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!
The Oncoming Storm Ep 159: The Romance of Crime, Unregenerate!, & The Council of Nicaea

AH-CHOO! Sorry, Sorry, the weather is starting to change here at Oncoming Storm HQ and that means one thing: It's time for everyone to get sick again. Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are the lucky ones. They're still about to talk. Poor Jeff however... the less said the better. But the hosts who are able to make it prop themselves up on Codine and prepare to talk about what they've listened to in September. First up is Unregenerate! by David A. McIntee. Does this story of an insane 7th Doctor being busted out of a peculiar mental hospital deserve the exclamation point? Then it's time for The Council of Nicaea by Caroline Symcox, as Erimem asked the age old question of the Doctor,'Why can't I change the past?'. Wrapping our coverage is our first review of a Big Finish Tom Baker story! It's The Romance of Crime by Gareth Roberts, adapted by John Dorney. Find out how well this adapts the novel and if Tom and Lalla can recapture that old magic! All this and news that will have have you saying, "Yes, More!". The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a nitpicky Josh, a high Ashley, and a Rachel that doesn't like Douglas Adams?!? Say it ain't so!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 158: Original Sin, Big Bang Generation, Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who, and a whole bunch of comics

Computers are a heck of a thing. They're wonderful tools to help us in everyday life... until they're not. Then they're either not working for 2 hours as you try to record a podcast, or trying to take over the world, like in this week's feature New Adventure, Original Sin by Andy Lane. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff do their best to overcome their computer issues, as well as a week's worth of personal issues, to come together to discuss what they've read in the last month. Too bad none of them have read the same things! They finally get it together enough to have a late night discussion of Original Sin, Big Bang Generation by Gary Russell, The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who, and a mess of Titan Doctor Who comics! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a bunch of tired, brain dead hosts! Do forgive them if they spew nonsense.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:37am EDT

Has it been two weeks already? Did you doubt we'd come back? Never fear, we wouldn't do that to you again so soon! And we still have so much Doctor Who to talk about from over the summer. We weren't just reading books and comics, there audios! Soooooo many audios! This week, three musketeers Josh, Ashley, and Jeff try to wade through just a little bit of what they listened to over the summer. And barely make a dent in the list. However, the do manage to listen to some of the best of Big Finish... and the worst. First up is New Adventure adaptation Damaged Goods, by Russell T himself, adapted by Jonathan Morris. Spoilers: It's really good. Then we join Ms. Bernice Summerfield as she, the Doctor and Ace try to fight against The Triumph of Sutekh! Back on our retro review list, we have Three's a Crowd by Colin Brake, and Catch 1782 by Alison Lawson. These reviews do not go well. Neither does the news for that matter, as Josh is missing something very important to him! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we don't have delivered Doctor Who books even though Amazon says they were! The Postman is gonna hear about this...

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 156: Human Nature, 12th Doctor #6-8, 4 Doctors #1-2

THEY'RE BACK... AND IT'S ABOUT TIME. Ok, ok, pastiches about bad network taglines aside, The Oncoming Storm is really back! In other words, the hiatus is over and we're back on schedule. It's time for a new for some changes at Oncoming Storm HQ, and it's not a moment too soon.  Assuming any of you are left still listening, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and newly minted as permanent host Jeff are here to tell you all about what they've been reading over the last month. This includes seminal New Adventure Human Nature by Paul Cornell, the 12th Doctor comic issues 6-8, and the first two issues of the brand new 4 Doctors comic, also written by Mr. Cornell. Ashley's also got a behind the scenes look at pitching for the new Erimem series, and of course, there's the news! It's a jammed pack episode to welcome us all back to the show! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got a brand new bi-weekly schedule! Hey, at least now you only have to put up with hearing our nonsense every *other* week now!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Summer Special # 2 - Join The Imperium!

Miss us? Okay, don't answer that. But if you did miss us, just a little bit.. here's our second summer '15 special to hold you over until we're back for good... IN JUST TWO MORE WEEKS! That's right, break out the party gear, because The Oncoming Storm is back baby, August 27! So while you're marking that on your calendar, we have a treat for you here. This week, Josh, Ashley, and Jeff talk to one of the brains behind The Imperium! In case you're not aware, The Imperium is a new comic book seeking funding from people like us, people who like the Doctor, or James Bond, or Emma Peel... because you see, it has all of them in one comic book! (Or at least as close that a non IP infringing comic can go) If you've ever read Alan Moore's "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", then you're looking at the 1960's British TV equivalent of it! Needless to say, we here at Oncoming Storm HQ are very excited for this, and we got to sit down with creator Tzvi Lebetkin to talk about the genesis of this project, as well as Tzvi's project that put him on our radar, The Ice Warriors comic strip! Put on your power armor, because you know Ashley's got a lot to say about that! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're shamelessly asking for support! Go Check out The Imperium at  You won't regret it!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Summer Special 2015: A Brave New World

Hey, we said we'd put in an appearance or two while we were on hiatus! And by popular demand, we're doing a special summer episode, just like DWM used to do back in the day! So what's the reason for getting in from the beach? Why, there just happened to be some monumental news coming out of Big Finish land, and Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff just *had* to talk about it! And as a bonus to round out the episode, we have the Big Finish panel that Josh and Rachel did at the Timegate convention on Sunday morning. (Warning: Sunday morning panels are the worst! Be prepared for hungover brain addled panelists!) It ends up being kind of a Big Finish 101 panel, but hey, at least that means new people are still coming to Big Finish! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got SPOILERS SWEETIE!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 155: NA #37 - A Pregnant Pause

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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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 154: BF #67 - I Dream of a Land Down Under

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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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

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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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:33pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 152: The Highest Science Audio - Turtle Power Redux!

"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.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_152.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT