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13th Doctor Sonic - promo image

Started by Cardinal Hordriss, Jul 19, 2018, 09:02 pm

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tony farrell

This image was posted by Dr Who's Digital Marketing Manager (Christel Dee) and may prove useful for anyone wishing to compare the size and proportions of the new Sonic Screwdriver to its predecessors.

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Angelus Lupus

Jul 29, 2018, 05:17 pm #16 Last Edit: Jul 29, 2018, 05:18 pm by Angelus Lupus
Based on that image:
Comparing my CO 10th Doctor sonic to the accurately sized Wand Company replica shows the new 13th Doctor sonic (well, the US replica at least) to be the same length as the fully extended 9/10th version.
I like that, because I always felt the 11th and 12th Sonics were oversized.
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

Cardinal Hordriss

Quote from: Tony Farrell on Jul 29, 2018, 04:11 pm
This image was posted by Dr Who's Digital Marketing Manager (Christel Dee) and may prove useful for anyone wishing to compare the size and proportions of the new Sonic Screwdriver to its predecessors.

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Wow that is a lot smaller than I thought... as t'wer. Could be to keep it in proportion with Jodie's hands. I remember Moff saying he was never in favor of each Doctor having a different sonic but that Smith's screwdriver looked way too big in Capaldi's hand. On a side note I also wonder if the Capaldi sonic was designed for an actor with arthritis; the activator locks in place so doesn't require constant pressure and those bars around the bottom would make it much easier to hold for someone who would be in pain or physically unable to pull their fingers closed to grip a slimmer prop. I just thought I'd mention my theory as prop changes based on money grabbing had been mentioned and this is a possible example of it having been done more out of necessity.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

Davros Skaro

Aug 03, 2018, 09:32 am #18 Last Edit: Aug 03, 2018, 09:36 am by Davros Skaro
I was brushing my teeth this morning & put my newly opened tooth brush down & then it occurred to me that it reminded me of the 13th doctor's sonic.

So here's a photo of my new toothbrush so you can see what I mean. It's a Dentitex brand from Aldi.

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Rotated & cropped.
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BioDoctor900

Found these pictures from a video the BBC posted about the sonic screwdriver....

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Gives an insight into how they made them

BioDoctor900

Angelus Lupus

Oct 10, 2018, 12:33 am #20 Last Edit: Oct 10, 2018, 12:34 am by Angelus Lupus
Was just about to post these!  ;D
Oh well, let me add this one which seems to show some concept art/reference being used:
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A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

warmcanofcoke

Oct 10, 2018, 02:45 am #21 Last Edit: Oct 11, 2018, 01:13 pm by Scarfwearer
The Woman Who Fell to Earth
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Sonic 006

why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Cardinal Hordriss

Oct 10, 2018, 04:07 am #22 Last Edit: Oct 10, 2018, 11:12 am by Cardinal Hordriss
I must admit to feeling a glimmer of pride at the Sheffield steel line. I may have been working in metal casting too long though as my one major criticism of the episode (excluding no opening titles) was how she melted the stainless steel spoons lol.

Given how much merchandise has exploded onto the market, even before the airing of episode 1, I wonder if the Wand Company might skip the Capaldi sonic and release a universal remote version of this in metal.  The only thing is that looking at the design I'm not sure it lends itself to affordable mass production.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

galacticprobe

Oct 10, 2018, 05:24 am #23 Last Edit: Oct 10, 2018, 05:24 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: BioDoctor900 on Oct 10, 2018, 12:12 am
Found these pictures from a video the BBC posted about the sonic screwdriver....

Gives an insight into how they made them


Very interesting, BioDoc! Thanks for posting them! You wouldn't happen to have a link to that video, would you? Those photos are just too intriguing; they keep calling out in my head "Watch the video!". :)

Nate, Angelus, thanks for posting your images as well!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Osric

Rubbertoe just announced their pre-orders for replica 13th sonics. There are some great images on their web site (they have link-blocking on their images so I didn't attach them here):
https://www.rubbertoereplicas.com/13th-sonic-screwdriver

Yes, the crystal spins and it has the Sheffield stamp on the bottom!

...and nice closeups in this YouTube video:




Angelus Lupus

Oct 11, 2018, 11:19 pm #25 Last Edit: Oct 11, 2018, 11:26 pm by Angelus Lupus
So that's the spinning crystal the US toy got right, but the UK one nailed the texture.
Also, the BBC site now has these concept art images:
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A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

warmcanofcoke

Oct 13, 2018, 03:19 pm #26 Last Edit: Oct 13, 2018, 03:22 pm by warmcanofcoke
With the 'print screen' grab function we have images of the Rubbertoe prop.
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I really wanted to see the Sheffield Steel maker's mark. :o
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I haven't kept up to date but doesn't the Rubbertoe guy work in the Doctor Who prop Dept? If so these are probably the most accurate images of the new Sonic.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

ciderman

The light is amber/yellow on TV but red in the pics. I wonder why?

Cardinal Hordriss

Oct 13, 2018, 06:47 pm #28 Last Edit: Oct 13, 2018, 07:45 pm by Scarfwearer
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on Oct 13, 2018, 03:19 pm
I haven't kept up to date but doesn't the Rubbertoe guy work in the Doctor Who prop Dept?


There's an in-house prop workshop and then Nick makes the more gadget-type props, sonics, communicators, wrist gear etc.

Quote from: ciderman on Oct 13, 2018, 06:41 pm
The light is amber/yellow on TV but red in the pics. I wonder why?


I was wondering about that.

Looking at the third pic down it also seems as though the lower half can change position.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

galacticprobe

Oct 18, 2018, 07:10 pm #29 Last Edit: Oct 18, 2018, 07:13 pm by galacticprobe
Quote from: Angelus Lupus on Oct 11, 2018, 11:19 pm
So that's the spinning crystal the US toy got right, but the UK one nailed the texture.

I wonder if this means Character Options will be releasing a "version 2" of theirs to include the rotating crystal. ???

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Oct 13, 2018, 06:47 pm
Looking at the third pic down it also seems as though the lower half can change position.

That feature was also on the US toy, and again if the actual prop's can change position, will CO add that (and the rotating crystal) to a second release of their toy?

As for the lighting's color, depending on how bright the light is, a red light can look amber (or even yellow) on film. (The 2008 'Knight Rider' Mustang KITT's scanner was red, but at times on film looked almost yellow. It's like the brightness of the red can wash out the camera's optics and giving the film an overexposed look.) But this is just a speculation.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"