The Ood Cast S05E18 – Life’s Too Silver

“We have to get the thrip-wibble to modulate the tharack bar.” In which we broadcast in glorious stereo, a cyber pig gets locked in a cupboard of shame, there is a terrible flute solo and we check ourselves before we wreck ourselves. Reviews: Nightmare in Silver Air Date: 16th May 2013 Additional notes: Guest star Warwick Davis has been in more SF films …

The Ood Cast S05E17 – Red Dead Redemption

“It was like Batman with old people.” In which we feel pity for baby kangaroos, hit people with chairs, varnish stuff with syrup & end up red-faced. Reviews: The Crimson Horror Air Date: 9th May 2013 Additional notes: Two sketches this week had to be completely re-done because Sigma used the laptop’s internal microphone to record them by mistake. The Northern gentleman in …

The Ood Cast S05E16 – Rag & Bone

“Overall I enjoyed it … as I would a drawer of cables.” In which we find our centre, taste Afghanistan, debate transcendental architecture and it is, to all intents and purposes, Zombie Time. Reviews: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Air Date: 2nd May 2013 Additional notes: The talented chap who provides our theme song this week was one of the brilliant …

The Ood Cast S05E15 – Seek

“It’s a thing in a thing in a thing…” In which we hear several crooked love stories, the TARDIS has a hissy fit, Sigma tries to mug himself and problems are solved with a flying head butt… Reviews: Hide Air Date: 25th April 2013 Additional notes: Immediately preceding the recording of this episode the Ood Cast consumed an entire Thorntons Easter egg that …

I Love the 80s

The Ood Cast S05E14 – I Love the 80s

“The Ice Warriors are a double threat, if they could dance they’d be a triple threat…” In which there is much electronica and hippity-hopping, a mammoth foetus, broken bones and broken promises and a lovely pickle. Reviews: Cold War Air Date: 18th April 2013 Additional notes: This entire episode was recorded with all the Oods sitting crossed legged on the floor beside a …

The Rings of Akhaten

The Ood Cast S05E13 – Here Comes the Sun

“When I saw my wife, I was so aroused I vomited up a fruit salad!” In which there is fried food, a series of cute robots, bendy fingers, classical reminiscing and a small child eating a pear. Reviews: The Rings of Akhaten Air Date: 11th April 2013 Additional notes: During this week the Sigmas have escaped London and  travelled to all three countries …

The Ood Cast S05E12 – Sharda

“Monks are cool!” In which there is plain chant, booty shaking, souls lost in binary prisons and a two year old steals the show. Reviews: The Bells of Saint John Air Date: 2nd April 2013 Additional notes: The music in this episode spans some 500 years. The day of release was exactly 5 years after the Ood Cast published their …

The Ood Cast S05E11 – Snow Business

“Strax’s potato bumble fun.” It’s February. And what’s the first thing you think of when you think of February? That’s right… Christmas. So with that in mind, the Ood Cast present their review of the Christmas special – The Snowmen. What would Strax have done in biblical times? What other tall tales did Clara tell? How did Sir Arthur Conan …

The Ood Cast Annual 2012

“To fire monkeys into people’s bums…” You know when you win a Christmas hamper at the raffle? You’re really excited but then you peek underneath the bottle of cava, bits of raffia and Elizabeth Shaw mints, and you find that someone’s padded out the bottom with dusty tins of spam, pineapple chunks in sugar-free syrup and those crackers that taste …

The Ood Cast S05E10 – An Unearthly Nugget

“It’s like a chinchilla” In several shades of grey, slightly fuzzy around the edges and beloved of children everywhere, it’s the first ever episode of Doctor Who – An Unearthly Child. But what will the Oods make of their first review of a classic episode? Will Andy oscillate with whirling paroxysms of joy? Will Loz fall asleep live on air? …

The Ood Cast S05E09 – BBC

“Eat a spider & then sit through Vengence of Varos.” At the Ood Cast, you won’t be flabbergasted to hear that we hate to see lovely old British institutions taking a hammering from people who really couldn’t do any better themselves. That’s right, we’re talking about the BBC! Haterz back off! Sure, it’s not perfect but it’s still one of …

The Ood Cast S05E08 – Across the Pond

“May the best of your past be the worst of your future…” In which we consider the Ponds as companions, people, fictional characters and plot devices. Join the Ood Cast for a lovely chat about the beautiful and spirited Ponds. As the Autumnal evenings pull in, pour yourself a hot chocolate and settle back to listen to us discussing these …

The Ood Cast S05E07 – The Regeneration Game 3

“What the heckington?” Fingers on nodules, everyone – it’s the Ood Cast’s semi-regular quiz show format, this time hosted by the redoubtable Laura Sigma. But what has Loz got in store for her co-hosts? Fiendish musical offerings? Insane leaps of pure fiction that bear little to no resemblance to rational thought? A bit where language breaks down completely? You bet …

The Ood Cast S05E06 – Winter Quay is Coming

“You know how mosquitos fly through the rain…?” She was just a girl. A girl with long legs and an even longer memory. And the skinny guy- fading from the corners of her vision like a puddle disturbed by a footstep – was a nurse. They called him “Mr Sweetdreams” on the night shift because his use of topical anaesthesia …

The Ood Cast S05E05 – Box Clever

“I think he looked rather jolly … with his cheek tusks. I’m calling them chusks.” The surface of the cube is cold to the touch. Cold but with something surging behind it, like a heart beat. Like a storm. You run your fingers along its hard edges, trying to discern something of its function in its form but come up …

The Ood Cast S05E04 – The Good, The Bad & The Super Ugly

“I did like the cyborg – his face looked like pork scratchings stapled to a ball bearing…” When I was a child, my favourite story was about a podcast that went on forever. A podcast packed with tales of the Old West, talking hammers and a double macchiato and cactus cake meal deal. A podcast that came from the internet. …

The Ood Cast S05E03 – Dinocast on a Spacepod

‘Ow, my plums.’ Riddell pushed his way through the undergrowth, the thick, verdant leaves of the jungle tugging at his shirt sleeves and the exposed skin beneath. An array of flying insects buzzed ceaselessly around him, drawn by the salty tang of the sweat pooling in the furrows of his forehead and the shifting plain of flesh between his shoulder …

The Ood Cast S05E02 – Dalek, Interrupted

“I think that sounds a bit like an ill cockerel…” This week, flogging a dead cybermat, the Ood Cast return to the concept of “Sexy Daleks”. There’s also an earnest debate, peculiar mouth noises, a wet shave and some filing cabinets. Not to mention a new companion, an exciting twist and the Special Weapons Dalek. Elsewhere, an industrial manufacturer gets …

The Ood Cast S05E01 – 22 Short Stories About Doctor Who

“Run a bath, lie back, relax and prepare to have your animal instincts awoken.” We don’t know about you, but our eyeballs are glowing white-hot in anticipation of the start of the next series. It’s a bit like ’42’. We are running out of cucumber slices.

To try and whet our appetites, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE OODS got out pens, …

The Ood Cast S04E12 – The Ood Cast Awards

“And the winner is…” The Oscars.  The Golden Globes.  The BAFTAs.  Rear of the Year. These are some award ceremonies we have heard of and, in some cases, been nominated for (Andy came fourteenth in the 1987 Rear of the Year – we’re very proud). A little late to capitalise on the awards season, perhaps, but the fevered minds at …

The Ood Cast S04E11- Who’s That Girl (Running Around With You)?

“She has a nice round face with dimples on it … and I quite like her hair.” Doctor Who is nearly 50. It has been around for almost half a century and yet remains one of the most popular, creative and vital shows on television. And the secret to this ridiculous longevity? Sure scripts, actors and production values play a …