✨ DAY 17: Sonic Shades or Sonic Screwdriver?
🌌 A: Sonic Screwdriver obviously!
I can't be bothered going into much detail, but until Series 10, the sonic shades were just a terrible fucking gimmick that had no purpose but only to attempt (emphasis on "attempt" there) to make the Twelfth Doctor cool (they don't, cause he isn't cool), and was done as Moffat stated "because we can". Correction, Moffat: you can't just simply do anything. It's Doctor Who, you can't just do anything, that's just what you think Dr Who is. Wasn't like that with RTD.
And that is the clear definition of what a gimmick is. Do it because "I can" 🙄
However, they finally gave a justified purpose for the sonic shades. Because [spoiler alert] when Twelve became blind, he couldn't see or do anything, so he used the sonic shades that gave him a Matrix-esque level of sight that gave him details about surroundings or things or people he couldn't see. Aaaand because many blind people wear sunglasses, it also makes sense for him to wear them. However, the origins for the shades in Series 9 were terrible and useless, and is still overall terrible because that's the main use that people associate with the shades, is that it's made to look Twelve cool (it doesn't). °
Sonic screwdriver always! Really disliked Moffat for just making any unique thing become un-unique and at ridiculous lengths. Like, a sonic trowel? A sonic umbrella? Wtf? Where'd they even get those, Nine stated he destroyed the facility where they made sonic devices. And then just making everyone nowadays be able to fly the TARDIS. Clara, Nardole, etc.
And there's Day 17 of the DW 31-Day Challenge! 😜
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