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 179: The Mahogany Murderers, Return of the Rocket Men, Masters of War

The staff of The Oncoming Storm podcast would sincerely like to apologize for the slapdash nature of Episode 179. Lackadaisical editor and host Josh is anxiously awaiting his vacation to begin, and really can't be bothered to mentally show up for the show, much less do any real editing and releasing the podcast on time. Luckily Jeff and Ashley are around to try and salvage things, but there's only so much they can do, especially with Rachel off for birthday shenanigans. The three stooges do their best to discuss The Mahogany Murderers from Andy Lane, except Josh has forgotten all about Jago and Litefoot's backdoor pilot. The Return of the Rocket Men by Matt Fitton fairs a little better as Steven's timey whimey adventure causes the team to rally, but will the 2 and a half hour magnum opus, Masters of War by Eddie Robson do them in? Join us and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we don't even care. See you on the other side of vacation!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:01pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 178: NA #47 - Warchild

Has everyone stocked up on their anti depressant of choice? Good! Because on Episode 178 of The Oncoming Storm, it's time to wrap up the War trilogy! That's right gentle listener, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here to look at Andrew Cartmel's final New Adventure, Warchild. Now, before you start tying the noose, let us assure you, it's not as bad as last time. I mean... there is the rampant dog death, the relationship ending adultery, and lots of High School bullying, but hey, at least there's no POV kitten death this time! Count your blessings. So let's join the excitement as the Doctor defrosts a naked guy for 200 pages and enjoy the next exciting new adventure of Creed and his family! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got telepathic killer dogs! Yeah, that part's pretty cool.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:33pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 177: The Rocket Men, Blood of the Daleks, Sympathy for the Devil

Welcome back gentle listener! We've been teasing it for the last several shows, and now the era of Host's Audio Choice begins! Well, kinda. The Oncoming Storm episode 177 does see Josh, Ashley, and Rachel here to kick things off, but because of various scheduling changes and snafus, Jeff is unable to share his choice this week. But that's okay, because we filled up two hours talking about the 3 selections we do have as it is! First up is Ashley's choice, The Rocket Men, by John Dorney. This companion chronicle sees Ian face off against the dastardly Rocket Men, and face a personal revelation that's been a long time coming! Then it's off to Red Rocket Rising, as Lucie Miller joins the TARDIS in Rachel's pick, Blood of the Daleks part 1, by Steve Lyons. And finally, Josh brings us Sympathy for the Devil, the Doctor Who Unbound story that asks, "What if the Doctor didn't become UNIT's Scientific Advisor. It also features the talent of a few gentlemen by the name of David Warner, Nicolas Courtney, and David Tennant! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got no news! No appetizer needed this time around!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:00pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 176: NA #46 - Just War

Wie Geht's? Wunderbar! <cough cough> ahem. Sorry, sorry. We've spent just a little too long in World War 2 and the Nazi invasion of Britain! Oh yes, it happened! And in episode 176 of the Oncoming Storm, we're going to tell you all about it! That's right, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are here to take you through Just War, by Lance Parkin. After bemoaning the fact that Parkin managed to produce this masterpiece as his first novel at the tender age of 22 (what have we done with our lives?), your hosts take you back once again to confront Nazis in what is sure to be a rip roaring adv... wait, they do *what* to Benny??? Oh boy. Well, surely the Doctor heroically saves h... ummmm, okay. At least Chris is James Bonding his way around France. And Roz gets engaged! The Oncoming Storm... This time, We've got Nazis! Again. It's not as fun to see them this time.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:25pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 175: Timegate Interview with Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Whew! We. are. EXHAUSTED. The Oncoming Storm has just gotten back from Timegate 2016, and we're all so tired that we can't even manage a discussion about what we had for lunch, much less an in depth look at some book or audio. But never fear! You're going to want to listen to episode 175 regardless, because we're taking you back in time a few days so you can experience a little bit of the convention! And this isn't just a any part of the convention, this is the interview panel that Josh and Ashley did with Big Finish executive producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery! Join as we ask them everything from what it's like to decide to kill a companion to the age old question, "Bernice Summerfield or River Sing?".  And a fair warning, the audio from our handheld recorder is a little low, so you may have to up the volume a bit, but you should be able to hear most everything. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a live studio audience! We'll be ready for our new sitcom any day now.

 

Time Stamps

News- 08:07

Interview with Jason & Nick- 27:35

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:46pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 174: Doom Coalition 2

Hello again, Sweeties! That's right, River Song is back... but is about time? Or way too soon? That's what Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are looking to find out in episode 174 of  The Oncoming Storm! This time around, River is popping up in the latest 8th Doctor Box set, Doom Coalition 2. But before we can get to River in the set, there are 3 other stories to discuss. Beachhead by Nicolas Briggs sees the Doctor facing off against the Voord once more. Then a new villain hits the scene in Scenes from her Life by John Dorney. The Doctor heads back to San Francisco in 1906 to stop the plans of the new villain in The Gift by Marc Platt. And finally, River makes her return in The Sonomancer by Matt Fitton. Will it be a knock down drag out like the last time River was discussed? Or will yours actually <gasp> agree? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the best damn 8th Doctor companion since Fitz Kreiner. And I'll stand by that!

 

Time Stamps

News- 07:25

Beachhead- 43:29

Scenes from her Life - 01:03:00

The Gift - 01:21:19

The Sonomancer - 01:37:56

 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:33pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 173: NA #45 - Shakedown,  The Imperium

After 173 episodes, The Oncoming Storm finally gets to go on it's shakedown cruise, ironing out all of the little things before they do this for real! No? Oh. We're sorry. No, still the same group of amateur know-it-alls. Well then, how about reviewing Shakedown instead? Yes, it's the novel of the film you've never heard of, now with added Doctor Who! And its the return of Uncle Terrance to the New Adventures. I'm sure Josh will be thrilled. Hopefully Ashley, Jeff, and returning goddess Rachel can keep him straight. And after that, the team looks at the crowd funded 1960's British pop culture inspired team up book, The Imperium. And promptly awkwardly start discussing the 2nd Doctor's sex life. It's relevant, if icky. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Ogrons, Sontarans, and Rutans, Oh My!

 

Time Stamps

News - 5:00

Shakedown - 24:11

The Imperium - 01:26:34

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:25pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 172: War Doctor 2, The Settling, Something Inside

As 2016 continues it's monstrous march to kill off as many icons as it can, The Oncoming Storm team huddles in its bunker, hoping to avoid drawing the attention of the specter of death to Doctor Who. Afraid to go outside, Josh, Ashley, and Jeff do the only thing they really know how to do, and that's listen to Big Finish! This month, the focus is on the awaited return of the War Doctor, with his second box set, Infernal Devices. Will this finally deliver the Time War story the boys have been waiting on? Once that is accomplished, then it's back to the monthly range to discuss Hex's adventures in history in The Settling by Simon Guerrier and the 8th's Doctor's monthly memory loss in Something Inside. One of these stories has the unfortunate luck to feature something called the 'brain worm'. Can you guess which one? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're got kinky shock collars, cuz only the best for the Doctor.

 

Time Stamps

News- 8:00

Infernal Devices- 38:04

The Settling- 1:26:39

Something Inside- 1:42:50

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:21pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 171: NA # 44 - The Also People

The moment Josh has been waiting for has finally arrived. After a short delay at Oncoming Storm HQ, episode 171 sees Josh, Ashley, and Jeff reviewing Josh's favorite New Adventure (and, let's be honest, favorite Doctor Who book and one of the his favorite books period) The Also People, by Ben Aaronovitch . It's a quaint story where the Doctor meets God. OK, not that God, but a hyper intelligent artificial intelligence that sees over the People, a race composed of people both biological and mechanical that lives inside a Dyson Sphere. Oh, and Kadiatu is there too. But she's kinda feral crazy, and the Doctor may have to kill her. As you do. Anyway, come see if Ashley and Jeff are wise enough to join Josh in the cult of The Also People, or if they just have no taste at all. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got a talking parachute. And a talking fish. Honestly, pretty much everything in the Dyson Sphere talks. I bet going to the bathroom is awkward there.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:22pm EST
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 170: Hinchcliffe Presents, Time Works, The Kingmaker

Gather round everyone, but not too close! That's right, it's time for another illness filled episode of The Oncoming Storm! In what is seemingly becoming an annual event, episode 170 sees two out of the three hosts present felled by illness. This time it's Josh and Jeff trying to cope, and Ashley, well, he's Ashley. Expect a lot of ramblings from Josh as he valiantly tries to remember what the stories were actually about. First up is the Phillip Hinchcliffe Presents box set, by, surprisingly, Phillip Hinchcliffe with some back up from Marc Platt. The discussion is filled with more cold medicine fueled debates about what exactly qualifies as "Hinchcliffian" than story talk. Sorry. Then there's Time Works by Steve Lyons, where most everyone manages to stay on topic to discuss the  time displaced 8th Doctor in an adventure featuring some very corporate clockwork men. Finally, it's on to The Kingmaker by Nev Fountain, which everyone agrees is very good, but then spends an inordinate amount of time arguing about what qualifies as anachronistic. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Nyquil, a whole lotta Nyquil.

 

Time Stamps

News- 06:34

The Ghosts of Gralstead- 26:34

The Devil's Armada- 01:00:22

Time Works- 01:15:01

The Kingmaker- 01:42:53

 

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_170.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:13pm EST
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