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     Home »  The David Tennant Era »  Sonic Screwdriver theories
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     Tuesday, April 15 2008 @ 07:00 PM EDT
    There is no denying that The Doctor uses his Sonic Screwdriver for many, many things, whether it be opening doors, activating switches, medical scans etc and it has made me wonder how it can do all these things and how (for The Doctor, at least) it always seems to be on the right setting. So, I had to do what many a fan does and try to rationalise it in my own mind and I have come up with a theory.
    It has been inferred that it is "of the TARDIS" (according to Christopher Eccleston) and it does look like it could be have been grown from the same material. We also know that the TARDIS "gets inside" The Doctor and his companions heads in order to translate alien languages. What if this is not the only telepathic communication it has with The Doctor. Lets take the medical scanning The Doctor carries out on the patients in "The Empty Child". Maybe the Screwdriver takes the reading, transmits it to The TARDIS and then The TARDIS transmits the results straight into The Doctors head! Similarly, when The Doctor wants to use the screwdriver The TARDIS picks up what he wants to do and automatically instructs the screwdriver how to do it (changes the settings effectively!).

    Anyhow, I thought I would share my thoughts and although I do like the theory (it is mine after all) I still think the Sonic Screwdriver is used too much in the new series!

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