Doctor Who fans will be given the chance to own an exact replica of David Tennant’s sonic screwdriver this Christmas – modeled on the actor’s own used in the series.
The device, which costs around £70 and can control audio and TV devices, will go on sale next month and has been modeled on the only remaining sonic screwdriver used in the filming of the show.
Tennant agreed to lend his souvenir to Andrew Green and Richard Blakesley of The Wand Company, which produces the replicas, after the BBC said that he had been given one – and admitted it had lost the spare.
“They made two and one went ‘missing’ soon after they finished filming,” says Green, who informed us that Tennant will be given the first replica once it is released onto the market early next month.
Like other devices designed by The Wand Company, this latest one is capable of operating CD players, TVs and iPod docks using gesture technology.
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