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 40: BF # 27 Christmas Cutaway

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Oncoming Storm! Tis the season for celebration, and your hosts Ashley and Josh are feeling the Christmas spirit, throwing a holiday party, Oncoming Storm Style, and everyone's invited! Who knows what special guests may show up? As everyone is sipping on eggnog and munching on some mince pies, the focus of this holiday special is on Clayton Hickman's  and Gareth Roberts's The One Doctor! It's the time for some Christmas focus, so why shouldn't we skip ahead a bit to look at one of Doctor Who's more Christmasy stories! It's a panto themed romp, so grab some left over eggnog and sit down for the show! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got more guests then you can shake a stick at!... OH NO YOU DON'T! OH YES WE DO! (Ok, well, two).

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Twitter:                @drgeeklab



For Articles of the Shadow Proclamation


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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 39: BF # 21 Dusty Surprises

It's time for episode 39 of The Oncoming Storm, and it's an uphill battle for your hosts Josh and Ashley. There was bad internet connections, horrible call quality, and non recording computers, but never fear! Your hosts fought tooth and nail to bring you another excellent discussion (though they do apologise for the state the episode is in). Nevertheless, The topic this week is Mike Tucker's Dust Breeding, a fine example on what a surprise reveal can do for a story. Trust us kids, you want to make sure you've listened to the story before you listen to this one. The surprise is discussed in detail, and Ashley is smarter then all of us by not being surprised at all! Also discussed, more accents from Big Finish, mishandled performances, and the news for December 2012. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got... well, that would be telling wouldn't it?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:02pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 38: "Disco Daak" - The Stories of Abslom Daak

It's The Oncoming Storm episode 38 and this time Ashley and Josh are discussing the man who may have killed more Daleks than the Doctor himself, Abslom Daak! Your hosts are looking at the four original main stories featuring Daak from Doctor Who Magazine. These stories include "Abslom Daak Dalek Killer" the two halves of "Star Tigers", and "Nemesis of the Daleks". As Ashley is dancing around for Abslom Daak, there is talk of who should play Daak (Well Ashley does, with time passed Josh now picks Gerard Butler), Daak's connection to the British comics scene, and just how did a guy like Daak get such a reputation which just 4 short comic stories? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Daak for reals! And honestly, he's just as smelly and ill tempered as that pesky clone last week. But way not as rapey.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 37: NA #13 Lies My Doctor Told Me

Ace is Back! And so is The Oncoming Storm, as Josh and Ashley look at Deceit by Peter Darvill-Evans. It's the New Adventure debut of "New" Ace- leather bodysuit, mirrored sunglasses and all. And how are your hosts taking to this latest adventure? Well, Ashley is impressed with the all of the space ships and giant brain gestalts, but Josh is in a mood over bad stereotypes. There's debate over sex (again), editorial presence, or the lack thereof (again), and whether a faulty clone can explain it all (ok that's a new one). The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Daak! Well kind of. Now with new and improved sexual harassment power!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 36: BF #20 Howling Mad

After the brief Thanksgiving interruption, The Oncoming Storm is back on track looking at our next audio adventure, Loups Garoux by Marc Platt. Your hosts Josh and Ashley are very familiar with Mr. Platt's work, and can't wait to dig into another example of his writing. Does Loups Garoux live up to their expectations? Well Josh is gushing and Ashley is complaining about Episode 2 and the lack of explanations. A heated debate breaks out. Exactly what type of mythical creatures do your hosts want in Doctor Who? When they're not talking werewolves and the explanations thereof, Turlough and the Doctor's love life is examined, accents are discussed(again), and Josh tries for the world record in overuse of the word "fantastic". The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got werewolves on a train. Insert bad, outdated Samuel L. Jackson joke here.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 35.5: BF 33.5 Turkey Day

This week, it's the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and the celebration has made it to The Oncoming Storm headquarters. Thanksgiving is notable for for 2 main traditions in America, that of giving thanks for all of the things we have in life, and sitting down in front of a giant bird in supplication before it is eaten. With that in mind, your hosts Josh and Ashley are stepping away form the normal release schedule for a moment and looking at Doctor Who's very own giant talking bird, Frobisher! That means this week's topic is The Maltese Penguin by Robert Shearman. This subscriber special puts Frobisher into his very own detective story, and your hosts are discussing life without the Doctor, Colin Baker's accent work, and playing spot the witty reference! That's not all this week either, as Josh and Ashley, in keeping with the season, pick their turkey's of the year, and find a little something to give thanks for. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a dame to kill for, AND "Peter Lorre"! How could anyone not like that???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 35: BF # 19 Southern Hospitality

Well I do declare, that dog-gone Oncoming Storm has done gone and got itself a new episode! Episode 35 in fact, and those scalawags Josh and Ashley are lookin' at a doozy of a story, Minuet in Hell by Alan W. Lear & Gary Russell. Yessir, those boys are deep in the south of America... or least what people think what the south of America is like, much to these southern boys chagrin. There's talk about accents... a whole mess o' talk about accents. Once that's out of the way, Josh and Ashley somehow find some time to actually talk about the plot of the story, whether it's debating the merits of sending old men on spy missions, or if demons have a place in Doctor Who. Sit down with a nice mint julep, kick up those feet, and join us won't you? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Foghorn Leghorn. Or Boss Hogg. Take your pick. No really, take him. We don't want him.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 34: DWM Comics Pureblood & Flashback "Sontara, we hardly knew ye..."

Another week, another slightly belated episode due to management incompentance! But you hosts are glad you could make it for a look at something off the beaten track. The Oncoming Storm is heading back to comic territory, and this time, it's ones that are actually good! Come back to the days where if you wanted Doctor Who comics, you had to look in Doctor Who Magazine. In these golden days, the comics actually tied into the ongoing New Adventures in one big continuity lovefest. This week, it's Benny's first comic appearance as we look at "Pureblood" from DWM 193-196, as well as a single issue story "Flashback" from the DWM Summer special '94. Josh and Ashley talk continuity clashes, Benny's wardrobe choices, and the secret identity of that one guy who looks like William Hartnell (Shh! It's the First Doctor! Don't tell Ashley I told you!) The Oncoming Storm... this time we've got potato heads. Not the nice kind though, the kind that invade you and take your home for a new homeworld. That kind.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 33: NA #12 Down in the Pit

This is where you would normally be welcomed to the newest episode of The Oncoming Storm, episode 33 in fact. But this time, your hosts just can't seem to gather the will to do it. You see, they've just read and talked about The Pit by Neil Penswick. It has sucked all of the humor out of them. They were lucky to escape with their lives. And if that doesn't tempt you to listen to this episode, nothing will. Luckily for you, you don't actually have to read the thing, you can just listen to this episode to suffer vicariously through Josh and Ashley's anguish. And there's talk of weeks old news!

The Oncoming Storm... this time, we're just kidding. It's not all that bad... or is it??? dun dun DUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNN

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 32: BF #18 A Future Historical

Venice! The Queen of the Adriatic, the City of Water, a fairy city of the heart... A hotbed for vampire & ancient aliens??? Join your hosts Josh and Ashley as they accompany the Eighth Doctor and Charley down the serene canals of this fabled city in this week's featured story, The Stones of Venice by Paul Magrs. Your hosts are mesmerized by Paul Magrs's dialogue, so much so that Ashley can't even concentrate enough to focus on the conversation! When Josh is able to wake him up, historical comparisons are made, Josh recounts meeting character actors in bars, and Ashley is fired. And we have a second week of breaking news! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have a surprising lack of vampires in Venice! Mr. Moffat, have you lied to us???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 31: BF #17 ROBOT ROLECALL!

Ashley and Josh are back, almost on schedule for The Oncoming Storm, episode 31! This time around, your hosts are heading into the future, post Cyber Wars, to look at The Sword of Orion by Nicholas Briggs. That guy again?!? The way he's everywhere in these audios, they'll be putting him on the tv show next! Will Ashley and Josh like this one as much as they liked The Mutant Phase & Dalek Empire? Listen as the merits of retreading old ground, Ashley's inabilty to imagine without correct cover art, and Josh's attempts not to be Negative Nancy are all discussed. That, and some breaking news! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have nasties on an old spaceship, both human and Cyber! And no, Mr. Saward, it's not Earthshock, we promise.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:15pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 30: Dalek Empire 1 "Wait, Their Plan Was What?"

It's the second episode of the week for The Oncoming Storm. As Ashley and Josh try to to recover from yet another computer crash resulting in two slightly delayed episodes, Ashley is still in a great mood! Why? Because it's time for Dalek Empire, that's why! This week, your hosts are looking at the entire first series of the seminal Dalek Empire stories, by the multi talented Nicholas Briggs. It's a series of stories WITHOUT the Doctor! And <gasp> the Daleks have never been better for it! Listen as Ashley and Josh discuss just how well the Daleks fare without the Doctor around to hog all the glory, the insanity of Dalek planning, and just how many traitors can fit into one series! The Oncoming Storm... This time we have an Angel of Mercy! Don't Blink!


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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:38pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 29: NA #11 Turtle Power!

We're back! It's a belated mid week episode of The Oncoming Storm! While we apologise for the delay, we have a special treat for you. We're looking at the debut novel of prolific Who writer Gareth Roberts, writer of many a Who novel and television episode. How does the writer of such episodes as The Lodger and Closing Time do in his 1st attempt? Pretty well if you ask us! See where it all began for Mr. Roberts as Josh and Ashley examine the New Adventure The Highest Science. What is the secret of the Highest Science? What does a train of English commuters and some drugged out hippies have to do with it? And what's a Chelonian? You may just find these answers in The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got giant talking turtles, but they aren't interested in sharing any pizza!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 28: BF # 15 Mutating Mutants!

Daleks! Time Corridors! Unknowing double agents! No, it's not Resurrection of the Daleks, it's The Mutant Phase by Nicholas Briggs, on episode 28 of The Oncoming Storm. The Dalek mutants are, uh, mutating, and it's up to The Doctor to save them. Your hosts Josh and Ashley are digging in to discuss the problems with paradoxes, Ashley's Thal fixation, and some striking similarities to a certain season opener... The Oncoming Storm... This time we have giant Space Wasps! Hey don't ask us, that's just what you get when a Dalek and a wasp love each other very very much.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 27: BF # 16 The Eighth Man Bound Returns!

Ashley and Josh are back for another episode of The Oncoming Storm... and it's about time! They are welcoming Paul McGann back to the world of Doctor Who by looking at his first audio, Storm Warning by Alan Barnes. And that's not all that they are welcoming, as they are joined by Dr. Scott Viguie and Sacha Dzuba of the Articles of the Shadow Proclamation and Dr. Geek's Laboratory podcasts. Excitement is in the air as they all go back to 2001 and relive the moment when we heard the Eighth Doctor again. Topics range from Paul McGann's hair, to the influence of this series on New Who, to what exactly IS that accent Rathbone? Join the fun in this jam packed episode! The Oncoming Storm... This time we have an actual Doctor! Well, not THE Doctor, but more then just the action figure that we usually record with.

Links for our Lovely Guests!


ITunes:                 Dr. Geek’s Laboratory Podcast




Twitter:                @drgeeklab



For Articles of the Shadow Proclamation


Twitter: @TheShadowProc

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 26: Star Trek/Doctor Who 3-4 Sonic Screwup

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. For the second episode in a row, your hosts Josh and Ashley have failed to record the episode the first time through. So welcome, for the second time to your hosts, to Episode 26! This time the focus is once again on the crossover of the century, Star Trek/Doctor Who! Your hosts are looking at issues 3 & 4, in the desperate hope that something actually happens with this whole Borg/Cyberman team up thing. This being the second attempt to make this episode, it is a little truncated, but it's not the size that counts, right? Right? Um, well, do enjoy the discussion of needless decompression, shifting art styles, and the proper way to hold sonic screwdrivers. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have Tom Baker and William Shatner! Who needs those new guys?!?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 25: NA # 10 Doctor Who and the Prostitutes

Josh and Ashley are behind the 8 ball here in the 25th episode of The Oncoming Storm. After recording a really excellent episode, technical issues sent it to podcast heaven, never to be heard again. Your hosts have persevered however, and come back to record it again! So for the second time, Josh and Ashley are looking at this month's New Adventure, Transit by Ben Aaronovitch. Yes, yes, the one with all the naughty bits in it. Josh and Ashley tackle the issue head on... which leads to a wildly debated tangent on what exactly can and should be included in Doctor Who. And then somehow the canon debate gets brought up. But don't worry, they DO talk about Transit... eventually. Oh, and they briefly talk about Asylum of the Daleks, so if you don't want to hear about it, skip past the 4 minute mark ;) The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Prostitutes, Joyboys, and Catfood Monsters! The future, everyone!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 24: BF # 14 The Ethics of Killing Goombas

Back on schedule for episode 24! This week, Josh and Ashley are looking at one of Ashley's favorite audios, though he's not quite sure just why he loves it so darn much. Yes, it's time to look at The Holy Terror by Rob Shearman, in all of it's bloody, penguin filled glory! And boy, things get deep this week, as your hosts discuss religion and ceremony, and debate the ethics of killing technologically created beings. HOW MUCH MASS MURDER HAVE YOU COMMITTED STOMPING ON GOOMBAS??? (And yes, this topic actually does come up.) Join us, won't you? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have a creepy, mass murdering kid! On second thought, maybe we should exchange him for something...

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 23: BF # 13 The Audio New Adventure

Hey, we're back! Better late then never with the 23rd episode of the Oncoming Storm! Sorry for the delay, but unforseen technical issues made it impossible to get the episode up on time. But we're back, and The Oncoming Servers are up and better then ever! And in this belated episode, your hosts Josh and Ashley are looking at a special treat, as Big Finish goes all New Adventure and brings us an audio featuring The Doctor, Ace and Benny! Yes, it's The Shadow of the Scourge by Paul Cornell. Everything is all master plans and betrayals in this adventure set between An All-Consuming Fire and Blood Harvest. This means, while we have just met Benny in our NA episodes, this story is well into the heart of the New Adventures. But don't worry, your hosts are here to guide you through it all and keep you up to speed. Sit back and enjoy, and let them do all the work! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've all got third arms! It's a giant insect thing, you wouldn't understand.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 22: The Iron Legion - Doctor Who meets 2000AD

Josh and Ashley are back for the 22nd episode of The Oncoming Storm, and this time, they're heading further back into the show's history then normal! They have set the wayback machine for 1979 and the premiere of a little magazine called Doctor Who Weekly. That's right, it's time for some classic comics, and it doesn't get much more classic then Doctor Who and the Iron Legion by Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons! Yes, THAT Dave Gibbons! It's a meeting of eras, where the kidcentric Doctor Who strips of the past meet some 2000AD sensibilities. Join your hosts as they discuss rude looking aliens, crazy plot contrivances, and ask "What exactly IS the Doctor doing with that dip stick???" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have a parrot headed robot! Yeah, that's what we said too.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 21: NA #9 They Say in Heaven Love Comes First... NOT THIS TIME BELINDA

The Oncoming Storm is now officially legal! And what better way to celebrate then with one of the classics of the New Adventures range, Love and War by Paul Cornell. If that's not enough, your hosts Josh and Ashley are joined by a special guest, Matt Kramer of the Legion of Substitute Podcasters! Matt has his work cut out for him to get a word in however, as Josh and Ashley are at it again, with Josh singing the praises of the book, and Ashley not quite ready to nominate it as a holy artifact just yet. There's discussion on teenage angst, the murder of Colin Baker, and Benny of course. And the ultimate question is raised: "Why exactly does Ace fall for that dirty hippy"? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have murderous, blood drinking fungi! You'll never look at a portabella the same way again after this one!

Oy, that's a long way to go for an episode title innit?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:00pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 20: BF #12 We Need Sleep

WARNING: THIS PODCAST WAS CREATED UNDER EXTREME SLEEP DEPRIVED CONDITIONS. It's late at night, but Ashley and Josh still have a podcast to do, though they probably really shouldn't! They are looking at a gem of a historical, The Fires of Vulcan by Steve Lyons. Your hosts really seem to like it, even if they have issues making coherent sentences come out of their mouths. Join them as they wonder just how it is they now seem to really like Mel, mispronounce every name in the story, and debate which lava filled Doctor Who story set in Pompei they like best. The Oncoming Storm... This time we've got nothing. Just make it a drinking game or something. One drink for everytime Ashley says I agree, one for when Josh stumbles over a word, and down the whole thing when Josh finds himself rambling on about The Aztecs and is unable to find a point.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 19: BF #11 Laser Blasts Galore!

Daleks! On Gallifrey! With President Romana! No, it's not your teenage fan fiction story; it's The Apocalypse Element by Stephen Cole on the newest episode of The Oncoming Storm with Josh and Ashley! Has Josh prepared himself enough to cover another Stephen Cole story? Is there enough booze in the universe for that? Meanwhile, Ashley is ready for a story back in space with all of the aliens and spaceships he can handle! Will this story find a place in Ashley's heart? There's needless talk of human retinas, impotent Gallifreyans, and laser blasts... lots and lots of laser blasts... all in the 19th episode of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have lazer blasts! Lots of em! ... Did I mention that there's laser blasts? Oh, and explosions! Yep, quite a lot of em... Isn't that exciting???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:32pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 18: Star Trek/Doctor Who 1-2 So a Time Lord and an Android walk into a Bar...

Boldly Go... to the 18th episode of The Oncoming Storm! Universes are colliding and Ashley & Josh are suffering from the resulting chaos with numerous technical problems. As they struggle to tame the glitches, your hosts are looking at some pretty pictures for a change with a review of the first 2 issues of the Star Trek Doctor Who crossover comic book from IDW. Will the Doctor "Make it so"? Will Rory cross bat'leths with Worf? Will Riker make a move on Amy? Maybe... if these two crews ever meet in this comic! Listen to what Ashley & Josh have to say about all of this in the latest episode of The Oncoming Storm. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have Klingon, Cybermen, and Borg, Oh My!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 17: NA # 8 Nostalgia Kills

Remember the good old days, the ones where everything was better then it is now? Well Ashley and Josh sure can, but they had better watch out! They're reviewing Nightshade by Mark Gatiss, and that means remembering those good old days can be dangerous. While they're dodging phantoms looking to devour their souls, Ashley and Josh are busy gushing about Mr. Gatiss's first novel. Things are looking up in the New Adventures... well, unless you're Ace, and your love life is really starting to take a turn for the worse (Thanks Doctor). Quatermass, a depressed Doctor, and the actions of lovelorn teens are all discussed here in the 17th episode of the Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have our first ancient evil entity! Ooooooo, Our 1st one! How exciting!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm: The upcoming schedule

Here is our tentative schedule for the next 3 months. That way if anyone wants to send us any thoughts on the story we are covering for an episode, we can read it on the show as we discuss the topic! Novel idea, I know...

July 12 - NA # 8 Nightshade by Mark Gatiss

July 19 - Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation2 Issues 1&2

July 26 - BF # 11 The Apocalypse Element by Stephen Cole

August 2- BF # 12 The Fires of Vulcan by Andrew Cartmel

August 9- NA # 9 Love and War by Paul Cornell

August 16 - Doctor Who Comics: Doctor Who and the Iron Legion

August 23- BF # 13 The Shadow of the Scourge by Paul Cornell

August 30- BF # 14 The Holy Terror by Rob Shearman

September 6 - NA # 10 Transit by Ben Aaronovitch

September 13 - Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation2 Issues 3&4

September 20 -BF # 15 The Mutant Phase by Nicholas Briggs

September 27- BF # 16 Storm Warning by Alan Barnes

Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 16: BF #10 "I Smell the Claws of the Doctor in This!" WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Welcome to the 16th Episode of the Oncoming Storm! Make sure you have your refreshments, because you're to see your hosts Ashley and Josh go head to head in this one. They're looking at Winter  for the Adept by Andrew Cartmel, featuring the 5th Doctor and Nyssa... or does it?And what are they fighting about? The deeper meanings and themes of the story? Do they disagree on if the story is any good? Nope, its just the meaning behind one throw away line. After finally working their way through that meaningless topic, there is discussion about gentleman ghosts, Nyssa's attitude, and sluttiness in Doctor Who. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have plain old conquering aliens... and I take it back. Where's the unicorns?

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 15: BF # 9 The Two Nicholas's

Episode 15! Ashley and Josh are back and enjoying the velvet tones of Nicholas Courtney as they review their next Big Finish audio, The Spectre of Lanyon Moor, by Nicholas Pegg. This combination of Nicholases is joined by Colin Baker and Maggie Stables, and Ashley and Josh couldn't be happier. It's time for a traditional story, and for once, Josh is loving it! Listen to the debate on the Brigadier's flirting, Goblin noises, and your run of the mill megalomaniacal madman, all on your latest episode of The Oncoming Storm. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have goblins! Goblins, unicorns... when are we gonna just have some plain old conquering aliens???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:02pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 14: Talking with Jean Marc Lofficier

It's time to look at the world of Non fiction Doctor Who books again, and if we're gonna talk about it, why not turn to a founding father? Ashley and Josh are quite excited to welcome Jean Marc Lofficier to the podcast! We talk to Jean Marc about his works, The Doctor Who Program Guide, The Terrestrial Index, The Universal Databank, and of course, The Nth Doctor. We cover a myriad of topics, discussing Jean Marc's relationship with the Who production office, what Who related work he has coming up, Doctor Omega, and all the other various projects Jean Marc is working on. Oh, and hear Ashley completely geek out to Jean Marc, and Josh completely derail a perfectly good Doctor Who discussion into comic book territory. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a Frenchman!  We're collecting all the nationalities here at the Oncoming Storm! Gotta catch em all!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:34pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 13: NA # 7 Worst. Episode. Ever.

It's time for unlucky episode 13, and what better topic for a review for such an episode then the book that Josh dubs the worst New Adventure to be published! Your dutiful hosts Josh and Ashley are setting their sights on Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark for a no holds barred review. Prepare to be dazzled by plot holes galore! Gasp at the one dimensional characters! Marvel at the lack of editorial direction! Or, at least, that's what Josh thinks. Ashley kinda liked it. Well, parts of it at least. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have Unicorns! Yes, bloody Unicorns. Just don't make us mention the lisping monk again.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:58pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 12: BF # 8 - Ice Ice Warriors, Too Cold Too Cold

It's time for a milestone episode, as Ashley finally gets to talk about the Ice Warriors! Yes, in this episode, Josh and Ashley are talking about their next Big Finish Audio, Red Dawn by Justin Richards. It has the return of an old Doctor Who monster, and boy, Ashley won't let you forget it! After the dissertation on the Ice Warriors, they make it to the discussion of the story, featuring the many voice talents of Ashley, Josh's cliffhanger bias, and amazing facts like, yes, Peter Davison was actually married to the woman who gave birth to his daughter! Now that's the kind of detail you can be assured to get with The Oncoming Storm each week, every week! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we have, well... you know. Don't make me say it.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 11: Timegate 2012 - Lars Pearson interview and Faction Paradox Giveaway

It's Con season! Which means that Ashley and Josh are actually able to see each other in person for a change! They met up at the annual Timegate convention in Atlanta, GA, where they tried to avoid looking too creepy in hanging around the young Amelia Pond herself, Caitlin Blackwood. Mad Norwegian Press's Lars Pearson received no such consideration, and after long days of discussing everything Doctor Who, Ashley and Josh kidnapped Lars in order to force him to discuss the forthcoming AHistory. We dive into the challenges of putting together such a book. Just when Lars thinks its safe, Josh pulls out the thumbscrews to force answers about Fluid Links and Lars's favorite spinoff media. The night ends with the announcement of the podcast's first giveaway, signed copies of the limited Hardback of "This Town Will Never Let Us Go". Listen to find out how to get yourself one of these fine books... FOR FREE!!! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we actually have an honest to God Mad Norwegian! It's not just a stupid tagline!

(And we're sorry about the audio quality. And the lack of editing. We're tired. We'll be back to normal next week!)

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 10: BF # 7 - Davros? We Don't Need No Stinking Davros!

It's the big 1-0 for Ashley and Josh as they put out their tenth episode of The Oncoming Storm! They are celebrating their small anniversary in style with the Daleks! Yes, its the story that brought back the Dalek voice, The Genocide Machine by Mike Tucker. We're finally back on an alien planet this week and we have a returning monster! No frilly collars here, just ray guns and talking rain drops. But is the story in the same class as Remembrance, or does it fall to the level of Daleks Take Mahattan? Listen to find out, as Josh and Ashley talk everything from just how crazy our favorite pepperpots are to the differences in Dalek voice operators, complete with Ashley impressions! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got fascist, genocidal, alien Nazi allegories! And the talking rain.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 9: The Nth Doctor Part 1 - The Varnax Menace

It's time to play what if in the 9th episode of the Oncoming Storm! Josh and Ashley are covering their first non fiction book, The Nth Doctor by Jean Marc Lofficier. Though, it's not really a non fiction book as much as collection of a bunch of almost fictions, as it looks at the attempts to make a Doctor Who movie in the years leading up the the Paul McGann TV Movie. In their first look at the book, Josh and Ashley discuss the book in general and cover it's background. Once they finish there, it's time to look at the first of the rejected scripts, dubbed "The Return of Varnax". It's... something else. Join Josh and Ashley as they stumble over their French, express their hatred of a well worn gag, and decide the best way to torture and kill furry sidekicks. The Oncomig Storm... this time, we have lustful Conquistadors! Seriously. Francisco says hi.

Direct download: Oncoming_Storm_Ep_9.mp3
Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

The Feedback/Question/Favorite Wilderness Years Memory Thread

As mentioned in the last episode of the podcast (you know, the one conveniently located right underneath this!) Josh and Ashley will be doing a live recording at the Timegate convention. In this live episode, we will be talking to Lars Pearson from Mad Norwegian Press and discussing some of our favorite moments and memories from the wilderness years. We'll be talking about our favorite books, audios, and whatever else comes to mind about that creative period. We don't want to just limit it to us though. You can use this thread(or email or Facebook) to share your favorite memories and moments from this time, and we'll read and talk about them in this special episode. But we don't want to limit it to just that! If you have a question you are dying to ask us, or Lars, send it our way and we will answer it! We'll looking forward to hearing from as many of you as possible. We guarantee that it will be read on the episode! 

And if you're not sure just who Lars Pearson is, be sure to check out the find books that his publishing company puts out.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 8: NA #6 - Choosing the Right Weapon

A cleaning lady. A child killer. That scary wiccan chick. What do they all have in common? Why, they're all discussed in the 8th Episode of The Oncoming Storm of course! Josh and Ashley are looking at Cat's Cradle: Warhead this week, a novel by former script editor of Doctor Who Andrew Cartmel. With someone who was that close to the television show, it's sure to be just like what we used to watch on the telly right? When you're done laughing at that little ditty, turn on Josh and Ashley as they discuss the beginnings of the"Dark" Doctor, the benfits of ignoring character dialogue, and just what it means if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being "useful" to the Doctor. All this and more, in the exciting 8th episode of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got even less cats! There was, like, one page with a cat! Who does Virgin think they're fooling???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

It's time for episode 7, and luckily for Ashley, it's another historical! This week Josh and Ashley are discussing The Marian Conspiracy by Jacqueline Rayner. It's backstabbing and betrayals in Tudor England! Josh is eating up all of the pure historical goodness, but will Jacqueline Rayner's writing overcome Ashley's inherant dislike of the historical genre? Or did Ashley just listen to the story while making Ice Warrior noises to drown out all of those boring historical dudes? Listen and find out, as correct pronunciation, time paradoxes, and religion in Doctor Who are all discussed in the latest episode of The Oncoming Storm! The Oncoming Storm...This time, we've got ruffled collars... or at least we assume we do. Anytime we see one of those Blackadder episodes from this time everyone's wearing one. And Blackadder wouldn't lie.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:06pm EDT

It's important announcement time for Ashley and Josh! Once again, last minute changes take place after the podcast is recorded! This time, it's all due to an impending format change for The Oncoming Storm. Are they picking up stakes and moving to California? Listen and find out! After they get that pesky announcement out of the way, Josh and Ashley face their innermost fears and discuss The Fearmonger by Jonathan Blum. There's talk of politics, modern society, and getting shot because you think you can pull off the Doctor's stick. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Uber Right Wing Conservatives... that's kinda like Nazis right?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:35pm EDT

This week, Josh and Ashley are still playing a bit of catchup, so they're only covering one New Adventure this episode, Marc Platt's  Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible. And its a good thing too, because this book is just chock full of paradoxes and multiple time streams and it takes the full strength of your podcaster's miniscule mental capabilities to keep track of it all. Break out the pen and paper kids; you're gonna need a flow chart to follow along with this one. To finish up the episode, Ashley and Josh take a look at their first comic strip, Cat Litter, from DWM # 192. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got cats! ...Well, not really. What's the deal with all the cat references anyway???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:12pm EDT

Josh and Ashley are back just a week after our last episode in order to make up for the lost week! And if that wasn't dedication enough, Josh struggles through sickness to bring you a new episode, though it does leave him sounding a bit like Harvey Fierstein. This week, your hosts are covering the third and fourth Big Finish Doctor Who adventures. They start off marveling at the work Big Finish put into The Whispers of Terror, by Justin Richards. They end up wondering if The Land of the Dead was hastily put together by a team of chimps working at typewriters. Has anyone ever actually SEEN Stephen Cole? Are your hosts being unkind? Well, Josh probably is, if his Stephen Cole rant is anything to go by. Check out the episode to find out why. The Oncoming Storm... Please nobody ever tell Stephen Cole about this. We swear, we really are nice people.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:41pm EDT

After a slight delay, Josh and Ashley are back, fighting through spring storms to discuss the final two books in the Timewyrm series. We're tackling Timewyrm: Apocalypse by Nigel Robinson and Timewyrm: Revelation by Paul Cornell. One of these is a fantastic look into the mind of the Doctor, examining his relationship with Ace and his motivations, a book so full of ideas that it takes 70% of the podcast to talk about. The other is Timewyrm: Apocalypse. Join your hosts as they try to wrap their heads around the Doctor's choice in baby names and discuss the motivations of psychotic 8 year olds. The Oncoming Storm... Yes, We would club your head in with a brick if it meant that Paul Cornell would like us.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT

A Slight Delay

In case anyone is checking out the website and wondering, you've probably figured out by now that there won't be a new episode this week. Ashley's area was hit by some pretty bad storms last week, and as a result his parent's house suffered some major damage. Thankfully, no one was hurt, but there is a lot of clean up and repairs to do. This has left Ashley with not a lot of free time, so we decided to delay the next episode a week. We will be back on the 22nd however! And to show our love for the listeners, we've decided not to delay the following episode so we can get back on schedule. That means two episodes in two weeks! Then we'll be back to our regular schedule. We are sorry for the delay, but we will continue to do our best to maintain a constant schedule for the listeners. Thanks for all the support!

Josh & Ashley

Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

In this episode, Josh and Ashley cover the first two Big Finish Doctor Who release, The Sirens of Time and Phantasmagoria. After some rambling plot summaries (Look, you try to do a Doctor Who story summary in under 3 minutes!), there's discussion about Multi Doctor stories, a rant about Gallifrey, and a debate on the merits of Historical stories. The Oncoming Storm... mumbling our way into your hearts, one story at a time.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

Welcome to the first exciting episode of The Oncoming Storm! Join Ashley and Josh as they stumble through the challenge of their first full length episode. We cover the latest news from the world of Doctor Who outside of television before moving onto the analysis of TimeWyrm: Genesys and TimeWyrm: Exodus. Which of these early New Adventures was our favorite? Listen and find out... Well, you can probably guess if you've actually read these books, but listen anyway! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Nazis!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Episode 0?!? That's like, earlier than Episode 1! Yes, join your hosts Josh and Ashley as they record their surprise pre official release date episode. Josh and Ashley figured that you want to know a little about your hosts, but they didn't want to overload the 1st official episode with too much information, so they created this early episode full of Info Dump. Learn a little about your hosts' background, find out what their favorite books and audios are, and listen to them tell you why you should care about this spinoff media stuff anyway.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT

The exciting teaser! (Again)

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT