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

TOS logo ep 122Alright, first things first. Evidently Libsyn hasn’t been posting the new episodes of out fine podcast here. After a welcome heads up from Directer Faber, it appears that the last two months of show are missing from the ESO site. But never fear, they are all there at! Do be good and check out the last few shows! We’ve had stories featuring the Doctor’s greatest Villians, our first Missing Adventure featuring the 5th Doctor, and discussions about the newest Doctor Who comics from Titan! We do apologize for the mistakes. All responsible have been dutifully beaten and whipped. Now onto this week’s episode…


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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The ESO 2014 Dragon Con Khan Report Episode 9

The 2014 ESO Dragon Con Khan Report Ep 9
This year’s Dragon Con was the biggest ever and survivors Mike, Mike, Darren, and MaryLouWho tell tales of the longest con weekend in 2014. Plus, we have reports from Kevin Bachelder, Michelle Biddix-Simmons, and the still-pregnant costumer Nicole. And a special guest appearance by The Phantom Troublemaker! The perfect podcast for anyone suffering from Post Dragon Con Depression.

We want to hear from you! If you are part of Dragon Con in any way (including just attending the show), we want to know about your weekend! Drop us a line at line at, at the ESO Facebook Group, email us at, or call us at 404-963-9057 with your comments. We just might air yours on the show!
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Get In The Ring 65: Fall TV Lineup

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Does the Fall TV lineup get us excited?

The Fall TV Lineup is the Main Event this week. Shows like The Flash, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra are at the top of the list. The new show format this week also includes news topics on all our favorite topics (comics, wrestling, games). All this, obligatory Destiny talk, and a bunch more in Episode 65 of Get In The Ring!
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Earth Station Who Episode 79 – Listen

ESW Podcast Ep 79
Question – Why would we record a podcast when we’re not sure if anyone will listen? Conjecture – Because we really hope someone will. Mike, Mike, Jen, and The Phantom Troublemaker are joined by reviewer Mary Ogle to discuss one of the most polarizing episodes of the new season. Is it a smart, scary, and “intricate journey through time, the mind and the heart” or “too daft to be scary” and “convoluted and silly?” ? Or something else in between?

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Earth Station One Episode 232 – The Writer’s Roundtable

ESO EP 232
Science fiction is making a comeback both at the box office and on bookshelves! Mike and Mike invited some prominent writers to the station and were honored to be joined by David Brin, Allen Steele, and Dan Haight for an engaging general discussion on the literary side of the genre. Plus, writer Robert Jeffery discovers that all routes lead to The Geek Seat! Plus, the usual Rants, Raves, Khan Report, and Shout Outs!

Join us for yet another episode of The Earth Station One Podcast we like to call: The Writer’s Roundtable
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The Ratchet Retrocast – Dragon Con 2014 Bonus Episode – Chasing the Dragon Con

Ratchet Retrocast Live @ Dragon Con 2014
With the RetroCast being busy with things such as “real life,” Q accesses the archives from Dragon Con 2014 to bring this special episode featuring music, drinks, and making fun of Strangeway! Which… really doesn’t sound that different from what we normally do around here. With help from the Clockwork Cabaret, PeckTec, and many others, we bring a little slice of Dragon Con that you may have missed!
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Respawn Episode 025: Crafting Destiny


This week on a day late episode of Respawn Radio we talk Destiny, Minecraft gets bought out, Dying Light gets a release date, GTA 5 is a coming, August NPDs, rumor has it MS is doing some streaming tests, and lots lots more on this weeks whiskey hour.
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Review: Doctor Who The Fourth Doctor Adventures – Zygon Hunt

zygon_hunt_cover_cover_largeBlurb: On the jungle planet Garros, Earth Forces Knight Commander-in-Chief Greg Saraton and his team are hunting gigantic beasts, for sport. When the Doctor and Leela arrive, they are caught up in a web of intrigue where there is no clear friend or foe.

What is Saraton’s vital connection with Earth’s Solar System’s Defence Shield? Why are the giant reptilian birds of Garros attacking? What terrible secret lurks deep within the trees?

Before the truth can be revealed, a heavy price will be extracted and loyalties will be tested to the limit. Continue reading “Review: Doctor Who The Fourth Doctor Adventures – Zygon Hunt” »

Dominion, a new show you should all watch



UntitledI’ve heard mixed reviews from my friends but I like almost everything about this show. Let me start by saying that my educational background is in classical history and early Christianity. I’m not really one for belief, but I don’t mind shows that exhibit religious belief if there’s proof of what you’re believing in, like with Sisko in Deep Space Nine. This is clearly the case with this show, as there are actual angels. The plot is a continuation of the terrible, no good movie Legion, whose only redeeming feature was Paul Bettany who brings awesome to everything. The show takes place years later, after the war is finished; God has disappeared and the archangel Michael is still fighting on behalf of humanity–his Father’s favoured, and favourite, children. These angels are not perfect, Michael is subject to temptation, has sex, and expresses concern that he might have children, evoking biblical discussion of half-angel children abominations (something also evoked in the DC limited series Kingdom Come, where superheroes’ children wreak havoc on ordinary humans). Continue reading “Dominion, a new show you should all watch” »