The Oncoming Storm, A Doctor Who Spinoff Media Podcast, is brought to you by Mad Norwegian's Josh Wilson and Timegate's Ashley Raburn, along with Jeff Polier and Rachel Stewart. The Oncoming Storm exists to inform you about the best and brightest books, audios, comics, etc from the Doctor Who universe! From Big Finish to Virgin Books to Titan Comics... This is the Doctor Who you won't find on television!
The Oncoming Storm Ep 183: Blood of the Daleks 2, The Runaway Train, 45, Technophobia

It's episode 183 of the Oncoming Storm, and no one's getting along! Josh is definitely not getting along with his computer, as Skype keeps switching his microphone from the nice one to the crappy desktop one. (apologies everyone for the audio quality on this one. It won't happen again) It gets worse once the reviews start, when Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff cannot seem to come to a consensus on ANYTHING. First up, we finally get to Blood of the Daleks part 2 by Steve Lyons, and the Lucie Miller arguments start! Next,  Matt Smith reads The Runaway Train by Oli Smith. And the arguments about format and the Moffat era start! After that, we talk 45, by Mark Morris, Nick Scovell, Mark Michalowski, and Steven Hall. Honestly, we all pretty much agree on the great parts of this one. But finally, it's time to discuss 10th Doctor story Technophobia by Matt Fitton. And you guessed it, the arguments on Tennant and RTD start. It's gonna be one of those episodes. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got waaaaaay too many stories to discuss. Find a comfortable seat before listening.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 182: NA #49 - Death & Diplomacy

In episode 182 of The Oncoming Storm, we not not just 1 host, or 3, or even 4... we have 5 hosts here to accompany you through the halls of Doctor Who spinoff media! Ok, so one of them is a 1 year old who seemingly really doesn't like Doctor Who books based on his reactions, but what can you do? While Ashley tries to wrangle baby Ian, we have the full crew of Josh, Jeff, and Rachel joining him once again, and this week they're looking at all of the foreplay and carnage found in Death & Diplomacy by Dave Stone. There's sex, violence, peace talks, and a wedding proposal within... does that mean it's as crazy as Stone's previous New Adventure? You may be surprised! There's also all the usual news discussion you've come to expect, this week accompanied by a rant from Josh and the fulfillment of a life long dream for Rachel! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we got homicidal smurf things. Haven't we done this before???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 181: No Man's Land. Fall to Earth, Requiem for the Rocket Men

Episode  181 of The Oncoming Storm marks a milestone of sorts. For months Josh has dodged the new Torchwood audios from Big Finish. After the last straw experience of Miracle Day, he was ready to never return to the world of Captain Jack and his crew. But Jeff wouldn't let that stand, and this month forces Josh and Ashley to listen to Fall to Earth by James Goss. There's gonna be fireworks folks! Meanwhile, Josh gets back to the most important Big Finish storyline, that of the 7th Doctor, Ace, and Hex as we go back to World War 1 in No Man's Land by Martin Day. Finally, Ashley brings the last Rocket Men story, Requiem for the Rocket Men by John Dorney, to the table. I wonder if they'll like that one? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the best damn insurance salesperson known to humankind. If my insurance person was as good as her, I'd own every possible insurance too!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 180: NA #48 - SLEEPY

*YAWN* So tired. After days of driving and all nighters playing games, The Oncoming Storm is back from vacation. And honestly, no one is really feeling up to podcasting. You might say, we're all... Sleepy.  Ok, Ok, bad jokes aside, Josh, Jeff, and Rachel are here in episode 180 to discuss SLEEPY, our latest New Adventure by illustrious author Kate Orman. This one does not, however, focus on everyone taking sweet, wonderful naps. No, it's the real start of the Psi Powers series, and so we have a colony world on the brink of destruction from the spontaneous development of Psi powers everywhere! And only the Doctor and his companions can stop the evil corporations from enacting their plans and killing everyone on sight. There's also some timey whimey shenanigans going on, and lots of talking computers. And Doctor torture. Well, it *is* Kate Orman. All this, and Rachel tells us about the first half of The Legends of River Song short story collection. Josh promises to be quiet. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got a lot of bleeding eye sockets. Like, a LOT.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 179: The Mahogany Murderers, Return of the Rocket Men, Masters of War

The staff of The Oncoming Storm podcast would sincerely like to apologize for the slapdash nature of Episode 179. Lackadaisical editor and host Josh is anxiously awaiting his vacation to begin, and really can't be bothered to mentally show up for the show, much less do any real editing and releasing the podcast on time. Luckily Jeff and Ashley are around to try and salvage things, but there's only so much they can do, especially with Rachel off for birthday shenanigans. The three stooges do their best to discuss The Mahogany Murderers from Andy Lane, except Josh has forgotten all about Jago and Litefoot's backdoor pilot. The Return of the Rocket Men by Matt Fitton fairs a little better as Steven's timey whimey adventure causes the team to rally, but will the 2 and a half hour magnum opus, Masters of War by Eddie Robson do them in? Join us and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we don't even care. See you on the other side of vacation!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:01pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 178: NA #47 - Warchild

Has everyone stocked up on their anti depressant of choice? Good! Because on Episode 178 of The Oncoming Storm, it's time to wrap up the War trilogy! That's right gentle listener, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here to look at Andrew Cartmel's final New Adventure, Warchild. Now, before you start tying the noose, let us assure you, it's not as bad as last time. I mean... there is the rampant dog death, the relationship ending adultery, and lots of High School bullying, but hey, at least there's no POV kitten death this time! Count your blessings. So let's join the excitement as the Doctor defrosts a naked guy for 200 pages and enjoy the next exciting new adventure of Creed and his family! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got telepathic killer dogs! Yeah, that part's pretty cool.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 177: The Rocket Men, Blood of the Daleks, Sympathy for the Devil

Welcome back gentle listener! We've been teasing it for the last several shows, and now the era of Host's Audio Choice begins! Well, kinda. The Oncoming Storm episode 177 does see Josh, Ashley, and Rachel here to kick things off, but because of various scheduling changes and snafus, Jeff is unable to share his choice this week. But that's okay, because we filled up two hours talking about the 3 selections we do have as it is! First up is Ashley's choice, The Rocket Men, by John Dorney. This companion chronicle sees Ian face off against the dastardly Rocket Men, and face a personal revelation that's been a long time coming! Then it's off to Red Rocket Rising, as Lucie Miller joins the TARDIS in Rachel's pick, Blood of the Daleks part 1, by Steve Lyons. And finally, Josh brings us Sympathy for the Devil, the Doctor Who Unbound story that asks, "What if the Doctor didn't become UNIT's Scientific Advisor. It also features the talent of a few gentlemen by the name of David Warner, Nicolas Courtney, and David Tennant! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got no news! No appetizer needed this time around!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 176: NA #46 - Just War

Wie Geht's? Wunderbar! <cough cough> ahem. Sorry, sorry. We've spent just a little too long in World War 2 and the Nazi invasion of Britain! Oh yes, it happened! And in episode 176 of the Oncoming Storm, we're going to tell you all about it! That's right, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are here to take you through Just War, by Lance Parkin. After bemoaning the fact that Parkin managed to produce this masterpiece as his first novel at the tender age of 22 (what have we done with our lives?), your hosts take you back once again to confront Nazis in what is sure to be a rip roaring adv... wait, they do *what* to Benny??? Oh boy. Well, surely the Doctor heroically saves h... ummmm, okay. At least Chris is James Bonding his way around France. And Roz gets engaged! The Oncoming Storm... This time, We've got Nazis! Again. It's not as fun to see them this time.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 175: Timegate Interview with Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Whew! We. are. EXHAUSTED. The Oncoming Storm has just gotten back from Timegate 2016, and we're all so tired that we can't even manage a discussion about what we had for lunch, much less an in depth look at some book or audio. But never fear! You're going to want to listen to episode 175 regardless, because we're taking you back in time a few days so you can experience a little bit of the convention! And this isn't just a any part of the convention, this is the interview panel that Josh and Ashley did with Big Finish executive producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery! Join as we ask them everything from what it's like to decide to kill a companion to the age old question, "Bernice Summerfield or River Sing?".  And a fair warning, the audio from our handheld recorder is a little low, so you may have to up the volume a bit, but you should be able to hear most everything. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a live studio audience! We'll be ready for our new sitcom any day now.

 

Time Stamps

News- 08:07

Interview with Jason & Nick- 27:35

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 174: Doom Coalition 2

Hello again, Sweeties! That's right, River Song is back... but is about time? Or way too soon? That's what Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are looking to find out in episode 174 of  The Oncoming Storm! This time around, River is popping up in the latest 8th Doctor Box set, Doom Coalition 2. But before we can get to River in the set, there are 3 other stories to discuss. Beachhead by Nicolas Briggs sees the Doctor facing off against the Voord once more. Then a new villain hits the scene in Scenes from her Life by John Dorney. The Doctor heads back to San Francisco in 1906 to stop the plans of the new villain in The Gift by Marc Platt. And finally, River makes her return in The Sonomancer by Matt Fitton. Will it be a knock down drag out like the last time River was discussed? Or will yours actually <gasp> agree? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the best damn 8th Doctor companion since Fitz Kreiner. And I'll stand by that!

 

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News- 07:25

Beachhead- 43:29

Scenes from her Life - 01:03:00

The Gift - 01:21:19

The Sonomancer - 01:37:56

 

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_174.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT
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