Yeah, I agree the pop-culture references can be distracting. The "flux capacitor" references particularly bug me, because it's a term that makes no sense. Flux means flow, while a capacitor is a device that stores an unmoving charge. So it's an oxymoron.
At least for the "sonic driver" or screwdriver, there's some legitimate scientific basis for the idea
. So it can kind of work as a credible term for a device in a different fictional universe than the one where it originated.
Oh, and the cross-references go the other way too sometimes. The term "cloaking device," which originated in Star Trek
, was used for the TARDIS's chameleon circuit in the 1996 Doctor Who
TV movie (by the Doctor) and in the 2005 DW episode "Boom Town" (by Rose).