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!

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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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 1:55 AM
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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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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:21 PM
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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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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 2:42 AM
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We here at The Oncoming Storm can't begin to tell you excited we are for today's story! You see, today, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are talking about The Last, by Gary Hopkins. We know things haven't been all sunshine and roses for the Big Finish stories lately, what with us being stuck in the Divergent Universe and all. But today, it all ends! With a title like The Last, we've come to the end of the Divergent Universe right? Right? Hello? Sigh. Fine. I guess we'll just do the story where everything dies, except the stupid Divergent Universe. The Oncoming Storm... This Time, we've got Effie from the Hunger Games! But totally crazier.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 2:08 AM
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Oncoming Storm Control to Major Tom. Can you hear us Major Tom? Better fix that radio Major Tom, or you're going to miss episode 144 of The Oncoming Storm! While you're sitting in your tin can, Josh, Ashley, and Jeff are looking at Titan Comics's 11th Doctor issues 3 to 6. This run sees the introduction of not just one, but 2 new companions! One is a tall, white, chameleon -like entity that seems to change his appearance at will. The other is an alien robot named ARC! So grab your protein pills, put your helmet on, and enjoy the show! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got BOWIE. This is not a drill. Prepare for imminent Josh geek out.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:28 PM
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So here we are. The grand finale of the three book run of New Adventures seemingly dedicated to pain and suffering! Which is itself really the second part of an actual trilogy! That's right, this week sees The Oncoming Storm tackle Warlock by Andrew Cartmel, in episode 143. After months of reading about the TARDIS crew being punished, tortured, and killed, can Josh, Ashley, and Rachel be able to make it through a book about animal experimentation and personal loss? With the Doctor on the trail of a new drug named Warlock, will your hosts need to resort to drugs themselves to make it through the trippy experiences they're reading about? And most interesting of all, will they realize just how good a book about these things can be, even if the Doctor is hardly in it? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got audio problems! Yeah, Mea Culpa, but hopefully we've figured it out for next time. If it's a problem for you, just take some mind altering drugs. It'll help you fit right in with this episode.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 3:34 AM
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So we're going back to the Divergent Universe eh? On second thought, let's delay that for just a bit. No reason to get overeager for that. Instead, how about we open with an interview? The Oncoming Storm episode 142 sees your hosts communicating through the old fashioned world of the written word with author Jim Mortimore. Find our more about Jim's beginings and upcoming work as we play 20 10 questions! And because we can't delay it any longer, Josh, Ashley, and Jeff look at Faith Stealer by Graham Duff. It's the Doctor vs. religion. Kinda. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Jim Mortimore! A sexy, sexy Jim Mortimore.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 3:16 AM
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It's time for episode 141 of The Oncoming Storm! Josh, Ashley, and Jeff are your hosts this week, and this one is a doozey! They talk about new UNIT adventures, the 6th Doctor's death, new books, Doctor Who Legos... the list just goes on and on. Then, Josh brings you his mini review of the new charity anthology 'Seasons of War'! Whew, what an episode! The Onco- what? You want an actual review as well? Fine, fine. Eventually, your hosts get to discussing Medicinal Purposes, by Robert Ross. It's got the 6th Doctor and Evelyn hanging out with famed killers Burke and Hare. And yes, it's the one with David Tennant going full... well, you know. Anyway, we hope you enjoy it. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got ladies of the night! Of, erm, varying qualities.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 2:26 AM
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