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 135: NA #32 - Season's Greetings and Happy TORTURE

The holidays are fully upon us. For some, it's a magical, happy time. For others, a nightmare of obligations and consumerism. And for the special few, it's all about reading books about torture and death! That's right, The Oncoming Storm is here this week looking at New Adventures novel Falls the Shadow by Daniel O'Mahony. A tender holiday tale about extra-dimensional beings who come to wreck havoc and death because they are bored, this story see Josh, Ashley, and Rachel really getting into the holiday spirit! So put on your best splatter proof holiday sweater, break out the pliers, and get ready to go to town with us! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a bunch of dead bodies! A lotta lotta dead bodies. Um... Merry Christmas?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 11:37am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 134: BF #57 - Poor Vacation Planning

So. You've just experienced the horrible deaths of a young cabin boy and  the young mother turned vampire you swore to help. You know you're dying but can't tell your traveling companion. It's understandable that you might need a break. Just, whatever you do, don't let the Doctor choose the vacation loca... aww, you let him pick didn't you? That never goes well. In episode 134 of The Oncoming Storm, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, Sacha, and Dr. Scott join the Doctor and Evelyn in Arrangements for War by Paul Sutton. It'll be a nice relaxing trip to a planet we all know will be invaded in a few weeks. But don't worry. The impending royal marriage will seal the union of the mightiest nations on the planet, which will repel the invaders. What could go wrong? But before they make that trip, your hosts discuss one of the most delicate subjects in all of Doctor Who; Love. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got heart problems. And no audio clips. Yeah, we forgot. It happens when you're old. With the heart problems.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:25pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 133: BF #56 - Doth Thou Jest?

It's been a long time coming, but FINALLY, SACHA has come BACK, to The Oncoming Storm! That's right, episode 133 sees our overworked and underpaid actor extraordinaire make it off of the set and back to the podcast. And not only that, he's brought back Dr. Scott Viguie with him. Together with Josh, Ashley, and Rachel, they're getting CR-Razie, and entering The Axis of Insanity, by Simon Furman. The Axis sits at the center of alternate time lines and the Doctor is called in to help when the Joker Jester takes over! What's his insane plan this time? Will the Doctor be able to stop him, or will he end up playing the fool? Will Peri and Erimem be able to help, or will they get 'fired' from the companion job? Find out this week, same TARDIS Time, same TARDIS channel! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we don't have any Transformers. Sadly.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:56pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 132: The List - Top 10 Who Non Fiction

Once again, it's Thanksgiving at the Oncoming Storm headquarters. As is tradition with this holiday, The Oncoming Storm is here in episode 132 to give thanks. Doctor Who thanks. So Josh, Ashley, and Rachel come together, share some candied yams, and share what they are most thankful for in the world of Doctor Who in 2014. Once that's over, Josh and Ashley shake off their turkey related food comas to break down the ultimate Oncoming Storm Doctor Who  non fiction and reference book top 10 list! What made the list? Reference guides? Analytical musings? Behind the scenes stories? Listen and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got rankings! We promise, it's more exciting than it sounds.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 131: NA #31 - Burning Wheel of Fire

Excuse us. Have you heard the good word of St. Anthony? Oh yes, it's quite nice. Plenty of maiming and kitten killing to be had as we bring fiery death to the infidels. Would you care for a brochure? Well, if not, perhaps you'd rather listen to The Oncoming Storm episode 131, where Chaptermen Josh, Ashley, and Rachel will take you through the basics using the holy scripture; St. Anthony's Fire by Mark Gatiss. Sure, there's a lot of lizard people and Time Lords in there too, but you'll be entranced by all of the St. Anthony parts the most. We'll just put you on the mailing list. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've found religion. Fiery hot death religion.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 130: BF #55 - Talking Heads

With half of the team still missing, Josh and Rachel once again welcome Dr. Geek himself, Scott Viguie to The Oncoming Storm for episode 130. This week, they come to the end of the first season of the Divergent Universe, with The Twilight Kingdom by Will Shindler. It's a ride of ups and downs, this Divergent Universe thing. Will this season finale give them the answers and direction they are craving from this new universe, or will it be just another random adventure that could have taken place anywhere? Eh, well, at least it's got a giant cave system monster.  In addition, there's listener feedback on the Doctor's love life! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got caves. Lots and lots of caves. It's like it's 1983 in here.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 129: BF #54 -  TITLE REDACTED

THIS IS THE VOICE OF THE ONCOMING STORM. WELCOME TO YOUR NEW PODCAST EPISODE. THIS IS EPISODE 129. YOUR PODCAST LOVES YOU. HAPPINESS THROUGH LISTENING.  ahem. psst! Hey, wanna start a revolution? Josh, Rachel and guest host Dr. Scott Viguie only look like they work for the podcast. In reality, they want it to evolve, but there's a lot of stuff involving mind wipes and implanted memories that make it way complicated. Just check out their discussion about The Natural History of Fear by Jim Mortimore. It's filled with talk about dystopian societies, the Doctor's influence, and of course, the latest episode of televised Who. See! It's the seeds of chaos there! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got eight limbs! You'll understand... just don't ask any questions!

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 128: 12th Doctor Comics #1 - Titans of (comic) Industry

Okay, show of hands. Who here has been enjoying Peter Capaldi as the Doctor this season? Everyone? Good, you can stay. Now then, this week in episode 128, The Oncoming Storm turns it's focus onto the eagerly awaited first issue of the 12th Doctor comic series. Josh, Ashley, and Jeff are all here, hoping that this one continues Titan Comics hot streak with Doctor Who. Spoiler Alert: Someone doesn't think so! <Gasp> Find out who as your hosts spend a lot of time discussing the future of the Titan Comics line, let you know what they want for the future, and talk about finding the voice of a new Doctor in print! The Oncoming Storm... This Time, we've got another ancient Gallifreyan secret... in 2014! It's like the 90's again!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 12:51pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 127: NA #30 - Attack of the Reasonably Nice Blonde Aliens!

Ah, the 1950's in America. The witch hunts, the chauvinism, the paranoia... it really was a simpler, better time. This week, The Oncoming Storm is heading back to those wonder years in episode 127. First Frontier by David A McIntee see the Doctor, Ace, and Benny heading to this joyful time to witness the beginnings of the space race. Little do they know that in humankind's attempts to reach out to space, space has reached out to them! And what about that mysterious Major Kreer, with  his pointy beard all of his chuckling? There's something familiar about him, but we can't quite put our finger on it... Eh, I'm sure it's nothing. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got those cute little gray aliens! You know, the probe-y kind!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:14am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 126: BF #53 - Vengeance on Eutermes

After all of the intense feelings of mashing themselves together to form a super being, The Oncoming Storm hosts have finally separated and entered the next zone. This zone is, of course, episode 126 where Josh and Rachel are joined by guest Jeff Polier to discuss The Creed of the Kromen by Philip Martin. Following all of the strangeness of the last adventure, this one has the Doctor and Charley getting back to business fighting off alien monster invaders. But does that mean it's any good? Your hosts dig in to the Alpha Sphere to find out, and along the way, we all meet a new friend! The Oncoming Storm... this time we've got the Mentors back doing what they... what? We don't? They're Kromen? Are you sure???

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 125: BF #52 - That Pesky "L" Word

Welcome to episode 125 of The Oncoming Storm! This week, we're back to McGann and the beginning of the Divergent Universe Arc with the discussion of Scherzo by Rob Shearman. Join Josh and Rachel, as well as special guests Scott Coles from The Legion of Substitute Podcasters and resident comic guru Jeff Polier, as they try to press themselves together hard enough to evolve into a superbeing. Failing that, they just talk about Doctor Who. Oh, but what a discussion. It's the one with all the feels, and Rachel can't wait to cry with you about it! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got... nothing. It's just kinda all white light. Maybe we should all hum a tune together to pass the time.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:46pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 124: Titan Comics #2s - Alien Suckers and the People Who Love Them

It's been 2 months since The Oncoming Storm checked in on the Titan comics line, so it's now time to check out the 2nd issues of their new Doctor Who line in episode 124! Your regular hosts Josh and Ashley once again welcome back resident comic expert Jeff to discuss these new comic adventures of the 10th and 11th Doctors. First up in The 10th Doctor #2, The Doctor and new companion Gabby finally find the source of all the spectral happenings in New York: Negative Emotion sucking, ethereal vampire things! And in the 11th Doctor #2, The Doctor and Alice visit one of the Doctor's favorite beautiful planets... an interstellar amusement park?!? Will these second issues hold your hosts' attention like the first issues did, or have Doctor Who comics come back to earth? And can Josh ever get over that Simon Fraser art??? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we got suckery things. Lots and Lots of Suckery things.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 123: NA # 29 - Stranger Than Your Typical England

Alright, so The Oncoming Storm is back on schedule. For now. And that means as your second episode of this week, you get more Josh, Ashley, and Rachel action as they talk about Strange England, by Simon Messingham. It's a story of the Doctor, Ace, and Benny visiting a quiet Victorian manor house, and the expected hijinks that ensue.  You'll laugh hysterically as people are eaten by trees. You'll coo over the young girl transmogrified into a horrific spider monster. And don't even get us started on the adorable throat crawling winged insects. You'll enjoy it all, or be violently assimilated back into the program! The Oncoming Storm... This time, what we don't have, is a Ashley Williams. He and that chainsaw hand would have really come in handy in this one.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:04pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 122: BF #51 - Iris Worms Her Way Into Our Hearts

So this episode is a tiny bit late. Unless you're listening to this in the future, where the date doesn't matter one bit. But nevertheless, we're all here now and The Oncoming Storm is ready to talk more Big Finish. This week, up for review is The Wormery by Paul Magrs and Stephen Cole. It's a heartwarming tale of the Sixth Doctor, Iris Wildthyme, and the trouble they stir up in a 1930s Berlin speakeasy. There's German soldiers, a vampy vixen, and all the interstellar wormholes. A typical Doctor Who story then. Join Josh, Ashley, and Rachel as they discuss the sparks that fly with Iris and the Sixth Doctor meet, and do a little Iris 101 for the listeners. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we got talking, telepathic Tequila worms. As one does in Doctor Who.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 121: BF #49 - A Dark and Stormy 'Master"-piece

The Oncoming Storm is... very, very tired. It's been a hard couple of weeks at Oncoming Storm; broken air conditioners, smashed toes, a plethora scheduling issues... the list goes on and on. But never fear, for Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are still here to talk about Doctor Who! The Show must go on! This week sees your hosts brave a dark and stormy night to discuss the last of the Villains Trilogy, Master, by Joseph Lidster.  You'll hear talk about the excellent performances, the connections to the New Adventures, and a rambling off topic discussion into the nature of evil in Doctor Who. It's been a loooooong week. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got the Master... in Love!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 120: DWM 8th Doctor 'Endgame' - Toying Around in 1996

In the halcyon days before Dragon*Con happened and wiped out your Oncoming Storm hosts, Josh, Ashley, and Jeff endeavored to record episode 120 of The Oncoming Storm. This week's topic wasn't just any old comic though. It cuts right to the quick of two of your hosts youth in fandom. This week sees a review of the first ever 8th Doctor comic from Doctor Who Magazine, Endgame by Scott Gray and Alan Barnes. It's well before the BBC Books range starts, so it's one of the first times we see the 8th Doctor since his appearance in that ill fated TV movie. Will this comic recapture the McGann magic? Or will we have to suffer through generic Doctor time? Oh, and the Celestial Toymaker shows up too. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got were... foxes? Are those foxes? Werewolves don't make sense, it must be foxes... Right?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 119: MA #1 - Everything is Missing

Alright folks. Everyone at Oncoming Storm HQ is swamped. There are huge upcoming cons, doctor's appointments, and new school years happening. But we don't want to leave you hanging. It's time for a missing (adventure) episode! Well okay. It COULD have been a missing episode. After all, only Josh and Ashley were able to make it this week. So in honor of the old school feel, it's time to look in on the first Missing Adventure, Goth Opera by Paul Cornell. It features the 5th Doctor, Teagan and Nyssa, and a lot of vampires! Join your hosts as we find out if this book can slot seamlessly into the Davison era, or if those radical NA writers are now trying to take over ALL the Doctors! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a creepy vampire baby. Yeah, that one would have totally gotten by Mary Whitehouse there Paul.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 118: BF # 48 - Dalek's Den

"To hold in my hand a podcast that contains such power, to know that entertainment on such a scale was my choice... To know that the tiny pressure of my thumb, enough to press play, would start the show... Yes, I would do it! That power would set me up above the gods! AND THROUGH THE ONCOMING STORM EPISODE 118, I SHALL HAVE THAT POWER!" Years of research and testing in secret labs have led Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Sacha to the discussion of Davros by Lance Parkin. The middle story of Big Finish's villain trilogy, this story sees the 6th Doctor compete with Davros for the right to... work for an interstellar corporation?!? What is Davros's plan this time? Where are the Daleks? And can the 6th Doctor make it to work on time? Join the discussion on one of Big Finish's masterpeices. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got no Daleks! Wait, really? They chose to actually leave the Daleks out of this? Everyone better atch out for flying swine!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:31pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 117: BF # 47 - What a Twist!

Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel are back in episode 117 of The Oncoming Storm! Or are they? Maybe they just think they are, and they're really ancient beings that have clawed their way back to our universe from the Anti Matter universe. Or maybe they've just been spending too much time thinking about the Big Finish Story Omega, by Nev Fountain. It's the first in a trilogy of stories focusing on some of Doctor Who's most vile villains. What secrets will this story reveal about Gallifrey's most infamous fallen hero? All of this, plus the news coming out of Big Finish's 15th anniversary! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Omega action figures. With lifelike ranting action!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 116: Titan Comics #1s - Four Color Regeneration

While the world eagerly awaits the debut of Peter Capaldi as the 12th Doctor, The Oncoming Storm is only interested the premieres of David Tennant and Matt Smith! In comic form that is. From Titan Comics. Because they were already seen in comic form, but not from Titan Comics. You know what, forget this whole train of thought. Instead, let's focus on episode 116,  where Josh and Ashley are joined by their partner in Doctor Who comics Jeff to discuss the first issues of the 10th and 11th Doctor comics from Titan. After a relatively disappointing last few years of Doctor Who comics, will this be the renaissance your hosts are hoping for, or will they continue to be disappointed? The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got two new companions and a giant alien muppet dog! It's as cool as it sounds.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:13am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 115: NA # 28 Blood Harvest - The Gallifrey Way

Listen up, see! Dis here is not like any of da other episodes of Da Oncoming Storm. Dis one is full of gangsters! Da Ol' Doc has gone to Chicago in 1929 to hang out wit da big boss, Al Capone. Doc's after some big gumba shaking up da Chicago scene and...

Bleh! Bleh! Ve don't vant to forget to mention the vampires! Ve are the important part of the story! Our part is a sequel to "State of Decay", and von't that excite every vone?

Sheesh. Gangsters and Vampires. That means it can only be one thing. Blood Harvest by Terrance Dicks. Episode 115 sees Josh, Ashley, and Rachel journey from Chicago to E-Space to Gallifrey as they follow the Doctor's attempt to dispatch the entity Agonal, and deal with a conspiracy on Gallifrey! This week's topics include clichés, sexism, and Terrance Dicks's uncanny ability to capture the character of any Doctor! There's also this week's news, featuring yet another Big Finish adaptation of a New Adventure! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got some dirty peasants! What, did you think I'd be all excited about some gangsters or vampires?

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:16pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 114: New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield - Back to the 90's?

Finally! After all this time, the moment you've been waiting for has arrived! Well, it's the moment Josh has been waiting for, and he doesn't care if anyone else has been waiting for it, because he now gets to talk about The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield on The Oncoming Storm episode 114! Does it live up to all of his wants and desires to return to the days of the New Adventures? Ashley, Rachel, and Sacha will join him to see if this box set is more of a Love and War or a The Pit. Featuring 4 stories; The Revolution by Nev Fountain, Goodnight, Sweet Ladies by Una McCormick, Random Ghosts by Guy Adams, and The Lights of Skaro by James Goss, the box takes Benny, the Doctor, and Ace from the streets of science obsessed Arvium 2 to the dead cities of Skaro.  This one is an extra sized episode, but how could it not be when we're talking the triumphant return of Benny to the TARDIS?!? The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Benny, the Doctor, violent deaths, and uncomfortable sexual situations... It's 1994 all over again!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 113: Timegate Interviews - A Writer and Artist walk into a bar...

And now for something completely different! With Ashley off in the wild of the professional concrete jungle, The Oncoming Storm finds itself adrift and unable to complete it's weekly duties! But never fear, the moment has been prepared for. In episode 113, The Oncoming Storm journey's back in a time a few months to present you with some of the best from it's local convention, Timegate! First up, Join Ashley and Josh as they take a look back at the IDW tenure of the Doctor Who comics with accomplished Doctor Who artist, Kelly Yates! After that, stay tuned for Ashley's talk with the legendary Terrance Dicks. Consider it a little preview for our upcoming Blood Harvest episode! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've no book but two special guests. We do hope you'll tune in to hear people with actual talent!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 112: BF # 46 - It Doesn't Matter If It's Black or White

Oooooohhhhh, we are horrible, sniveling podcaster things, who must suffer at the hands of our listeners. Each week, we are treated worse and worse, as the hate crimes against podcasters increase. If you were kind and honorable listeners, you would certainly take the time to listen to episode 112 of The Oncoming Storm, wherein we talk about Flip Flop by one Jonathan Morris. Do you want to perform hate crimes against us? That's what you are doing  by not listening to your miserable, ugly hosts Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel discuss Slithergees, predestination paradoxes, and the sex lives of presidents. We even pander to your base desires and talk about "The Doctor", although it probably makes no difference to you. Take pity upon us, RIGHT NOW, and listen to our humble thoughts... then listen to all 112 episodes again. Just to show you aren't as horrible as us.

The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got two of everybody. That certainly won't get confusing.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 111: BF #45 Forge-ing Ahead

Once again, The Oncoming Storm is faced with that amoral government organization who reverse engineers alien technology, Torchwood The Forge! That's right, the nefarious agent Nimrod is back, menacing not just one, but two Doctors, in Project: Lazarus by Cavan Scott & Mark Wight! Big Finish continues with their experimental phase as they give us a release with not just one, but two stories, detailing the Forge's evil Project: Lazarus! What is this secret project, and why is it so necessary that the Doctor take part? Join Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Sacha as they venture to the cold tundra of Norway to find out! That, plus the news of the week, featuring the return of one of Ashley's favorite villains! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a LOT of Doctors... more than you'd think even from the CD cover!

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep #110: Dalek Empire II - Dalek Harder!

Episode 110 of The Oncoming Storm is upon you! This week, as a birthday present to Ashley, the crew has decided to let him go back to Dalek Empire! Dalek Empire II - Dalek Harder  Dalek War by Nicholas Briggs sees the return of Kalendorf, Susan Mendes, and all our old friends from Dalek Empire 1, along with some other dimensional Daleks. A team up with other dimensional Daleks in order to fight the Daleks who enslaved you can't go wrong, right? Join Ashley, Josh, Sacha, and Rachel as they discuss the horrors of (Dalek) war, obvious traps, and just how awful Alby Brook really is. All of that, plus a discussion where you hear your hosts' opinion on exactly what makes for good Doctor Who spin off material! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Varga Plants! Because why shoot someone, when you can just prick them with a giant, crazy-inducing cactus!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:36pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 109: NA # 27 - The Original Wholock

Doctor Who. Sherlock Holmes. The Cthulhu Mythos. No, these are not just some of our favorite things at The Oncoming Storm. Well, we mean, they are, but that's not why we're talking about them today. No, today sees Josh, Ashley, and Rachel talking about why may be the greatest crossover ever seen in episode 109! That's right, this week your hosts are discussing All-Consuming Fire by Andy Lane! Witness the Doctor and Holmes in their battle of wits! The consummate pairing of Bernice and Watson! Or if you like a bit of rough, Watson and Ace! It's time to channel our inner Tumblr... on a book that came out almost 20 years before there was such a thing as Wholock! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a human suitcase who can make you spontaneously combust! And that's one of the less crazy things in the book!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 108: BF #44 The Impact of Meddlesome... Time Travelers

We are now two weeks into June... and there is no Bernice Summerfield box set released yet for Josh to moon over. So in the meantime, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel are back to record episode 108 of The Oncoming Storm podcast! To start things off, there's discussion of what your hosts have been up to lately, and that means a lot of con talk! During the conversation, Josh has a moment, and his heart grows three times its size! Once that's all over with, it's time for the main event, talking about the Big Finish story Creatures of Beauty by Nicholas Briggs. It's a tale of confusion and repercussions, told in a unique, non linear way. Will your hosts succomb to its alluring ways, or will they become lost in the non traditional storytelling? The Oncoming Storm... This time, out story we've sync got crazy a of... of with stabbing lots!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 107: BF # 43 Belting Buccaneers and Descanting Doctors

Warm up your vocal chords everyone! This isn't an ordinary episode of The Oncoming Storm. That's right, episode 107 is the musical episode! Well, it would have been, if Ashley and Rachel had let Josh have his way! But alas, gentle listener, you will just have to be content with the soothing sounds of Colin Baker singing, in Doctor Who and the Pirates, or The Lass Who Lost a Sailor, by Jacqueline Rayner. What's that? You don't like musicals? Well tough, because this is one story that is worth it! Stick around for the best little comedy-drama-musical with heart you've heard in ages! We dare you to not be humming along to "I Am the Very Model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer" by the end of it! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a pirate... with 2 Peg Legs! Of course he does! It's in the story!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:13pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 106: Emperor of the Daleks - Continuity Comics!

It's the last week in May, which means it will soon be June! And you know what that means!?! If you answered "The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield  is coming out!", then you must either work for Big Finish, or be Josh. In his excitement over the impending release, Josh has taken over the subject matter of the podcast, and it's all Benny, all the time! This week, that means a return to the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip in the days where Benny graced it's pages. That means it time to talk about Emperor of the Daleks, by Paul Cornell and Lee Sullivan! In a linking of continuity you wouldn't believe, this comic shows everyone how Davros went from being arrested by Daleks to leading his own faction of Imperial Daleks! Which wouldn't be complete without a visit to Spiridon of course! Ashley, Josh, and special guest Jeff Polier also take some time to answer what old comic concept or character they'd like see return to the strips! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got two Docs, a Daak, and the loveliest archeologist ever to grace Doctor Who!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 105: NA # 26 - 3 Podcasters in Search of a Review

Time to put on your Sunday best! The Oncoming Storm is taking you to the theatre. The Theatre... of War! Episode 105 sees your hosts Josh, Ashley, and Rachel returning once more to the New Adventures, this time looking at a novel that will change the landscape of Doctor Who universe for years to come. The 26th New Adventure, Theatre of War by Justin Richards features the Doctor, Ace, and Benny getting involved with an archeological dig on the planet Menaxus where they have to face the forces of living mud, murderous virtual reality creations, and the machinations of one Irving Braxiatel! There is also news, featuring new books, new audios, and new ways to mispronounce Humble Bundle! The Oncoming Storm.... This time, we've got living statues! No, not Weeping Angels silly. The OTHER living statues!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 104: BF # 42- Flame On!

Once again, Big Finish returns to the land of the New Adventures... and Josh couldn't be happier! Episode 104 of The Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, and Sacha taking a look at The Dark Flame by Trevor Baxendale. There's ancient evils, a bad ass Ace, and Benny. Sweet, sweet Benny. While Josh is basking in the dulcet tones of Lisa Bowerman, Ashley and Sacha are discussing if this story captures the era of the New Adventures at all, and questioning why there are two stories in a row that feature all powerful entities fueled by old, dead bodies. But before all of that fun can begin, your hosts answer the question, "What would be your perfect audio story?" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got yet another ancient entity hailing from another uni- <Yawn> You know, you probably know the routine by now.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 103: BF # 41 - Witchy Woman

Take a gaggle of cackling witches, some space mercenaries, and a quest for a relic of power, and you've got the basis of a standard, but potentially interesting Doctor Who story right? What if the writer added in cannibalism, beheadings, tongue extraction, and attempted rape? Still interested? In episode 103 of The Oncoming Storm, Josh, Ashley, and Sacha look at Nekromanteia by Austen Atkinson. It is not a pretty story, that much is evident. But is it any good? That's what your hosts will attempt to find out. But first, there's a TON of news, with lots of things coming from Big Finish, and a new exciting announcement from BBC Books! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got, well, a lot of unpleasant stuff really. But hey, at least Peri is naked in this one! Ok yeah, that kinda creeped us out too.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 102: Steve Moore Retrospective - Soulful Cybermen and Magic Aliens

On March 16th 2014, the world of Doctor Who Spin Off Media lost one if its original pioneers. Steve Moore was one of the first writers to write the Doctor Who comic strips for Doctor Who Weekly. While Doctor Who comic strips were nothing new, the Doctor Who Weekly strips were some of the first serious attempts to write stories that fit into the ongoing continuity of the television show and was written for a more sophisticated audience. The infulence of the material written by Steve Moore cannot be ignored, and he created several fan favorite characters that added to the expanding universe of Doctor Who. In episode 102 of The Oncoming Storm, join Josh and guests Jeff Polier and Alan Siler as they discuss two of Steve Moore's early Doctor Who stories, including the genesis of one of Steve Moore's biggest contributions to Doctor Who, Kroton the Cyberman with a soul! Also, there's a story about an alien witch. It's as crazy as it sounds. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got Meltron! He's awesome. And I'm pretty sure he could beat you to death with his turkey leg.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 10:43pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 101: NA # 25 - The Reference Game

The week passed without incident, and everyone at The Oncoming Storm HQ is still in a good mood from last week's celebration. Since Ashley was on his bestest behavior all week, Josh and Rachel have decided that they will let Ashley in on reviewing the next New Adventure, Legacy by Gary Russell. Ice Warriors, a return to Peladon, Alpha Centauri... You're think Ashley's secret diary was being reviewed! The 7th Doctor and Benny are playing Columbo as they track down a thief and murderer among Peladon's mixture of delegates and royalty. Meanwhile on the show, Ashley lectures everyone on why the Peladon stories are great, Rachel is lost amid all the continuity, and Josh is harboring a deadly secret that could bring down the entire podcast! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got Peladon, the CIA, Goth, Deva Loka, Telos, the 3rd Doctor, Mavic Chen... er, what DON'T we have??? Oh, right. Ace.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 100: BF #100 - (100) Days of Podcasting

Break out the booze and party favors! Throw on your fancy dress! It's time to celebrate! We've rolled out the red carpet for The Oncoming Storm's 100th Episode! That's right, in fine media tradition, we're being all self congratulatory and self important as we toast the most important things in our lives... us! But since the listeners may want some actual content, we don't stop there. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Sacha take a look at 100, the anthology release from Big Finish  by Jacqueline Rayner. Robert Shearman, Joe Lidster, and Paul Cornell. How well do a bunch of single episodes work around the theme of 100? Join in on the party and find out! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we're 100! Please excuse the self indulgence. We're centenarians now. Sometimes you just have to let the old farts have their fun.

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 99: BF # 40 - DalekCast (a Podcast with a picture of a Dalek)

It's episode 99 of The Oncoming Storm! We're one away from the big 1-0-0, and in all the excitement, we're starting the celebration a little bit early. And what better way to celebrate than with a Jubilee?!? That's right, this week sees Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel discussing the Big Finish classic, Jubilee by Rob Shearman. Make no bones about it, they all agree upfront that it's a great audio, but that doesn't mean there's a lack of topics to talk about! From discussing the difference between Jubilee and Dalek, to the stellar performances from all involved, your hosts can't seem to stop talking about this one! All that, and this week's spin off media news is covered. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got electrocutions, stabbings, AND beheadings! It is a Rob Shearman story after all!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 9:55am EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 98: NA #24 - A Tragedy of Epic Proportions

Ashley's back! Which means we can actually talk about Tragedy Day! Sorry for the delay! So yes, this week sees your hosts, Josh, Ashley, and Rachel head back to the New Adventures to talk Tragedy Day by Gareth Roberts. The Doctor, Ace, and Benny have finally worked out all of their problems and have let the TARDIS decide on a random destination for them to land, That always works out right? It's a tale of disgusting mutants, secret societies, and all powerful friars. Oh, and the giant spider assassin. But before they get to that, there's this week's discussion topic to talk about, "Do you prefer a darker or lighter Doctor, and how dark should he be allowed to go?" The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a deadly disco dancefloor! I bet you thought we'd go back to the spider guy didn't you?

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 97: BF DWM 3-4 - That One with the Talking Mouse

Yes, we know. This week was supposed to be our episode on the next New Adventure, Tragedy Day. Unfortunately, events beyond out control (Ashley) made it so we couldn't record that particular episode. We sincerely apologize (blame Ashley) but to make up for it, Josh, Sacha, and Rachel (Not Ashley) are here for episode 97 to cover the next two Doctor Who Magazine Big Finish freebies, No Place Like Home by Iain McLaughlin and Living Legend by Scott Gray. Sit back, relax, and enjoy some discussion on two light hearted stories featuring the 5th and 8th Doctors, and we'll be back on schedule next week. The Oncoming Storm... this time, we've got two Doctors. a talking mouse, and no Ashley!

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 7:35pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm EP 96: BF # 39 - BANG BANG, You're Dead!

Dying is easy... Comedy is hard. Or at least, very subjective! Episode 96 of the Oncoming Storm sees a schism in the ranks form, as your hosts Josh, Ashley, Sacha, and Rachel take sides in the discussion of Bang Bang A Boom! by Gareth Roberts and Clayton Hickman. Pantomime is in the air as the Seventh Doctor and Mel get involved in galactic politics, a song contest, and... MURDER (DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNNN)! The bad jokes, and worse puns, are flying left and right. It's silly parody to the extreme, but is it any good? Before our hosts give their opinions though, they take time to debate the discussion topic of the week: Should Doctor Who do outright parody stories? Join the team and find out who has can take a (bad) joke, and who might need surgery to remove the stick from his posterior! The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a talking hamster! Like Jar Jar Binks, only furrier.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT

The Oncoming Storm Ep 95: BF #38 - Double Vision

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Oncoming Storm Ep 85: 2013 in Review - Anniversary Highs & Lows

In the last of our episodes recorded before Christmas, The Oncoming Storm comes together again to talk about Doctor Who, and  to reminisce on the year that was 2013. Yes, episode 85 is taking the easy way out and instead of doing something they have to prepare for, everyone is just talking about what they liked and didn't like about Doctor Who in the anniversary year. And despite Josh's attempts to steer things to spinoff media, talk about the year's television episodes creeps in. In-between talk of favorite audio and book releases, there's McGann discussion, anniversary episode discussion, and yes even Moffat bashing. And this was before the Christmas Episode! Sheesh. The Oncoming Storm... This time, we've got a new year! And more McGann love. Always McGann love.

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Category:Doctor Who -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT