“I actually have converted two Dr. Who Sonic Srew-driver replicas into psionic wands.” [Edited a bit. Neurotically.]
I noted that this was similar to a desire of mine, and asked if he had more information (which he's offered to post about tomorrow!) … But, I wasn't telling the whole truth about the matter. And so I have a confession to make. The “sonic screw-driver wand” is roughly analogous to what I plan to make. But my idea came from somewhere else entirely.
Not very long ago two local pagans loaned me Steven Brust's To Reign in Hell, a marvelous re-interpretation of the mythos of the revolt in Heaven. He makes some amendments of his own, however, such as making Lucifer and Satan two different characters. And honestly, I loved his characterization of Lucifer. It was absolutely fantastic; on par with a certain comic book character I know of, a certain set of game novelizations I know of (the wikipedia list is sadly incomplete and missing a pretty fun, if pulpy, trilogy), and a few brief appearances in Sandman.
He introduces Lucifer as follows:
“The Youth with the Golden Locks looked to the west. He rested his left hand upon the golden hilt of the shaft of scarlet that hung from his waist and reached down to his knees. He was dressed in a tunic of light brown that called attention to his remote blue eyes...”
- P. 17
The rod? It's a sorcerer's wand, which he uses with deadly efficiency. And so, as I read the novel, I found the nerd-urge rising. I desired a golden hilted “DOOM ROD” that shed purple rays of power... Yes, I plan to have a purple (or Mauve...) tipped wand! What of it?! So I chatted with DeusExMachina about it, and we discussed the various ways one could be made. With one added little benefit: I'm going to see if I can add a little taser element to shock anyone that dares to say that's what she said in my presence.
We're going to work out the components tomorrow when I visit to work on the Black Mirror, and I'll be sure to post them here. But... I'm not making a Sonic Screw-driver... Oh, it may function a bit like one. But I intend to make something that will fit in well with my personality.
That said: ever notice how downright Promethean the Doctor's motives are in Dr. Who?
Also: Check out Fr. AIT's wand!