First Meeting

A nicely clanky flight of shiny metal stairs. A handful of figures in spray-painted clothes. A curious, unaware small boy, pyjamas on, sandwich on lap, switches on a boxy old TV, stares at the flickering screen. Silvery boots climb, metal stairs thunk. Boy stops chewing. Checks behind his chair. More steps clatter, an unceasing flow of metallic warriors swarm, fill …

The Ood Cast Extra – In The Whoop!

In which we eat a chocolate K9, steal some tinsel from the BBC, tape oven gloves to Steven Moffat’s hands & do a dance with Zoe Ball (really).

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 …

NEW ALBUM – Marriages & Stopped Clocks

Welcome, intrepid listeners. Feast your ears on the Ood Cast’s new direction – an electric joyride through 25 tracks of dubstep delight. We hope you wub it as much as we wub’d recording it. That’s not what you were expecting? Oh well. Back to the ‘B’ side…. This time it’s songs from the fourth & fifth series of The Ood …

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 …