Would you prefer to have River’s sonic blaster or the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver?
As much as I like the sonic… hand over the blaster, River.
I’m really not one for violence, and I definitely don’t want to kill anyone with it, but somehow I feel like the blaster would come in handy just as often (if not more) than the sonic screwdriver. Some people forget that it has “special features” and different settings just like the sonic does. Think about it- you sonic a lock, I cut a hole in the wall. And then put the wall back. You threaten (with no intent to use) with a screwdriver, I threaten (with no intent to use) with a blaster. We’ve seen about how well that worked out when fighting the Silence, remember?
I know the sonic is handy for fixing things and playing with circuitry, but let’s face it: if I’m traveling through time and space running from deadly aliens who want to kill me, I’d want a weapon, even if I actually didn’t plan to use it on anything but walls. And possibly frying circuit boards or keeping spaceship from building to full power… XD Though, if River’s future sonic was an option it might win out.
In the end it’s just flashier, I guess, and I’m always one for theatrics, especially when it involves blasting holes in things or making dramatic exits in any way. Oh, goodness, I sound like Ace now…
“You’ve got a screwdriver, go build a cabinet!”