The Doctor Who Festival kicks off today at ExCel London. With that in mind, we thought we’d dedicate this week’s top downloads to the time-hopping Time Lord in the big blue box.
Lights Out (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts #12)
Last year was the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, and publishing group Penguin marked the occasion by releasing 11 short stories each written by a different children’s author. When Peter Capaldi came along to be the 12th Doctor, Lights Out was published to complete the set.
Lights Out starts with The Doctor heading to a space station that serves the third best cup of coffee in the universe. When the Doctor gets there however, everything isn’t quite as rosy as he expected. In fact, things are pretty grim, as every time the lights are turned off – someone turns up dead. What happens next you’ll have to find out for yourself, but we can assure you that it has a great twist and will keep you hooked to the last word.
The Lights Out story actually slots in between two episodes of Capaldi’s debut series, where we see him leave for coffee at the end of episode 8 and return 3 weeks later at the start of episode 9 with coffee in tow.
Check it out yourself by downloading from iTunes or Google Play Store for a bargain price of £1.99.
If you like scaring members of your family, then the Exterminate app is definitely for you.
Once you’ve installed the app and loaded it up, simply thrust the phone forward and it will start screaming “Exterminate” in the classic Dalek dialect. It’s pretty good fun, if a little bit cruel.
Download Exterminate from the Google Play Store.
Doctor Who Christmas Specials
We love the new BBC Store. Not only can you buy many of the most recent BBC hits, but you can also access loads of classic programmes, too.
And as Christmas is just around the corner, we suggest you go and have a look at the Doctor Who Christmas Specials box set. There are 11 episodes in total, going all the way back to 2005, and you can download the whole lot or simply cherry-pick your favourites. If you’re going to choose just one, we’d suggest The Christmas Invasion. Not only does it introduce David Tennant, arguably the best Doctor of the modern era, but there’s also the brilliant Sycorax aliens who like to duel with swords. What’s not to like?
Download the Christmas specials from the BBC Store.
Doctor Who: Say What You See
This is one for the true Doctor Who fans.
Say What You See is a series of fiendishly cryptic picture puzzles that cover the entire 51 year history of the TV series. With 150 puzzles to get through, you get a rewarded with a fact-file for each puzzle you solve, including cool trivia, secrets and information about characters in the show.
Download the game from iTunes or Google Play Store.
Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver (Official)
The Doctor’s sonic screwdriver has to be the best gadget on the show. So if you’re missing it at the moment (or just aren’t sold on the sonic sunglasses) then this is the app for you. And you don’t get just one – you get detailed models of 8 of The Doctor’s Sonic Screwdrivers as well as The Master’s laser firing screwdriver.
Once you load up your chosen device, there are loads of cool sound effects that change as you tilt your phone. The app can even control your flashlight.
Download your screwdriver from the Google Play Store or iTunes.