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 84: Anniversary e-Book Wrap Up - WWMR (What Would Martha Read)

In the simpler days before the great "Time of the Doctor" schism of Christmas 2013, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel came together to record episode 84 of The Oncoming Storm. With the dream of a peaceful holiday ahead of them, they rejoiced in the season, and turned to talking about the final anniversary e-Books in front of the fireplace, where the stocking had been hung with care. Doctors 8 through 11 were discussed, with such topics as Martha's reading habits, hairy ceilings, and the dreaded 'Mary Sue' talked over at length. Oh, and Neil Gaiman.There were differences of opinion, but camaraderie abounded and a good time was had by all... Even when Ashley was wrong. Want to remember what that was like? Join us, won't you? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got civil, level headed debate! About Doctor Who??? I know, Crazy right?!? 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 83: Prisoners of Time Finale - Gotta Catch 'Em All

It's time for the penultimate episode of our anniversary specials coverage! This week on The Oncoming Storm, Josh, Ashley, and special guest Jeff Polier return to the IDW mini series Prisoners of Time. In this oversized episode, your hosts cover the last 5 issues of the series, numbers 8 through 12. Josh is questioning why exactly the Doctor is the Last of the Timelords in a universe of time travel, Ashley is extolling comic coloring of yore, and Jeff is just happy to be considered Sgt. Benton rather than Mike Yates. Do join them for a look at the epic conclusion of this Star Tre-, Doctor Who comic series! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got ALL the Doctors, ALL the companions, and QUARKS! That's right, Quarks. Bet you're glad you listened now.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 82: Destiny of the Doctor 10 & 11 - Doctor Who and the Giant Disgusting Things

Ashley's fumbling with his new mike, Josh is ranting on continuity again, and Rachel is just happy to be here with Catherine Tate... yes it must be Thursday and time for episode 82 of The Oncoming Storm! This week sees your hosts finishing up their coverage of The Destiny of the Doctor series. First up, after some outdated news, is Death's Deal by Darren Jones, read by Catherine Tate! We miss you Donna! Them it all wraps up with The Time Machine by Matt Fitton, read by the lovely Jenna Coleman. Why exactly has the 11th Doctor been popping up along his former selves? Join us as we find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Catherine Tate and Jenna Coleman! Time for some adventures with Donna and... Alice? Wait, what?

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 81: Destiny of the Doctor 8 & 9 Sweet Sweet Paul McGann Kisses

Time is running out in 2013, and The Oncoming Storm has some catching up to do before it's over! In their first leg to make it through the rest of the 50th anniversary material, Josh, Ashley, Hannah, and Rachel are here to cover not just one, but two Destiny of the Doctor releases. After some basking in the glow of Day of the Doctor/Adventures in Time and Space/The Fiveish Doctors, your hosts look at Enemy Aliens by Alan Barnes, featuring the 8th Doctor and canon companion Charley! Once proper attention has been paid to Paul McGann's lips, then it's time for Night of the Whisper by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. It's the 9th Doctor, Rose, and Captain Jack in an adventure in New Las Vegas. And it's not as debauchery filled as you might expect with Jack loose in Vegas. But it does have wolfman gangsters and masked vigilantes! Join us to see if these latest audios pay proper homage to their eras. The Oncoming Storm... This time, BADA BUM BADA BUM BADA BUM BUM BUM!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 80: PDA # 17 A Sidestep? A Step Back? Who Knows?

It's Turkey Day once again in America, but don't let that fool you! This week's episode of The Oncoming Storm features a story that is no turkey! In between overly large family dinners, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel were able to bring to you a discussion about the final story in our month of anniversary specials, The Infinity Doctors by Lance Parkin. Published in celebration of the 35th Anniversary, this book is an odd bird, featuring a Doctor back on Gallifrey, who was married, facing off against Omega... but who supposedly looks like Paul McGann, but is NOT the 8th Doctor. Listen as your hosts try to make sense of it all, catch up on some old news, and Josh enters a level of fan theory that bewilders his co hosts! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've been killed! Several times! Temporal Grace and all that. I'm sure you understand. Um... Could you explain it to us?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:27pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 79: That Other 50th Anniversary Special

We're a podcast on an anniversary special. But probably not the one you were expecting.

That's right. The Oncoming Storm is here with episode 79, in the week of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary! And we're ready to talk about the anniversary story. No, not the one with those two babyfaces and the guy from "Alien" in it. Ashley, Josh, Rachel, Sacha, and special guest Dr. Scott Vigue are here to discuss The Light at the End by Nicholas Briggs, the Big Finish Anniversary special. 8 Doctors, 1 Master, and a slew of companions. Will it be a mess or a masterpiece? But before that, a certain minisode with big implications regarding Doctor Who spin off media is thoroughly analyzed. And we won't lie, drooled over. The Oncoming Storm... This time we've got a whole lotta McGann, and some validation at last. Life couldn't be better.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 78: BF # 50 Zagreus Sits Inside Your Head and Causes Us Much Weeping

OMG DID YOU SEE THAT?!? I WASN'T EXPECTING IT, THEN WHEN HE SHOWED UP... AND WHEN HE SAID THOSE NAMES, I JUST COULDN'T BELIE...  er, wait, what was I saying? Oh right, Zagreus. Sigh...ahem...

Hey everyone, it's time for episode 78 of The Oncoming Storm! It's November, and as we await the 50th Anniversary(HOLY COW WAS THAT PREQUEL AWESOME... no no gotta focus...) proper, we here at Oncoming Storm headquarter are getting ready by looking at Anniversary stories of other media. First up, it's the Big Finish story Zagreus by Gary Russell and Alan Barnes. Wait, please come back! We were gonna have to do it at some point, might as well do it while the good anniversary vibes last. It is an endeavor though, as hosts Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Hannah trudge through long recounts of exposition and Alice in Wonderland references. Join us, as we try to figure out if Zagreus is as bad as it's reputation, or if it is unduly maligned. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a talking TARDIS, way before that whole Doctor's Wife thing! Eat that Gaiman! 

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 77: BF #33 Oncoming Storm NOW.INF

And we're back! Again! But not as long between episodes this time. There's been a lot going on at Oncoming Storm HQ, and now you get to see the results! Episode 77 is here, but behind the scenes, we've been calling it Season 2 Episode 1! Your regular hosts Josh and Ashley are still here, but now they have regular backup! Sacha, Hannah, and Rachel are now here to round out this fully armed and operational battlestation! After a rouond of proper introductions, it's time to get back to work, and this week we're back with the 8th Doctor in Neverland by Alan Barnes. This story brings the second Big Finish season of the 8th Doctor Adventures to a close. Was it all worth it? Join us to see what our team thinks! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got anti time particles in our throats. Cuz everyone knows that those pesky things go right for the larynx.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 76: NA # 21 Aaaaaaaaand We're Back!

So, did you miss us? Well your hosts, Josh and Ashley, sure missed talking about Doctor Who! Without further ado, it's time for The Oncoming Storm episode 76! Josh and Ashley do their best to shake off the rust and get back down to business, but there's been a lot going on in the world of Doctor Who. To make up for lost time, they take it upon themselves to cover the highlights of the last two months... and find themselves unable to shut up! After 47 minutes(!), they are finally able to get to the main event, talking about The Left Handed-Hummingbird by Kate Orman... and once again, find themselves over the moon to be talking New Adventures again. Josh won't stop gushing and Ashley is really, really concerned about drugs. What is the final consensus? Join the welcome back party and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've back, we're bad, and we're celebrating milestones! It feels so good to be back!  

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:15pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 75: BF #32 Shakespearean Tragedy

This week, Josh and Ashley are pulling their tights over their Dalek bumps, and reciting sonnets in their best electronic warble. It's a Dalek story of Shakespearean proportions on episode 75 of The Oncoming Storm! The Eighth Doctor and Charley star in Time of the Daleks by Justin Richards, as we finally get to hear the Eighth Doctor face off against the Daleks  properly for the first time! And what evil plot do the Daleks have this time? Would you believe a dastardly scheme to ... preserve Shakespeare??? Step through the looking glass with your hosts as they discuss topics like, "do we really need another Dalek story at this point?", or  "Why is Shakespeare in this at all???" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we travel through time using tin foil. And yes, that works. Somehow.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:10pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 74: Destiny of the Doctor #7 - Shock & Awe

There's not a lot of time here at the Oncoming Storm, episode 74! Your hosts Josh and Ashley are gearing up for Dragoncon once again. But fear not, gentle listener, in all of their preperations, they have not forsaken you! This early release sees them talking about Destiny of the Doctor # 7, Shockwave by James Swallow. After discussing their plans for the week and a few bits of news, your hosts turn to the story proper, and discussions of Ace's character, how the McCoy years resemble the New Series, and uselessness of guest performers all occur. Also, some time is taken to talk about the actual story. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're late for the convention! We'll make feeble attempts to be witty again next week!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep73: Seventh Doctor Anniversary Stories - "Oh Boy. Annoying, Nice Daleks"

Yes, it's The Oncoming Storm episode 73. You know the drill by now. Josh and Ashley are here, talking Issue # 7 of Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time with guest Jeff Polier, who is visiting live from a submarine thousands of feet underwater! Ot, at least it sounds that way. Then it's ebook time, with The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman. Things are talked about, opinions are given, yadda, yadda,yadda. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we just can't be bothered with a description. Just go listen will ya?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 72: NA # 20 Worst. Name. Ever.

After a journey long traveled, Ashley returns for The Oncoming Storm episode 72! Both regular hosts, Josh and Ashley, are back in action, and trying to recapture that magic they once had together. Luckily, they can finally get around to talking New Adventures again, so it should be just like riding a bike, right? Or maybe a sports car TARDIS? This week, The Dimension Riders by Daniel Blythe is the topic of discussion. The Doctor, Ace and Benny are separated in different time zones, facing off against Time Soldiers and naff Master wannabes. Join your hosts as they discuss old story references, Monster name choices, and that really icky death scene. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got time beam gun things. They'll age you to dust! Or a baby we guess, if that one Time Soldier feels like having a laugh.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 71: Excelis Trilogy "Boy, Giles sure sounds cray-cray"

It's time for Episode 71 of The Oncoming Storm, and once again, Josh finds himself alone. So rather than develop a complex about it, Josh turns to the wheels of fate, and finds himself two reliable fill in hosts, Dr. Scott and Sacha of The Articles of the Shadow Proclamation and Dr. Geek's Lab! And because Josh wants to reward such loyalty, it's time for one of the "special" episodes, and this time, it's all about the Excelis trilogy. Or is that Quadrilogy? Tetralogy? Whatever. Covered in this episode is Excelis Dawns by Paul Magrs, Excelis Rising by David McIntee, Excelis Decays by Craig Hinton, and Plague Herds of Excelis by Stephen Cole. There's guest stars abound, with stories filled with road trips, séances, and just plain depressing stuff. And Josh even says nice things about a Stephen Cole story. Well, nice-ish. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're taking the ol' Number 22 to Putney Common.  Drinks all around!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm EP 70: BF # 31  Creepy Eyeholes

He's back! Well, for 1 week at least. Yes, Ashley has return in time for The Oncoming Storm episode 70! After dusting down the place after all of the people sitting in his spot, Ashley is ready to talk Doctor Who again, and Josh can't stop him, no matter how much he threatens. This week, its the return to the Eighth Doctor's adventures in audio, with Nicholas Briggs's Embrace the Darkness. Your hosts are keeping their eyes on the dark spots in the room, in order to, well, keep their eyes! Creepy cliffhangers, cool giant robots, and the Doctor's depressive moods are on topic for discussion this time around. Just stick close to the light. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no eyes! EMBRACE THE DARKNESS

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 69: Destiny of the Doctor #6 - Hands off the Doctor!

Once again without his co-host, Josh must discover the new world of The Oncoming Storm episode 69 alone! Luckily, he is a resourceful podcaster, and is able to signal for help using some string and coconut shells! Answering the call are Substitute Podcaster Scott Coles, and fangirl extraordinaire Hannah! Strap yourself in folks, cuz this one is a bit different from the usual fair, as your guest hosts are certainly not afraid to let loose. Salty language is in the air, crass jokes are made, and much laughing is present. Oh, you want to know the story for the week too? Trouble in Paradise by Nev Fountain, performed by Nicola Bryant. Happy now? Hope you enjoying listening as much as your hosts enjoyed recording it! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Space Buffalo. And that's not a euphemism. No matter how hard we try to make it one.

Check out more of Scott and the other Legion of Substitute Podcasters at

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:09pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 68: Sixth Doctor Anniversary Stories - Penguins vs. Dinosaurs

The Sixth Doctor is a complex man, often misunderstood and made a pariah. Though he had many companions, it often seemed he was alone... Josh understands, because in episode 68 of The Oncoming Storm, he finds himself once again abandoned by his partner Ashley. Good thing Jeff Polier was due to stop by to talk the latest issue of Prisoners of Time! After Josh ropes Jeff into joining him for an entire episode talking about ol' Sixie, the exciting events of issue # 6 of the comic are discussed, then they move onto the topic of the ebook, Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead. Does it stack up to last month's ebook? And just who is that glamorous woman with the large shoulder pads underneath that veil? Find out in this week's episode! The Oncoming Storm... this time, the bitch is back!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:42pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 67: BF # 30 Seriously? THESE are the new Lords of Time?

Ni Hao listeners! Welcome to The Oncoming Storm episode 67! A nice relaxing vacation in Singapore awaits. Go to the tea gardens, relax with a nice cuppa, and wait for the nice immortal man to show up to tell you he's killed you in the past. Only in Doctor Who... And this week, the focus is on Seasons of Fear by Paul Cornell and Caroline Symcox. As the Doctor and Charley get caught up in the web of time, your hosts Josh and Ashley take some time to discuss the story, then wildly spin off into tangents about Charley vs Lucy Miller, the Eighth Doctor BBC novel range, and time paradoxes. They do get back around to talking about the story... eventually. Now if only they could go back in time and eradicate this timeline somehow and do an actually good show! The Oncoming Storm... This time, 3! I have seen 3 Nimon! THE NIMON BE PRAISED!!!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 66: NA # 19 For the Children

It's been put off long enough. The Oncoming Storm return to the New Adventures in episode 66! Everything looks different around Oncoming Storm HQ. There are tropical plants EVERWHERE, and  we're not sure, but there may be a plesiosaur in the bath. Is it some world altering event? Nope, it's just Blood Heat by Jim Mortimore! And while they may not have the special edition version of the story to talk about, Josh & Ashley think this week's book is already pretty special! Join them as the discussion turns to the effectiveness of parallel world stories, the Brigadier's bloodthirtyness, and ask, "Should there have been another way?" The Oncoming Storm... This time... yeah ok, it's dinosaurs. You knew it, we knew it, no point in trying to be clever.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 65: Destiny of the Doctor #5 - Now You See Me...

Magic tricks, wild animals, fortune tellers... The Oncoming Storm is heading to the carnival in episode 65! Join your hosts Josh and Ashley as they grab their candy floss and take a listen to the 5th installment of Destiny of the Doctor, Smoke and Mirrors by Steve Lyons and read by Janet Fielding. It's got Houdini, alien crystals, and a surprise guest villain! (Though if you pay attention to classic Who at ALL, it's not really a surprise). And there's outdated news talk! Listen to two men full of hope discuss possibilities in the news section, before the awful truth would hit them the next day... The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a magic ball that sees the future! Well, okay, it's a magic 8-ball, and it's stuck on "Outlook Hazy" but that still counts right?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 64: 5th Doctor Anniversary Stories - The Ugly Truth

Episode 64 of The Oncoming Storm is here... and while they may be older and losing their hair, your hosts Josh and Ashley won't let that stop them from enjoying the fruits of 5th Doctor month! It's another two-fer episode as Josh & Ashley are first joined by Jeff Polier again to look at issue number 5 of Prisoners of Time, featuring the 5th Doctor, a boatload of companions, some Rutons, Sontarans, and a partridge in a pear tree. After their latest comic roasting, Josh & Ashley, then look at Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness... and Josh won't stop going on and on about it! Strap in for this one folks! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the best episode yet! I am lying to overcome a deep seated insecurity brought on by mommy issues. STOP THAT TRUTH TELLER!!!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 63: BF # 29 For Whom the Bell Chimes

Okay, lesson learned. Never proclaim during recording that everything is back on schedule for the future. Fate will surely step in to make a liar out of you! Now that power has return to Oncoming Storm HQ, Episode 63 can be released! Your hapless hosts, Josh & Ashley, have suffered over the weeks from broken legs to needless 80 hour work weeks... and now it's time they were rewarded! So they are looking at the reputed Big Finish classic The Chimes of Midnight by Rob Shearman. Does it live up to the hype? Well, okay, of course it does. But that doesn't stop Josh and Ashley discussing it with vigor, including talk about the comedy of death, Charley's snobbery, and Josh's overeager fascination with the time paradox. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a sentient house! Ya know, if it had just hooked up with Saul rather then kill all of those people, this all could have been avoided.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 62: THE Andrew Cartmel Interview Part 2

It's here! Part two of the amazing and captivating interview with Andrew Cartmel, on The Oncoming Storm episode 62! Yes, it's a bit late due to unforseen circumstances, but broken legs, rundown cars, and power mad manager can't keep this podcast down! Josh and Ashley talk a little out dated new before throwing it over to Andrew, as he discusses his work for Big Finish, talks some of his comics work, and tells us all about his new novels. Sit back and enjoy! The Oncoming Storm... Yep nothing different here this week! It's late, and we don't have time to try and be witty!


Follow Andrew!

 @andrewcartmel on Twitter

and his blog

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 1:09am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 61: THE Andrew Cartmel Interview part 1

The Oncoming Storm episode 61 sees Josh triumphantly returning from Timegate, his weary arms full of audio gold after an exhausting convention. And who is he going to celebrate this with this week? Why, It's ... just Ashley, hobbling along as he returns from breaking his leg. Both host's weeks are discussed before turning the episode over to the one and only Andrew Cartmel! Yes, Josh was able to ply Mr. Cartmel with a nice dinner in order to sit down for a lengthy interview about Andrew's career in Doctor Who, after the show was off the air. This week in part 1, Andrew talks about the days right after the show went off the air and his days writing for Virgin. Be prepared to hear a lot of details about the entire War trilogy, so beware potential spoilers if you're like Ashley and not read all of these books yet! The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got a honest to God Doctor Who Script Editor! Not that we, um, ask any questions about script editing. 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:10pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 60: Destiny of the Doctor #4 Babble On 3

This week, The Oncoming Storm is sticking with the 4th Doctor... this time with more Timelordy goodness as Romana is added to the mix. In episode 60, your hosts, Jash and Ash- no wait, that guy's gone. That's right, we've reorganized at The Oncoming Storm, and that means redundancies. With Ashley gone, Josh turns to a couple of old friends, Dr. Scott Viguie and Sacha Dzuba, from The Articles of the Shadow Proclamation  and Dr. Geek's Laboratory. Their focus this time out is Babblesphere by Jonathan Morris, the 4th installment of Destiny of the Doctor, featuring Lalla Ward as Romana. There's lots of discussion about this weekend's Timegate convention, the evil potential of Twitter, and the CSO of Season 17. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've lost a host! Be sure to tell everyone how you feel about that! And your breakfast! #happydance #Weetabix 


ITunes:                 Dr. Geek’s Laboratory Podcast




Twitter:                @drgeeklab



For Articles of the Shadow Proclamation

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:30pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 59: 4th Doctor 50th Tie In - Climbing the Scarf

Time to put away all the velvet, and pull out our multicoloured scarves & jelly babies! It's 4th Doctor time on episode 59 of The Oncoming Storm! This week, Josh and Ashley  start by tackling the 4th issue of Prisoners of Time, with a little help from returning guest Jeff Polier. It features the 4th Doctor and Leela as they face... the Judoon?!? They will let you know how this first time meeting of a new series monster and a classic Doctor works out! After that, it's The Roots of Evil by Philip Reeve. This latest ebook has the 4th Doctor & Leela fight against a homicidal space tree. One of these stories faithfully recreates the Tom Baker era to a fault. The other has Leela using contractions. Guess which one the guys like? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got goosing crystalline entities who will whisper sweet nothings in your ear. At least, that's what it looks like to us. 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 58: NA # 18 Cyber-Future is NOW!

Welcome... to the Future! Ecological collapse is imminent. Terrorists are everywhere. People are taking cruises to the Artic, just to get away from it all. Welcome to... 2006?!? The Oncoming Storm looks to navigate their way through this crazy future world, in episode 58, where Ashley and Josh are talking Iceberg, by David Banks. David Banks?!? That can only mean one thing: CYBERMEN! Is the return of one of the Doctor's oldest foes worth the effort? Will the Doctor be able to defeat the mechanical menace without his trusty companions? Join your hosts to find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got teledildonic devices! Yeah. Don't ask. You don't wanna know.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:01pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 57: BF #28 Englishman in New York

The Oncoming Storm episode 57 sees Paul McGann return as the 8th Doctor in the best alien invasion/mobster/spy/Nazi/radio play ever heard! This week, Josh and Ashley are talking Invaders From Mars by Mark Gatiss and they are diving right into the pulp 1930's goodness! HORROR at the poor attempts at accents by your hosts! MARVEL as the ghost of Orson Wells is channeled through your headphones! GASP at the star studded guest cast and their impeccable performances! All of this, plus... Can you survive the tension of the A NEW WHO DISCUSSION?!? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got mobsters! No wait! Aliens! No... we always have those, Russian spies! Hrmm. An effeminate Nazi sympathizer? That's a new one.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 56: Destiny of the Doctor #3 The 3rd Doctor - Raw and Uncensored

Josh and Ashley are still in their velvet jackets and capes for Episode 56 of The Oncoming Storm! They continue their look at the Pertwee era anniversary stories with the third AudioGo Destiny of the Doctor release, Vengeance of the Stones by Andrew Smith. This episode is a little different gentle listeners, as due to impending house guests, this episode is going up raw and uncut! If you can make is past the verbal gaffs and long pauses, there is plenty of discussion going on, with talk of why  Season 7 is the best time for the Pertwee era, asking does anybody like Mike Yates, and, of course, discussion ab out Pertwee dating controversies.  The Oncoming Storm... This time, we got a rock.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:15pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 55: 3rd Doctor 50th Tie ins - The Master Would Not Approve

Break out the hot pants and aviator glasses! Dust off your crushed velvet jackets! The Oncoming Storm is heading back to the early 1970's for episode 55 with two adventures of that man of action, the 3rd Doctor! First up, your hosts, Josh and Ashley, tackle issue #3 of Prisoners of Time, which sees the Doctor, Sarah Jane, the Brigadier(!), and Liz Shaw(!!) facing off against giant talking fish aliens. That seems about right. Then, it's The Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick, where the Doctor and Jo enter more unfamiliar territory as they go into history to visit the Vikings?!? Listen as your hosts discuss that pesky UNIT dating issue, question just how many companions are needed in these stories, and debate "Is it really a Pertwee anniversary story without the Master?". The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got The Master... and you will obey us!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 54: NA # 17 Where's The Doctor?

Warning! Warning! Fanwanky Theories Alert! This week on The Oncoming Storm, your hosts Josh and Ashley at looking at New Adventure #17, Birthright by Nigel Robinson... and they are throwing out fan theories, pointing out continuity references, and generally being very, very fannish. It's like they're New Adventure writers! As they debate how The Doctor can possibly set up everything in this book and Muldwych's identity, they never lose sight of the one thing they really, really agree on... this book was great! Who needs the Doctor anyway?!? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a future Doctor! Well, maybe. If you want him to be. Probably.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 53: BF # 26 Traken History Lessons

It's time on the Oncoming Storm to visit the history of Doctor Who, to experience an excellent prequel to a well known Classic Series story full of great characterization for the 5th Doctor & Nyssa and full of continuity references to sway even the coldest fanboy's heart! No, not Spare Parts, silly, that's still months away! No, it's Primeval by Lance Parkin in episode 53! Your hosts Josh and Ashley are here to take you through it, and Josh wants to know why there's so much love for Spare Parts, yet no accolades for Primeval? As he outlines his overzealous points in that regard, Ashley is just happy we're traveling back to the history of a planet other than Earth! Join them as they discover the origins of the Keeper of Traken. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the Source! It burns... It BURNS!

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 52: Destiny of the Doctor #2 Jumping at Shadows

Normally your hosts, Josh Wilson and Ashley Raburn get along just fine. But in The Oncoming Storm Episode 52, there is dissention in the ranks! Is it over this week's Big Finish/AudioGo story in the Destiny of the Doctor series, Shadow of Death by Simon Guerrier? No, they both seem to really like the story itself. Maybe there is some Doctor Who news that has them in a tizzy? No, it's a pretty light news week. No folks, it's all about some shadows, ones that don't really have a thing to do with this particular story. Once they are able to set aside their differences, there is talk related to the actual story, with praises sung about Frazer Hines, Josh's writer tiers, and the sad lack of Wendy Padbury. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we DON'T have the bloody Vashta Nerada. Seriously. I mean it.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:01pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 51: 2nd Doctor 50th Tie Ins - Faith Renewed

The Oncoming Storm is now past the half century mark, and now it's time to return to the monthly 50th Anniversary celebrations with February's ebook and comic... no matter how much your hosts Josh and Ashley may not want to after last month's catastrophes. But now it's Patrick Troughton's turn in the spotlight! First up is issue # 2 of Prisoners of Time, IDW's comic miniseries, featuring the 2nd Doctor facing slavers in a space mall! (It's actually better then it sounds!) Oh, and it has some Ice Warriors in it. (Happy Ashley?) After that, Ashley and Josh look at The Nameless City by Michael Scott. The 2nd Doctor is in McCoy territory, as he and Jamie face the Archons, an evil from the Dawn of Time(tm)! Will these two stories make your hosts change their minds about their respective series? Or does the catastrophe continue? Listen and marvel at the difference a month can make! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a Scotsman in a kilt! We've been to cons, we KNOW that's a big draw!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 50: NA #16 The Beginning of the Bulis Dynasty

It's Bulis-Time on episode 50 of The Oncoming Storm! Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying that Christopher Bulis left his mark on Doctor Who in the wilderness years, racking up 12(!) books full of trad stories and plots. This week, Ashley and Josh are looking at Bulis's first foray into writing, 1993's Shadowmind. The Doctor, Ace, and Benny are on another vacation... so obviously it must go wrong, with duplicates and gestalt creatures aplenty. Oh and military hardware. Lots and lots of military hardware. Join your hosts as they debate the merits of this debut novel and tell you if it's worth any time at all! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got talking charcoal and telepathic squirrels. Seriously, we can't make this stuff up kids!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 49: BF # 25 More Nazis!

Bad German accents? Torture threats? Complete and utter disregard for companion safety? That can only mean one thing! It's Nazis again, in Episode 49 of The Oncoming Storm! That's right, This week Josh and Ashley are heading back to WWII with Colditz by Steve Lyons. Josh remembers it as one of his favorites of early Big Finish? Does it still hold up, or should it be locked away forever in an inescapable castle? There's talk of David Tennant's accent, alternate timeline clichés, and sweet, lovely Klein. The Oncoming Storm... This time, We've got the 10th Doctor. Well... kinda. If the 10th Doctor were an utter bastard with a naff accent. So hey, it IS the 10th Doctor!

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 48: Destiny of the Doctor #1 Hunting Aliens in 1963

The Oncoming Storm proudly presents the first in our coverage of the 50th anniversary Audios, The Destiny of the Doctor. First up, it's Hunters of Earth by Nigel Robinson. It's read by the first companion of the 1st Doctor, Carole Ann Ford, reprising her role as Susan. This also marks the first time Ashley and Josh have covered a Companion Chronicle style story. That's a whole lot of firsts happening here in Episode 48! Join Ashley and Josh as they settle in for story time, pre Unearthly Child style! Is this type of story telling to their tastes? Find out, as your hosts get to experience yet another first: speculation time! This is no 15 year old storyline, so they finally get to brave the unknown and make (probably incredibly wrong) guesses as to where everything is going! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got an honest to God, good, 1st Doctor anniversary story! I know! I was surprised too!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 47: Bring on the 50th!

It's the end of February 2013, and that means several things: we're a month away from New Who back on television, the 50th anniversary tie ins are now coming out, and The Oncoming Storm is a year old! Yes, Ashley and Josh have stumbled and mumbled through a year of novels, audios, and comics! And what a better way to celebrate the occasion then to start looking at all of this great anniversary tie in material. This week's spotlight is on Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time #1, where your hosts are joined by listener Jeff Polier for an overly long discussion on the issue, followed by talk on the e-book, A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer. Do these new items treat our beloved Classic series with the dignity and respect it deserves? Join your hosts to find out, as they enter a new phase of The Oncoming Storm and count down to the 50th! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a new opener, new material, and a new guest host! Now if only we had an old Doctor... 

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 46: NA #15 Doctor Who & the Zombies

Well, no one ever said they were perfect. And due to some technical "issues" Ashley and Josh are unable to bring you the promised coverage of the new comic and ebook. But never fear, because that stuff will be covered next week, and now The Oncoming Storm is proud to bring you their coverage of the next in line of the New Adventures, Doctor Who and the Zombies! Er, we mean White Darkness by David A McIntee. And it's not just about zombies! No, there's Ancient Things from the Dawn of Time(tm), evil Germans, and Voodoo practicing Haitians too! Join your hosts as they talk about what type of horror goes best with Doctor Who, racial overtones in historicals, and generally mispronounce every name in the book. The Oncoming Storm... This time w- IA! IA! CTHULHU FHTAGN!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 45: BF # 24 Sand, Babes, & ... Scorpions???

Episode 45 of The Oncoming Storm is all about The Big Finish story The Eye of The Scorpion by Iain McLaughlin. At least, it's supposed to be. Your hosts Ashley and Josh however, seem to be all over the place this week, in a effort to talk about anything but! Oh, all of the usual topics are touched on, but your hosts seem to be more interested in delving into questions like, "Should new companions be stuck into gaps between stories?" or "Where are all of the historical companions?". How about that age old conundrum, "Why doesn't preventing Erimem from becoming pharaoh piss off Time like that whole Charley thing?" It's a rambley old time in episode 45! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got, oh I dunno... some alien scorpions or something? I was busy with the powerpoint on why we need a historical companion again.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:51pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 44: BF # 23 Where are the Sparkly Ones?

The Oncoming Storm takes it first look into the world of The Forge in episode 44! It's the first Project story from Big Finish, Project: Twilight by Cavan Scott & Mark Wright, and Josh can't wait for all of the sparkly vampires and love stories to start! Sadly corrected of those plot point, Josh and Ashley take a bit of the story proper, and get exposed to the nastiest vampire gangsters you'd ever want to meet! Proper sound effects for mutilation and bone breaking are discussed, along with proper blood splatter clean up treatments and which of the bad guy groups are worse. Yeah, it's that kinda story. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got NO sparkly vampires or shirtless werewolves. In a story called Twilight! Isn't there some sort of YA fiction rule being broken here???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 43: Star Trek/Doctor Who 5-8 Crossover Catastrophe

So it's come to this. The inevitable can no longer be put off. It's time to go once more, into the abyss. Yes, it's The Oncoming Storm episode 43, the conclusion to Star Trek / Doctor Who. Your hosts Ashley and Josh aren't happy about it, the readers couldn't have been happy about it, and we suspect the listeners won't be too happy about it. But it has to be done. It's so bad that Josh can't even be bothered to correct Ashley's pronunciation of Locutus. Will your hosts have the strength to make it through 4 issues of this??? Josh and Ashley know one thing for sure, if they never have to see a discussion between Picard, the Doctor, and Guinan agaib, they will have lived a good life. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're got more talking... and talking... oh dear lord, the talking. It will forever haunt the boring places of our dreams.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:07pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 42: NA # 14 New (Year's) Adventures

It's episode 42 of The Oncoming Storm! Your hosts Josh and Ashley are back for their first recording of the new year, and there's a ton to catch up on! After cutting through the swath of news stories and announcements, instead of being witty and making some Douglas Adams connection in this episode, your dauntless hosts are back at the New Adventure grindstone, and looking at the debut novel for some authors who you'll see crop up in Doctor Who circles for years to come. This week, Lucifer Rising by Andy Lane & Jim Mortimore is in the hot seat. As the Doctor, Ace, and Benny investigate a murder mystery on a scientific station, Josh and Ashley talk about Ace's character arc, the Doctor's dirty deeds, and Benny being, well, Benny.  There's misery and death to be had, as well as lots of continuity references...

"An eleven dimensional alien being."

The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got an elev... Dammit Legion, you did it again!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:30pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 41: BF #22 Monkeyin' Around

"We're back... and it's about time!"

No? How bout,

"We're back... and not a moment too soon!"

Okay, okay... It's not like it's been 7 years or anything, but after a week's hiatus, The Oncoming Storm is back with episode 41! Your hosts, Ashley and Josh, are fully rested after the winter break, and they're diving into the Big Finish Audio Bloodtide by Jonathan Morris. And yes, those are the pesky Earth Reptiles you hear, The Silurians! Is Bloodtide full of juicy primate meat, or will it leave your hosts dripping wet? Find out, as evolution and religion are debated within seconds of talking about a pantomime horse. That, and New Year's resolutions! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got primate payback... and this time, it's personal!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT