Sonic sunglasses fans – wait, are there any? After such controversy for Series 9, perhaps there aren’t any lovers, only haters. Last season saw fans signing a petition to rid these sonic shades and to bring back the sonic screwdriver which they had replaced.
In the end, as it turned out, the TARDIS did create a new Screwdriver for the Twelfth Doctor (phew) but the sunglasses – they stuck around like a bad small, or a clingy ex. And to the further displeasure of petitioners, it seemed that these Ray-Ban shades were just impossible to shake. Even after being snapped in half by Odin and after disappearing in the TARDIS, they still managed to get replaced someway, somehow.
So it would probably not be all that surprising to see them again in Series 10…
In fact, Doctor Who Official have already given us a few clues on their Twitter account, recently posting this snapshot which features the happy family of sonic objects, the hated sonic sunglasses and the much-loved sonic screwdriver together with the final scene clapper board on set.
— Doctor Who Official (@bbcdoctorwho) July 28, 2016
The Tweet translates as “Goodbye, Valencia, and thanks for the memories!” which wraps up Series 10 filming in the Spanish city. So let’s all hang fire and see what happens.
In the mean time, you can get your hands on your very own pair of sonic shades, that’s if you’re not a hater of course.
Us? We quite like the Ray-Ban style shades and besides, Capaldi looks pretty badass in them and you can’t exactly look badass with a screwdriver.
So if you don’t mind the sunnies, here are two similar styles that you might like to own yourself:
The Ray-Ban Sonic Sunglasses – £81.56
It doesn’t get any more classic than a classic pair of Bans and these look just like the Doctor Who shades as seen in Series 9. Get the look with the Ray-Ban RB2132 New Wayfarer, suitable for both men and women.
The Bargain Sonic Sunglasses – £10.00
Try beat this price if you can. These Savannah S8122 sunglasses, designed in a unisex style, are just a tenner to buy from Select Specs and they’re a great copy of the Doctor Who sonic sunnies. But unlike the cheap shades found on the high street, these specs come complete with UV400 protection!
Have you found any clues or hints about the sonic sunglasses, sonic screwdriver, or neither are to make a comeback in series 10? Share your information and detective work below in the comments section!
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