ON September 29th, 2015, the world changed. An old friend was tossed aside and the world screamed in one loud voice that is still weeping and the sound of gnawing of teeth is heard. And brought on by one man that we all thought we could trust. Well kinda trust. Well, maybe not.
The death of the Sonic Screwdriver.
The mean and cruel Mr. Moffat did it again. He killed the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver.
Dr Who fans are the most amazing creatures on the planet earth. One show binds them all together and they have secret phrases that once uttered, their brothers and sisters laugh while the world looks at them with puzzled stares. The band of Whovians watch a show that makes them laugh, cry, yell, curse and love a fictional character that lives in a blue box as if he were real. Yes, it’s just a show, but it’s the feelings that the show creates in the viewers that holds us. Memories flood over us and things that the world shrugs at can make the Whovians smile or cry. Snow, Vincent Van Gogh, Victorian age, libraries, long scarves, bow ties, fez, etc. And the tears fall and the memories soar. We squeal with delight when we see a former Who actor on another show and the messages fly on twitter. We hope and pray that the character will give us one Whovian line and sometimes they do, a secret message just for us. (I keep one toe in the Pond. Sobs!!)
So when the mean and cruel Mr. Moffat destroyed our old friend, Sonic Screwdriver, the fans took to twitter to let Mr Moffat know that he had crossed a line. We are not pleased!!! Fans around the world are carrying torches and pitchforks for their favey Sci-fi character. Mr. Moffat needs to listen.
I for one, want my old friend back. I’ve gone through Whoville with the Doc and have seen him wave his old friend like Harry Potter’s wand to using it as a weapon that would best QuiGon Jinn. So to see it tossed aside for stupid glasses made my world shift. I miss it. I want it back. There’s even a Petition on Change.org to demand Moffat bring back our friend. And in two weeks almost 2500 folks have signed it. When the Whovians get angry, they get angry. So don’t cross them!!
UPDATE:: Mr. Moffat has responded to our demands. This is NOT the response we wanted:
Responding to the criticism, Moffat said: “Sometimes you have to be heretical. Sometimes you actually have to embrace the heresy. And I just thought, really, on a whim, why would The Doctor feel wedded to a screwdriver? Maybe he fancies varying it for a while, maybe he’ll pop his sonic glasses on instead.
“Also,” he continued, “it maybe resurrected the original joke which we’ve sort of slightly forgotten, that the screwdriver was just a screwdriver that made a noise. It’s gradually become this all-purpose everything that looks really cool. It’s fun to be naughty. I know some people are incredibly irate about it, and I’m sure the screwdriver will show up again someday. But just to show that we can – why not?”
Read more at http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/doctor-who-showrunner-steven-moffat-responds-to-ge/389548#IwAvbTJaC5bcWMl7.99