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 52: Destiny of the Doctor #2 Jumping at Shadows

Normally your hosts, Josh Wilson and Ashley Raburn get along just fine. But in The Oncoming Storm Episode 52, there is dissention in the ranks! Is it over this week's Big Finish/AudioGo story in the Destiny of the Doctor series, Shadow of Death by Simon Guerrier? No, they both seem to really like the story itself. Maybe there is some Doctor Who news that has them in a tizzy? No, it's a pretty light news week. No folks, it's all about some shadows, ones that don't really have a thing to do with this particular story. Once they are able to set aside their differences, there is talk related to the actual story, with praises sung about Frazer Hines, Josh's writer tiers, and the sad lack of Wendy Padbury. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we DON'T have the bloody Vashta Nerada. Seriously. I mean it.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:01pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 51: 2nd Doctor 50th Tie Ins - Faith Renewed

The Oncoming Storm is now past the half century mark, and now it's time to return to the monthly 50th Anniversary celebrations with February's ebook and comic... no matter how much your hosts Josh and Ashley may not want to after last month's catastrophes. But now it's Patrick Troughton's turn in the spotlight! First up is issue # 2 of Prisoners of Time, IDW's comic miniseries, featuring the 2nd Doctor facing slavers in a space mall! (It's actually better then it sounds!) Oh, and it has some Ice Warriors in it. (Happy Ashley?) After that, Ashley and Josh look at The Nameless City by Michael Scott. The 2nd Doctor is in McCoy territory, as he and Jamie face the Archons, an evil from the Dawn of Time(tm)! Will these two stories make your hosts change their minds about their respective series? Or does the catastrophe continue? Listen and marvel at the difference a month can make! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a Scotsman in a kilt! We've been to cons, we KNOW that's a big draw!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:38pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 50: NA #16 The Beginning of the Bulis Dynasty

It's Bulis-Time on episode 50 of The Oncoming Storm! Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying that Christopher Bulis left his mark on Doctor Who in the wilderness years, racking up 12(!) books full of trad stories and plots. This week, Ashley and Josh are looking at Bulis's first foray into writing, 1993's Shadowmind. The Doctor, Ace, and Benny are on another vacation... so obviously it must go wrong, with duplicates and gestalt creatures aplenty. Oh and military hardware. Lots and lots of military hardware. Join your hosts as they debate the merits of this debut novel and tell you if it's worth any time at all! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got talking charcoal and telepathic squirrels. Seriously, we can't make this stuff up kids!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:20pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 49: BF # 25 More Nazis!

Bad German accents? Torture threats? Complete and utter disregard for companion safety? That can only mean one thing! It's Nazis again, in Episode 49 of The Oncoming Storm! That's right, This week Josh and Ashley are heading back to WWII with Colditz by Steve Lyons. Josh remembers it as one of his favorites of early Big Finish? Does it still hold up, or should it be locked away forever in an inescapable castle? There's talk of David Tennant's accent, alternate timeline clichés, and sweet, lovely Klein. The Oncoming Storm... This time, We've got the 10th Doctor. Well... kinda. If the 10th Doctor were an utter bastard with a naff accent. So hey, it IS the 10th Doctor!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:02pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 48: Destiny of the Doctor #1 Hunting Aliens in 1963

The Oncoming Storm proudly presents the first in our coverage of the 50th anniversary Audios, The Destiny of the Doctor. First up, it's Hunters of Earth by Nigel Robinson. It's read by the first companion of the 1st Doctor, Carole Ann Ford, reprising her role as Susan. This also marks the first time Ashley and Josh have covered a Companion Chronicle style story. That's a whole lot of firsts happening here in Episode 48! Join Ashley and Josh as they settle in for story time, pre Unearthly Child style! Is this type of story telling to their tastes? Find out, as your hosts get to experience yet another first: speculation time! This is no 15 year old storyline, so they finally get to brave the unknown and make (probably incredibly wrong) guesses as to where everything is going! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got an honest to God, good, 1st Doctor anniversary story! I know! I was surprised too!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:06pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 47: Bring on the 50th!

It's the end of February 2013, and that means several things: we're a month away from New Who back on television, the 50th anniversary tie ins are now coming out, and The Oncoming Storm is a year old! Yes, Ashley and Josh have stumbled and mumbled through a year of novels, audios, and comics! And what a better way to celebrate the occasion then to start looking at all of this great anniversary tie in material. This week's spotlight is on Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1, where your hosts are joined by listener Jeff Polier for an overly long discussion on the issue, followed by talk on the e-book, A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer. Do these new items treat our beloved Classic series with the dignity and respect it deserves? Join your hosts to find out, as they enter a new phase of The Oncoming Storm and count down to the 50th! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a new opener, new material, and a new guest host! Now if only we had an old Doctor... 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:00pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 46: NA #15 Doctor Who & the Zombies

Well, no one ever said they were perfect. And due to some technical "issues" Ashley and Josh are unable to bring you the promised coverage of the new comic and ebook. But never fear, because that stuff will be covered next week, and now The Oncoming Storm is proud to bring you their coverage of the next in line of the New Adventures, Doctor Who and the Zombies! Er, we mean White Darkness by David A McIntee. And it's not just about zombies! No, there's Ancient Things from the Dawn of Time(tm), evil Germans, and Voodoo practicing Haitians too! Join your hosts as they talk about what type of horror goes best with Doctor Who, racial overtones in historicals, and generally mispronounce every name in the book. The Oncoming Storm... This time w- IA! IA! CTHULHU FHTAGN!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:29pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 45: BF # 24 Sand, Babes, & ... Scorpions???

Episode 45 of The Oncoming Storm is all about The Big Finish story The Eye of The Scorpion by Iain McLaughlin. At least, it's supposed to be. Your hosts Ashley and Josh however, seem to be all over the place this week, in a effort to talk about anything but! Oh, all of the usual topics are touched on, but your hosts seem to be more interested in delving into questions like, "Should new companions be stuck into gaps between stories?" or "Where are all of the historical companions?". How about that age old conundrum, "Why doesn't preventing Erimem from becoming pharaoh piss off Time like that whole Charley thing?" It's a rambley old time in episode 45! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got, oh I dunno... some alien scorpions or something? I was busy with the powerpoint on why we need a historical companion again.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:51pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 44: BF # 23 Where are the Sparkly Ones?

The Oncoming Storm takes it first look into the world of The Forge in episode 44! It's the first Project story from Big Finish, Project: Twilight by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright, and Josh can't wait for all of the sparkly vampires and love stories to start! Sadly corrected of those plot point, Josh and Ashley take a bit of the story proper, and get exposed to the nastiest vampire gangsters you'd ever want to meet! Proper sound effects for mutilation and bone breaking are discussed, along with proper blood splatter clean up treatments and which of the bad guy groups are worse. Yeah, it's that kinda story. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got NO sparkly vampires or shirtless werewolves. In a story called Twilight! Isn't there some sort of YA fiction rule being broken here???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:03pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 43: Star Trek/Doctor Who 5-8 Crossover Catastrophe

So it's come to this. The inevitable can no longer be put off. It's time to go once more, into the abyss. Yes, it's The Oncoming Storm episode 43, the conclusion to Star Trek / Doctor Who. Your hosts Ashley and Josh aren't happy about it, the readers couldn't have been happy about it, and we suspect the listeners won't be too happy about it. But it has to be done. It's so bad that Josh can't even be bothered to correct Ashley's pronunciation of Locutus. Will your hosts have the strength to make it through 4 issues of this??? Josh and Ashley know one thing for sure, if they never have to see a discussion between Picard, the Doctor, and Guinan agaib, they will have lived a good life. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're got more talking... and talking... oh dear lord, the talking. It will forever haunt the boring places of our dreams.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:07pm EST
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