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Steven Moffat Responds To Doctor Who Sonic Sunglasses Complaints (Video)

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 09:55


If you happened to watch the last couple of episodes of Doctor Who, you may have noticed the Sonic Screwdriver has been turned into Sonic Sunglasses.

I found it noticeably absent with this past Saturday's episode as lots of potential tech was present which the Doctor may have used the screwdriver on, and it turns out I'm not the only one who took notice.

There is a petition online to "Get Rid of the Sonic Sunglasses" and bring back the Sonic Screwdriver that has amassed a little over 1600 signatures in addition to fan complaints on social media.

While the number isn't all that high, Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has taken notice and posted the following response on the official Doctor Who Facebook page. Below you can check out the video.

"Sometimes you have to be heretical. Sometimes you actually have to embrace the heresy. And I just thought, really, on a whim, why would The Doctor feel wedded to a screwdriver? Maybe he fancies varying it for a while, maybe he'll pop his sonic glasses on instead.Also, it maybe resurrected the original joke which we've sort of slightly forgotten, that the screwdriver was just a screwdriver that made a noise. It's gradually become this all-purpose everything that looks really cool... It's fun to be naughty. I know some people are incredibly irate about it, and I'm sure the screwdriver will show up again someday. But just to show that we can – why not?"

Perhaps Moffat is right and it's time for a change. Hey, sunglasses are cool, too, right?

Steven on the Sonic Sunglasses

Steven Moffat explains the thinking behind the Sonic Sunglasses... and has a word for the Sonic Screwdriver fans!

Posted by Doctor Who on Sunday, October 4, 2015