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 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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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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 EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 42: NA # 14 New (Year's) Adventures

It's episode 42 of The Oncoming Storm! Your hosts Josh and Ashley are back for their first recording of the new year, and there's a ton to catch up on! After cutting through the swath of news stories and announcements, instead of being witty and making some Douglas Adams connection in this episode, your dauntless hosts are back at the New Adventure grindstone, and looking at the debut novel for some authors who you'll see crop up in Doctor Who circles for years to come. This week, Lucifer Rising by Andy Lane & Jim Mortimore is in the hot seat. As the Doctor, Ace, and Benny investigate a murder mystery on a scientific station, Josh and Ashley talk about Ace's character arc, the Doctor's dirty deeds, and Benny being, well, Benny.  There's misery and death to be had, as well as lots of continuity references...

"An eleven dimensional alien being."

The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got an elev... Dammit Legion, you did it again!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 41: BF #22 Monkeyin' Around

"We're back... and it's about time!"

No? How bout,

"We're back... and not a moment too soon!"

Okay, okay... It's not like it's been 7 years or anything, but after a week's hiatus, The Oncoming Storm is back with episode 41! Your hosts, Ashley and Josh, are fully rested after the winter break, and they're diving into the Big Finish Audio Bloodtide by Jonathan Morris. And yes, those are the pesky Earth Reptiles you hear, The Silurians! Is Bloodtide full of juicy primate meat, or will it leave your hosts dripping wet? Find out, as evolution and religion are debated within seconds of talking about a pantomime horse. That, and New Year's resolutions! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got primate payback... and this time, it's personal!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT
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