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!

Let this be a lesson to everyone: Never trust technology. It will always betray you. This doesn't have a thing to do with the content of episode 197 of The Oncoming Storm, but the journey to getting there has been one fraught with issues. Just trust your editor, never upgrade your computer and expect everything to work like it used to. You'll get low sound recordings or be unable to make episode logos anymore... oh you want us to actually talk about Doctor Who? Oh, alright. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff(eventually) are all here, and they start off by ripping off the bandaid and discussing The Diary of River Song 2 with the first episode, The Unknown by Guy Adams. If they survive that, then it's time for the 1st two parts of the Klein trilogy, A Thousand Tiny Wings by Andy Lane, and Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Clements. After the fun time discussing that, Jeff makes everyone listen to more Torchwood with One Rule by Joseph Lidster. But hey, at least it doesn't feature any of those lousy Torchwood 3 people! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Nazis again... except this time around, the Nazi is a companion!!! 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT
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This week on The Oncoming Storm, we bring you a discussion about a 7th Doctor story wherein he visits a council estate to fight a rogue ancient Time Lord weap... hey, anyone else here have deja vu? It feels like this has already been covered. Well, nevermind. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here to give what will surely be totally original thoughts about the 55th New Adventure, Damaged Goods by Russell T Davies. Yes, that RTD. But let's forget about the fact that he will be the one to bring back Doctor Who in 2005. Was he a good writer in 1996? No spoilers, but know that there is a consensus rating amongst all hosts this time around! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got N-Forms. It's... not pleasant. 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT
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The storm has arrived... figuratively and literarily! The Oncoming Storm is back with episode 195, and they're brought with then an actual thunderstorm! But a little rain isn't going to stop Josh, Ashley, and Jeff from talking about Doctor Who related audios. (Editor's note: Rachel's absence is totally not rain related) First up, the crew braves flickering power to talk about the conclusion of I, Davros, Guilt by Scott Alan Woodard. Then Ashley makes everyone return to Peladon. Again. This time we get to visit with the old King Peladon in The Prisoner of Peladon by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright, as he struggles to deal with a planet full of Martin refugees. Finally, we cross over to the Eleven Day Empire to talk a little Faction Paradox by looking at the first two releases of the Faction Paradox Protocols by Lawrence Miles. It has Sontarans. Lots of... headless Sontatans. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no Aggedor, no Venusian Lullabys... Josh might actually like this stay on Peladon!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT
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How's the old saying go... "I don't know about art, but I know what I like"? In episode 194 of The Oncoming Storm, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are going to give you their opinions on art, or at least the death of it. This week, its the 54th New Adventure in the hot seat, as they discuss The Death of Art by Simon Bucher-Jones. The 7th Doctor, Roz, and Chris are in turn of the century Paris, and there's psychic shenanigans afoot! Artists are gaining vast mental powers and mutated monsters roam the streets. And let's not forget the killer dolls... actually, wait, let's forget them. But before we get to that, Jeff does join the crew for the news of the week, before abandoning his comrades to the mercy of French mutants. That cad. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got microscopic aliens with death disc spaceships! Oh, and they live in your body. And the ships pop out of your skin. Sorry about that.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT
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Buckle in folks. Episode 193 of The Oncoming Storm is bursting at the seams! It's 3 hours of Doctor Who goodness! Now, we know it's a little long, but Ashley, Josh, Rachel, and Jeff just couldn't help themselves. After all, first up they're talking what may be the greatest Big Finish of all time, A Death in the Family by Steven Hall. We needed tissues for this one. But it doesn't stop there! There's a side trip to see What Sarah Jane was up to before The Sarah Jane Adventures in Test of Nerve by David Bishop. Then the team finally finishes out Doom Coalition 3 by reviewing The Crucible of Souls by John Dorney. And lastly, because Ashley demanded it, we go back to Peladon with Bride of Peladon by Barnaby Edwards. So be sure to hydrate and join us for the marathon! The Oncoming Storm... this time, Nobody is stopping us from having a good episode!

 

Time Stamps

News- 04:04

A Death in the Family - 18:49

Test of Nerve - 01:27:44

Crucible of Souls - 01:55:47

Bride of Peladon - 02:25:37

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 192: Cold Fusion, Book and Audio!

Alright, we'll start with a mea culpa: This episode is almost a week late and we're sorry. When the Plague hits, sometimes you can't get a podcast episode out on time. But don't worry, we'll be back on track next week, and believe us, this one is worth the wait. After all, it's not everyday you get to review a 20 year old book and it's brand new audio adaptation in the same episode! Your patience is rewarded, and episode 192 of The Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, Jeff, and Rachel talking Cold Fusion by Lance Parkin. It begins with the longest recap in history (feel free to skip it), then the crew discusses the novel, before switching gears to rate how well the story adapts to audio! It's a doozy of an episode, with champagne & oysters, the Teganest Tegan, and the dragging out of old arguments that have zero to do with the novel at hand. And oh year, today's our birthday. Huzzah. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got not just one, but TWO birthdays. We hope you brought cake.

 

Time Stamps

News - 05:20

Cold Fusion Synopsis - 36:25

Cold Fusion Book discussion - 01:04:00

Cold Fusion Audio discussion - 01:55:19

 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 191: Project Destiny, Cuddlesome, The Doomsday Chronometer

It's time for episode 191 of The Oncoming Storm! Everyone is super excited to dig into this month's audios... well, most of the team. Josh, Rachel, and Jeff can't wait to get started, but, you guessed it, Ashley is missing again! Okay, not missing exactly, he's in San Francisco, running after a beryllium clock or kissing redheads or something. So what is he missing? Oh, just the culmination of almost 10 years of Big Finish stories! That's right, first up is Project: Destiny by Mark Wright and Cavan Scott, which sees Hex finally find out about his mom and her connection to the Doctor! After that bit of serious drama, how about a detour with pink, vampire hamster toys? Cuddlesome by Nigel Fairs features the 5th Doctor facing an army of the buggers! And finally it's The Doomsday Chronometer by Matt Fitten,  the 3rd story in Doom Coalition 3, and we finally have River and the 8th Doctor face to face! It's a night of big moments, so of course Ashley misses it. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got killer, pink, vampire hamster toys. They're so ridiculous that we had to mention them twice!

 

Time Stamps

 

News - 6:57

Project: Destiny - 22:07

Cuddlesome -  01:00:11

Doomsday Chronometer - 01:27:15

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT
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The Oncoming Storm Ep 190: NA #53 The Return of the Living Dad

And we're back! Hope everyone had a great holiday. We here at Oncoming Storm HQ all had a wonderful break, but there was one thing missing... heated Doctor Who discussion! Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are once more headed into that depth, with some discussion about Return of the Living Dad by Kate Orman. Benny finally finds out what happened to her father, and calls on the Doctor to track him down! Lots of disputed points in this episode, and one of the crew even goes as far as saying this might be their favorite book! But before we can get to the book discussion, there's a months worth of news to talk about, and there's an announcement about the future of the podcast to get through. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got a sentient spatula! It's really the best thing in the book.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT
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