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 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 EST
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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 EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 40: BF # 27 Christmas Cutaway

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Oncoming Storm! Tis the season for celebration, and your hosts Ashley and Josh are feeling the Christmas spirit, throwing a holiday party, Oncoming Storm Style, and everyone's invited! Who knows what special guests may show up? As everyone is sipping on eggnog and munching on some mince pies, the focus of this holiday special is on Clayton Hickman's  and Gareth Roberts's The One Doctor! It's the time for some Christmas focus, so why shouldn't we skip ahead a bit to look at one of Doctor Who's more Christmasy stories! It's a panto themed romp, so grab some left over eggnog and sit down for the show! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got more guests then you can shake a stick at!... OH NO YOU DON'T! OH YES WE DO! (Ok, well, two).

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:44pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 39: BF # 21 Dusty Surprises

It's time for episode 39 of The Oncoming Storm, and it's an uphill battle for your hosts Josh and Ashley. There was bad internet connections, horrible call quality, and non recording computers, but never fear! Your hosts fought tooth and nail to bring you another excellent discussion (though they do apologise for the state the episode is in). Nevertheless, The topic this week is Mike Tucker's Dust Breeding, a fine example on what a surprise reveal can do for a story. Trust us kids, you want to make sure you've listened to the story before you listen to this one. The surprise is discussed in detail, and Ashley is smarter then all of us by not being surprised at all! Also discussed, more accents from Big Finish, mishandled performances, and the news for December 2012. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got... well, that would be telling wouldn't it?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:02pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 38: "Disco Daak" - The Stories of Abslom Daak

It's The Oncoming Storm episode 38 and this time Ashley and Josh are discussing the man who may have killed more Daleks than the Doctor himself, Abslom Daak! Your hosts are looking at the four original main stories featuring Daak from Doctor Who Magazine. These stories include "Abslom Daak Dalek Killer" the two halves of "Star Tigers", and "Nemesis of the Daleks". As Ashley is dancing around for Abslom Daak, there is talk of who should play Daak (Well Ashley does, with time passed Josh now picks Gerard Butler), Daak's connection to the British comics scene, and just how did a guy like Daak get such a reputation which just 4 short comic stories? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Daak for reals! And honestly, he's just as smelly and ill tempered as that pesky clone last week. But way not as rapey.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:39pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 37: NA #13 Lies My Doctor Told Me

Ace is Back! And so is The Oncoming Storm, as Josh and Ashley look at Deceit by Peter Darvill-Evans. It's the New Adventure debut of "New" Ace- leather bodysuit, mirrored sunglasses and all. And how are your hosts taking to this latest adventure? Well, Ashley is impressed with the all of the space ships and giant brain gestalts, but Josh is in a mood over bad stereotypes. There's debate over sex (again), editorial presence, or the lack thereof (again), and whether a faulty clone can explain it all (ok that's a new one). The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Daak! Well kind of. Now with new and improved sexual harassment power!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:16pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 36: BF #20 Howling Mad

After the brief Thanksgiving interruption, The Oncoming Storm is back on track looking at our next audio adventure, Loups Garoux by Marc Platt. Your hosts Josh and Ashley are very familiar with Mr. Platt's work, and can't wait to dig into another example of his writing. Does Loups Garoux live up to their expectations? Well Josh is gushing and Ashley is complaining about Episode 2 and the lack of explanations. A heated debate breaks out. Exactly what type of mythical creatures do your hosts want in Doctor Who? When they're not talking werewolves and the explanations thereof, Turlough and the Doctor's love life is examined, accents are discussed(again), and Josh tries for the world record in overuse of the word "fantastic". The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got werewolves on a train. Insert bad, outdated Samuel L. Jackson joke here.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:06pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 35.5: BF 33.5 Turkey Day

This week, it's the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and the celebration has made it to The Oncoming Storm headquarters. Thanksgiving is notable for for 2 main traditions in America, that of giving thanks for all of the things we have in life, and sitting down in front of a giant bird in supplication before it is eaten. With that in mind, your hosts Josh and Ashley are stepping away form the normal release schedule for a moment and looking at Doctor Who's very own giant talking bird, Frobisher! That means this week's topic is The Maltese Penguin by Robert Shearman. This subscriber special puts Frobisher into his very own detective story, and your hosts are discussing life without the Doctor, Colin Baker's accent work, and playing spot the witty reference! That's not all this week either, as Josh and Ashley, in keeping with the season, pick their turkey's of the year, and find a little something to give thanks for. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a dame to kill for, AND "Peter Lorre"! How could anyone not like that???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:40am EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 35: BF # 19 Southern Hospitality

Well I do declare, that dog-gone Oncoming Storm has done gone and got itself a new episode! Episode 35 in fact, and those scalawags Josh and Ashley are lookin' at a doozy of a story, Minuet in Hell by Alan W. Lear & Gary Russell. Yessir, those boys are deep in the south of America... or least what people think what the south of America is like, much to these southern boys chagrin. There's talk about accents... a whole mess o' talk about accents. Once that's out of the way, Josh and Ashley somehow find some time to actually talk about the plot of the story, whether it's debating the merits of sending old men on spy missions, or if demons have a place in Doctor Who. Sit down with a nice mint julep, kick up those feet, and join us won't you? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Foghorn Leghorn. Or Boss Hogg. Take your pick. No really, take him. We don't want him.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:12pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 34: DWM Comics Pureblood & Flashback "Sontara, we hardly knew ye..."

Another week, another slightly belated episode due to management incompentance! But you hosts are glad you could make it for a look at something off the beaten track. The Oncoming Storm is heading back to comic territory, and this time, it's ones that are actually good! Come back to the days where if you wanted Doctor Who comics, you had to look in Doctor Who Magazine. In these golden days, the comics actually tied into the ongoing New Adventures in one big continuity lovefest. This week, it's Benny's first comic appearance as we look at "Pureblood" from DWM 193-196, as well as a single issue story "Flashback" from the DWM Summer special '94. Josh and Ashley talk continuity clashes, Benny's wardrobe choices, and the secret identity of that one guy who looks like William Hartnell (Shh! It's the First Doctor! Don't tell Ashley I told you!) The Oncoming Storm... this time we've got potato heads. Not the nice kind though, the kind that invade you and take your home for a new homeworld. That kind.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:54pm EST
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