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 Sacha Dzuba 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!

On episode 155 of The Oncoming Storm, things are a little bit weird around Oncoming Storm HQ. No, it has nothing to do with this week's story, the New Adventure Sanctuary, by David A McIntee. It has more to do with the fact that on the day of recording, our expected threesome for the night became a duo after Ashley's wife goes into labor two weeks early! It throws off *all* of the carefully laid plans the podcast had this week, but Josh and Rachel do their best to go it alone. They talk news, medieval France, and the best gosh durn Benny showcase since her debut. And what's this crazy talk about a hiatus? Find out, on the season finale of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a baby! Well, now we do; we didn't when this was recorded. But he had to come out eventually right?

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G'Day Mates! Through another shrimp on the barbie, because the Doctor is heading to the Outback of Australia! ... <WHACK> Sorry, sorry. We've 'sacked' the normal description guy. We here at the Oncoming Storm will not tolerate such cliché openings! Yes, this week's story, Dreamtime by Simon A. Forward, does see the Doctor, Ace, and Hex arrive at a floating, Australian city in space. And yes, the story is filled with a ton of Australian accents. But it's about so much more than that! Like mysticism! The mysticism of the Australian Outback. And... bullroarers. Crikey. Forget it. Bring on the Koalas. The Oncoming Storm... oh oh! This time, we've got those alien bird lizard guys again! They're not Australian!

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We here at The Oncoming Storm are big fans of the Sportsball! Indeed, there's nothing more that we like to do than sit back with out favorite cocktail, watch the players take to the pitch, throw around the basesball, and score lots of touchdowns! That's why we couldn't be more excited to talk about The Game, by Darin Henry. It's all about the Doctor getting involved in the sport of Naxy, the national sport of the world of Cray. I'm sure it will be a bracing time! There's also some sort of war and William Russell is involved somehow. So throw on your cleats, and let's get down to it! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the original story River Song was pilfered from. Again.

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"Let's Do the Time Warp Again!" Er, well, I guess that applies to any episode since this is podcast about a show about time travel. But this episode is especially warpy! Episode 152 of The Oncoming Storm sees your hosts talking about The Highest Science by Gareth Roberts. Again. But this time it is a bit different. This time it's all about the audio adaptation from Jac Raynor. After 20 years, the Chelonians are finally brought to life! Join Josh, Rachel, and Jeff as they discuss how successful the move to audio is, the brilliance of Sylvester McCoy and Lisa Bowerman, and exactly how they prefer to digest their Who. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a brain with vocal cords! It talks! Kinda annoyingly actually.

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Welcome to another episode of The Oncoming Storm! Episode 151 to be exact. And this week... wow. Look at all the news! How long has been since we did news, 3 months? What, it's only been 2 weeks? Are you kidding? Well. alright, Newsapalooza 2015 begins here! Prepare for the some loopy hosts talking almost an hour of news! Oh, and we cover Infinite Requiem by Daniel Blythe. It's just as good as you don't remember. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got... something. I'm sure something happened in this book. But we're buggered if we can remember it.

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Anniversaries. They say that after awhile, they're just another day. And here at The Oncoming Storm, we couldn't agree more. That's why in episode 150, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff waste no time on marking the number of episodes. No one got time for that. So they spend their time instead looking at The Juggernauts by  Scott Alan Woodard. Where to begin with this one? Shall we start with the Doctor? Or how about Mel and her new lease on life? Or maybe Davros? The Daleks? The Mechanoids? What, the Mechanoids? Are you serious? All of this, and a discussion of what's the better flavor of Daleks; with Davros or without? The Oncoming Storm...  This time, we've got soulless corporate stooges! Yeah, I know, it's not that impressive, but we already covered all the cool stuff a few lines ago!

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It's been quite the week at Oncoming Storm HQ. There have been funerals, chipped teeth, technical glitches, any number of problems. Oh, and that pesky time scoop. But we don't little things like the Game of Rassilon stop us here at the Oncoming Storm. This week's story on the other hand... Nevertheless, Josh, Jeff, Rachel, and Ashley are here to take through the week's news and talk about The Next Life, by Alan Barnes and Gary Russell. We've come to the end of the Divergent Universe. Will it all be worth it here at the end? What do you think? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Rassilon! Yeah, don't get to excited. He gets shown up by a Frenchman, a talking lizard person, and a dead woman.

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Sometimes, you just need a bad guy who's bad, just for the sake of being bad. Forget nuance, forget motivation. Nope, just a desire to kill, conquer, or destroy because they want to. This is the tao of Ashley Raburn. And luckily for him, episode 148 of the Oncoming Storm delivers this in spades. This week Ashley, Josh, and Jeff review issues 3 - 5 of the Titan 12th Doctor comic, covering the Swords of Kali story. The Doctor and Clara are summoned by an old friend to India to face a force of extradimensional entities that live to do nothing more than eat the lifeforce of humans. It's what they do. Did you know that there's a lot of evil devils and stuff in Indian mythology? Totally these guys. They evidently have a taste for Indian food. The Oncoming Storm... This time, KALI MA! KALI MA SHAKTI DE!

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It's the end. But the moment has been prepared for. You know, for Ace. Yes, it's time for bidding adieu, the Dorthy McShane version. Episode 147 of The Oncoming Storm has Josh, Ashley, and Rachel back on the New Adventure train, and this week it's Set Piece by Kate Orman. And yes, spoilers, this one features Ace's final story as a companion. After 2 seasons and 30 books, Ace is finally moving out of the TARDIS. Does it end in tears, a marriage, or just the best ever companion leaving story? One of these might just be true. So join your hosts in rising a glass to one of the best companions EVER, in celebration of her swan song. There may not be a dry eye in the house by the time this one is over. The Oncoming Storm... This time, it's all about what we don't have anymore. Au Revoir, Ace.

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Hello again everyone, and welcome to another excitng episode of The Oncoming Storm! Exciting? Yes, exciting! Like that time I played tiddlywinks with Einstein and Newton to decide who was the better scientist! Oh, don't make to big a deal out of it, it's just another Divergent Universe story, so it will probably stink...

 

Oh dear. It appears we've been split into 3 separate aspects of ourselves! That can only mean one thing: This week we're discussing Caerdroia by the fabulous Lloyd Rose. In what has to be the average Tumblr user's wet dream, this story sees not just one, nor two, but 3 Paul McGanns featured in this audio story. Once everyone has calmed down from this but of news, join Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff as they try to figure out if 3 Paul McGanns is better than 1! (Spoilers: What do you think? Duh.) The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got some string. I know, it pales to the McGanns, but it is ever so useful.

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