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 105: NA # 26 - 3 Podcasters in Search of a Review

Time to put on your Sunday best! The Oncoming Storm is taking you to the theatre. The Theatre... of War! Episode 105 sees your hosts Josh, Ashley, and Rachel returning once more to the New Adventures, this time looking at a novel that will change the landscape of Doctor Who universe for years to come. The 26th New Adventure, Theatre of War by Justin Richards features the Doctor, Ace, and Benny getting involved with an archeological dig on the planet Menaxus where they have to face the forces of living mud, murderous virtual reality creations, and the machinations of one Irving Braxiatel! There is also news, featuring new books, new audios, and new ways to mispronounce Humble Bundle! The Oncoming Storm.... This time, we've got living statues! No, not Weeping Angels silly. The OTHER living statues!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 104: BF # 42- Flame On!

Once again, Big Finish returns to the land of the New Adventures... and Josh couldn't be happier! Episode 104 of The Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, and Sacha taking a look at The Dark Flame by Trevor Baxendale. There's ancient evils, a bad ass Ace, and Benny. Sweet, sweet Benny. While Josh is basking in the dulcet tones of Lisa Bowerman, Ashley and Sacha are discussing if this story captures the era of the New Adventures at all, and questioning why there are two stories in a row that feature all powerful entities fueled by old, dead bodies. But before all of that fun can begin, your hosts answer the question, "What would be your perfect audio story?" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got yet another ancient entity hailing from another uni- <Yawn> You know, you probably know the routine by now.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 103: BF # 41 - Witchy Woman

Take a gaggle of cackling witches, some space mercenaries, and a quest for a relic of power, and you've got the basis of a standard, but potentially interesting Doctor Who story right? What if the writer added in cannibalism, beheadings, tongue extraction, and attempted rape? Still interested? In episode 103 of The Oncoming Storm, Josh, Ashley, and Sacha look at Nekromanteia by Austen Atkinson. It is not a pretty story, that much is evident. But is it any good? That's what your hosts will attempt to find out. But first, there's a TON of news, with lots of things coming from Big Finish, and a new exciting announcement from BBC Books! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got, well, a lot of unpleasant stuff really. But hey, at least Peri is naked in this one! Ok yeah, that kinda creeped us out too.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 102: Steve Moore Retrospective - Soulful Cybermen and Magic Aliens

On March 16th 2014, the world of Doctor Who Spin Off Media lost one if its original pioneers. Steve Moore was one of the first writers to write the Doctor Who comic strips for Doctor Who Weekly. While Doctor Who comic strips were nothing new, the Doctor Who Weekly strips were some of the first serious attempts to write stories that fit into the ongoing continuity of the television show and was written for a more sophisticated audience. The infulence of the material written by Steve Moore cannot be ignored, and he created several fan favorite characters that added to the expanding universe of Doctor Who. In episode 102 of The Oncoming Storm, join Josh and guests Jeff Polier and Alan Siler as they discuss two of Steve Moore's early Doctor Who stories, including the genesis of one of Steve Moore's biggest contributions to Doctor Who, Kroton the Cyberman with a soul! Also, there's a story about an alien witch. It's as crazy as it sounds. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Meltron! He's awesome. And I'm pretty sure he could beat you to death with his turkey leg.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_102.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 101: NA # 25 - The Reference Game

The week passed without incident, and everyone at The Oncoming Storm HQ is still in a good mood from last week's celebration. Since Ashley was on his bestest behavior all week, Josh and Rachel have decided that they will let Ashley in on reviewing the next New Adventure, Legacy by Gary Russell. Ice Warriors, a return to Peladon, Alpha Centauri... You're think Ashley's secret diary was being reviewed! The 7th Doctor and Benny are playing Columbo as they track down a thief and murderer among Peladon's mixture of delegates and royalty. Meanwhile on the show, Ashley lectures everyone on why the Peladon stories are great, Rachel is lost amid all the continuity, and Josh is harboring a deadly secret that could bring down the entire podcast! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Peladon, the CIA, Goth, Deva Loka, Telos, the 3rd Doctor, Mavic Chen... er, what DON'T we have??? Oh, right. Ace.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_101.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 100: BF #100 - (100) Days of Podcasting

Break out the booze and party favors! Throw on your fancy dress! It's time to celebrate! We've rolled out the red carpet for The Oncoming Storm's 100th Episode! That's right, in fine media tradition, we're being all self congratulatory and self important as we toast the most important things in our lives... us! But since the listeners may want some actual content, we don't stop there. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Sacha take a look at 100, the anthology release from Big Finish  by Jacqueline Rayner. Robert Shearman, Joe Lidster, and Paul Cornell. How well do a bunch of single episodes work around the theme of 100? Join in on the party and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're 100! Please excuse the self indulgence. We're centenarians now. Sometimes you just have to let the old farts have their fun.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_100.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 99: BF # 40 - DalekCast (a Podcast with a picture of a Dalek)

It's episode 99 of The Oncoming Storm! We're one away from the big 1-0-0, and in all the excitement, we're starting the celebration a little bit early. And what better way to celebrate than with a Jubilee?!? That's right, this week sees Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel discussing the Big Finish classic, Jubilee by Rob Shearman. Make no bones about it, they all agree upfront that it's a great audio, but that doesn't mean there's a lack of topics to talk about! From discussing the difference between Jubilee and Dalek, to the stellar performances from all involved, your hosts can't seem to stop talking about this one! All that, and this week's spin off media news is covered. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got electrocutions, stabbings, AND beheadings! It is a Rob Shearman story after all!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_99.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 98: NA #24 - A Tragedy of Epic Proportions

Ashley's back! Which means we can actually talk about Tragedy Day! Sorry for the delay! So yes, this week sees your hosts, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel head back to the New Adventures to talk Tragedy Day by Gareth Roberts. The Doctor, Ace, and Benny have finally worked out all of their problems and have let the TARDIS decide on a random destination for them to land, That always works out right? It's a tale of disgusting mutants, secret societies, and all powerful friars. Oh, and the giant spider assassin. But before they get to that, there's this week's discussion topic to talk about, "Do you prefer a darker or lighter Doctor, and how dark should he be allowed to go?" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a deadly disco dancefloor! I bet you thought we'd go back to the spider guy didn't you?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 97: BF DWM 3-4 - That One with the Talking Mouse

Yes, we know. This week was supposed to be our episode on the next New Adventure, Tragedy Day. Unfortunately, events beyond out control (Ashley) made it so we couldn't record that particular episode. We sincerely apologize (blame Ashley) but to make up for it, Josh, Sacha, and Rachel (Not Ashley) are here for episode 97 to cover the next two Doctor Who Magazine Big Finish freebies, No Place Like Home by Iain McLaughlin and Living Legend by Scott Gray. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some discussion on two light hearted stories featuring the 5th and 8th Doctors, and we'll be back on schedule next week. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got two Doctors. a talking mouse, and no Ashley!

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_97.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm EP 96: BF # 39 - BANG BANG, You're Dead!

Dying is easy... Comedy is hard. Or at least, very subjective! Episode 96 of the Oncoming Storm sees a schism in the ranks form, as your hosts Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel take sides in the discussion of Bang Bang A Boom! by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman. Pantomime is in the air as the Seventh Doctor and Mel get involved in galactic politics, a song contest, and... MURDER (DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN)! The bad jokes, and worse puns, are flying left and right. It's silly parody to the extreme, but is it any good? Before our hosts give their opinions though, they take time to debate the discussion topic of the week: Should Doctor Who do outright parody stories? Join the team and find out who has can take a (bad) joke, and who might need surgery to remove the stick from his posterior! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a talking hamster! Like Jar Jar Binks, only furrier.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_96.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT