Each summer, San Diego Comic-Con brings together the biggest names in comics, film and television — along with thousands of their fans — in celebration of the most beloved parts of pop culture and geekdom.
Few shows are as universally adored among Comic-Con guests as Doctor Who, that long-running British program that chronicles the Doctor’s adventures through time and space. To give Doctor Who die-hards a special treat, The Wand Company has announced it would unveil its new Twelfth Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote exclusively at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
According to DoctorWhoWatch.com, the sonic screwdriver remotes went on sale in limited-edition quantities at Comic-Con’s BBC America booth from July 8 through 12. For the rest of the world, these remotes will go on sale to the general public in September.
While The Wand Company has previously made remotes that resembled the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors’ sonic screwdrivers, the company decided to make a version based off the Twelfth Doctor’s sonic screwdriver in response to requests from fans. While Peter Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor technically still uses the exact same Sonic as his predecessor, the Twelfth Doctor remote is able to extend like the on-screen model does.
The Twelfth Doctor’s remote comes with a vertical stand and is programmed with 12 Morse-coded Twelfth Doctor phrases and 12 sound effects. And, of course, it’s a fully-functioning television remote that actually works; the remote can store up to 39 programmed commands, Digital Spy reported. Even if it weren’t a remote, reports are saying it’s so well-crafted that it would make a great piece of show memorabilia for Doctor Who fans to have.
Television viewers across the country use an incredible 335 million remotes to access their favorite shows — but why settle for an ordinary remote when you could control your television with your very own sonic screwdriver?
It might not be able to open locked doors, track alien life or destroy a Weeping Angel, but it’s still pretty cool.