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 191: Project Destiny, Cuddlesome, The Doomsday Chronometer

It's time for episode 191 of The Oncoming Storm! Everyone is super excited to dig into this month's audios... well, most of the team. Josh, Rachel, and Jeff can't wait to get started, but, you guessed it, Ashley is missing again! Okay, not missing exactly, he's in San Francisco, running after a beryllium clock or kissing redheads or something. So what is he missing? Oh, just the culmination of almost 10 years of Big Finish stories! That's right, first up is Project: Destiny by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott, which sees Hex finally find out about his mom and her connection to the Doctor! After that bit of serious drama, how about a detour with pink, vampire hamster toys? Cuddlesome by Nigel Fairs features the 5th Doctor facing an army of the buggers! And finally it's The Doomsday Chronometer by Matt Fitten,  the 3rd story in Doom Coalition 3, and we finally have River and the 8th Doctor face to face! It's a night of big moments, so of course Ashley misses it. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got killer, pink, vampire hamster toys. They're so ridiculous that we had to mention them twice!

 

Time Stamps

 

News - 6:57

Project: Destiny - 22:07

Cuddlesome -  01:00:11

Doomsday Chronometer - 01:27:15

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_191.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 190: NA #53 The Return of the Living Dad

And we're back! Hope everyone had a great holiday. We here at Oncoming Storm HQ all had a wonderful break, but there was one thing missing... heated Doctor Who discussion! Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are once more headed into that depth, with some discussion about Return of the Living Dad by Kate Orman. Benny finally finds out what happened to her father, and calls on the Doctor to track him down! Lots of disputed points in this episode, and one of the crew even goes as far as saying this might be their favorite book! But before we can get to the book discussion, there's a months worth of news to talk about, and there's an announcement about the future of the podcast to get through. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got a sentient spatula! It's really the best thing in the book.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_190.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 189: Frozen Time, Angel of Scutari, The Claws of Santa, The Eighth Piece

And so we finally come to the end of 2016, not with a bang or even a whimper, but with a ton of technical problems, distractions, and missing members of the show. Yes, episode 189 of The Oncoming Storm is 2016 in a nutshell; full of good intentions but filled with random disasters. But don't let that scare you off! This supersized send off sees Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel doing their best to make it through the home stretch. First up is Frozen Time, by Nicholas Briggs. Spoilers: it's Ashley's pick and has Ice Warriors in it! Then it's over to Josh's pick of The Angel of Scutari by Paul Sutton. Hex is doing his nurse thing alongside Florence Nightingale while the Doctor has to ensure that he dies to maintain the web of time! Next is Jeff's holiday pick, Iris Wildthyme and the Claws of Santa by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. It's every bit as wild as you'd think a story with Iris, Santa Claus, and a wisecracking robot would be. And finally Rachel has the crew stay with Doom Coalition 3 as they review The Eighth Piece by Matt Fitton. It's... not as satisfying as you'd hope, even with River Song in a nun's outfit! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're just happy to have made it out of the year alive. See you in 2017!

 

TIME STAMPS

News - 15:07

Frozen Time - 40:20

Angel of Scutari - 01:10:47

Claws of Santa - 01:40:05

The Eighth Piece - 02:08:01

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_189.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:47pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 188: NA #52 Christmas on a Rational Planet

Sodomy and Hellfire! Is it time for another episode of The Oncoming Storm already? Rationally speaking, it has been two weeks since the last episode, so history tells us another must come out today. But why be so rational? Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel are here in episode 188 to determine if they should stick to rationality, or just blow it all off and go and play with the gynoids. The topic, of course, is Christmas on a Rational Planet by Lawrence Miles. The Doctor, Roz, and Chris must stave off the forces of the Carnival Queen and her irrational forces of Cacophony... but are they making the right choice? And no discussion of Miles's first book would be complete without complete tangents about the man himself. There are lots of those this episode, but with a figure like Lawrence Miles, how can you not? The Oncoming Storm... Buggery and Damnation, This time we're got the most creative swearing you'll ever find in a Doctor Who Story.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_188.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT
Comments[1]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 187: For Sacha - Enemy of the Daleks, Psychodrome, Fallen Angels, Absent Friends

Honestly, there's not much to say this week. The Oncoming Storm has lost one of it's own this week, and we're devastated. Sacha hasn't been on the show for well over a year due to his schedule and health issues, but he has remained a member of our dysfunctional family and we were expecting his return sooner rather than later. Sadly, Sacha passed away on 11/14/2016, due to complications during surgery. Episode 187 then, is dedicated entirely to the memory of Sacha Dzuba. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff first come together to say a few things about their friend, and then because it's what he would have wanted, they spend two hours deep in geeky Doctor Who conversation. They cover Enemy of the Daleks by David Bishop, Psychodrome by Jonathan Morris, Fallen Angels by Phil Mulryne, and in an unfair twist of fate, Absent Friends by John Dorney. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a lot of tears. We miss you already Sacha.

 

Time Stamps

Tribute to Sacha - 2:28

News - 17:40

Enemy of the Daleks - 40:15

Psychodrome - 1:08:03

Fallen Angels - 1:35:45

Absent Friends - 2:04:50

 

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_187.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:24pm EDT
Comments[2]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 186: NA # 51 - GodEngine

Get the oversized helmet party hats and "sonic disruptor" kazoos, because Ashley is ready to celebrate the reason he got involved in this whole podcast nonsense anyway! Episode 186 of the Oncoming Storm finally gives the Ice Warriors their due, as Ashley, Josh, Jeff, and Rachel discuss GodEngine, by Craig Hinton. Spoiler Alert: Ashley really likes this book. That was never in doubt. But will the rest of the podcast feel the same? Or will the arguments continue? That we won't spoil. You have to listen to find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Adjudicators, lGhost TARDISes,... sigh, and yes, Ice Warrior genitalia descriptions. The power of the New Adventures.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_186.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:40pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 185: The Magic Mousetrap, Iterations of I, Deadly Download, The Horror of Glam Rock

So, remember the last time The Oncoming Storm reviewed audios, and how no one got along? Well, welcome to the sequel! And with all sequels, its bigger and bloodier than ever! The Oncoming Storm episode 185 sees Josh, Jeff, Ashley, and Rachel lacing up their boxing gloves and getting into the ring of online reviews! The first bout is over The Magic Mousetrap by Matthew Sweet. Things get a little heated as they discuss this 7th Doctor story about memory and the return of an old foe. Luckily, everyone gets a breather when Iterations of I by John Dorney is discussed, and everyone enjoys the return of Adric! It doesn't last though when the Sarah Jane Adventures story, Deadly Download by Jason Arnopp is the subject and Josh gets a bee in his bonnet over it! Not to be outdone, Jeff has serious issues as we visit The Horror of Glam Rock by Paul Magrs. Jeff REALLY doesn't like Josh and Rachel's beloved Glam music, and isn't afraid to show it! Does everyone make it out alive? Will Ashley get a word in anywhere? Join us and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got swears galore. Josh is a potty mouth. The management apologizes on his behalf.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_185.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 184: NA #50 -  Happy Endings

Are you here with the bride or the groom? Quickly, take your seat. Here's some rice to throw after the ceremony, and would you like to get in on the betting pool of how far into the ceremony we went before one of them storms off? Quietly now, now go sit down... Ahem. Welcome one and all to the wedding of the century! Yes, we are here to celebrate the pending nuptials of Mr. Jason Kane and Miss Bernice Surprise Summerfield. Everyone's here. Look, there's Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff of the Oncoming Storm podcast. I'll bet they're working on episode 184 of their show while they want. The subject just has to be the grand  50th New Adventure, Happy Endings by Paul Cornell. They're probably gossiping about how all of the Doctor's new adventures get call backs, or the sensational scandals that arose in the days before the wedding. I did hear that Josh finally checked his twitter after two months, and has commented on all of those tweets this week! What a cad. But just wait until you hear about that Ace! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a post credits sequence!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_184.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 183: Blood of the Daleks 2, The Runaway Train, 45, Technophobia

It's episode 183 of the Oncoming Storm, and no one's getting along! Josh is definitely not getting along with his computer, as Skype keeps switching his microphone from the nice one to the crappy desktop one. (apologies everyone for the audio quality on this one. It won't happen again) It gets worse once the reviews start, when Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff cannot seem to come to a consensus on ANYTHING. First up, we finally get to Blood of the Daleks part 2 by Steve Lyons, and the Lucie Miller arguments start! Next,  Matt Smith reads The Runaway Train by Oli Smith. And the arguments about format and the Moffat era start! After that, we talk 45, by Mark Morris, Nick Scovell, Mark Michalowski, and Steven Hall. Honestly, we all pretty much agree on the great parts of this one. But finally, it's time to discuss 10th Doctor story Technophobia by Matt Fitton. And you guessed it, the arguments on Tennant and RTD start. It's gonna be one of those episodes. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got waaaaaay too many stories to discuss. Find a comfortable seat before listening.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_183.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT
Comments[0]

The Oncoming Storm Ep 182: NA #49 - Death & Diplomacy

In episode 182 of The Oncoming Storm, we not not just 1 host, or 3, or even 4... we have 5 hosts here to accompany you through the halls of Doctor Who spinoff media! Ok, so one of them is a 1 year old who seemingly really doesn't like Doctor Who books based on his reactions, but what can you do? While Ashley tries to wrangle baby Ian, we have the full crew of Josh, Jeff, and Rachel joining him once again, and this week they're looking at all of the foreplay and carnage found in Death & Diplomacy by Dave Stone. There's sex, violence, peace talks, and a wedding proposal within... does that mean it's as crazy as Stone's previous New Adventure? You may be surprised! There's also all the usual news discussion you've come to expect, this week accompanied by a rant from Josh and the fulfillment of a life long dream for Rachel! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we got homicidal smurf things. Haven't we done this before???

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_182.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:45pm EDT
Comments[0]