Planning a Doctor Who 50th soiree? How you can look and sound like a Dalek!

With the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favorite Time Lord looming on the horizon, how can you not be already thinking of how to plan that ultimate watching party come November 2013.

As I’m sure you are fully aware, the Daleks are those cranky cyborgs that seem fixated on the concept of universal domination. Created by Terry Nation, they first appeared on Doctor Who back in 1963 and were quickly established as one of the Doctor’s deadliest enemies, if not THE deadliest, as supported by numerous surveys over the years. For almost 50 years, viewers have watched Time Lord after Time Lord battle these evil beings whose singular goal is to “Exterminate! Exterminate!”

While nobody should want to see the world through a Dalek’s point of view…on the outside chance you do, the Doctor Who: Eyestalk app, which is available through the App Store, is a pretty simple but intriguing photo-filter app. Essentially, you take a photo or video and then run it through one of seven filters that correspond to different Daleks that have appeared on the show. The app is pretty easy to use, and your Dalek-eye photos and videos are easy to share on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.

Should you tire of the Doctor Who: Eyestalk app, you may want to check out the iAmaDalek app from the BBC. This lets you actually sound like a Dalek. You record a message, and the app plays it back with your voice all harsh and mechanical-sounding.

So, amaze your friends, be the first on your block to see through the eyes of a Dalek AND, sound like one during your ultimate, don’t want to miss, Doctor Who 50th anniversary watching party.

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