The Oncoming Storm Ep 190: NA #53 The Return of the Living Dad

2017 is finally here! We hope you’re enjoying the new year as much as we are. To celebrate the new year, why don’t you sit down and relax with us as we venture into another little English village? Don’t mind all the aliens, they’re here to help.

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

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 187: For Sacha – Enemy of the Daleks, Psychodrome, Fallen Angels, Absent Friends

Sacha Dzuba became an official member of the Oncoming Storm just over a year into it’s existence, but he’d been an unofficial member since the beginning. He was our first ‘guest star’, completely supportive of the idea from the start, and the first person we thought of when we expandedtos-logo-ep-187 the roster. He was family, and he will be missed. This episode is dedicated to him.

Honestly, there’s not much to say this week. The Oncoming Storm has lost one of it’s own this week, and we’re devastated. Sacha hasn’t been on the show for well over a year due to his schedule and health issues, but he has remained a member of our dysfunctional family and we were expecting his return sooner rather than later. Sadly, Sacha passed away on 11/14/2016, due to complications during surgery. Episode 187 then, is dedicated entirely to the memory of Sacha Dzuba. Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff first come together to say a few things about their friend, and then because it’s what he would have wanted, they spend two hours deep in geeky Doctor Who conversation. They cover Enemy of the Daleks by David Bishop, Psychodrome by Jonathan Morris, Fallen Angels by Phil Mulryne, and in an unfair twist of fate, Absent Friends by John Dorney. The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve got a lot of tears. We miss you already Sacha.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 178: NA #47 – Warchild

Does a Doctor Who book need a lot of the Doctor in it to be good? Let’s find out, shall we?

 

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on Episode 178 of The Oncoming Storm, it’s time to wrap up the War trilogy! That’s right gentle listener, Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff are here to look at Andrew Cartmel’s final New Adventure, Warchild. Now, before you start tying the noose, let us assure you, it’s not as bad as last time. I mean… there is the rampant dog death, the relationship ending adultery, and lots of High School bullying, but hey, at least there’s no POV kitten death this time! Count your blessings. So let’s join the excitement as the

Doctor defrosts a naked guy for 200 pages and enjoy the next exciting new adventure of Creed and his family! The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve got telepathic killer dogs! Yeah, that part’s pretty cool.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 175: Timegate Interview with Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Missing the long holiday weekend? Would you give anything to turn back time? Well, we can’t do that for you, but we can give you a little taste of last weekend… by sharing our phenomenal panel interview with Big Finish Executive Producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery from the laTOS logo ep 175st ever Timegate!

 

Whew! We. are. EXHAUSTED. The Oncoming Storm has just gotten back from Timegate 2016, and we’re all so tired that we can’t even manage a discussion about what we had for lunch, much less an in depth look at some book or audio. But never fear! You’re going to want to listen to episode 175 regardless, because we’re taking you back in time a few days so you can experience a little bit of the convention! And this isn’t just a any part of the convention, this is the interview panel that Josh and Ashley did with Big Finish executive producers Nicholas Briggs and Jason Haigh-Ellery! Join as we ask them everything from what it’s like to decide to kill a companion to the age old question, “Bernice Summerfield or River Sing?”.  And a fair warning, the audio from our handheld recorder is a little low, so you may have to up the volume a bit, but you should be able to hear most everything. The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve got a live studio audience! We’ll be ready for our new sitcom any day now.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 172: War Doctor 2, The Settling, Something Inside

Hello again! It’s scarcely been a week since the last time we saw everyone. And if you’re thinking a short turn around time means we didn’t have the time to prepare, well then, I’d say… Don’t listen to hard to this one. You deserve a break.

As 2016 continues it’s monstrous march to kill off as many icons as it can, The Oncoming Storm team huddles in its bunker, hoping to avoid drawing the attention of the spe

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cter of death to Doctor Who. Afraid to go outside, Josh, Ashley, and Jeff do the only thing they really know how to do, and that’s listen to Big Finish! This month, the focus is on the awaited return of the War Doctor, with his second box set, Infernal Devices. Will this finally deliver the Time War story the boys have been waiting on? Once that is accomplished, then it’s back to the monthly range to discuss Hex’s adventures in history in The Settling by Simon Guerrier and the 8th’s Doctor’s monthly memory loss in Something Inside. One of these stories has the unfortunate luck to feature something called the ‘brain worm’. Can you guess which one? The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’re got kinky shock collars, cuz only the best for the Doctor.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 170: Hinchcliffe Presents, Time Works, The Kingmaker

Happy day for you lucky people! The Oncoming Storm has come a day early! It seems someone loves you… and maybe had a lot of extra sick filled time on his hands to get this TOS logo ep 170done early. And he may be off tomorrow for a night at the movies and wouldn’t have been about to get it out then anyway, but I’m sure that’s just coincidence.

Gather round everyone, but not too close! That’s right, it’s time for another illness filled episode of The Oncoming Storm! In what is seemingly becoming an annual event, episode 170 sees two out of the three hosts present felled by illness. This time it’s Josh and Jeff trying to cope, and Ashley, well, he’s Ashley. Expect a lot of ramblings from Josh as he valiantly tries to remember what the stories were actually about. First up is the Phillip Hinchcliffe Presents box set, by, surprisingly, Phillip Hinchcliffe with some back up from Marc Platt. The discussion is filled with more cold medicine fueled debates about what exactly qualifies as “Hinchcliffian” than story talk. Sorry. Then there’s Time Works by Steve Lyons, where most everyone manages to stay on topic to discuss the  time displaced 8th Doctor in an adventure featuring some very corporate clockwork men. Finally, it’s on to The Kingmaker by Nev Fountain, which everyone agrees is very good, but then spends an inordinate amount of time arguing about what qualifies as anachronistic. The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve got Nyquil, a whole lotta Nyquil.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 169: Head Games

Soooo… We’ve actually managed to start speaking to each other enough to record another episode! Well… most of us. But we’re all cool, we promise. How about this week we talk about Josh’s favorite thing and a book that dismantles that instead?TOS logo ep 169

Whew! Have any of you actually come back for episode 169? After last episode’s drama, it’s probably a good idea to sit back, relax, and talk about something a lot less likely to draw everyone into an argument. Sounds like the perfect time to discuss the nature of the 7th Doctor and the entirety of the New Adventures line! This week’s episode of the Oncoming Storm sees Josh, Ashley, and Jeff discussing Head Games, by Steve Lyons. Is it a damning condemnation of the 7th Doctor, or a validation of doing what he must? And just what is that screaming redhead doing here? All of this will be examined, as well as the news and what Jeff thinks about the audio version of All Consuming Fire! The Oncoming Storm… This Time, there’s no swearing. At least, not by us. This book does feature Ace, Benny, and Roz after all

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 168: Pier Pressure, Night Thoughts, The Diary of River Song Vol 1

Some days, no matter what you do or how hard you try, you just have one of those nights.

Welcome to The Oncoming Storm Episode 168.

We’re Sorry. We’re So, So, Sorry.

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Well folks, making a podcast can be a tricky thing. The Oncoming Storm is no different. Sometimes you have technical problems, sometimes you have disagreements, and sometimes, only in the rarest of circumstances, you roll snake eyes, and NOTHING goes right. For Josh, Ashley, Rachel, and Jeff, this is that night. Episode 168 is trying to give you the latest news, and discuss Pier Pressure by Robert Ross, Night Thoughts by Edward Young, and The Diary of River Song Vol 1. And all of those things are there, it’s just… well you’ll have to hear for yourself. Oh, and FYI, we think we’ve censored all the cursing, but we’re still marking it explicit, just in case. We can only hope that when the fandom civil war starts, it’s not our fault. The Oncoming Storm… This time, we’ve got bleeps. A whole lotta bleeps.

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 167: Millennial Rites, Blood Heat Director’s Cut, All-Consuming Fire audio

This week, we’re a host down, gotten our news stories mixed up, and no one has read/listened to the same things. In order words, a typical episode of The Oncoming Storm.

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As the snows start falling on the southeastern states, The Oncoming storm is snuggled up by the fire to get some reading done, and they’re finally ready to tell you about it in episode 167! Josh, Ashley, and Jeff are here to tell you what they’ve been reading. Well, Josh and Jeff are, Ashley didn’t finish his homework! First up is Millennial Rites by Craig Hinton, as the 6th Doctor faces his inner Valeyard amongst the return of The Great Intelligence. Then we get to something Ashley can contribute to, as we talk about the audio adaptation of All-Consuming Fire by Andy Lane, adapted by Guy Adams. The grand finale is Josh’s review of Blood Heat: The Director’s Cut by Jim Mortimore, which includes some last minute comments from the author himself. The Oncoming Storm… This time, all of our clothes have turned into long black cloaks for some reason. Hide the babies!

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The Oncoming Storm Ep 166: The War Doctor 1, Singularity, Other Lives

Showrunner complaints, an off topic pinball discussion, and threats of firing when someone disagrees with Josh… Yep, looks like it’s time for another episode of The Oncoming Storm. Oh, anTOS logo ep 166d there’s discussion of some Doctor Who audios too. Eventually.

The Oncoming Storm.. NO MORE! That’s right, due to the unspeakable acts The Oncoming Storm podcast has committed since we changed to the new format, we cannot call ourselves that anymore. What acts, you ask? Well… we’re not gonna show or tell you, but trust us, we’ve been horrible, so just believe us okay? In our new role in the universe, we’re going to do things you’d never think we’d ever do in episode 166… COVER SOME BIG FINISH AUDIO STORIES!!! First up is The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous by Nicolas Briggs. Then we go to Russia to talk about Moose and Squirrel Singularity by James Swallow. And finally, we put on our best Victorian fashion and head to the Crystal Palace for Other Lives by Gary Hopkins. Oh, and then Jeff gives us rapid fire reviews of every audio ever. The show formerly known as The Oncoming Storm… This time, You don’t wanna get mixed up with a show like us. We’re a loner, Dottie. A rebel.

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