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Sound That is Bigger on the Inside: The Speakal Doctor Who TARDIS Speaker Prototype [UPDATED]

Speakal TARDIS

This week is the annual CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, which means there is a tremendous amount of tech related announcements coming out of the show. As often is the case, there is some crossover between tech and sci-fi. The Panasonic booth had a special "most impressive" (as they termed it) announcement of (pre-orders for) the Star Wars films coming to Blu-ray. I had heard there would be a TARDIS speaker system at the show, but didn't have much details on it. Engadget has come to the rescue (since I am not at the show myself) with this report of hands-on prototype of the new Speakal TARDIS speaker dock and Bluetooth speaker and IR remote control system.

I am assuming it will work with the iPhone as well as the iPod. The photos show an iPhone in the dock (a white at that). If the speakers are shielded enough to prevent GSM radio noise interference from the iPhone, it should work.

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Disco Doctor Who!

Finally, the HUGE hit of 1978 is available on iTunes!

Album: Gallifrey And Beyond (Remastered) - Mankind Gallifrey And Beyond (Remastered) - Mankind

Two songs from the above album:

Dr Who? (Club) - Gallifrey And Beyond (Remastered) Dr Who? (Club) - Gallifrey And Beyond (Remastered)

Dr Who? (Radio) - Gallifrey And Beyond (Remastered) Dr Who? (Radio) - Gallifrey And Beyond (Remastered)

If you want to see what people looked like when I was... well, a mere infant, check this out:

Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol Now Available in iTunes (US)

If you took part in our live show or if you listen to Doctor Who: Podshock 232, you will know at the time of our live recording (5pm EST 26 December 2010) that the latest Doctor Who Christmas special, A Christmas Carol still had not shown up on iTunes to purchase or rent.

Since that time, it is now available in the US iTunes store: A Christmas Carol - Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials

A Christmas Carol - Doctor Who, The Matt Smith Specials

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[UPDATED] Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time Now Available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch!

Mazes of Time

As previously reported, there is a new Doctor Who iOS game, Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time. It is now in the Apple App Store as of today. There are two versions, one is for the iPhone and iPod touch, and an HD version for the iPad. Unfortunately, it is not a universal app, so you can either get the iPhone/iPod touch version and upscale it for the iPad, or alternatively get the HD version specifically for the iPad.

The prices in the US App store are currently $3.99 and $4.99 NOW ONLY 99¢ each.

Here is the link to the iPhone/iPod touch version: Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time - BBC Worldwide

Here is the link to the iPad HD version: Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time HD - BBC Worldwide

A screenshot for the iPhone/iPod touch version

Mazes of Time for the iPhone

Doctor Who: The Mazes of Time - BBC Worldwide

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101006

Doctor Who: Podshock - Aftershock 20101006
Running Time: 0:09:39

In this brief Aftershock episode of Doctor Who: Podshock we announce our new DWP Podcast Companion App, the upcoming Gallifreyan Embassy Anniversary Event, and our live show at NYCC with Tony Lee @mrtonylee .

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

Podshock? There's an App for That!

Stay on top of your favourite podcast, plus get bonus exclusives with the new DW Podshock Companion App for the iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. It is an inexpensive way to help support the podcast while keeping up with news, podcast episodes, the Twitter feed, and exclusive content available through the app.

It is a universal app, so it runs in native resolution on both the Apple iPhone/iPod touch as well as the iPad. When you launch it, you will see a splash screen featuring the familiar faces of the podcast hosts. From there you can explore news stories, podcast episodes, the latest on our Twitter feed ( @Podshock ), and exclusives just for the app (these are different than DWP Extra Edition episodes).

Free Rose and Everything Changes

Apple iTunes is currently offering selected science fiction series premiere episodes for free. "For a limited time, download the first episodes of these series for free and own their first seasons for a great price"

Included in the offerings is Doctor Who (Rose) and Torchwood (Everything Changes (both SD and HD versions)). Other series include the recently re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, Fringe, Heroes, Stargate SG-1, Eureka, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Stargate Atlantis, Robin Hood, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Again, we don't know how long this will last as it only states "for a limited time" - so get them while you can.

Links to episodes:

Where to Watch New Doctor Who…

New Doctor WhoOne of the questions we are asked often is how to watch the new (2010) episodes of Doctor Who. As one might guess, these questions for the most part come from outside of the UK. Obviously for those in the UK, one just has to check the Radio Times listings to see where and when they can watch new episodes of Doctor Who on the various BBC channels and/or the BBC iPlayer.

Outside of the UK though, it is trickier, but there are various choices. It comes down to the digital medium, be it digital downloads, streaming, or on a physical disc or transmission/broadcast medium (which today is digital as well, but we get too technical here). 

Doctor Who Premiere is the Highest Rated Telecast Ever on BBC America!

Doctor Who

BBC America had its ratings records broken with the premiere of Doctor Who this past Saturday, the 17th of April, 2010. It delivered 1.2 million viewers (live and same day viewers) making it the highest rated telecast ever for BBC America! Doctor Who is also the currently the number 1 TV series in the Apple iTunes store (see links below). 

Here is a breakdown of the ratings for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour on BBC America:

The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day P2+ rating (.68) and delivery ever (1,196,000).
The Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 was BBC AMERICA's best Live + Same Day A25-54 rating (.89) and delivery ever (682,000).
In Live + Same Day coverage rating, BBC AMERICA premiere beat SYFY's season premieres for Doctor Who seasons 2-4 in P2+ and P25-54.
The .89 in P25-54 coverage rating for the Doctor Who premiere on Saturday, April 17 ranked #2 among all ad supported cable nets in its time period (9-10:10PM).

Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour Now On iTunes

Doctor WhoIf you missed Matt Smith's first full episode as the Doctor on BBC America, you can now purchase the episode from Apple's iTunes. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour is now available on iTunes (in the US). 

If your television service provider doesn't carry BBC America, don't let that stop you from enjoying the exciting new series of Doctor Who.

Link to the entire episode from iTunes here:

Doctor Who - Doctor Who, Season 5 - The Eleventh Hour Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour

Link to the season pass for the new series:

Doctor Who - Doctor Who, Season 5 Doctor Who - Series 31 ("Season 5")

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