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 9: The Nth Doctor Part 1 - The Varnax Menace

It's time to play what if in the 9th episode of the Oncoming Storm! Josh and Ashley are covering their first non fiction book, The Nth Doctor by Jean Marc Lofficier. Though, it's not really a non fiction book as much as collection of a bunch of almost fictions, as it looks at the attempts to make a Doctor Who movie in the years leading up the the Paul McGann TV Movie. In their first look at the book, Josh and Ashley discuss the book in general and cover it's background. Once they finish there, it's time to look at the first of the rejected scripts, dubbed "The Return of Varnax". It's... something else. Join Josh and Ashley as they stumble over their French, express their hatred of a well worn gag, and decide the best way to torture and kill furry sidekicks. The Oncomig Storm... this time, we have lustful Conquistadors! Seriously. Francisco says hi.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 8: NA #6 - Choosing the Right Weapon

A cleaning lady. A child killer. That scary wiccan chick. What do they all have in common? Why, they're all discussed in the 8th Episode of The Oncoming Storm of course! Josh and Ashley are looking at Cat's Cradle: Warhead this week, a novel by former script editor of Doctor Who Andrew Cartmel. With someone who was that close to the television show, it's sure to be just like what we used to watch on the telly right? When you're done laughing at that little ditty, turn on Josh and Ashley as they discuss the beginnings of the"Dark" Doctor, the benfits of ignoring character dialogue, and just what it means if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being "useful" to the Doctor. All this and more, in the exciting 8th episode of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got even less cats! There was, like, one page with a cat! Who does Virgin think they're fooling???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT
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It's time for episode 7, and luckily for Ashley, it's another historical! This week Josh and Ashley are discussing The Marian Conspiracy by Jacqueline Rayner. It's backstabbing and betrayals in Tudor England! Josh is eating up all of the pure historical goodness, but will Jacqueline Rayner's writing overcome Ashley's inherant dislike of the historical genre? Or did Ashley just listen to the story while making Ice Warrior noises to drown out all of those boring historical dudes? Listen and find out, as correct pronunciation, time paradoxes, and religion in Doctor Who are all discussed in the latest episode of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm...This time, we've got ruffled collars... or at least we assume we do. Anytime we see one of those Blackadder episodes from this time everyone's wearing one. And Blackadder wouldn't lie.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT
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It's important announcement time for Ashley and Josh! Once again, last minute changes take place after the podcast is recorded! This time, it's all due to an impending format change for The Oncoming Storm. Are they picking up stakes and moving to California? Listen and find out! After they get that pesky announcement out of the way, Josh and Ashley face their innermost fears and discuss The Fearmonger by Jonathan Blum. There's talk of politics, modern society, and getting shot because you think you can pull off the Doctor's stick. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Uber Right Wing Conservatives... that's kinda like Nazis right?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT
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This week, Josh and Ashley are still playing a bit of catchup, so they're only covering one New Adventure this episode, Marc Platt's  Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible. And its a good thing too, because this book is just chock full of paradoxes and multiple time streams and it takes the full strength of your podcaster's miniscule mental capabilities to keep track of it all. Break out the pen and paper kids; you're gonna need a flow chart to follow along with this one. To finish up the episode, Ashley and Josh take a look at their first comic strip, Cat Litter, from DWM # 192. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got cats! ...Well, not really. What's the deal with all the cat references anyway???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT
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Josh and Ashley are back just a week after our last episode in order to make up for the lost week! And if that wasn't dedication enough, Josh struggles through sickness to bring you a new episode, though it does leave him sounding a bit like Harvey Fierstein. This week, your hosts are covering the third and fourth Big Finish Doctor Who adventures. They start off marveling at the work Big Finish put into The Whispers of Terror, by Justin Richards. They end up wondering if The Land of the Dead was hastily put together by a team of chimps working at typewriters. Has anyone ever actually SEEN Stephen Cole? Are your hosts being unkind? Well, Josh probably is, if his Stephen Cole rant is anything to go by. Check out the episode to find out why. The Oncoming Storm... Please nobody ever tell Stephen Cole about this. We swear, we really are nice people.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT
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After a slight delay, Josh and Ashley are back, fighting through spring storms to discuss the final two books in the Timewyrm series. We're tackling Timewyrm: Apocalypse by Nigel Robinson and Timewyrm: Revelation by Paul Cornell. One of these is a fantastic look into the mind of the Doctor, examining his relationship with Ace and his motivations, a book so full of ideas that it takes 70% of the podcast to talk about. The other is Timewyrm: Apocalypse. Join your hosts as they try to wrap their heads around the Doctor's choice in baby names and discuss the motivations of psychotic 8 year olds. The Oncoming Storm... Yes, We would club your head in with a brick if it meant that Paul Cornell would like us.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
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In this episode, Josh and Ashley cover the first two Big Finish Doctor Who release, The Sirens of Time and Phantasmagoria. After some rambling plot summaries (Look, you try to do a Doctor Who story summary in under 3 minutes!), there's discussion about Multi Doctor stories, a rant about Gallifrey, and a debate on the merits of Historical stories. The Oncoming Storm... mumbling our way into your hearts, one story at a time.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT
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Welcome to the first exciting episode of The Oncoming Storm! Join Ashley and Josh as they stumble through the challenge of their first full length episode. We cover the latest news from the world of Doctor Who outside of television before moving onto the analysis of TimeWyrm: Genesys and TimeWyrm: Exodus. Which of these early New Adventures was our favorite? Listen and find out... Well, you can probably guess if you've actually read these books, but listen anyway! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Nazis!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT
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The exciting teaser! (Again)

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT
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