Doctor Who http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/doctor-who/all en-GB Google Doodle game marks Doctor Who's 50th anniversary http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whoodle Doodle? Google creates an interactive Google Doodle to mark 50 years of the world&#039;s longest-running sci-fi show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Whoodle Doodle" alt="Whoodle Doodle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whoodle-doodle.jpg?1385116242" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Doctor Who is going to be everywhere this weekend as the show marks its 50th Anniversary on 23 November.</p> <p>Google&#39;s getting in on the celebrations early, with an interactive Google Doodle that turns the Doctor&#39;s adventures into an 8-bit game. Pick your Time Lord of choice, from the grumpy First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, to Matt Smith&#39;s hip young Eleventh Doctor, and dodge Daleks and Cybermen as you collect the letters making up the word &quot;Google.&quot;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news#comments BBC Doctor Who Google Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:20:22 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429330 at http://www.stuff.tv Lost in Time: how the BBC recovered 9 missing Doctor Who episodes http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Globetrotting fan recovers missing 1960s TV in African archive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dr-who-03.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nine missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who are set to materialise on iTunes, after they were returned to the BBC by an intrepid fan.</p> <p>The episodes, starring Patrick Troughton as the titular time traveller, include five episodes from 1967's The Enemy of The World, and four episodes from 1968's The Web of Fear – completing the former story, and leaving just one episode missing from the latter.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Great chunks of my past, detaching themselves like melting icebergs…&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Back in the 1960s, the BBC recorded most of its shows on videotape. Because it was bulky, expensive and - crucially - reusable, those tapes were routinely wiped. Programmes had limited resale value back then - there was no home video market, so overseas sales were the only opportunity to extend the life of a programme.</p> <p>Since overseas broadcasters didn't usually have the facilities to screen programmes on video tape, the BBC made telerecordings; an engineer would point a film camera at a screen playing the programme, then ship the film to broadcasters around the world.</p> <p>Those films, then, are the only record of many programmes from the 1960s - but the BBC ordered them destroyed after use.</p> <p>By the late 1970s, when the BBC stopped junking its archives, vast tracts of TV history - Dad's Army, Not Only… But Also and, of course, Doctor Who - were lost forever. Or so it seemed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" alt="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-04.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-01.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;If something can be remembered, it can come back.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fans, film collectors and the BBC have been looking for missing 1960s TV shows for years - with some success. Because overseas broadcasters kept patchy records, and often didn't destroy their films when they were told to do so, Doctor Who has been coming back in dribs and drabs (most notably, two episodes were recovered from the basement of a Mormon church in London – no-one's quite sure how they ended up there).</p> <p>As director of TIEA, Philip Morris' work takes him to archives all around the world – and it was in one of them that he made his discovery. “The tapes had been left gathering dust in a store room at a television relay station in Nigeria," Morris says. "I remember wiping the dust off the masking tape on the canisters and my heart missed a beat as I saw the words ‘Doctor Who’. When I read the story code I realised I’d found something pretty special."&nbsp;The film cans, it turns out, had originally been sold to Hong Kong before being shipped on to Nigeria – and they've now been safely returned to the BBC, restored and prepared for release on-demand and on DVD.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-05.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" alt="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-06.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fortunately, nowadays we can simply download archive programmes to watch whenever we want, thanks to the likes of the newly-announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-take-itunes-new-bbc-store/news">BBC Store</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bfi-player-set-bring-british-film-your-browser/news">BFI Player</a>. Both recovered Doctor Who stories will be available to buy from <a href="http://www.itunes.com/doctorwho">www.itunes.com/doctorwho</a> from 11 October, ahead of their DVD releases – The Enemy of the World will hit DVD on 25 November, with The Web of Fear following in 2014.</p> <p>Of course, the question on everyone's lips is: what else is out there? Rumour has it that as many as 90 episodes of Doctor Who have been recovered, though TIEA and the BBC are keeping schtum on that point – with Morris simply saying, "I hope our paths will soon cross again."</p> <p>And remember - if you've got an old can of film lurking in the attic, contact the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/">BBC</a> or the <a href="http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections">BFI</a> - it might have treasure inside.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-07.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-08.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who DVDs" alt="Doctor Who DVDs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/doctor-who-packshots.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lost Doctor Who stories recovered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-caro.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news#comments BBC Doctor Who Film and TV Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427747 at http://www.stuff.tv Tardis Speaker System http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/tardis-speaker-system/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Doctor Who’s Tardis may be able to take you anywhere and anywhen in time and space, but for the first time ever it can play all your favourite tunes, too. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DSCN2663.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/kashfia-kabir" title="View user profile.">Kashfia Kabir</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, <a href="http://www.whosounds.com/" target="_blank">WhoSounds</a> has created the first ever Tardis speaker system – a 2.1 stereo speaker unit with Bluetooth connectivity that costs a pretty penny at £150. It would be easy to dismiss it as a novelty item, but this has clearly been thought about and designed far more thoroughly than that.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fan-proof design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>For a start, it looks fantastic – the fully scaled model is a perfect replica of the Doctor’s Tardis. It’s surprisingly heavy and the build quality is excellent – we’ve no doubt many a Whovian will wish this was the official toy version. The attention to detail is impressive, from the wood grain in the blue box, to the Pull to Open sign whose instructions the Doctor has been ignoring for over 1100 years. The St John’s Ambulance badge marks it out as the most recent, 11th Doctor’s Tardis.</p> <p>Look closely and you’ll see the police box’s windows are actually speaker grilles, although only two sides (left and right) actually output sound. Inside the box are two full-range speakers and a subwoofer, with a total output of 20W.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2648.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2652.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Well connected </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s not just a pretty face, either – the Tardis has sonic connections for both wired and wireless playback. Bluetooth is the main draw for playing your tunes wirelessly from a smartphone or tablet, but you also have a 3.5mm auxiliary input to hardwire your smart devices, MP3 player or laptop. There’s a USB port, too, but it's only for charging. Oh, and the mains-powered operation unfortunately means you won’t be able to carry it into your back garden for portable listening.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2653.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Control matters </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It does come with a dinky remote control that has all the buttons you’ll need to navigate the Tardis speaker system, but we can’t help thinking the small and plastic remote doesn’t quite match the quality of finish of the Tardis itself. It’s not too much of an issue, though, as in all likelihood you’ll be using your smartphone as both controller and source.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2667.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nerdy touches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>But the icing on the cake and cherry on top are the light and sound effects. Not only does the LED on top of the Tardis light up depending on your choice of connection (white for auxiliary input, blue for Bluetooth), it also plays the iconic Tardis landing sound when you’re in Bluetooth pairing mode. We’re almost in geek heaven.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2659.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The prescribed partner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Want to make it all the way to the pearly gates of Doctor Who fandom? Turns out the Tardis speaker system can indeed be controlled the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-control-hands/news" target="_blank">Sonic Screwdriver</a> universal remote.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Audio is no after-thought </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once paired (the device will show up as ‘Tardis’ on your smartphone), we of course immediately started streaming the Doctor Who soundtrack, and were met with a big, eager-to-please sound that’s high on energy and bold dynamics. It’s a much bigger sound than you might expect given the size and powerrating, and there’s a good amount of detail uncovered when playing Murray Gold’s compositions.</p> <p><em>Fish Custard</em> sounds playful while <em>I am the Doctor</em> is appropriately rousing and heroic – there’s a good sense of timing and the solid, weighty sound is a lot of fun to listen to.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2657.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But you can buy better sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It’s not the most refined speaker – there’s a slight hardness to the sound that can sound a bit brash when it comes to gentler tunes, and it can be a tad boomy, too. We’d tone down the bass level and avoid placing it too close to the wall. The Tardis does sound a bit rusty and muddled when played straight out of the box, so a lot of running in time is needed.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So on a scale of Clom to Gallifrey, how does the Tardis speaker system rate? It’s no dud – this is a good speaker that delivers big on enthusiasm and delivers a surprisingly great deal of sonic detail, but it’s not quite as refined or subtle as hi-fi speakers at the same price.</p> <p>Saying that, the liveliness of the sound those special effects will be genuine hits with fans, and while we can’t imagine any non-Doctor Who fans plumping for a Tardis over something a bit more, well, normal, the fact is it sounds pretty darn good and has a connection set that can’t be argued with. Your friends might not understand your obsession, but they can’t fail to be impressed by the Tardis (phone)box of tricks.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2640.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bigger-on-the-outside sound with Tardis special effects make this a nifty Bluetooth speaker that’s fan-tastic</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tardis Speaker System review </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Vworp! Vworp! The Doctor&#039;s Tardis gets sonic-ed up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN2663.JPG?1372936265" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bluetooth-speaker-system/tardis-speaker-system/review#comments Bluetooth Speaker System Doctor Who Wed, 19 Jun 2013 19:26:11 +0000 Tom Parsons 1424204 at http://www.stuff.tv Flying TARDIS-copter seduces our wallets http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/flying-tardis-copter-seduces-our-wallets/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What is this, a TARDIS for ants? A real dimensionally-transcendental police box needs to be at least... three times as big </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/doctor-who-remote-controlled-flying-tardis.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5796.jpg?1371113854" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This flying remote-controlled TARDIS will not traverse the space-time vortex with a hearty Vworp-Vworp. Nor is it cavernous enough for anything bigger than an ant.</p> <p>But that doesn't really matter, does it? We're sure the real TARDIS is just around the corner, sandwiched in the technological timeline between <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/10-of-the-best/smartphone-supertrends-to-watch-out-for-in-2013">better smartphone batteries</a> and printers that that actually let you cancel print jobs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/flying-tardis-copter-seduces-our-wallets </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/flying-tardis-copter-seduces-our-wallets/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/flying-tardis-copter-seduces-our-wallets/news#comments BBC Doctor Who Fri, 12 Apr 2013 08:50:22 +0000 Esat Dedezade 424671 at http://www.stuff.tv Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver universal remote control hands-on http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-control-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sonic up your tellybox just in time for the new series of Doctor Who </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-02_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-03_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-06_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-05_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-04_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-01_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-07_0.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_4194.jpg?1364399670" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Doctor Who's sonic screwdriver can do pretty much anything, from re-attaching barbed wire to igniting swamp gas. Now, thanks to this replica from The Wand Company, it can control your TV – just in time for the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006q2x0">first episode</a> of the new series on Saturday.</p> <p>The sonic screwdriver remote is an impressively accurate rendition of Doctor Who's space-age gadget. It's based on the one carried by Matt Smith in the TV series, a chunky metal cylinder with copper detailing and a plastic grip (filling in for ceramic on the actual prop).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/tv-and-hi-fi/hands-on/doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-control-hands-on </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-control-hands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/doctor-who-sonic-screwdriver-universal-remote-control-hands/news#comments BBC Doctor Who Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:02:28 +0000 Stephen Graves 422556 at http://www.stuff.tv