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 23: BF # 13 The Audio New Adventure

Hey, we're back! Better late then never with the 23rd episode of the Oncoming Storm! Sorry for the delay, but unforseen technical issues made it impossible to get the episode up on time. But we're back, and The Oncoming Servers are up and better then ever! And in this belated episode, your hosts Josh and Ashley are looking at a special treat, as Big Finish goes all New Adventure and brings us an audio featuring The Doctor, Ace and Benny! Yes, it's The Shadow of the Scourge by Paul Cornell. Everything is all master plans and betrayals in this adventure set between An All-Consuming Fire and Blood Harvest. This means, while we have just met Benny in our NA episodes, this story is well into the heart of the New Adventures. But don't worry, your hosts are here to guide you through it all and keep you up to speed. Sit back and enjoy, and let them do all the work! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've all got third arms! It's a giant insect thing, you wouldn't understand.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_23.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 22: The Iron Legion - Doctor Who meets 2000AD

Josh and Ashley are back for the 22nd episode of The Oncoming Storm, and this time, they're heading further back into the show's history then normal! They have set the wayback machine for 1979 and the premiere of a little magazine called Doctor Who Weekly. That's right, it's time for some classic comics, and it doesn't get much more classic then Doctor Who and the Iron Legion by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons! Yes, THAT Dave Gibbons! It's a meeting of eras, where the kidcentric Doctor Who strips of the past meet some 2000AD sensibilities. Join your hosts as they discuss rude looking aliens, crazy plot contrivances, and ask "What exactly IS the Doctor doing with that dip stick???" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have a parrot headed robot! Yeah, that's what we said too.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_22.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 21: NA #9 They Say in Heaven Love Comes First... NOT THIS TIME BELINDA

The Oncoming Storm is now officially legal! And what better way to celebrate then with one of the classics of the New Adventures range, Love and War by Paul Cornell. If that's not enough, your hosts Josh and Ashley are joined by a special guest, Matt Kramer of the Legion of Substitute Podcasters! Matt has his work cut out for him to get a word in however, as Josh and Ashley are at it again, with Josh singing the praises of the book, and Ashley not quite ready to nominate it as a holy artifact just yet. There's discussion on teenage angst, the murder of Colin Baker, and Benny of course. And the ultimate question is raised: "Why exactly does Ace fall for that dirty hippy"? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have murderous, blood drinking fungi! You'll never look at a portabella the same way again after this one!

Oy, that's a long way to go for an episode title innit?

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_21.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 20: BF #12 We Need Sleep

WARNING: THIS PODCAST WAS CREATED UNDER EXTREME SLEEP DEPRIVED CONDITIONS. It's late at night, but Ashley and Josh still have a podcast to do, though they probably really shouldn't! They are looking at a gem of a historical, The Fires of Vulcan by Steve Lyons. Your hosts really seem to like it, even if they have issues making coherent sentences come out of their mouths. Join them as they wonder just how it is they now seem to really like Mel, mispronounce every name in the story, and debate which lava filled Doctor Who story set in Pompei they like best. The Oncoming Storm... This time we've got nothing. Just make it a drinking game or something. One drink for everytime Ashley says I agree, one for when Josh stumbles over a word, and down the whole thing when Josh finds himself rambling on about The Aztecs and is unable to find a point.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_20.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 19: BF #11 Laser Blasts Galore!

Daleks! On Gallifrey! With President Romana! No, it's not your teenage fan fiction story; it's The Apocalypse Element by Stephen Cole on the newest episode of The Oncoming Storm with Josh and Ashley! Has Josh prepared himself enough to cover another Stephen Cole story? Is there enough booze in the universe for that? Meanwhile, Ashley is ready for a story back in space with all of the aliens and spaceships he can handle! Will this story find a place in Ashley's heart? There's needless talk of human retinas, impotent Gallifreyans, and laser blasts... lots and lots of laser blasts... all in the 19th episode of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have lazer blasts! Lots of em! ... Did I mention that there's laser blasts? Oh, and explosions! Yep, quite a lot of em... Isn't that exciting???

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_19.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 18: Star Trek/Doctor Who 1-2 So a Time Lord and an Android walk into a Bar...

Boldly Go... to the 18th episode of The Oncoming Storm! Universes are colliding and Ashley & Josh are suffering from the resulting chaos with numerous technical problems. As they struggle to tame the glitches, your hosts are looking at some pretty pictures for a change with a review of the first 2 issues of the Star Trek Doctor Who crossover comic book from IDW. Will the Doctor "Make it so"? Will Rory cross bat'leths with Worf? Will Riker make a move on Amy? Maybe... if these two crews ever meet in this comic! Listen to what Ashley & Josh have to say about all of this in the latest episode of The Oncoming Storm. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have Klingon, Cybermen, and Borg, Oh My!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_18.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 17: NA # 8 Nostalgia Kills

Remember the good old days, the ones where everything was better then it is now? Well Ashley and Josh sure can, but they had better watch out! They're reviewing Nightshade by Mark Gatiss, and that means remembering those good old days can be dangerous. While they're dodging phantoms looking to devour their souls, Ashley and Josh are busy gushing about Mr. Gatiss's first novel. Things are looking up in the New Adventures... well, unless you're Ace, and your love life is really starting to take a turn for the worse (Thanks Doctor). Quatermass, a depressed Doctor, and the actions of lovelorn teens are all discussed here in the 17th episode of the Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have our first ancient evil entity! Ooooooo, Our 1st one! How exciting!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_17.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm: The upcoming schedule

Here is our tentative schedule for the next 3 months. That way if anyone wants to send us any thoughts on the story we are covering for an episode, we can read it on the show as we discuss the topic! Novel idea, I know...

July 12 - NA # 8 Nightshade by Mark Gatiss

July 19 - Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation2 Issues 1&2

July 26 - BF # 11 The Apocalypse Element by Stephen Cole

August 2- BF # 12 The Fires of Vulcan by Andrew Cartmel

August 9- NA # 9 Love and War by Paul Cornell

August 16 - Doctor Who Comics: Doctor Who and the Iron Legion

August 23- BF # 13 The Shadow of the Scourge by Paul Cornell

August 30- BF # 14 The Holy Terror by Rob Shearman

September 6 - NA # 10 Transit by Ben Aaronovitch

September 13 - Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation2 Issues 3&4

September 20 -BF # 15 The Mutant Phase by Nicholas Briggs

September 27- BF # 16 Storm Warning by Alan Barnes

Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 16: BF #10 "I Smell the Claws of the Doctor in This!" WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Welcome to the 16th Episode of the Oncoming Storm! Make sure you have your refreshments, because you're to see your hosts Ashley and Josh go head to head in this one. They're looking at Winter  for the Adept by Andrew Cartmel, featuring the 5th Doctor and Nyssa... or does it?And what are they fighting about? The deeper meanings and themes of the story? Do they disagree on if the story is any good? Nope, its just the meaning behind one throw away line. After finally working their way through that meaningless topic, there is discussion about gentleman ghosts, Nyssa's attitude, and sluttiness in Doctor Who. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have plain old conquering aliens... and I take it back. Where's the unicorns?

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_16.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 15: BF # 9 The Two Nicholas's

Episode 15! Ashley and Josh are back and enjoying the velvet tones of Nicholas Courtney as they review their next Big Finish audio, The Spectre of Lanyon Moor, by Nicholas Pegg. This combination of Nicholases is joined by Colin Baker and Maggie Stables, and Ashley and Josh couldn't be happier. It's time for a traditional story, and for once, Josh is loving it! Listen to the debate on the Brigadier's flirting, Goblin noises, and your run of the mill megalomaniacal madman, all on your latest episode of The Oncoming Storm. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have goblins! Goblins, unicorns... when are we gonna just have some plain old conquering aliens???

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_15.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT