Review: Oblivity

★★★★

I still think the logo looks like an alien (it’s not).

Oblivity is a comedy scifi podcast about a research team studying on Pluto and the commander that has been sent to look after them after years on the front lines of an intergalactic war. There’s also a cyber gerbil, but definitely no danger.

The stars of Oblivity are obviously the fantastic cast of characters. Each episode deals with a new definitely-not-life-threatening danger that the team has to work out, and they’re just the right level of dysfunctional to be interesting to listen to. Enough that it’s funny, but not enough that it’s infuriating. The actors all do a fantastic job, and most episodes feature a guest to the station. Often the guest is the one bringing the danger, but not always. The team definitely provide enough danger to get by.

I loved how Oblivity approached their plot. It reminds me quite a lot of EOS 10’s first season. The first chunk of episodes are stand alone comedy, and then the last episode throws the ragtag group of disasters right in the middle of an intergalactic conspiracy. The pacing is beautiful, and I was on the edge of my seat for the entire finale, trying desperately to figure out what was going to happen.

Overall, Oblivity is a fun, optimistic story about how you can be isolated and around family at the same time. I would recommend it to fans of EOS 10 and We Fix Space Junk.

Oblivity is currently running a Kickstarter for their second season!

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cw: violence, death, war

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