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 84: Anniversary e-Book Wrap Up - WWMR (What Would Martha Read)

In the simpler days before the great "Time of the Doctor" schism of Christmas 2013, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel came together to record episode 84 of The Oncoming Storm. With the dream of a peaceful holiday ahead of them, they rejoiced in the season, and turned to talking about the final anniversary e-Books in front of the fireplace, where the stocking had been hung with care. Doctors 8 through 11 were discussed, with such topics as Martha's reading habits, hairy ceilings, and the dreaded 'Mary Sue' talked over at length. Oh, and Neil Gaiman.There were differences of opinion, but camaraderie abounded and a good time was had by all... Even when Ashley was wrong. Want to remember what that was like? Join us, won't you? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got civil, level headed debate! About Doctor Who??? I know, Crazy right?!? 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 83: Prisoners of Time Finale - Gotta Catch 'Em All

It's time for the penultimate episode of our anniversary specials coverage! This week on The Oncoming Storm, Josh, Ashley, and special guest Jeff Polier return to the IDW mini series Prisoners of Time. In this oversized episode, your hosts cover the last 5 issues of the series, numbers 8 through 12. Josh is questioning why exactly the Doctor is the Last of the Timelords in a universe of time travel, Ashley is extolling comic coloring of yore, and Jeff is just happy to be considered Sgt. Benton rather than Mike Yates. Do join them for a look at the epic conclusion of this Star Tre-, Doctor Who comic series! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got ALL the Doctors, ALL the companions, and QUARKS! That's right, Quarks. Bet you're glad you listened now.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 82: Destiny of the Doctor 10 & 11 - Doctor Who and the Giant Disgusting Things

Ashley's fumbling with his new mike, Josh is ranting on continuity again, and Rachel is just happy to be here with Catherine Tate... yes it must be Thursday and time for episode 82 of The Oncoming Storm! This week sees your hosts finishing up their coverage of The Destiny of the Doctor series. First up, after some outdated news, is Death's Deal by Darren Jones, read by Catherine Tate! We miss you Donna! Them it all wraps up with The Time Machine by Matt Fitton, read by the lovely Jenna Coleman. Why exactly has the 11th Doctor been popping up along his former selves? Join us as we find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Catherine Tate and Jenna Coleman! Time for some adventures with Donna and... Alice? Wait, what?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 81: Destiny of the Doctor 8 & 9 Sweet Sweet Paul McGann Kisses

Time is running out in 2013, and The Oncoming Storm has some catching up to do before it's over! In their first leg to make it through the rest of the 50th anniversary material, Josh, Ashley, Hannah, and Rachel are here to cover not just one, but two Destiny of the Doctor releases. After some basking in the glow of Day of the Doctor/Adventures in Time and Space/The Fiveish Doctors, your hosts look at Enemy Aliens by Alan Barnes, featuring the 8th Doctor and canon companion Charley! Once proper attention has been paid to Paul McGann's lips, then it's time for Night of the Whisper by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. It's the 9th Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack in an adventure in New Las Vegas. And it's not as debauchery filled as you might expect with Jack loose in Vegas. But it does have wolfman gangsters and masked vigilantes! Join us to see if these latest audios pay proper homage to their eras. The Oncoming Storm... This time, BADA BUM BADA BUM BADA BUM BUM BUM!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 80: PDA # 17 A Sidestep? A Step Back? Who Knows?

It's Turkey Day once again in America, but don't let that fool you! This week's episode of The Oncoming Storm features a story that is no turkey! In between overly large family dinners, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel were able to bring to you a discussion about the final story in our month of anniversary specials, The Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin. Published in celebration of the 35th Anniversary, this book is an odd bird, featuring a Doctor back on Gallifrey, who was married, facing off against Omega... but who supposedly looks like Paul McGann, but is NOT the 8th Doctor. Listen as your hosts try to make sense of it all, catch up on some old news, and Josh enters a level of fan theory that bewilders his co hosts! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've been killed! Several times! Temporal Grace and all that. I'm sure you understand. Um... Could you explain it to us?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 79: That Other 50th Anniversary Special

We're a podcast on an anniversary special. But probably not the one you were expecting.

That's right. The Oncoming Storm is here with episode 79, in the week of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary! And we're ready to talk about the anniversary story. No, not the one with those two babyfaces and the guy from "Alien" in it. Ashley, Josh, Rachel, Sacha, and special guest Dr. Scott Vigue are here to discuss The Light at the End by Nicholas Briggs, the Big Finish Anniversary special. 8 Doctors, 1 Master, and a slew of companions. Will it be a mess or a masterpiece? But before that, a certain minisode with big implications regarding Doctor Who spin off media is thoroughly analyzed. And we won't lie, drooled over. The Oncoming Storm... This time we've got a whole lotta McGann, and some validation at last. Life couldn't be better.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 78: BF # 50 Zagreus Sits Inside Your Head and Causes Us Much Weeping

OMG DID YOU SEE THAT?!? I WASN'T EXPECTING IT, THEN WHEN HE SHOWED UP... AND WHEN HE SAID THOSE NAMES, I JUST COULDN'T BELIE...  er, wait, what was I saying? Oh right, Zagreus. Sigh...ahem...

Hey everyone, it's time for episode 78 of The Oncoming Storm! It's November, and as we await the 50th Anniversary(HOLY COW WAS THAT PREQUEL AWESOME... no no gotta focus...) proper, we here at Oncoming Storm headquarter are getting ready by looking at Anniversary stories of other media. First up, it's the Big Finish story Zagreus by Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. Wait, please come back! We were gonna have to do it at some point, might as well do it while the good anniversary vibes last. It is an endeavor though, as hosts Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Hannah trudge through long recounts of exposition and Alice in Wonderland references. Join us, as we try to figure out if Zagreus is as bad as it's reputation, or if it is unduly maligned. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a talking TARDIS, way before that whole Doctor's Wife thing! Eat that Gaiman! 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 77: BF #33 Oncoming Storm NOW.INF

And we're back! Again! But not as long between episodes this time. There's been a lot going on at Oncoming Storm HQ, and now you get to see the results! Episode 77 is here, but behind the scenes, we've been calling it Season 2 Episode 1! Your regular hosts Josh and Ashley are still here, but now they have regular backup! Sacha, Hannah, and Rachel are now here to round out this fully armed and operational battlestation! After a rouond of proper introductions, it's time to get back to work, and this week we're back with the 8th Doctor in Neverland by Alan Barnes. This story brings the second Big Finish season of the 8th Doctor Adventures to a close. Was it all worth it? Join us to see what our team thinks! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got anti time particles in our throats. Cuz everyone knows that those pesky things go right for the larynx.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_77.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 76: NA # 21 Aaaaaaaaand We're Back!

So, did you miss us? Well your hosts, Josh and Ashley, sure missed talking about Doctor Who! Without further ado, it's time for The Oncoming Storm episode 76! Josh and Ashley do their best to shake off the rust and get back down to business, but there's been a lot going on in the world of Doctor Who. To make up for lost time, they take it upon themselves to cover the highlights of the last two months... and find themselves unable to shut up! After 47 minutes(!), they are finally able to get to the main event, talking about The Left Handed-Hummingbird by Kate Orman... and once again, find themselves over the moon to be talking New Adventures again. Josh won't stop gushing and Ashley is really, really concerned about drugs. What is the final consensus? Join the welcome back party and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've back, we're bad, and we're celebrating milestones! It feels so good to be back!  

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_76.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 75: BF #32 Shakespearean Tragedy

This week, Josh and Ashley are pulling their tights over their Dalek bumps, and reciting sonnets in their best electronic warble. It's a Dalek story of Shakespearean proportions on episode 75 of The Oncoming Storm! The Eighth Doctor and Charley star in Time of the Daleks by Justin Richards, as we finally get to hear the Eighth Doctor face off against the Daleks  properly for the first time! And what evil plot do the Daleks have this time? Would you believe a dastardly scheme to ... preserve Shakespeare??? Step through the looking glass with your hosts as they discuss topics like, "do we really need another Dalek story at this point?", or  "Why is Shakespeare in this at all???" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we travel through time using tin foil. And yes, that works. Somehow.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_75.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT