Fifteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver unveiled

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Fifteenth Doctor actor Ncuti Gatwa introduced his Doctor Who character’s sonic screwdriver in a new video.

Powered by a purple crystal, the new device not only opens doors but can also provide light, has multiple lenses and has a port to connect to other technology.

Fifteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver - inscription in Gallifreyan script

The sonic also has a message in Galifreyan symbols which are a translation from a Rwandan proverb – Injunga y’úrulími inèsha injunga z’îgitèro – The sharpness of the tongue defeats the sharpness of the warrior.

Fifteenth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver

You can see the Fifteenth Doctor’s new sonic screwdriver in action in the Doctor Who festive special, The Church on Ruby Road, available on 25 December exclusively on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK and Ireland at 5:55pm BT and exclusively on Disney+ outside the UK and Ireland.

A new 8-episode Doctor Who series starring Ncuti Gatwa and Millie Gibson will debut in Spring of 2024 followed by the 2024 festive special later in the year.