Doctor Who - Third Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver with Sound FX
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He is shown to have working copies of every version of the Sonic Screwdriver ever seen before in a cup on his desk in "The Pilot. The novel Dreams of Empire by Justin Richards, set after The Ice Warriors and before Fury from the Deep, features the Second Doctor using the device to break through a concrete wall. Eric Saward later explained in a 2005 DVD interview  that this was done on the instructions of producer John Nathan-Turner.
Unlike the sonic screwdriver, it is used as a weapon that can kill as well as artificially age its target, using technology developed by Lazarus Laboratories originally seen in " The Lazarus Experiment". During the Doctor Who panel at San Diego Comic Con in 2018, Jodie Whittaker produced the new sonic screwdriver, prompting applause from the audience. The sonic screwdriver was retired during the Fifth Doctor serial The Visitation, as it was felt that it had been overused. The Tenth Doctor joked about the Fifth Doctor's lack of sonic screwdriver in the mini-episode " Time Crash" (2007), commenting that he "went hands-free" and could "save the universe using a kettle and some string. By season 18, both script editor Christopher H Bidmead and producer John Nathan-Turner were eager to downplay the device as much as possible.
Later still the fourth Doctor remade yet another similar style of sonic screwdriver but with many more features and functions including micro soldering or circuitry, cutting wires and bulkheads and even detonating Dalek explosives. An updated, extending version of the Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver, named the Twelfth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control, was released on 8 July 2015, to replace the older version, which is no longer produced. It is shown to hack, disable, activate, and otherwise control technology from almost everything, allowing it to remotely control almost any machinery, mechanisms, and computers it is applied to, allowing it to open locks, detonate explosives, remotely activate electronics, override most systems, activate computers, and cause some energy weapons to burst into flames or sparks.
In the series 6 episode " Let's Kill Hitler", the Doctor has a sonic cane which appears to have the same functions as the sonic screwdriver. In the last episode of Series 9, the Doctor received a new sonic screwdriver from the TARDIS in place of the temporary sonic sunglasses. The More Short Trips short story "Special Weapons", set late in season 24, indicates that the Seventh Doctor has a sonic screwdriver. The screwdriver plays no part in the second special " Wild Blue Yonder", as the Doctor leaves it plugged into the TARDIS to help the machine repair; the TARDIS takes off by itself, with the screwdriver, shortly into the story. com, the Sell on Etsy app, and the Etsy app, as well as the electricity that powers Etsy’s global offices and employees working remotely from home in the US.As there was no TARDIS around to fire out a replacement, she had to take matters into her own hands.
The Magician's Apprentice" (2015) shows that the sonic screwdriver can create "an acoustic corridor" so that the Twelfth Doctor can communicate with a boy trapped in an extraterrestrial mine field. The Doctor went without a sonic screwdriver for some time after this model, with Nyssa lamenting his decision not to replace it.In contrast with Nathan-Turner's attitude that the sonic screwdriver should not be used as a cure-all, the new production team gave it even more functionality than previous versions.