A Good Look at the New Sonic Screwdriver

It’s not that much of a spoiler to mention that at the end of this Saturday’s finale of Doctor Who we caught a glimpse at the Doctor’s new sonic screwdriver. For those who haven’t seen it yet (or just need a reminder), here it is in animated gif form:

(Image via io9)

Since then, the BBC has put out a brief video about the screwdriver with Peter Capaldi. It gives you a little more idea of the scale of the new prop, along with what it’ll look like in brighter lighting.

The official Doctor Who Tumblr also released a bunch of non-final concept art of the screwdriver (which apparently had some red in it originally):


It’s nice to see the screwdriver return. I wasn’t bothered by the “sonic shades,” mind you, but I (honestly) like running around with my toys. Because I’m a massive dork.

We obviously will get a chance to see more of this when Doctor Who returns for its Christmas special.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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