Wait. They’re actually going down that sonic sunglasses route? #DoctorWho
— Brett Thomas (@brett_thomas) October 3, 2015
Please put the sonic sunglasses in a furnace and leave them to burn #DoctorWho
— Emilky ?? (@PenguinsInPjs) October 3, 2015
— Enlightened! (@RealEnli) October 3, 2015
There are those who like the 12th Doctor’s new shades…
— swagtastic lobster (@hiyori18) October 4, 2015
But quite a few don’t care if sonic screwdrivers “spoil the line of your jacket” because they’re not interested in “wearable technology”.
— Adi the Adipose (@aditheadipose) September 29, 2015
Sorry, the Google sunglasses just aren't working. Bring back the sonic screwdriver #DoctorWho
— Fiona Shoop (@FiShoop) October 3, 2015
Someone’s even started a petition about it.
I got so annoyed by the Sunglasses I actually made a petition. Such is life. https://t.co/cAlJA4f1x6
— Jason Elliott Irving (@Jason_E_Irving) October 3, 2015
Of course, the Doctor has been without his screwdriver before – in fact, he went ‘hands free’ for a while in the classic series after a Terileptil leader forced the 5th Doctor to drop it in a holding cell, then incinerated it with a laser gun.
But while Steven Moffat says he doesn’t see why The Doctor would be “wedded to a screwdriver”, there are clearly some fans who do.
And they want the Doctor and his screwdriver to live in holy matrimony until death do they part.
— The Briterican (@The_Briterican) September 28, 2015
— Helena Handbasket (@PerspProsp) September 27, 2015
In fact, they want it SO badly that they’ve even decided to launch a #BringBackTheSonicScrewdriver campaign.
— ChuckleMa (@4ristocat) October 3, 2015
— Bethany Smith (@BethanyLauren03) October 3, 2015
— Jeannette Castañeda (@ImJeannetteC) October 3, 2015
Which asks one VERY important question…
— Katie ? (@ktwormald) September 26, 2015
And raises an important point about The Doctor’s fate at the end of episode three…
Quite frankly, that's the least people who wear sunglasses indoors/at night deserve. #DoctorWho
— Dino Goldie (@dinogoldie) October 3, 2015
Will the screwdriver ever be back? Who knows?
One fan has a theory that might just stand up, though.
— the weez (@GHartmann2) October 4, 2015
Doctor Who series 9 continues on BBC1 on Saturday nights