcast #137: Scaring Little Children Since 1963

  on July 22nd, 2012

Doctor Who: Scaring Little Children Since 1963Summary:
Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss if Doctor Who needs to be scary, review The Amazing Spider-Man, invite over dream dinner guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:05 — Welcome!
  • 03:10 – News:
  • 03:05 — Doctor Who: More guests stars announced.
  • 04:58 — Ernest Borgnine: DEAD!
  • 06:12 — True Blood: Sixth season confirmed.
  • 08:00 — Doctor Who: Possible spoiler for S7.
  • 10:59 – The Amazing Spider-Man.
  • 24:37 – Adam’s Dinner Party Guests.
  • 30:02 – Does Doctor Who have to be scary?
  • 41:12 – Farewell for this podcast!
  • 56:39 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 57:29 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #63: Doctor Who – The Girl in the Fireplace

  on July 15th, 2012

Staggering Stories Commentary: Doctor Who - The Girl in the FireplaceSummary:
Adam J Purcell, ‘Fake Keith’ and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, pre-Ponded, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, The Girl in the Fireplace, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor’s got a new mistress, Rose is feeling dumped, Mickey’s just making up the numbers and Arthur is a horse. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #136: Staggering Stories Live 2012!

  on July 8th, 2012

Staggering Stories Live 2012!Summary:
Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn with special guests Luke Harrison and Siobhan Gallichan play the Doctor Who Trivia Smack Down Quiz, indulge in a very personal Fight Club, find some general news and a variety of riotous live behaviour (NOTE: with some bad language!), specifically:

  • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:49 — Welcome!
  • 02:39 – News:
  • 03:05 — Doctor Who: Caroline John – Dead!
  • 04:46 — Staggering Stories: We invaded Cardiff – Live!
  • 06:68 – Doctor Who Trivia Smackdown.
  • 35:55 – Fight Club: Jean vs. Fake Keith.
  • 37:57 – 30 Second Recommendation: Kate Griffin’s The Minority Council novel.
  • 41:12 – Farewell for this podcast!
  • 42:03 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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