Doctor Who The 12th Doctor's Second Sonic Screwdriver
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After his escape, he briefly used a replacement screwdriver resembling a slender metal rod with a crystal at its tip.
The Tenth Doctor told Rose to use " setting 15B" to triangulate the source of the ghosts ( TV: Army of Ghosts) and used 34-H to sink a ship. In FX Mode, the Sonic Screwdriver produces 12 different sonic buzzes, beeps and scanning sounds from the universe of Doctor Who, all at the press of a button, and has the power to instantly turn off almost any TV without any set up required. As rivets were not needed in the Sonic Screwdriver URC design, to keep manufacturing costs down, fake brass rivet features were incorporated into the lower cage moulding. PROSE: All Flesh is Grass) He continued to use this variant of the screwdriver whilst in the Dark Times. The sonic screwdriver also affected alive beings: the Third Doctor used it to cure Henry VIII of his cataracts, ( PROSE: Hiccup in Time) distract giant maggots, ( TV: The Green Death) break a hypnotic trance ( TV: Death to the Daleks) and overload the brains of Space Greyhounds.River Song told the Fourth Doctor that, though his current screwdriver was mostly just a screwdriver, he would later "go a bit crazy with the optional upgrades". The gestures are: Push, Pull, Rotate clockwise, Rotate anticlockwise, Flick up, Flick down, Flick left, Flick right, Tap on the top, Tap on the bottom, Tap on the right, Tap on the bottom, Double button press.
TV: Midnight, The Next Doctor) It could also analyse objects ( TV: The Eleventh Hour, COMIC: Doomsilk) or detect certain materials in the area. No, the codes are not erased when the Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver batteries are run down nor when the Sonic Screwdriver is opened to change the batteries.A total of 13 different gestures and three separate memory banks enable this Sonic Screwdriver to learn up to 39 remote control functions. With it, the Doctor could dismantle an Interstitial's possibility engine by removing its bolts, receive homing signals from the TARDIS in the TARDIS Undercroft below the Citadel ( PROSE: Engines of War) and activate the memory-erasing device in the Black Archive. COMIC: The Pestilent Heart) It could also be used to detect life readings within an area ( COMIC: Gallery) and determine the authenticity of a person by checking their memories. To do the tap gestures (top, left, right and bottom), hold the Sonic Screwdriver steady and level and tap the Sonic smartly on the main cage body just in front of the grip part of the handle. To retract the Sonic, hold the Sonic by the handle in one hand and close the clasps with the other hand, then while holding the clasps closed, push the front of the Sonic back towards the handle until it is fully retracted.
TV: Day of the Moon, Closing Time, The Time of the Doctor) By at least the time of the Doctor's thirteenth regeneration, it had a voice-activation feature, which the Doctor forgot about when he needed it. Particularly during the Time War ( AUDIO: The Satanic Mill, The Thousand Worlds, The Heart of the Battle, A Thing of Guile) and in their thirteenth incarnation, ( COMIC: A New Beginning, TV: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos) the Doctor was known on occasion to summon the TARDIS using their sonic screwdriver, though the Thirteenth Doctor noted that the TARDIS got "prickly" at being summoned too often, as she found it demeaning. TV: Last Christmas) After analysing the Flesh, the sonic screwdriver was able to determine the difference between humans and gangers and dissolve the latter. In FX Mode, a double press where you hold the second press down allows you to access 11 other sonic sounds.Due to its link with the TARDIS, the sonic screwdriver could lock its doors, even from great distances. The sonic screwdriver was confiscated when the Doctor was sent to the Lunar Penal Colony, and he never recovered it. Although the Sonic Screwdriver does feel nice and heavy in the hand, it is in fact lighter than the screen prop (205 g compared to around 268 g for the original prop). PROSE: GodEngine) The Eighth Doctor claimed that this screwdriver was a spare model that had "rolled under the TARDIS console and remained there" until the Seventh Doctor found it. The sonic screwdriver could also dismantle firearms, ( PROSE: Peacemaker) shatter robot assassins, ( COMIC: A Suitable Showdown) loop temporal energy into additional device, ( COMIC: Blooms of Doom!