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 74: Destiny of the Doctor #7 - Shock & Awe

There's not a lot of time here at the Oncoming Storm, episode 74! Your hosts Josh and Ashley are gearing up for Dragoncon once again. But fear not, gentle listener, in all of their preperations, they have not forsaken you! This early release sees them talking about Destiny of the Doctor # 7, Shockwave by James Swallow. After discussing their plans for the week and a few bits of news, your hosts turn to the story proper, and discussions of Ace's character, how the McCoy years resemble the New Series, and uselessness of guest performers all occur. Also, some time is taken to talk about the actual story. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're late for the convention! We'll make feeble attempts to be witty again next week!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep73: Seventh Doctor Anniversary Stories - "Oh Boy. Annoying, Nice Daleks"

Yes, it's The Oncoming Storm episode 73. You know the drill by now. Josh and Ashley are here, talking Issue # 7 of Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time with guest Jeff Polier, who is visiting live from a submarine thousands of feet underwater! Ot, at least it sounds that way. Then it's ebook time, with The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman. Things are talked about, opinions are given, yadda, yadda,yadda. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we just can't be bothered with a description. Just go listen will ya?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 72: NA # 20 Worst. Name. Ever.

After a journey long traveled, Ashley returns for The Oncoming Storm episode 72! Both regular hosts, Josh and Ashley, are back in action, and trying to recapture that magic they once had together. Luckily, they can finally get around to talking New Adventures again, so it should be just like riding a bike, right? Or maybe a sports car TARDIS? This week, The Dimension Riders by Daniel Blythe is the topic of discussion. The Doctor, Ace and Benny are separated in different time zones, facing off against Time Soldiers and naff Master wannabes. Join your hosts as they discuss old story references, Monster name choices, and that really icky death scene. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got time beam gun things. They'll age you to dust! Or a baby we guess, if that one Time Soldier feels like having a laugh.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 71: Excelis Trilogy "Boy, Giles sure sounds cray-cray"

It's time for Episode 71 of The Oncoming Storm, and once again, Josh finds himself alone. So rather than develop a complex about it, Josh turns to the wheels of fate, and finds himself two reliable fill in hosts, Dr. Scott and Sacha of The Articles of the Shadow Proclamation and Dr. Geek's Lab! And because Josh wants to reward such loyalty, it's time for one of the "special" episodes, and this time, it's all about the Excelis trilogy. Or is that Quadrilogy? Tetralogy? Whatever. Covered in this episode is Excelis Dawns by Paul Magrs, Excelis Rising by David McIntee, Excelis Decays by Craig Hinton, and Plague Herds of Excelis by Stephen Cole. There's guest stars abound, with stories filled with road trips, séances, and just plain depressing stuff. And Josh even says nice things about a Stephen Cole story. Well, nice-ish. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're taking the ol' Number 22 to Putney Common.  Drinks all around!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm EP 70: BF # 31  Creepy Eyeholes

He's back! Well, for 1 week at least. Yes, Ashley has return in time for The Oncoming Storm episode 70! After dusting down the place after all of the people sitting in his spot, Ashley is ready to talk Doctor Who again, and Josh can't stop him, no matter how much he threatens. This week, its the return to the Eighth Doctor's adventures in audio, with Nicholas Briggs's Embrace the Darkness. Your hosts are keeping their eyes on the dark spots in the room, in order to, well, keep their eyes! Creepy cliffhangers, cool giant robots, and the Doctor's depressive moods are on topic for discussion this time around. Just stick close to the light. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no eyes! EMBRACE THE DARKNESS

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 69: Destiny of the Doctor #6 - Hands off the Doctor!

Once again without his co-host, Josh must discover the new world of The Oncoming Storm episode 69 alone! Luckily, he is a resourceful podcaster, and is able to signal for help using some string and coconut shells! Answering the call are Substitute Podcaster Scott Coles, and fangirl extraordinaire Hannah! Strap yourself in folks, cuz this one is a bit different from the usual fair, as your guest hosts are certainly not afraid to let loose. Salty language is in the air, crass jokes are made, and much laughing is present. Oh, you want to know the story for the week too? Trouble in Paradise by Nev Fountain, performed by Nicola Bryant. Happy now? Hope you enjoying listening as much as your hosts enjoyed recording it! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Space Buffalo. And that's not a euphemism. No matter how hard we try to make it one.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 68: Sixth Doctor Anniversary Stories - Penguins vs. Dinosaurs

The Sixth Doctor is a complex man, often misunderstood and made a pariah. Though he had many companions, it often seemed he was alone... Josh understands, because in episode 68 of The Oncoming Storm, he finds himself once again abandoned by his partner Ashley. Good thing Jeff Polier was due to stop by to talk the latest issue of Prisoners of Time! After Josh ropes Jeff into joining him for an entire episode talking about ol' Sixie, the exciting events of issue # 6 of the comic are discussed, then they move onto the topic of the ebook, Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead. Does it stack up to last month's ebook? And just who is that glamorous woman with the large shoulder pads underneath that veil? Find out in this week's episode! The Oncoming Storm... this time, the bitch is back!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 67: BF # 30 Seriously? THESE are the new Lords of Time?

Ni Hao listeners! Welcome to The Oncoming Storm episode 67! A nice relaxing vacation in Singapore awaits. Go to the tea gardens, relax with a nice cuppa, and wait for the nice immortal man to show up to tell you he's killed you in the past. Only in Doctor Who... And this week, the focus is on Seasons of Fear by Paul Cornell and Caroline Symcox. As the Doctor and Charley get caught up in the web of time, your hosts Josh and Ashley take some time to discuss the story, then wildly spin off into tangents about Charley vs Lucy Miller, the Eighth Doctor BBC novel range, and time paradoxes. They do get back around to talking about the story... eventually. Now if only they could go back in time and eradicate this timeline somehow and do an actually good show! The Oncoming Storm... This time, 3! I have seen 3 Nimon! THE NIMON BE PRAISED!!!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 66: NA # 19 For the Children

It's been put off long enough. The Oncoming Storm return to the New Adventures in episode 66! Everything looks different around Oncoming Storm HQ. There are tropical plants EVERWHERE, and  we're not sure, but there may be a plesiosaur in the bath. Is it some world altering event? Nope, it's just Blood Heat by Jim Mortimore! And while they may not have the special edition version of the story to talk about, Josh & Ashley think this week's book is already pretty special! Join them as the discussion turns to the effectiveness of parallel world stories, the Brigadier's bloodthirtyness, and ask, "Should there have been another way?" The Oncoming Storm... This time... yeah ok, it's dinosaurs. You knew it, we knew it, no point in trying to be clever.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 65: Destiny of the Doctor #5 - Now You See Me...

Magic tricks, wild animals, fortune tellers... The Oncoming Storm is heading to the carnival in episode 65! Join your hosts Josh and Ashley as they grab their candy floss and take a listen to the 5th installment of Destiny of the Doctor, Smoke and Mirrors by Steve Lyons and read by Janet Fielding. It's got Houdini, alien crystals, and a surprise guest villain! (Though if you pay attention to classic Who at ALL, it's not really a surprise). And there's outdated news talk! Listen to two men full of hope discuss possibilities in the news section, before the awful truth would hit them the next day... The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a magic ball that sees the future! Well, okay, it's a magic 8-ball, and it's stuck on "Outlook Hazy" but that still counts right?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT