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Doctor Who – Inspiration for Sonic Screwdriver in s1ep31

[SPOILERS WITHIN!] I am rewatching Doctor Who from the beginning. I do not expect to watch every episode but I am having a good time with season 1. I’ve made it through 1963 and am working on 1964. In season 1 episode 31, Strangers in Space, the need to cut through a door and pull out a tool which resembles a Dremel rotary tool. The Doctor expresses interest in "what powers it?" Could this be the inspiration for the sonic screwdriver?


Clip from Strangers in Space, s1ep31 at minute 20:25.

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Doctor Who – Jack Harkness’ Watch Invented in s1ep21

[SPOILERS WITHIN!] I am rewatching Doctor Who from the beginning. I do not expect to watch every episode but I am having a good time with season 1. I’ve made it through 1963 and am working on 1964. In season 1 episode 21, The Sea of Death, Arbitan gives our four travelers watches (at minute 20:24) which transport them across the sea. This looks quite similar to Jack Harkness’ means of transportation, with perhaps a Time Lord’s modification.


Clip from The Sea of Death, s1ep21 at minute 20:57.