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 95: BF #38 - Double Vision

Engarde! Wei, Wei zhis weeeek, Zee Oncoming Storm iz goings to France, so everyone iz speeking in zee zilly Frrench accentz! Wait, what? No one is doing that? Really? The American story get Foghorn Leghorn and the France story nothing? Alright then. The management sincerely apologizes for that horrible mistake. To make up for it, we give you a discussion on fantastic piece of audio, The Church and the Crown by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright. Swordfights, betrayal, and mistaken identity abound... it must be time for another historical! Who will you side with, Louis and his Musketeers? Or that scheming Cardinal Richelieu? The answer may surprise you! The Oncoming Storm... This time, it's all for one and... ... ... oh come on!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 94: Gallifrey Seaon 1 - High Collared Politics

Another week, another Oncoming Storm! In episode 94, it's time to put away the ripped jeans and Mohawks from last week, and trade them in for some robes with high collars! Or some animal skins if you'd rather. That's right, Josh, Ashley, and Sacha are heading to Gallifrey! Join your hosts as they discuss the entire first series of Big Finish's Gallifrey. As they wade through the backstabbing, lies, and betrayals that come with Gallifreyan politics, there's discussion on the nature of a friendship between a president and a savage, temporal shenanigans, and why Brax is the best. The Oncoming Storm... The time, GALLIFREY STANDS... or used to stand... I mean, this is what it was like before that whole fall thing.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 93: NA # 23 - Punk Rock Grrls

Anarchy! Anarchy! Anarchy! The Oncoming Storm is ready to overthrow the government in the name of the people in episode 93. Remember when England was almost overthrown by aliens and the Queen shot in 1976? Of course it happened! Just look at No Future by Paul Cornell. The 7th Doctor, Ace, and Benny aren't really speaking any more, so it's the perfect time to face the enemy behind all of their troubles of late, right? There's old enemies, betrayals, and 1970's haircuts aplenty as Josh, Ashley, and Rachel look at the book that wraps up the Alternate History cycle. But first, let's take a look back at the conventions of the last few week! The Oncoming Storm... This time, you won't believe who we have back to menace the Doctor. Really, you wouldn't. 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:58pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 92: BF # 37 - Interesting Choice of Words

This week, The Oncoming Storm has an interesting episode for you! In episode 92, your interesting hosts, Josh, Ashley, and Sacha are looking at the Big Finish audio story The Sandman by Simon A Forward. It seems, though, that the 6th Doctor has left one of those interesting word entities from his last Big Finish story discussed, so talking about The Sandman is harder than it appears! Your hosts face this interesting problem with resolve however, and talk of The Doctor's heel turn, the emersive alien word, and other interesting aspects of the play. We think you'll really be interested in this one! The Oncoming Storm... This week, it gets all interesting!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 91: BF #36 Finding God... in a nightclub???

Wow. Look at that cover. Isn't it beautiful??? Sorry, sorry. Got distracted there for a moment. Welcome to episode 91 of The Oncoming Storm! Once again threatened by ice and power outages, Josh, Ashley, and Sacha are braving the elements to bring you a look at Big Finish story # 36, The Rapture by Joseph Lidster. It's the first in a long line of Doctor Who universe contributions by Mr. Lidster. How does this week's crew find his debut piece? Will they reach a higher level of being, or just be forced to listen to a bunch of crappy club music? Join us to find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got angels! And they're not those one trick pony Moffat kind either! And they're really aliens. Spoilers.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 90: NA # 22 - It's Gone All Meta in Here

It's finally time! Time to go back... to the New Adventures! After some time spent wrapping up the year or talking about some silly anniversary, The Oncoming Storm returns to it's original mission! Episode 90 sees Josh, Ashley, and Rachel looking at the penultimate story in the Alternate Universe arc, Conundrum by Steve Lyons. The Oncoming Storm is no stranger to the prolific Lyons, but this was his first entry into writing for Doctor Who. We know Josh is a Lyons fan, and Ashley seems ready to crown a new favorite, but how will Rachel react to her first ever New Adventure? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a superhero, a witch, a bumbling detective, and a young Gary Russell. Yeah, it's gonna be one of THOSE stories.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 89: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who - A Snowy Comic Finale

The Oncoming Storm is snowed in! That's right, old man winter isn't done just yet, and to prove the point, snow is now covering all of us. But have no fear, even if your hosts weren't able to bring you the normally scheduled episode this week, we have thrown together an episode for you anyway! Episode 89 is now featuring The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, the last IDW comic release, by Paul Cornell and Jimmy Broxton. It's... not the smoothest of episodes, as Josh is preoccupied in trying to get his wife home after being stuck in traffic for 9 hours (she finally made it home just as recording ended), Ashley is trying to keep warm , and guest Jeff Polier is quite sick with a horrible cough! Join us to see what happens when we try to throw together an episode at the last minute and all that follows! The Oncoming Storm.... This Time, we've got snow. A Lot of Snow. And zero preperation!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 88: BF DWM 1-2 Titanic Meepery

..."No need to ask why, do it for the Most High, you are Beeps friend Conquer Alllllll!"


Ahem. Excuse us. It's just so catchy. Like my mind is being controlled by it. But nevermind that now... It's time for another exciting episode of The Oncoming Storm! In episode 88, Josh, Ashley, and Sacha step back a bit to cover the first freebie stories Big Finish handed out with Doctor Who Magazine! First up is The Last of the Titans by Nicolas Briggs, which sees the 7th Doctor trapped on a space hulk with a simpleton of a giant titanthrope. After that, it's the return of Beep the Meep in The Ratings War, by Steve Lyons. And it's exactly what you would expect. LEt the rending and dismemberment commence! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got puppies! And kitties! And bunnies! All gassed, flayed and served on a stick! All Hail the Most High Meep!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:28pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 87: BF #35 Ish ish ishing Ish!

Words. Words. WORDS! That's what The Oncoming Storm is dealing with this week in episode 87! Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel are back one more, and they're diving right into the English language with a spotlight in ...Ish by Phil Pascoe. The logophiles and English majors in the crew are as happy as can be, but one man dares to stand up and declare his disdain for a story with a bunch of pretty words but no plot. He then proceeds to be mercilessly berated for his thoughts! Will he convince to others, or come around to their thinking? Find out as we pull out our dictionaries and thesauruses to review ...Ish! The Oncoming Storm... Ish time, we Ish Ish the ISH!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 86: BF # 34 - It's All Adric's Fault

The Oncoming Storm is back from Christmas Break! And boy, does it show in episode 86! Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel are your hosts for the episode, as they struggle to shrug off the leftover holiday cheer and rustiness to get back into lean, mean podcasting shape! After a little bit of "What did we do over the break" talk, your hosts are proud to present their discussion of the Big Finish story Spare Parts by Marc Platt. Heralded by many as the definitive "classic" of the early Big Finish era, Spare Parts gives us a view of the origins of the Cybermen! Does it hold up to it's reputation? Do the Cybermen even need an origin story? Join us as these points and others are stumbled and mumbled over. The Oncoming Storm... This time, YOu WiLL BE LIkE US.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT