The Ood Cast Guide #20: Slitheen

The Doctor Who universe is home to a great many unusual and unlikely creatures. But not even there would a creature who looks a bit like a bipedal balloon animal exist, surely? Well, even there we’re spoilt by the great children’s entertainer in the sky. Enter, the Slitheen. Coming from Raxacoricofallapatorius, Slitheen is a family name rather than a species …

Ood poetry

For anyone interested, here’s the poem I wrote about that speech in “Rose”, and performed (if performed is the right word) on Series 3 episood 5… That’s Who I Am I never believed the stories of planets spinning, like magicians’ plates. Revolving faster than my dad could run or my bike would go down the hill across the way. — That …

The Ood Cast Guide #19: The Autons (and Nestene Consciousness)

In 1970, The Doctor changed. But not only that, a new terror stalked the high streets and shopping centres of Britain… Something that would make shopping a more frightening experience than it already was. Plastic mannequins with weapons concealed within poorly-manufactured hands… The Autons. Autons are basically deadly shop window dummies brought to life by the Nestene Consciousness – one …