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 …

The Ood Cast S04E10 – The Roberts of Death

“It’s a pantomime about Fascism.” Oooh, you lucky, lucky listeners. Have we got a treat for you? Gareth Roberts, writer of our Favourite Show Ever and hot off the desk from publishing his most recent novel, the Douglas Adams-inspired Shada, has floated down like a lovely hairy cherub wearing a Skype headset so we can ask him embarrassing questions on …

The Ood Cast S04E09 – The Regeneration Game 2

“You spoke, we listened … and then we ignored you.” Everyone loves a good quiz, right? We do, anyway. It’s just that some things don’t work for quizzes – especially not Doctor Who. We proved that conclusively the last time we tried it. And we’re experienced enough as podcasters to know not to keep flogging the same dead horses once …

The Ood Cast S04E08 – The Faraway Trees

“It was a bit like being on Endor but with Willo the Wisp…” Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas. It’s March, you say? Well, it’s a show about time travel. What do you want from us? Yep. It had to happen at some point, we finally got around to reviewing the Christmas special. Was it a festive treat with all the …

The Ood Cast S04E07 – The Big Five Oh

“Fifty episodes. We have been doing this crazy, stupid, over-ambitious podcast for fifty episodes.” So this is it. Fifty episodes of the Ood Cast- we hope you’ve had as much fun listening to them as we had making them. Thanks to everyone who emailed in and helped us create this ‘Best of…’ episode, we have a veritable pick n’ mix …

The Ood Cast S04E06 – Tick Follows Tock

“The Doctor’s Mum is so fat.” Greeting Travellers, time has ground to a halt, all moments are now, come play at eternity in the blink of an eye. In this week’s Ood Cast you’ll find 80s blue lightening, Time Lord chat up lines, a review of The Wedding of River Song, some exploding tonsils, Latin mispronunciations, atrocious Birmingham accents and …

The Ood Cast S04E05 – Are You Being Severed?

“Listeners, if anyone does know what Laura is talking about, please write in and let the rest of the Ood Cast know…” Hi. How’re you doing today? Welcome to the Ood Cast Store. Within these aging walls you’ll find whole worlds to explore. We stock everything any self-respecting Whovian may require. Why not take a look around? Ground Floor: A …

The Ood Cast S04E04 – Hit & Myth

“I’d like a pint of ginger beer, please.” A thorough and enthusiastic review of The God Complex this week spirals off into a debate as to which holy figure would do most damage in a hotel environment. Not an essential underlying theme to the episode but an interesting diversion and the sort of thing we feel we do well at …

The Ood Cast S04E03 – High Five

“That’s my favourite ever barn dance…” In this week’s Ood Cast we review an episode where Amy waits over 3 decades for something interesting to happen. Regular listeners can probably relate… But good things come to those that … well, you know … so join us as we split the episode into two time streams, attend a dinner party hosted …

The Ood Cast S04E02 – Hello, Dolly

“… as if every single fibre of him was steeped in the blood of kittens.” With gateaux, mockney and added Americans, the whole Ood Cast are finally back in the room together as they gently fillet and fry (with a wooden pan) Mark Gatiss’ latest episode, Night Terrors. Enjoy a trip to a UK retail favourite, poke fun at small …

The Ood Cast S04E01 – Genesis of the River Songs

“It’s a little, tiny gypsy. I imprisoned him in my nose.” Ood cast, ood cast, uber alles… The Oods are back with a vengeance – spluttering slowly to our recording booth and pulling together another slice of silliness and sycophancy for your delectation. Sadly missing Chris Alpha for the inaugral episood of Season 4, we’ve roped in a colleague from …