A Conversation With Dan Starkey, AKA Strax

Dan Starkey in the TARDIS

With the return of Doctor Who this weekend there is a whirlwind of excitement about the debut of Peter Capaldi and the return of the Paternoster Gang of Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax.

Strax, a different sort of Sontaran, played by Dan Starkey, has become a fan favorite due in large part to his comedic antics and uncanny ability to misread every situation. Debuting in Season Six’s “A Good Man Goes To War,” Starkey’s lovable Sontaran “nurse” became one of the highlights of the Matt Smith era. Subsequent appearances as Vastra and Jenny’s “butler” in “The Crimson Horror,” “The Snowmen” and “The Name of The Doctor” were brilliant and then brilliant again.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:10+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Interviews|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #219: Don’t Put Metal in the Science Oven!

Green Arrow boxing glove

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, the podcast that is microwave safe, machine washable and mostly biodegradable. Or at least biodegrading.

Note: For some reason, there’s some weird distortion that comes and goes every so often. No idea. Sorry about that. I’ve already blamed myself, so join me.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:26:13+00:00 July 13th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

Your Weekend Justice #209: Never Try to Hold Asia

The Champs: Tequila

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that is not a doctor, doesn’t play one on TV and doesn’t advocate alcohol…it just prescribes it.

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Agenda:

  • No homework in therapy
  • Kamchatka: The Truth
  • Revisiting Dune
  • Snowpocalypse 2: Snow Harder
  • Alcohol Safety with Jon
  • …and Leigh
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:37+00:00 February 2nd, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #208: Christmas on Trenzalore, Labor Day on Alderaan

    Hawkeye Hawkblocking Aw Bro

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that’s already been kicked out of 2014. Twice.

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    Agenda:

  • The Rox Update
  • Microsoft and your lack of Skype choices
  • Alcohol report
  • Horse Bull
  • Lovecraft in art class, could try harder
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:39+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments

    I Lost My First Doctor, or The 11th Doctor is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself

    Forewarning: The following is a rambling overview of one fledgling Whovian’s reaction to the Eleventh Doctor and his televised adventures. If such a thing does not interest you, I offer this TL/DR five-words-and-a-pregnant-pause synopsis: “Yeah, that was…pretty good.” If such a thing does interest you, bear in mind: if you have not seen the entirety of Matt Smith’s run, then you face spoilers.

    Doctor Who: Matt Smith goodbye to the bowtie

    I did not, like many of my compatriots on this site, grow up with Doctor Who. My first exposure to it was actually one issue of the Marvel/Tom Baker series which made no damn sense to me whatsoever (looking for the image just now, I see it was actually issue #1–I really should find a copy and re-read it…see if I understand it now). And as time went on, I continued to look at Who from the outside like something impenetrable–you would have to already be on board the train to understand what the hell was going on. Unlike, say, X-Men comics, about which even people who have been on board for decades have no idea what the hell is going on.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:39+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Stimuli|4 Comments

    Your Weekend Justice #206: And a Tuba Full of Cranberry Sauce

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that is holding a Black Friday sale like no other: 15% off all bullshit if you just say the phrase that pays. That phrase is, of course, “Who set the weasels in my pants on fire?”

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    Simply orange

    Agenda:

  • Rox and the Ring
  • The Hunger Games update
  • Creepy oranges by way of Canada
  • Awkward cans of worms
  • Thirteen years from now, oh shit
  • The Price is Right With Jesus
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Sequined lizards
  • Agents of SHIELD
  • Bigfoot…still not found
  • Spontaneous shoe size discussion
  • Leigh, portable
  • The Day of Discussing The Day of The Doctor
  • The Doctor Who Adventure Hour
  • An Adventure in Which We Discuss An Adventure in Space and Time
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:44+00:00 November 29th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice #203: Fancy Hats and Evilness

    It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that wants to put Dirk Benedict and Abe Vigoda in a new TV show where they team-up and fight crime. And don’t pretend you wouldn’t watch the hell out of that.

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    Jabberjaw

    Agenda:

  • The joy of DVRs
  • Aiding to the delinquency of a minor. Well, several minors.
  • Death rays on a budget
  • Rox vs. The Giant Ants
  • ScottC vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes
  • The Blacklist (SPOILERS)
  • Sleepy Hollow(s)
  • Breaking Bad vs. Newhart
  • Abe Vigoda, in a van, eating ice cream, going off a bridge backwards. At a concert.
  • Blackfish, psycho sea life and the psychos that hang out with them
  • Miscommunicating with Mildred
  • Agents of SHIELD confessions
  • A preference for shooting the hostage
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:27:08+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|2 Comments