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Old March 25 2014, 07:02 PM   #211
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I still hate it. So glad the claws are supposedly gone but I still don't like the design of it. Doesn't even match the TARDIS anymore.
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Old March 25 2014, 08:11 PM   #212
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Closer look. Nope still the same as Eleven


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Old March 25 2014, 08:25 PM   #213
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POINT TO MARK! YAY! Capaldi just has bigger hands. :P

Anyway, There's no particular reason he SHOULD have a new one, is there? t's not like Baker/Davison or Eccelston/Tennant really needed to (and yes, I know in the latter example there IS a difference). It's possible this Doctor just doesn't care, or is waiting for this current version - which may have been in operation for close to a thousand years, for all we know - to expire before building a new one. It may be the longest lived iteration of his screwdriver, so it's definitely a hardy old thing.

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Old March 26 2014, 01:03 AM   #214
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Gotta agree. Redesigning the screwdriver for each Doctor just seems silly.

Personally I just wish they'd give the bloody thing a rest.

Also, interesting alien lurking in the doorway. Perhaps our friend from earlier in the thread in his space gear?
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Old March 26 2014, 01:42 AM   #215
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At least he puts on his mechanic's clothes before using the screwdriver.
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Old March 26 2014, 03:11 AM   #216
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Personally I just wish they'd give the bloody thing a rest.
Me too. Had enough of the screwdriver for now!

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Old March 26 2014, 10:59 PM   #217
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I guess I'm one of the only ones that doesn't mind the heavier use of the sonic in the new series. There may be episodes here or there where they use it a bit too much (like the recent Rings of Akhaten), but overall it doesn't strike me as much of an issue at all.

In fact just like I love the more adoring shots of the TARDIS we've gotten in the new series, I kinda love the extra attention the sonic has gotten as well. Especially since it's such a freakin cool little gadget.

Plus it only makes sense that the Doctor would like to show off a bit.
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Old March 27 2014, 03:04 AM   #218
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I guess I'm one of the only ones that doesn't mind the heavier use of the sonic in the new series. There may be episodes here or there where they use it a bit too much (like the recent Rings of Akhaten), but overall it doesn't strike me as much of an issue at all.

In fact just like I love the more adoring shots of the TARDIS we've gotten in the new series, I kinda love the extra attention the sonic has gotten as well. Especially since it's such a freakin cool little gadget.

Plus it only makes sense that the Doctor would like to show off a bit.
Never had a problem with the sonic screwdriver myself. Sure, it's a bit silly that it does practically everything (except wood), but which would be sillier, the Doctor carrying one device that can do everything, or the Doctor conveniently having some random device that is necessary to save the day?
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Old March 27 2014, 03:37 AM   #219
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I'm sure I've seen the sonic screwdriver work on wooden doors in the classic series.
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Old March 27 2014, 05:10 AM   #220
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If Alan Scott's ring has a problem with wood, why not a sonic screw driver?
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Old March 27 2014, 06:24 AM   #221
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I've always liked the sonic screwdriver. The idea of the most dangerous man in space and time going about fighting horrible baddies armed with only a screwdriver is an endearing aspect of the series, IMO.
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Old March 27 2014, 09:06 AM   #222
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I don't mind him using it to pick locks, disrupt machines, stun guards, etc. It's turning it into a tricorder that bugs me. Using it to track a signal, or scanning an unconscious person just seems weird and beyond the scale of what it was built for.

I prefer the old days when he'd stick a finger in the air to decide which way to go, or feel a persons pulse and put an ear to their mouth to see if they're still alive.
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Old March 27 2014, 11:38 AM   #223
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Yeah, physical interaction with something is fine.
Passive scanning is a bit harder to swallow.
And looking at it and reading of the results of the scan as if it had some kind of display is crossing the line.
At least give it a display when it's capable of doing that.
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Old March 27 2014, 12:45 PM   #224
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I think Amy said something about a psychic display, iirc.

The thing is far bulkier than the original one, so, in that sense, I can see it doing other things.
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Old March 27 2014, 01:41 PM   #225
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Especially since it's such a freakin cool little gadget.
It's basically just a magic wand. I don't mind it in small doses, but a break would be nice.

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