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!

It's time for The Oncoming Storm episode 205, and the crew think they're turning Japanese, they think they're turning Japanese, they really think so. Okay, bad 80's song references aside, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here with the penultimate 7th Doctor New Adventure, as they look at The Room with No Doors by Kate Orman, and that's right, The Doctor and Chris are in medieval Japan! There, they'll run across all of the expected things; samurai, monks, Victorian inventors, floating heads, giant bird people. You know, the usual. But Chris is having nightmares of being placed in the room with no doors. Is that his fate, or with a regeneration impending, is it the ultimate fate of the 7th Doctor? Strap in for some emotional soul searching in this one, folks. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got existential angst. Hopefully the Doctor can manipulate us into feeling better!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:35pm EDT
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What? It's new episode time already? Your editor isn't prepared for that! We gave up on this weekly thing ages ago. Luckily for you, dear listener, we've also pretty much given up on that whole editing thing, so you can hear episode 204 now! Episode 204 of The Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff coming to the end of the epic 16 part Doom Coalition! In this 4th boxset, by Big Finish masters John Dorney and Matt Fitten, the 8th Doctor faces a fully revealed Doom Coalition (finally!) with a little help from friends like Cardinal Ollistra and River Song. You might be expecting some slight disagreements over some of the aspects of this box set, and you'd be right! But... it's probably not about what you're expecting! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got WOOOONG! Oh No! WOOOOONG! IT's... WOOOOONG The TRUMPET MONSTERS!!!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:36pm EDT
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Alright, no time for any attempts at humor or wit. It's the editor's off week, so we'll take what we can get. And what you get, dear listener, is The Oncoming Storm episode 203. In what was supposed to be a short, news free episode, Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel still manage to go on for over an hour about Jim Mortimore's Eternity Weeps. It's the Benny pilot episode, if you will, and there's lots of relationship issues, violence, and death to talk about. Oh, and the Doctor. Eventually. The Oncoming Storm... this time, really, we're not talking about Jodie.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT
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We know, we're a bit late again, so we won't keep you too long with flowery excuses. Let's get to it! It's episode 202 for The Oncoming Storm, and thanks to the delay, everyone is here to wrap up the story on Fraulein Klein. Josh, Rachel, Jeff, and Ashley are signing up to fight the good fight along UNIT and it's new scientific advisor. And we guess the Doctor can come along too. Both of them! Unit: Dominion by Nicholas Briggs and Jason Arnopp sees the 7th Doctor unwillingly team up with an apparent future version of himself played by Alex MacQueen. You know, I swear I've heard him in another part... but that's probably not important. After that, we come to the final Klein story to date, where we find out Klein's true origins in Daleks Among Us by Alan Barnes. Can you guess which one of these the team liked? Let's find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got giant floating baby heads! You just gotta love Doctor Who.

 

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News- 3:58

Unit Dominion Synopsis- 33:03

Unit Dominion Discussion- 50:40

Daleks Among us Synopsis- 1:25:32

Daleks Among us Discussion- 1:39:38

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:43pm EDT
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Alright folks. We've cleaned up the streamers and balloons from the big 200th episode celebration, and now it's time to get back to business! There's only 10 episodes left, and we can't wait time standing around! Episode 201 sees the crew of The Oncoming Storm back on track with the New Adventures. Jeff, Rachel, Ashley, and Josh take turns working on their grief over Roz's death with Bad Therapy by Matt Jones. The Doctor and Chris want to take a break from it all to get over Roz's death. Yeah, it goes as well as you'd expect. There's death, faceless orderlies, and surprising returns! Join us as we count down to the end. We're going out big! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got man eating cars! Well, man absorbing cars at least.

 

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News- 05:54

Bad Therapy Synopsis - 21:18

Bad Therapy Discussion - 45:34

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT
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So it's finally here. The bicentennial. The Big 2-0-0. The Oncoming Storm celebrates 200 episodes of Doctor Who books, audios, and comics by acknowledging that they won't get to talk about all of the best non televised adventures of the Doctor before they wrap up, so it's time for a list! Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel have come to the table with a list of their top five favorite Doctor Who spin off media that won't be covered by the show, and they're gonna tell you why they're worthy of being the best of what's left! At least, that was the idea. It's not long before everyone is cheating and expanding their lists to cover whole swathes of material. But when you have 50 plus years to cover, it's hard to keep it to a top five! Rounding out the episode, we present our special 200th episode panel from Wholanta 2017. It quickly goes off the rails and becomes a Who spin off media 101 panel, but we wanted to include it as a thank you for all of the fine people who woke up on a Sunday morning to come spend time with us! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no arguments or infighting, and complement each other's picks! You'd think we gotten somewhat professional after 200 episodes or something.

 

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News- 6:08

 

Best of the Rest- 27:53

 

Wholanta Panel - 01:34:25 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT
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For the one hundred and ninety ninth time, The Oncoming Storm is back to talk the best and brightest of Doctor Who audios! Well, maybe. There's some contention this week, and it sends the show careening off of the tracks. Again. But at least it's not about River Song this time! It starts off okay, with Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff talking about Architects of History  by Steve Lyons. It wraps up the Klein trilogy in a flourish of time travel bendy-ness! Then the contention starts with the discussion about Charley's swan song with the 8th Doctor, The Girl Who Never Was by Alan Barnes. Bet you can't guess who didn't like this one! Everyone tries to recover to look at the 50th anniversary Companion Chronicle, The Beginning by Marc Platt, but has the damage already been done? All of this, and discussion of the big news of the week that... no one can agree on. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got so much salt, we put Morton's to shame.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:59pm EDT
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Okay folks. We're hours away from our local convention, Wholanta, and we don't have a lot of time. So lets's do this quickly. Yes, this is episode 198 of the Oncoming Storm. No Jeff isn't here, so you're stuck with Josh, Ashley, and Rachel. Yes, Josh is an idiot, and this is actually the 56th New Adventure, not the 57th. Yes, that means it's So Vile a Sin by Ben Aaronovitch and Kate Orman, the notorious "6 months late, sorry you had to find out about that big surprise in another book" book. No, we won't ruin the surprise here, just in case. And yes, Big Finish did release some big news the day after we recorded. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got 99 Doctors but Roz ain't one.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT
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Let this be a lesson to everyone: Never trust technology. It will always betray you. This doesn't have a thing to do with the content of episode 197 of The Oncoming Storm, but the journey to getting there has been one fraught with issues. Just trust your editor, never upgrade your computer and expect everything to work like it used to. You'll get low sound recordings or be unable to make episode logos anymore... oh you want us to actually talk about Doctor Who? Oh, alright. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff(eventually) are all here, and they start off by ripping off the bandaid and discussing The Diary of River Song 2 with the first episode, The Unknown by Guy Adams. If they survive that, then it's time for the 1st two parts of the Klein trilogy, A Thousand Tiny Wings by Andy Lane, and Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Clements. After the fun time discussing that, Jeff makes everyone listen to more Torchwood with One Rule by Joseph Lidster. But hey, at least it doesn't feature any of those lousy Torchwood 3 people! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Nazis again... except this time around, the Nazi is a companion!!! 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT
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This week on The Oncoming Storm, we bring you a discussion about a 7th Doctor story wherein he visits a council estate to fight a rogue ancient Time Lord weap... hey, anyone else here have deja vu? It feels like this has already been covered. Well, nevermind. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here to give what will surely be totally original thoughts about the 55th New Adventure, Damaged Goods by Russell T Davies. Yes, that RTD. But let's forget about the fact that he will be the one to bring back Doctor Who in 2005. Was he a good writer in 1996? No spoilers, but know that there is a consensus rating amongst all hosts this time around! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got N-Forms. It's... not pleasant. 

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_196.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
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