The Wand Company, the manufacturers of the new Tenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Remote Control, say that David Tennant saved the day when it came to sourcing an original prop upon which to base their item
The Cambridge News report that the local company were informed by the BBC that only two copies of the original screen used prop screwdriver were in existence. One had been mislaid and the other had been presented to David Tennant when he finished filming his scenes in Doctor Who back in 2009. Fortunately David agreed to lend the precious item so that it could be photographed and scanned to allow the company to create the most accurate copy possible.
Richard Blakesley, who co-founded The Wand Company with his business partner Chris Baranrdo said, “It’s entirely down to David Tennant. We’d heard he was a nice guy, but there’s nice and then there’s bending over backwards to help somebody you’ve never heard of.”
The Company were able to thank David for his support by presenting him with the first sonic to be produced.
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Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control
The Wand Company’s Tenth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver, officially licensed from BBC Worldwide, is a 1:1 scale replica of the original filming prop.
As well as being a fully-functioning universal learning remote control, the Sonic Screwdriver comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, has authentic sound effects taken from the BBC sound effects archives, 10 special secret Morse code messages to discover and a light-up blue tip. It is supplied with a die cast metal stand and comes in its own protective hard case.
- Guided Setup: Teaches you how to use it with spoken prompts
- FX Mode: Authentic special FX sounds from the universe of Doctor Who
- Bright illuminating tip: lights up in use and pulses when in standby
- Advanced gesture recognition technology: 13 gestures multiplied by 3 memory banks means up to 39 remote control codes can be stored
- Special features: Personal Lock Code, discover its secret communications
- CNC machined aerospace grade aluminium
- 1:1 replica, opens and close just like the real prop
- Mini hard case
- Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control
- Die cast metal stand with Gallifreyan text
- Full color, illustrated instruction manual
- USB charging cable