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GateWorld
February 14th, 2007, 06:04 PM
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A young woman receives curious messages that seem directed at her, and must avoid a race of murderous statues and rescue the Doctor and Martha, who have become trapped in Earth's past.

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Madeleine
June 9th, 2007, 12:07 PM
At the risk of sounding a bit hyperbolic, can I nominate it for a Hugo?

The whole thing was marvellous. The guest characters were interesting and sympathetic, the dialogue was sharp, the concept was cool and the execution was good.

LOL at the little dig at ITV, at "It goes beep when there's stuff" and "You told him you were 18."

The scene where ex-DI Shipton died was pure poetry. The bit where Cathy disappeared was the scariest thing since Muuuummeeeey.

On a scale of Daleks in Manhattan to The Empty Child one to ten this is the first ep in over a year to rate a ten.

Next week... Derek Jacobi! Hurrrah!

Anubis69
June 9th, 2007, 12:10 PM
... TERRIFYING.

And I'm gonna go ahead and say: Best episode of Doctor Who I've ever seen. There was nothing in there I didn't like. I think i'm also going to give the BBC's version of Jekyll and Hyde a go seeing as Steven Moffat wrote it...

the_fours
June 9th, 2007, 12:14 PM
The BEST episode to date. may sound ironic but the best doctor who episodes are the ones he isn't in, the ones where other people have to solve the problem themselves.

These were well casted extras for the episode, may have to stop talking otherwise i may just repeat the fact of how great it is.

Flyboy
June 9th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Brilliant episode. The DW team have confirmed that Doctor-light episodes (inc Random Shoes) can be extremely effective. The abismal show that was Love & Monsters was worth it if Blink was the next gen version.

Incredible baddies, in fact the most terrifying Who has ever had (and I NEVER judge enemies by them being scary...). Loved the gothic horror angle as well.

beale947
June 9th, 2007, 12:25 PM
That was the best episode of Doctor who I've seen. :D So creepy and scary. Before watching it, I didn't think it would be that scary, but it was. Loved the charaters. And I loved the way the doctor managed to trick the angels. I don't think there have been monsters like that in sci-fi before. Woot! :P

I don't think i'll look at a statue the same again :weiranime33:

Madeleine
June 9th, 2007, 12:56 PM
I've just remembered another bit I liked - they let you live to death. How fantastical is that?

Anyone reckon the statue on top of the Old Bailey is one of THEM?

Reefgirl
June 9th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Absolutly fab episode even tho it was Doctor lite it was brilliant, I loved the gothic type horror, I wasn't quite behind-the-sofa but I was hugging the cushion, I don't think I'll be looking at the gargoyles at the church the same for a while or the statues in Fareham. The ending was inspired, making out that the angels may still be in every statue and gargoyle. I had to giggle at the Blackadder-esque 'Wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey' line, it made me want Ben Elton to write an episode, Stephen Moffett does Hitchcock-esque Dr Who really well and I'm looking forward to his episodes next series, the last 3 episodes have more than made up for the disappointing start to the series

Next week
Captain Jack and Derek Jacobi Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reefgirl
June 9th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Anyone reckon the statue on top of the Old Bailey is one of THEM?
What about Queen Victoria outside Buckingham Palace?


The Queen? Alien to quote Deadringers

The Signal
June 9th, 2007, 01:03 PM
Must... get .... breath ... back....

That was, without a doubt, pure brilliance. I'll agree, the best episode of the revival yet, taking the place of "The Empty Child", and I'm sure its no coincidence that Steven Moffat wrote that one too.

The Doctor had a definate presence, even though he only had a handfull of minutes screentime. The one sided conversation was nothing short of creepy, and the way in which he delivered the message was both brilliant and beautiful.

Putting the recording on a DVD was a stroke of pure Doctoresque brilliance. Then the way in which he used Shipton to tell Sally what he had to do, knowing that when the rain stopped, he would be gone, its tough not to marvel in the brilliance in both the writing and directing involved.

Then comes the pure horror of the weeping angels. Don't blink, don't turn your back, don't blink. So simple, yet impossible. Not one villain has literally scared me since that bleedin' gask mask wearing Empty Child, but these had me going if I'm honest.

It's a general rule, what you don't see is scarier than what you do, the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" is proof of that. To combine the two, what you can and what you can't in that amazing basement scene, creates pure terror. They're approaching, but you never see them move. And those faces, those horrid faces!

The two main characters, Sparrow and Nightingale (loved the ITV quip :D) were excellent, and certainly were a mile ahead of Elton Pope and Eugene from Love & Monsters and Random Shoes respectively. They both had brilliant reactions to what was happening to them (Sally especially, her "people have died" line was great).

Of course, Sally also showed the obsession that people can get from encountering The Doctor that we saw with Elton, and a similar obsession of Eugene's after his encounter with Torchwood. The only difference between Sally and the others was that when it was all over, she seemed to get on with her life, or at least we're lead to believe that.

When this season started, I promised myself that unless an episode was pure perfection, it would not get a 10/10. Last week was very good, and deserved a 9.5 (I went for the "****" option instead). I honestly didn't expect to give a single 10/10 this year after the Dalek two parter was such a disappointment, but this episode was exactly what deserves a 10. Perfection.

10/10 - Proof that budgets, bells and whistles are not necessary to make fantastic entertainment.

Top Line: "They let you live to death" chilling to say the least.

pbellosom
June 9th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Wow! Given how much moaning there was last week about their being another Doctorlite episodes I don't think anyone was expecting this. That was brilliant, I reckon the best episode of Doctor Who I've ever seen. It was the only episode I've screamed at, in fact its the first TV program to make me scream in fright in over eight years.



Top Line: "They let you live to death" chilling to say the least.

A brilliant line and such an amazing concept.

Wraith Scientist
June 9th, 2007, 01:31 PM
"They let you live to death"

Yeah, that's a pretty interesting way of killing you. Really makes you pause for a second. This episode had tons of thought-provoking science-fiction-y ideas like that.

In fact I'd say this was the most science fiction Doctor Who episode yet, of the revival at least. While previous Doctor Who episodes have used science fiction as a plot device or a backdrop, this one went overboard with quantum observer-effect statue-creatures and explored the consequences of time travel.

One thing I loved about the Weeping Angels (aside from the sheer coolness of the premise) and the episode itself was that there were clear rules (the Angels can only move when you're not looking, but they're fast, and when they touch you they timewarp you into the past so you live to death), and the episode played with this - there was no last-minute technobabble solution or deus ex machina - they beat them with their own pre-established ground rules.

For me, this was the best episode yet. Awesome.

Reefgirl
June 9th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Wow! Given how much moaning there was last week about their being another Doctorlite episodes I don't think anyone was expecting this.
I will happily eat my words concerning that. I said

Next week, Meh
I was so wrong

wise one
June 9th, 2007, 02:31 PM
got to say that was a fab episode,

quite scary, its the fact that u dont see them makes it scarier, must of been cheap to do without that much special effects but most of done alot of back ache from moving those statues.

makes me afraid of statues abit now lol

how did the doctor and martha get stuck in time anyway????

the_fours
June 9th, 2007, 02:40 PM
got to say that was a fab episode,

quite scary, its the fact that u dont see them makes it scarier, must of been cheap to do without that much special effects but most of done alot of back ache from moving those statues.

makes me afraid of statues abit now lol

how did the doctor and martha get stuck in time anyway????


In DW Confidential they showed that the statues were actually actors. Just proves how good the special effects and props are.

It was mentioned when they were talking to the detective how they got stuck, the statues sent them in a timewarp.

Matt G
June 9th, 2007, 02:41 PM
Have to say that the preview to this made me think...wtf.

1. Then you had that sequence when Cathy gets transported to 1920! First I thought the guy at the door was the power behind the angels!

2. "They make you live to death". That's one way of putting it, though you 'live to death' whatever era you get old in. What makes them bad guys is the fact that they throw you back in time, make you live a life you weren't supposed to live.

3. The Easter egg thing wasn't a bad idea.

4. The warped casuality thing is the maddest paradox I've seen for a while.

Overall, Family of Blood has the edge on it but it blow ten tons of cack out of Love and Monsters and is deffo one of the better eps this season.

Verona
June 9th, 2007, 03:31 PM
I think its safe to say we will be seeing these nasties again very very scary.
No doubt kids everywhere will be having nightmares even now.

scarimor
June 9th, 2007, 03:33 PM
Wow.

And, wow, the shots and pace for the cutting when the four nasties were closing in on them at the TARDIS was exceptional.

Admiral Mappalazarou
June 9th, 2007, 03:38 PM
I think that the episode began a little slow and confusing, but when it picked up it became utterly fantastic. The whole idea of the villians was scary and amazing, but my one question is that he tricked them into staring at each other in the end....so what if the light goes off? And what if there's a power cut?

Admiral Mappalazarou
June 9th, 2007, 03:38 PM
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FAIL.

scarimor
June 9th, 2007, 03:40 PM
FAIL.
Ssshhhhhhh! We were pretending not to notice! ;)

Easter Lily
June 9th, 2007, 03:41 PM
Great stuff! I loved it! The idea of weeping angel statues being villains is a stroke of genius. I haven't been this creeped out by DW since The Empty Child.

Much better than Love and Monsters.

the_fours
June 9th, 2007, 03:49 PM
I think that the episode began a little slow and confusing, but when it picked up it became utterly fantastic. The whole idea of the villians was scary and amazing, but my one question is that he tricked them into staring at each other in the end....so what if the light goes off? And what if there's a power cut?

You bring up an interesting point. Plus the angels blew the light bulb before the tardis de-materialized. hmmm, going to have to re-watch that particular bit.

Though, they were in close proximity to each other, and you can usually see stuff closer to you in the dark.

Major Clanger
June 9th, 2007, 04:01 PM
Gruesome #2 screamed and jumped about 3 feet onto my knee and held on tight for about the last third of the ep

but how fantastic was that? RTD - go away now and let someone else take over... who could do it??

ShadowMaat
June 9th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Fan-frakkin-tastic ep! Those "Doctor Lite eps sux" folks are sure eating their words. ;)

I don't think this replaces Empty Child/Doctor Dances as best ever, but it's on the same pedestal. Wow. Great, freaky concept. I think we even have a weeping angel in our cemetery. Next time I'm there, I'm not taking my eyes off it. ;)

VERY well-done, IMO. Good, sympathetic characters acting with reasonable intelligence and a fun, bizarre puzzle of a story.

So do you think that the Doctor (and Martha) got zapped back to 1969 while they were on their "hunt" or do you think that they acted on the info Sally gave them by going to check out the house and getting zapped then? 'twould explain why the TARDIS was picked up in front of it.

I also wonder what the logic is of when the angels send someone back. Best Friend gets zapped back to 1920 but the Doctor (and Martha) and DI Wossname get sent to 1969.

Willow'sCat
June 9th, 2007, 10:16 PM
(inc Random Shoes) Er... I know what you mean but RS was Torchwood not Doctor Who. ;)

Anyway... nicely done, I jumped a couple of times, I really loved the set up, the premise and the over all feel of the episode, you may have been fooled into believing as the time ticked by and no Doctor that this was a filler ep... but you would be incredibly WRONG! :D Just like L&M this ep relied on the actors, the script and a sense of anything is possible, and imho just like L&M it worked in spades.

The only annoying thing *and given we post on forums I think we all know why they do it* was the over explanation of things. I am happy to just go with the flow in most eps, I don't need to be talked down to with endless bits of information that really is only there to shut up the over zealous *nit picking* fans.

Huh, I never knew the T.A.R.D.I.S could do that. ;)

I am going out to get a t-shirt printed up right now. "The Angels have the phone box!" :p:D

Elinor
June 9th, 2007, 10:57 PM
No doubt kids everywhere will be having nightmares even now.

Yep, that's what I thought. What with the scary scarecrows last week and now the statues!! http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/sprachlos/speechless-smiley-013.gif Especially with how they ended the episode as well....lots of clips of the various statues around the UK. Can't trust 'em!! http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/lachen/laughing-smiley-002.gif

Fabulous story...and what a brilliant, original idea. I've never seen a scifi tale like that before.

Well done to everyone involved. I watched this one with a friend who hasn't watched Dr Who for years 'cos he thought it was kids' stuff. His comment was 'Wow! This show is much more polished these days isn't it?' I agree!

:)

Willow'sCat
June 9th, 2007, 11:49 PM
I forgot to add... next week... Squeeeeee!!!!! :D

*sorry but if not in here, where?!*

Commander Ivanova
June 9th, 2007, 11:50 PM
I am going out to get a t-shirt printed up right now. "The Angels have the phone box!" :p:D

I'll second that.

Not much I can say about this ep - just all-round pure dead brilliant.

Pitry
June 10th, 2007, 12:33 AM
Do forgive me, please, I'm gone to worshipa t the alter of Steven Moffatt :D

Brilliant, sheer brilliance. That's three in a row. Not bad, even for Doctor Who ;)

Huh, at the shirt gag, if I'm not mistaken it is an actual gag as there were "Are you my mummy" t-shirts..... or so I've been told :)
oh, and the "why don't they ever go to the police" bit, lovely!

The DVD conversation thanks to the wibbley-ness of time was fantastic, too.Hell, the entire concept was amazing, and the performance, and.... well, I adore Doctor Who ,what can I say.

(As for Love & Monsters, I adored that one as well. )

*goes jumping up & down in anticipation for next week... what am I gonna do when July comes?! :(*

Flyboy
June 10th, 2007, 12:35 AM
Er... I know what you mean but RS was Torchwood not Doctor Who. ;)

Anyway... nicely done, I jumped a couple of times, I really loved the set up, the premise and the over all feel of the episode, you may have been fooled into believing as the time ticked by and no Doctor that this was a filler ep... but you would be incredibly WRONG! :D Just like L&M this ep relied on the actors, the script and a sense of anything is possible, and imho just like L&M it worked in spades.

The only annoying thing *and given we post on forums I think we all know why they do it* was the over explanation of things. I am happy to just go with the flow in most eps, I don't need to be talked down to with endless bits of information that really is only there to shut up the over zealous *nit picking* fans.

Huh, I never knew the T.A.R.D.I.S could do that. ;)

I am going out to get a t-shirt printed up right now. "The Angels have the phone box!" :p:D
I know.. that's why i bracketed it. :-p

Willow'sCat
June 10th, 2007, 01:01 AM
Fair enough... although apparently no one watched Torchwood so they may have been wondering what you were referring to. ;)

And was this Mummy t-shirt thing a BBC release or something someone knocked up out in the shed? I wouldn't mind one, did it have the little boy in the gas mask?

BruTak
June 10th, 2007, 01:16 AM
Pant wettingly scary! I don't think I got to sleep until after 0200hrs this morning...

Thanks to Steven Moffat, a whole generation of small children will soil themselves in terror at the sight of a statue. :)

Ladies and germs, a big hand please, for actress Aga Blonska and her portrayal of the Weeping Angel.

Pitry
June 10th, 2007, 01:40 AM
Fair enough... although apparently no one watched Torchwood so they may have been wondering what you were referring to. ;)

And was this Mummy t-shirt thing a BBC release or something someone knocked up out in the shed? I wouldn't mind one, did it have the little boy in the gas mask?

I've no idea.... I can't even remember where I've heard it!

Oooh, an danother thing I love about the Doctor-lite episodes. There are so many people throughout the episodes he changes the lives of completely and utterly, and they're just a bleep on the radar for him. And every time they do a Doctor-lite episode we get those 3D people, to stand up for hte rest. :)

Reefgirl
June 10th, 2007, 02:57 AM
Ladies and germs, a big hand please, for actress Aga Blonska and her portrayal of the Weeping Angel.

Absolutly, it's a toss up between the Weeping Angels and Bains as to who picks up the scariest villan

Shall we get some polls going at the end of the series as to favourite episode and scariest villan/monster

pilgrim soul
June 10th, 2007, 02:58 AM
This episode was just utterly fantastic - creepy, involving, exciting and beautifully executed and acted. The statues were genuinely scary, as some one said somewhere above what you don't see can often be more scary than what you do see, so I'm so glad we didn't actually see them move, it just made it all the creepier. There are definitely going to be some very scared kids (and adults) around the country.

Willow'sCat
June 10th, 2007, 03:01 AM
Well as long as we can include Martha's mum... she is one scary women. :p

That one Angel that was after the *brother* fella, now that was scary! I am so glad I am not a youngster; I am sure I would have nightmares over that one. :D

BruTak
June 10th, 2007, 03:07 AM
Ok, I've had a bit of a think about this...

There are four Angels - call them North, South, West and East.
North is looking at South (and vice versa).
West is looking at East (ditto.).

You'd need two people, minimum (and BTW, sod a sledge hammer, I'll use explosives) to smash North and South simultaneously. Then you'd move on to West and East.

Reefgirl
June 10th, 2007, 03:28 AM
Love the sig Willow's Cat, I'd green you but it won't let me so have an unofficial one :D

MechaThor
June 10th, 2007, 03:54 AM
I sat down to watch this episode not exspecting much (Like i am sure a lot of you where) However after only a few mins i was hooked on this wonderfully writtern and filmed episode. They monsters where trully creepy and scary with a cool gothic look and mythology. They way they moved via camera tricks and cuts was excellent.

Best Bits...

-When we 1rst see the angel moving towards Sparrows female friend. Slowy gettting closer and closer.
-When sparrow takes the key and as she moves over the angel in the background you see its hands move and look at her.
-the DVD easter egg convosation (i bet that scene will be an actuall easter egg in a DW DVD)
-When they appear in the underground car park from nowhere
-The potentinal boyfriend as an old man in "The same rain"
-When the DVD guy looks away for 1 sec and the angel gets up close to his face! CREEPY!
-When the ligths flicker on and off and they move bit by bit.
-The Doctor and Martha going hunting 4 something with a bow and arrows.

Bad Bits (only 1)
-When Sally Sparrow 1rst goes into the creepy house with her camera i am sure i saw a camera man in a reflection on some glass.

10/10

Willow'sCat
June 10th, 2007, 04:07 AM
Love the sig Willow's Cat, I'd green you but it won't let me so have an unofficial one :D
Which one? I have them on rotation! LOL :D


-the DVD easter egg convosation (i bet that scene will be an actuall easter egg in a DW DVD)
That would be so cool.

And yeah I loved the bit when The Doctor turns up in the end hunting, a lizard thing didn't he say, with arrows. :P

BruTak
June 10th, 2007, 04:39 AM
*snort, giggle* Oh this is priceless... :D

Ok, so, I'm just back from getting the Sunday papers at the corner shop. My route takes me past an old folks home which is run by a sect of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor.
And, of course, there's a few religious-type statues in the grounds of the home...

As I walked past the place, a few kids came past the other way - and I'm willing to swear in any court you'd care to mention that they were all casting suspicious glances at the statues.

Ahhh, the power of television. :D

Reefgirl
June 10th, 2007, 05:21 AM
The Angels have the Phone Box one

dipsofjazz
June 10th, 2007, 05:21 AM
After last week's great episode I was still recovering from the creepiness of Baines, only to be totally freaked out by those statues.

I loved this episode, especially as I had such a low expectation for it.
All the actors were excellent, and the editing of the scenes with the statues moving was just brilliant.

10/10 from me.

I can't wait for next week. :D

BruTak
June 10th, 2007, 05:24 AM
Hands up who had trouble sleeping last night afer watching Dr. Who?

*puts up hand*

Admiral Mappalazarou
June 10th, 2007, 05:44 AM
Hands up who had trouble sleeping last night afer watching Dr. Who?

*puts up hand*

*raises hand* I kept opening my eyes and looking around the room, and at one point was holding my eyes open with my hands to try and find anything suspicious.

It's a crying shame that the writers of stargate can't think of a villian as original at the angels.

Reefgirl
June 10th, 2007, 06:48 AM
Maybe Stephen Moffat, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss could be guest writers and write an episode of Atlantis each, to show them how it's done, properly.

Anyone got the address for Joe Mallozzi's blog *Evilgrin*

TrueAncient
June 10th, 2007, 08:05 AM
great episode almost ****e mysen on some parts but i do like the doctor.

TheWarrior
June 10th, 2007, 10:51 AM
Thought this was a great episode.

I early part of the episode when Sally got the letter from her friend reminded me of the ending of "Back To The Future: Part II" when Marty got the letter from the Doc from the past and was delivered on a certain day at a certain time.

Great twists, great villans, great actors/actresses and overall a great episode.

BruTak
June 10th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Was it just me, or did the sillouette of Cathy Nightingale's grandson through the opaque glass of the door, not resemble the Doctor's?

P-90_177
June 10th, 2007, 11:25 AM
that was a genius episode. not the best ever but even for a doctorlite ep it was high up there. sally was a great character and i hope she shows up again at some point. maybe even as a companion. how cool would that be? anyway i thought the angels were well creepy. as did my girlfriend as this was the first ever time i've seen here visibly jump at an ep. i thought that the end was cool too. 'excuse me but i'm sort of got this thing...well 4 things really...well 4 things and a lizard'. followed by the doctors dvd speech again and cycling through all those random statues......scary. i hope we get to see a sort of sequel to this. i mean we have no idea how long after that they come accross the angels. (i know he said they were after 4 things and there are 4 angels but it might not have been the same) so maybe we could see the story from the doctors and marthas perspective.

so anyway i'll just say fantastic!

Jonzey
June 10th, 2007, 11:39 AM
that was a genius episode. not the best ever but even for a doctorlite ep it was high up there. sally was a great character and i hope she shows up again at some point. maybe even as a companion. how cool would that be?
I thought she was absolutely fantastic, and really hope we do see her again sometime. Only downside of the episode was her and the guy getting together at the end. It's such a boring, overused cliche, especially since it was basically thrown in randomly in the last scene. Makes me think her story is over so we wont see her again, which is a shame.

As for the rest of the episode, it was excellent. The angels were really creepy, especially the eyes. And I like the episodes from someone else's perspective- helps mix things up and keep them fresh.

As a one-off, stand alone episode it was brilliant, if it's also meant as an introduction to possibly recurring characters (or angels) then I'd love it even more.

Admiral Mappalazarou
June 10th, 2007, 11:53 AM
Apparently there's a petition somewhere to get Miss Sparrow as a companion.

P-90_177
June 10th, 2007, 11:58 AM
that would be really cool.

How about a bigger crew.

The Doctor.

Captain Jack

Martha Jones

Sally Sparrow

Admiral Mappalazarou
June 10th, 2007, 12:02 PM
that would be really cool.

How about a bigger crew.

The Doctor.

Captain Jack

Martha Jones

Sally Sparrow

I'd bag that, especially if it replaced Torchwood S2.

Reefgirl
June 10th, 2007, 12:06 PM
I did notice at the end, the Doctor seemed to recognise Larry

P-90_177
June 10th, 2007, 12:06 PM
i liked torchwood. though i admit that it would be better if they put that money and put it into doctor who.

the_fours
June 10th, 2007, 12:49 PM
Just watched it again, and it still freaked me out.

I do agree another companion or two wouldnt go amiss, such as the days when there was Tegan, Nyssa, and Adric. Its been done before it can be done again.

ShadowMaat
June 10th, 2007, 02:04 PM
I did notice at the end, the Doctor seemed to recognise Larry

Oh good, I'm not the only one who thought that. ;) I also got an unfriendly vibe off the recognition, but I was so paranoid by that point I could have imagined anything. lol

Reefgirl
June 10th, 2007, 02:07 PM
I got a more of a 'Oh blimey, it's you' vibe off the Doctor

Easter Lily
June 10th, 2007, 02:47 PM
Ladies and germs, a big hand please, for actress Aga Blonska and her portrayal of the Weeping Angel.

I had no idea that Weeping Angel was the work of a single person...
Amazing.
I was really, really worried for Larry. For a minute there I thought the man was a goner.

Great episode... my second 10/10 for S3.

Alipeeps
June 10th, 2007, 03:21 PM
Wow. Amazing episode! So good I watched it twice! No, really... I was out last night and so waited to watch the repeat on Beeb 3 tonight... and recorded as I watched it... and it was so damn good I watched it again on the recorded version after Dr Who COnfidential was finished! :D

So incredibly tense and spooky... I admit I didn't have high expectations for this ep... L&M I enjoyed as an interesting departure from the series norm but it didn't grab me and it's the only ep I've never rewatched.... Blink though.... wow. I loved the characters, loved the concept, loved the tension and pacing, loved how the mystery all slowly came together. Just brilliant. And so damn scary! I was cringing when the statue was sneaking up on Cathy and, my goodness, the scene where they were trying to get into the TARDIS, I was on the edge of my seat and muttering, "Hurry up!!!!" at the TV! :lol:

So many great concepts in this and so many good lines too - I made myself laugh when Sally explained the list was all the DVDs she owned and I said to my husband "She only owns 17 DVDs?" and then Larry said the exact same thing 5 seconds later! :D


I also wonder what the logic is of when the angels send someone back. Best Friend gets zapped back to 1920 but the Doctor (and Martha) and DI Wossname get sent to 1969.

I think each angel sends people back to a specific time... The Dr told Billy that he has been sent back in time the same way he and Martha had, "touched by an angel" and said it had probably been the same angel too as it had sent him back to the same time.


I am going out to get a t-shirt printed up right now. "The Angels have the phone box!" :p:D

Oh me too! I so want one! :D


Was it just me, or did the sillouette of Cathy Nightingale's grandson through the opaque glass of the door, not resemble the Doctor's?

I thought that too... I get the feeling that was a deliberate choice?

scarimor
June 10th, 2007, 03:28 PM
So funny with Martha peeved that she has to support the Doctor and work in a shop - rofl!

Jonzey
June 10th, 2007, 03:52 PM
The more I look at it, the more this episode feels like an introduction. After all, her last line was ''see you again sometime'', which in TV land usually means it's definate, a couple of you guys said he looked like he recognised Larry, and this ep could take place anytime in the Doctor's future.

hell, they could walk back into the shop at the end and find the present Doctor in there. After all, he usually at least stops by to say thanks.

I didn't care much for Larry, he was kinda meh, but Sally was great and had all the requirements of a companion: Smart, open-minded, inquisitive, brave, and of course, young and hot.

Verona
June 10th, 2007, 05:54 PM
Pant wettingly scary! I don't think I got to sleep until after 0200hrs this morning...
Thanks to Steven Moffat, a whole generation of small children will soil themselves in terror at the sight of a statue. :)
I know watched now it's laughable but the shop window dummies (autons) in Jon Pertwees first story almost had me this bad I would refuse to shop with my mum in case they got me. As I watched (Blink) it struck me that if I was not so old and cynical I would be hiding behind the couch just as terrified as at aged eight (when it first aired yes god help me I am that old).

[QUOTE=Josie;6760066]This episode was just utterly fantastic - creepy, involving, exciting and beautifully executed and acted. The statues were genuinely scary, as some one said somewhere above what you don't see can often be more scary than what you do see, so I'm so glad we didn't actually see them move, it just made it all the creepier. There are definitely going to be some very scared kids (and adults) around the country.
Very well put nothing you see is ever as scary as something you imagine. and even when the Doctor had explained they dont kill or really harm you they are still bloody scary. very impresive on its own IMO and as an example of its effect my niece of 15 was on the other side of the room as Blink started by the end she was hiding her head behind me and almost pushed me out of my seat.

*snort, giggle* Oh this is priceless... :D
Ok, so, I'm just back from getting the Sunday papers at the corner shop. My route takes me past an old folks home which is run by a sect of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor.
And, of course, there's a few religious-type statues in the grounds of the home...
As I walked past the place, a few kids came past the other way - and I'm willing to swear in any court you'd care to mention that they were all casting suspicious glances at the statues.
Ahhh, the power of television. :D
Another thing Doctor Who can do really well use something that is real and you can see in most cases in everyday life and turn it into the stuff of nightmares as I pointed out the shop window dummies where all around, even when young I knew it was unlikely that the Daleks would be lurking at the shops but those dummies were a tangible threat nothing could have been more frightning for me same for this generation of youngsters (or adults for that matter).

Maybe Stephen Moffat, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss could be guest writers and write an episode of Atlantis each, to show them how it's done, properly.
Anyone got the address for Joe Mallozzi's blog *Evilgrin*
Now that is a hell of an idea.

Just watched it again, and it still freaked me out.
I do agree another companion or two wouldnt go amiss, such as the days when there was Tegan, Nyssa, and Adric. Its been done before it can be done again.

Yes its been done before but IMO more often than not it caused so many problems plotwise, so much time was spent splitting them up having them run round doing pointless stuff and being really dumb then getting them together again so they can tie the story up they seemed to spend most of the story locked up or just missing if memory sevres. I really disliked that era mostly because non of those three characters appealed to me

Willow'sCat
June 10th, 2007, 06:13 PM
So funny with Martha peeved that she has to support the Doctor and work in a shop - rofl!
I loved that bit.

I also wonder what the logic is of when the angels send someone back. Best Friend gets zapped back to 1920 but the Doctor (and Martha) and DI Wossname get sent to 1969.
Am I the only one who thought Life on Mars... probably....

I don't know, if it had been say 1963, I would say it was because of The Doctor's history around that year but I have no idea if anything happened to The Doctor in 1969. When was Steven M born? ;)

It's another one of those make of it what you will things.

OK I didn't have nightmares but this morning I did wake at around 5.30 and have a good look around my room! :p Thankfully I live in an area where we don't have a lot of statues, we do have a graveyard up the street with a couple of angels on the headstones. :S :P

ShadowMaat
June 10th, 2007, 06:53 PM
I'm reading Human Nature now (the novel the previous two eps were based on) and every once in a while there comes a scene where I think, "Oh god, they're gonna look around and there's going to be a Weeping Angel there!" And even knowing it's the wrong story doesn't change that half-second of utter anticipatory dread I feel. Something tells me I'm going to be doing a lot of that in the books I read. ;)

Verona
June 10th, 2007, 07:00 PM
I'm reading Human Nature now (the novel the previous two eps were based on) and every once in a while there comes a scene where I think, "Oh god, they're gonna look around and there's going to be a Weeping Angel there!" And even knowing it's the wrong story doesn't change that half-second of utter anticipatory dread I feel. Something tells me I'm going to be doing a lot of that in the books I read. ;)

Yep I've noticed a lot of themes and stuff popping up on screen from the novels not to much of a surprise given how many of the authors are writing the show.

ShadowMaat
June 10th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Yep I've noticed a lot of themes and stuff popping up on screen from the novels not to much of a surprise given how many of the authors are writing the show.

...That wasn't really my point, but yeah, it's no surprise that there'd be a lot of carry-over from book to screen particularly when the same author is doing both. And doubly so when they say things like, "This ep was based off the novel I wrote..." :D

There actually were a couple of statues mentioned in Human Nature and their fate amused me. ;) The authors (Cornell and Moffat) knew each other back then, too, if I'm understanding the notes correctly.

I need to watch this ep again, just for the sheer awesomeness of it. :)

Madeleine
June 10th, 2007, 10:39 PM
It's another one of those make of it what you will things.

Want another of them? Cathy went to 1920. Say she was married five years later, her youngest child was possibly born as late as 1935, and we know she was named Sally.

DI Shipton married a Sally....

Naonak
June 10th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Brilliant episode. Probably my favourite from this season.

As somebody said earlier, the Doctor didn't have much screentime, but had a definite presence. And those scenes that he did have were fantastic. "Timey-wimey detector" that cooks eggs...

The Angels were creepy as hell.

9.5/10

Reefgirl
June 11th, 2007, 12:22 AM
Yep I've noticed a lot of themes and stuff popping up on screen from the novels not to much of a surprise given how many of the authors are writing the show.
and here's another
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/2007/blink_annual.shtml
A link to the short story Blink was based on

BruTak
June 11th, 2007, 12:29 AM
I had no idea that Weeping Angel was the work of a single person...
Amazing.

Honestly? I don't know. The only reason I know that Aga Blonska played one of the Angels, was cos a Behind the Scenes feature in the Radio Times said so.

scarimor
June 11th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Want another of them? Cathy went to 1920. Say she was married five years later, her youngest child was possibly born as late as 1935, and we know she was named Sally.

DI Shipton married a Sally....
Ooooooooh!

:)

Alipeeps
June 11th, 2007, 01:11 AM
Want another of them? Cathy went to 1920. Say she was married five years later, her youngest child was possibly born as late as 1935, and we know she was named Sally.

DI Shipton married a Sally....

Oooh freaky! I never thought of that!! :D


Honestly? I don't know. The only reason I know that Aga Blonska played one of the Angels, was cos a Behind the Scenes feature in the Radio Times said so.

There was more than one person playing the angels... they showed footage of them filming some of the scenes with more than one of them in Dr Who Confidential.

pbellosom
June 11th, 2007, 01:18 AM
Thought this was a great episode.

I early part of the episode when Sally got the letter from her friend reminded me of the ending of "Back To The Future: Part II" when Marty got the letter from the Doc from the past and was delivered on a certain day at a certain time.

Great twists, great villans, great actors/actresses and overall a great episode.

I thoguht that, I kept shouting it out and my familly kept sshhing me.


that would be really cool.

How about a bigger crew.

The Doctor.

Captain Jack

Martha Jones

Sally Sparrow

I would so go for that.

Madeleine
June 11th, 2007, 04:29 AM
It was only a matter of time... (http://www.cafepress.com/theangelshaveit)

BruTak
June 11th, 2007, 04:34 AM
$23.99? That's about £12. Not a bad price...

Not sure about the design though. Too plain for my tastes.

ShadowMaat
June 11th, 2007, 06:30 AM
and here's another
http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/2007/blink_annual.shtml
A link to the short story Blink was based on

Thanks for the link. Cute story. I can see why they upped the age of Sally Sparrow for the show, but I think the twelve year old Sally works better for the short story. I like Young Sally just as much as Older Sally. Especially how she amazingly and wildly (not to mention amusingly) uses adverbs. ;)

I wonder what kind of grade she got on her essay (if she made a copy). And if she'll ever be a Companion when she grows up. Either Sally would be good, IMO.

Reefgirl
June 11th, 2007, 06:44 AM
That short story was written for the 2005 Dr Who annual, so they had to use a kid really

ShadowMaat
June 11th, 2007, 06:49 AM
Well "had to" or not, I still liked it and I don't think it would have worked as well if it had been someone Sally-Blink's age. I don't think the story would have happened at all without the kiddie POV.

Alipeeps
June 11th, 2007, 06:57 AM
It was only a matter of time... (http://www.cafepress.com/theangelshaveit)

Awesome. :D

Anubis69
June 11th, 2007, 06:57 AM
I just remembered, when DI whats-his-name was given Sally's card she said:

"Yup, that's me. Sally Shipton, no Sparrow!"

:confused: Did I miss something or did that "Shipton" come out of nowhere? ... Or am I imagining things completely and that didn't actually happen?

ShadowMaat
June 11th, 2007, 07:01 AM
Shipton was the name of the best friend's married name, I think obviously the name of the DI. Everybody knows that! Nifty idea that the DI married Sally Shipton Whatever, though. It would make a nice (if weird) fit.

The Ori
June 11th, 2007, 08:15 AM
Yeh, I know it was the best ever episode, The writer and creator of the episode is a genius, the enemy was brilliant couldn't get scarier.

Naonak
June 11th, 2007, 08:45 AM
I just remembered, when DI whats-his-name was given Sally's card she said:

"Yup, that's me. Sally Shipton, no Sparrow!"

:confused: Did I miss something or did that "Shipton" come out of nowhere? ... Or am I imagining things completely and that didn't actually happen?


Shipton was the name of the best friend's married name, I think. Nifty idea that the DI married Sally Shipton, though. It would make a nice (if weird) fit.
Shipton was the name of the DI...

ShadowMaat
June 11th, 2007, 09:03 AM
Er, yes, I know that. I was testing you. Congratulations, you passed! :D

I'm rubbish with names. And faces. And pretty much anything involving people...

lord-anubis
June 11th, 2007, 10:40 AM
so the doctor and martha were sent to 1969 i wonder if the saw jack and sam?


So funny with Martha peeved that she has to support the Doctor and work in a shop - rofl
loved that part to and then i wonder why the doctor couldent get a job. then thought of the doctor working at some shop asking do you want paper or plasic


this ep was a lot better then i thought thous angle thing freaked me out im probly going to have nightmars now. loved the bit at the end with doctor and martha and bow and arrows. heres thought about thous angle things thou couldent you just get a mirror and put it in fornt of them and then wouldent that take care of them?

BruTak
June 11th, 2007, 10:47 AM
Mirror? Hah! As the US Navy SEALs say - "There are few problems that cannot be solved through judiciuos use of high explosives."

Anubis69
June 11th, 2007, 11:25 AM
Shipton was the name of the best friend's married name, I think obviously the name of the DI. Everybody knows that! Nifty idea that the DI married Sally Shipton Whatever, though. It would make a nice (if weird) fit.
lol!

Shipton was the name of the DI...
Argh. I r n00b. Thanks and apologies! I should probably pay attention to people and their names in shows...

Pitry
June 11th, 2007, 01:28 PM
Well, they were practically asking for someone to make these shirts :)

BruTak
June 11th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Slightly off topic I know but, here's the trailer for Saturday's ep - "Utopia".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2007/06/11/45653.shtml

ShadowMaat
June 11th, 2007, 01:59 PM
Well, they were practically asking for someone to make these shirts :)

I'm debating whether to buy one now or wait and see if someone comes out with an uber awesome version. ;)

Easter Lily
June 11th, 2007, 03:17 PM
I just remembered, when DI whats-his-name was given Sally's card she said:

"Yup, that's me. Sally Shipton, no Sparrow!"

:confused: Did I miss something or did that "Shipton" come out of nowhere? ... Or am I imagining things completely and that didn't actually happen?

I think it was initially a Freudian slip... suggesting that Sally was attracted to Billy although pretending not to be... but later it carried with it some kind of prognosticative component because Billy did end up marrying a Sally...

Very clever stuff... don't you love time travel stories?! ;)

CatGoddess
June 11th, 2007, 05:45 PM
Loved it!! C-r-e-e-p-y. The angels were an interesting concept.

Aussie_Fan
June 11th, 2007, 06:50 PM
Wow, I'm not a huge fan of Dr Who but this ep was great! It was recommended to me by my brother who told me not to watch it with the lights off. I kinda laughed it off but towards the end of the ep I found myself reaching for the light switch, lol.

Brillant! I love time travel and I'll never ever look at statues the same way again :P

Though, um, not to be nit picky or anything but it is possible to destroy stone.

Missster.Freeman
June 11th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Well that was fanfraggintastic! And very creepy. :S Now I have to go to bed and I don't wanna close my eyes anymore. :sheppardanime32:

BruTak, Anubis. If ye both happen to walk by the statue of Donald Dewar, don't look away! Don't even blink. Good luck! :zelenka25:

n-n-n-night folks :S

Pitry
June 12th, 2007, 12:57 AM
I'm debating whether to buy one now or wait and see if someone comes out with an uber awesome version. ;)

Me and a friend are thinknig of making a home-made one, TBH :)

Ooooh, next week's new BBC trailer.
"Oh don't start!"
bwahahahaha!

Erm, sorry.

ShadowMaat
June 12th, 2007, 04:29 AM
Watched the ep again and decided I'd completely misinterpreted the ending. The Doctor didn't really recognize Doofus Boy so much as he was having a "Who's this, then?" reaction to the interruption. I think. ;)

BruTak
June 12th, 2007, 06:37 AM
BruTak, Anubis. If ye both happen to walk by the statue of Donald Dewar, don't look away! Don't even blink. Good luck! :zelenka25:

Never mind that, what about that big statue of the Duke of Wellington, the one with the traffic cone on his head?:S

Oooh you've got me all paranoid now...

Anubis69
June 12th, 2007, 07:36 AM
LOL! Not to mention George Square. Surrounded on all sides... :eek:

BruTak
June 12th, 2007, 07:40 AM
But the question is, how many "living statue" street performers are going to end up in hospital after being beaten up by gangs of paraniod kids? ;)

Alipeeps
June 12th, 2007, 05:59 PM
But the question is, how many "living statue" street performers are going to end up in hospital after being beaten up by gangs of paraniod kids? ;)

Bwah! Or... how many kids are gonna end up in hospital after having freaking heart attacks when those "living statue" folk do their party trick of suddenly moving just as the kid goes up with mum to put 10p in their hat? :lol:

And to think... when I saw Dr Who Confidential, I actually said to hubby.. "At last! Gainful employment for those people who stand around on street corners pretending to be statues!" :lol:

BruTak
June 13th, 2007, 01:28 AM
I really think that the actors who played the Angels deserve some form of recognition.

ShadowMaat
June 13th, 2007, 06:43 AM
I really think that the actors who played the Angels deserve some form of recognition.

Oooo, yes. Very creepy! And watching the behind the scenes stuff where she/they were MOVING... *shudders* It added a whole new level of horror. ;)

BruTak
June 13th, 2007, 07:15 AM
The only reason I know the identity of one of the actresses who played the Angels - Aga Blonska - is because she was named in the "Doctor Who Watch" feature in the Radio Times.

lord-anubis
June 13th, 2007, 09:37 AM
i showed my coisin this ep yesterday and he liked it even thou he doesnt watch doctor who but now hes scared of statues doesnt want to blink.

Missster.Freeman
June 13th, 2007, 10:03 AM
It was creepy enough when the Angels changed position every time someone looked away, but the first time they showed their teeth, I nearly jumped out of my seat. That's the first time Doctor Who has made me jump this series so far.

Are all the behind the scenes programmes only on the digital channels? I've never watched any of them.

BruTak
June 13th, 2007, 10:06 AM
Are all the behind the scenes programmes only on the digital channels? I've never watched any of them.

There are short five minute versions on the BBC website.

ShadowMaat
June 13th, 2007, 10:15 AM
The full Confidential is on after the show, isn't it?

BruTak
June 13th, 2007, 10:22 AM
The full Confidential is on after the show, isn't it?

Yeah, on BBC3. Which, despite having a Freeview box, I can't get.

Missster.Freeman
June 13th, 2007, 10:23 AM
Aye, Freeview is goosed for me at the minute. I can't get a decent signal on my digital receiver either.

BruTak
June 13th, 2007, 10:30 AM
Quite frankly, I think this whole "digital switchover" thing is a con job.

Have you heard of any country besides the UK that's doing it?

Major Clanger
June 13th, 2007, 11:11 AM
Germany

BruTak
June 13th, 2007, 11:37 AM
Really? Never knew that...

Mattathias2.0
June 14th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Excellent episode.... def near Shakespeare Code in terms of awesome.

Although I have been trying to figure out how many paradoxes and what type are in this episode.

So far, I got this:
1. Kathy. Her grandson brings the letter to the house during Sally's second visit with her. Because the grandson arrived, Kathy hid, and was subsequently sent back in time, destined to write the letter that would arrive by her grandson. Predestination.

2. Billy Shipton. Sally goes to the police to report the events, and then meets Billy. He explains how others disappeared and after Sally leaves, he is transported back to 1969, where he would later plant the Easter Egg on the DVDs. Predestination.

3. Sally. She discovers the message from the Doctor when she first visits the house (it's from 1969), later returns and finds a Yale key (How did the Angels get the Key to the TARDIS?), and after speaking to Old Billy, realizes the list of DVDs has her in common. Sally and Larry later return to the old house, with the DVDs, and Larry then realises that Sally is saying the other half of the transcript of the Easter Egg.

So Sally and Larry defeat the Angels and insert the DVD into the TARDIS. Flash forward a year later, Sally sees the Doctor and Martha get out of a cab in front of her store and hands the Doctor all the information regarding the entirity of the events.

It seems to be a massive Predestination and Ontological, that is also reliant on 1 and 2, yet still seperate as well.

Ali888
June 17th, 2007, 07:04 AM
I am going out to get a t-shirt printed up right now. "The Angels have the phone box!" :p:D

I *so* want one of those. Does anyone know where I could get one?

Ali

ShadowMaat
June 17th, 2007, 07:29 AM
Cafe Press and Zazzle both have variations on the theme.

The more I think about it, the more I suspect that a plain text version would be better than one with fancy graphics since, in the context of the show, no one would have known what the phone box or the angels looked like.

in circles
June 22nd, 2007, 07:20 AM
I watched this at 1am while on watch and this had me jumping with fright. Stephen Moffat needs to be forced to write every episode of the series, the man can do no wrong.

ShadowMaat
June 22nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
I've developed a phobia of stone angels. ;)

uknesvuinng
June 22nd, 2007, 10:17 PM
I've developed a phobia of stone angels. ;)

I was half-panicky one night shortly after the episode aired while walking through my house. I kept expecting to turn around just in time to catch one of the stone angels just about to get me.

ShadowMaat
June 23rd, 2007, 07:55 AM
I was half-panicky one night shortly after the episode aired while walking through my house. I kept expecting to turn around just in time to catch one of the stone angels just about to get me.

Try doing it in a dark hall where you wouldn't be able to see them even if you DID turn around! *shiver* ;)

Willow'sCat
June 23rd, 2007, 07:58 AM
Quite frankly, I think this whole "digital switchover" thing is a con job.

Have you heard of any country besides the UK that's doing it?Australia.

Grayvorn
July 17th, 2007, 05:18 PM
I was in Cardiff recently, and passed several of the statues seen in the episode's closing montage.

There were a few suspicious double-takes I must say :S

Xicer
July 31st, 2007, 09:51 AM
Amazing episode, best of the new Who I've seen yet. I will never look at statues the same way again...

Klenotka
August 16th, 2007, 03:23 PM
I just saw this episode! It was great! Fantastic episode but frakin´creepy :eek:I literally fell from my chair twice. I will never look at statues the same.

Xicer
August 16th, 2007, 03:34 PM
lol I think I'll be looking at them much more often from now on.

Klenotka
August 16th, 2007, 03:39 PM
Thing is, what not looking at more carefulyl now? :cameron: Thanks to doctor, I can be scared from Xmas tree, Santas (even when we don´t have any :cameron:), statues...what did I forget? :cameron:

Xicer
August 16th, 2007, 03:44 PM
^ Don't forget anything made out of plastic!

Trek_Girl42
August 28th, 2007, 12:30 AM
Wow. Steven Moffat sure does take the crown so far for best episode each season! Fantastic! I actually gasped when the Angel's face went vicious and it had it's arm out at DVD guy. :eek:

These Angels are the best villains since the Gas Mask people (though Baines comes pretty close), and definitely a fantastic Doctor-lite episode, and all of the new characters were very likable- I'd like Sally Sparrow to become a companion! :D





Still getting the creeps. :S

MmmmMcKAy
August 28th, 2007, 11:07 AM
Sally Sparrow was awesome and I really liked the Nightingale guy too. She would make a great companion.:):)

Great episode even though The Doctor and Martha were like guest stars.

Those weeping Angels are very disturbing!!

Trek_Girl42
August 28th, 2007, 12:52 PM
Sally Sparrow was awesome and I really liked the Nightingale guy too. She would make a great companion.:):)

Great episode even though The Doctor and Martha were like guest stars.

Those weeping Angels are very disturbing!!
Ahem. Especially if you're sitting outside watching an eclipse, by yourself, at two in the morning, just after seeing the episode. I swear I've never been so jumpy in my life. When a deer came up behind me I must have lept a foot in the air. :S :P

MmmmMcKAy
August 28th, 2007, 05:33 PM
Wow, sounds like you live in a great place, Trek Girl.:)

I, unfortunately, had lots of other bothersome distractions while watching the episode, so I wasn't really creeped out. But I can see feeling weird in your situation.

I know that I'll think of "Blink" when I see any statue or graveyard angel from now on.



I think there's a rerun on CBC Labour Day Monday.....so 2 weeks until Captain Jack!!!!!:(:(

General David Niemi
August 28th, 2007, 06:01 PM
Is a good ep Blink. The begining is awsome! :D

Trek_Girl42
August 28th, 2007, 06:07 PM
Wow, sounds like you live in a great place, Trek Girl.:)

I, unfortunately, had lots of other bothersome distractions while watching the episode, so I wasn't really creeped out. But I can see feeling weird in your situation.

I know that I'll think of "Blink" when I see any statue or graveyard angel from now on.



I think there's a rerun on CBC Labour Day Monday.....so 2 weeks until Captain Jack!!!!!:(:(
I was creeped while watching it, but not to excess. It was afterwards- I just couldn't get those Angels out of my head. *banishes imagination* :P

Then I was going through my CDs this morning and found the Buffy soundtrack with the stone angel on the cover. I won't be looking at that one the same way again. :P

I can't believe they make us wait for Jack! It's really not fair! Maybe Labour Day could get cancelled this year. ;)

PG15
August 28th, 2007, 06:26 PM
I didn't watch the whole ep (missed the beginning), but I gotta say, this concept of "quantum lock" completely BLEW. MY. MIND. great episode, and the way the Doctor saved the two people was so obvious, yet it never entered my head until it happened.

Awesome Science fiction writing right here! :D

Xicer
August 28th, 2007, 06:46 PM
^ Agreed! Absolutely loved this ep!

Trek_Girl42
August 28th, 2007, 10:17 PM
and the way the Doctor saved the two people was so obvious, yet it never entered my head until it happened.

Such a simple and elegant solution- I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it either. :P It's easily one of the most perfect endings to a sci-fi "problem" on a show I've ever seen.

ShadowMaat
August 29th, 2007, 04:24 AM
Such a simple and elegant solution- I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it either. :P It's easily one of the most perfect endings to a sci-fi "problem" on a show I've ever seen.
It was pretty good, but now I have a I-haven't-had-my-coffee-yet question:

In Utopia Capt. Jack grabs on to the outside of the TARDIS and gets pulled along. If the angels were likewise grabbing, how come they didn't go, too?

It's probably something simple like, "They weren't clinging for dear life, they were pushing/shaking it" or "they'd never traveled in the TARDIS so didn't have any wossname particles in them to make it possible" or something so simple and obvious that I'm not thinking of it. *sips coffee*

Xicer
August 29th, 2007, 06:05 AM
^ Yeah the angels didn't seem like they were actually "holding on" to the TARDIS like Jack was, they were pretty much just banging on it. That and Jack's immortality have something to do with it? lol I just thought I'd throw that in there.

MmmmMcKAy
August 29th, 2007, 07:46 AM
Looks like we won't get an episode on Sept. 10th either. CBC is playing the Canadian Country Music Awards..........GAG!!!!:(
That sucks!!!

Xicer
August 29th, 2007, 08:05 AM
Ah that sucks. Utopia is a great ep, with a nice little twist! ;)

Trek_Girl42
August 29th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Looks like we won't get an episode on Sept. 10th either. CBC is playing the Canadian Country Music Awards..........GAG!!!!:(
That sucks!!!
WHAT! GAG is right. Cancel Doctor Who for country music crap? That is unbelieveable..... :rolleyes:

At least Eureka starts that night though, so that's something to help ease the pain. ;)

Alipeeps
August 29th, 2007, 03:08 PM
Such a simple and elegant solution- I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it either. :P It's easily one of the most perfect endings to a sci-fi "problem" on a show I've ever seen.

The really fab thing is that the solution was a last minute one - Moffat came up with the Weeping Angels for the story but couldn't think of a way to defeat the perfedct killers he had created! :lol: It was only when he talked the script through with Mark Gatiss that it suddenly occured to him that he had written there being four angels... one for each side of the TARDIS! As if he had planned it all along! :lol:


It was pretty good, but now I have a I-haven't-had-my-coffee-yet question:

In Utopia Capt. Jack grabs on to the outside of the TARDIS and gets pulled along. If the angels were likewise grabbing, how come they didn't go, too?

It's probably something simple like, "They weren't clinging for dear life, they were pushing/shaking it" or "they'd never traveled in the TARDIS so didn't have any wossname particles in them to make it possible" or something so simple and obvious that I'm not thinking of it. *sips coffee*

I think it's possibly also to do with how the Doctor had programmed the TARDIS... the pre-set destination etc from when the DVD was inserted not only sent the TARDIS back in time to Martha and the Doctor but it made the TARDIS - and ONLY the TARDIS - dematerialise with any people/things inside it (Sally etc) - or presumably touching the outside of it (the angels) - left behind.

Trek_Girl42
August 29th, 2007, 03:15 PM
The really fab thing is that the solution was a last minute one - Moffat came up with the Weeping Angels for the story but couldn't think of a way to defeat the perfedct killers he had created! :lol: It was only when he talked the script through with Mark Gatiss that it suddenly occured to him that he had written there being four angels... one for each side of the TARDIS! As if he had planned it all along! :lol:

:lol: That's hilarious- thanks for mentioning that! :P

Alipeeps
August 30th, 2007, 02:34 AM
:lol: That's hilarious- thanks for mentioning that! :P

You're welcome. I bought a Dr Who Magazine special on Season 3 that is chock full of awesome info - it goes through every ep in the season from conception to writing, planning, production etc etc. There's literally 5-6 pages full of info on every ep - it's brilliant!

Trek_Girl42
August 30th, 2007, 12:36 PM
You're welcome. I bought a Dr Who Magazine special on Season 3 that is chock full of awesome info - it goes through every ep in the season from conception to writing, planning, production etc etc. There's literally 5-6 pages full of info on every ep - it's brilliant!
Wow! That's sounds fantastic! I wish the titan mags had that kind of info- or I'd buy more of them for various shows. :(

Alipeeps
August 30th, 2007, 03:38 PM
Wow! That's sounds fantastic! I wish the titan mags had that kind of info- or I'd buy more of them for various shows. :(

I dunno if you can maybe order a copy? It retails at £6.99 in the UK and, according to the info on the back, $13.99 in the US (whether you can get it in Canada, I don't know?). It's called the Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition #17- The Doctor Who Companion: Series Three.

It's published by Panini Magazines.

Trek_Girl42
August 30th, 2007, 03:59 PM
I dunno if you can maybe order a copy? It retails at £6.99 in the UK and, according to the info on the back, $13.99 in the US (whether you can get it in Canada, I don't know?). It's called the Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition #17- The Doctor Who Companion: Series Three.

It's published by Panini Magazines.
$13.99 US! :eek: That's steep. :S *sigh* There doesn't happen to be a website with the articles does there? *crosses fingers* :P

Alipeeps
August 31st, 2007, 05:45 AM
$13.99 US! :eek: That's steep. :S *sigh* There doesn't happen to be a website with the articles does there? *crosses fingers* :P

Not that I can see. It's a bit pricey I guess (price of a book) but really there is so much to it.. it's magazine format but a good centimetre or more thick with probably 6+ pages on each episode, filled with pictures and text and info. I've barely even scratched the surface of reading it all yet.. I've just been dipping into the entries for episodes I particularly liked..

If you're really interested in having a copy, I'd be happy to get you one over here and post it to you?

Trek_Girl42
August 31st, 2007, 02:15 PM
Not that I can see. It's a bit pricey I guess (price of a book) but really there is so much to it.. it's magazine format but a good centimetre or more thick with probably 6+ pages on each episode, filled with pictures and text and info. I've barely even scratched the surface of reading it all yet.. I've just been dipping into the entries for episodes I particularly liked..

If you're really interested in having a copy, I'd be happy to get you one over here and post it to you?
Thanks for the offer- I don't think I shall be getting this one- I'm still saving for the actual DVDs. ;)

The reason it seems so expensive is because $13.99 US is going to be roughly $20 CDN (if it's on sale here). We don't get a decent exchange rate on these sci-fi magazines to account for the strong Canadian dollar (:rolleyes:) so I never buy any in Canada.

Angela V
September 2nd, 2007, 04:47 PM
:eek:
It's a good thing my son and I watched this when it was light outside! My 7 year old was totally freaked out. Okay so was I! The use of the Angels was great. Of course they had to add that bit at the end with all the statue pictures and the doctor doing his don't blink bit!
My son: they are everywhere!
Me: you do know it's NOT real?
My son: yes. But they are creepy.
Hopefully he sleeps well tonight! :)

Trek_Girl42
September 2nd, 2007, 05:16 PM
:eek:
It's a good thing my son and I watched this when it was light outside! My 7 year old was totally freaked out. Okay so was I! The use of the Angels was great. Of course they had to add that bit at the end with all the statue pictures and the doctor doing his don't blink bit!
My son: they are everywhere!
Me: you do know it's NOT real?
My son: yes. But they are creepy.
Hopefully he sleeps well tonight! :)
:lol: I won't be letting my seven year old sister watch this one. No way am I being responsible for her getting nightmares. ;) We did watch "Girl in the Fireplace" this morning though, so she gets a taste of Steven Moffat's wonderful writing. :D

Xicer
September 2nd, 2007, 05:19 PM
^ Heh I have a seven-year old sis too, only difference is that I do want to show her this ep. She gets scared real easily, last year we took her to see Chicken Little and she got so scared at the alien scene lol, so you can imagine how she would react to this. I'm cruel I know...;)

Trek_Girl42
September 2nd, 2007, 05:25 PM
^ Heh I have a seven-year old sis too, only difference is that I do want to show her this ep. She gets scared real easily, last year we took her to see Chicken Little and she got so scared at the alien scene lol, so you can imagine how she would react to this. I'm cruel I know...;)
:lol:

My parents would ground me if I did. In spite of the fact that I'm too old to be grounded. :P

Angela V
September 2nd, 2007, 11:46 PM
:lol: I won't be letting my seven year old sister watch this one. No way am I being responsible for her getting nightmares. ;) We did watch "Girl in the Fireplace" this morning though, so she gets a taste of Steven Moffat's wonderful writing. :D

Yeah but my son watched Ghost Rider and wants to watch it again. We saw it in the theatres and it was rated PG-13. Got a previously viewed copy from Rogers Video for $10 and noticed when I got home that it's an extended edition and now 14A! Watched it with Dave and I didn't notice any difference. OF course it had been awhile. I think there was just more bodies turning into black. So I let Bobby watch it. Kept asking him if he was scared. I got glared at! :) Though I think the Angel statues from DW scared him more. We actually missed Girl in the Fireplace. I was hoping CBC would rerun some from season 27 and 28 like they were doing back at the beginning of the year. But I noticed it too late and missed most of season 28.

Trek_Girl42
September 3rd, 2007, 12:28 AM
Yeah but my son watched Ghost Rider and wants to watch it again. We saw it in the theatres and it was rated PG-13. Got a previously viewed copy from Rogers Video for $10 and noticed when I got home that it's an extended edition and now 14A! Watched it with Dave and I didn't notice any difference. OF course it had been awhile. I think there was just more bodies turning into black. So I let Bobby watch it. Kept asking him if he was scared. I got glared at! :) Though I think the Angel statues from DW scared him more. We actually missed Girl in the Fireplace. I was hoping CBC would rerun some from season 27 and 28 like they were doing back at the beginning of the year. But I noticed it too late and missed most of season 28.We've got most of series two borrowed from the library- somehow ended up with discs two through six all at once. :P Lots of Who watching going on at my house. :D I hope CBC will re-air them as well, they make for excellent repeat viewing, better than most shows, and the DVDs cost a bundle. :S

Angela V
September 10th, 2007, 11:40 PM
My hubby was curious about this episode because I mentioned how it freaked Bobby out so much. And well, Bobby was begging to watch it again! He is SO my son. :) Need to freak himself out once again. So we watched it. Hubby thought it was very well done.
Then we were walking the kids to the nearest library. There's a small cemetary right before the library. As we were walking by my evil husband said "Look there's an Angel statue!" My son's head whipped around so fast and I saw the look on his face! There was no Angel. But Bobby did laugh about it.

Trek_Girl42
September 11th, 2007, 12:02 AM
My hubby was curious about this episode because I mentioned how it freaked Bobby out so much. And well, Bobby was begging to watch it again! He is SO my son. :) Need to freak himself out once again. So we watched it. Hubby thought it was very well done.
Then we were walking the kids to the nearest library. There's a small cemetary right before the library. As we were walking by my evil husband said "Look there's an Angel statue!" My son's head whipped around so fast and I saw the look on his face! There was no Angel. But Bobby did laugh about it.
:lol:

I want Steven Moffat's job (and talent). Freaking out that many kids all at once? Can't think of anything more fun. :D

Reefgirl
September 12th, 2007, 10:31 AM
According to The Doctor Who Adventures magazine the Weeping Angels are the scariest monsters of the last series http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2007/09/12/48755.shtml

MasySyma
September 14th, 2007, 07:02 PM
That episode is awesome!!!! It's a perfect blend of creepy, sad, and compelling. I hope that we get more of Stephen Moffat's work in the future.

And yes, I hope that he takes over the show if RTD leaves.

aintright
September 14th, 2007, 07:09 PM
Wow ... loved this ep!!! am a new Dr. watcher this season and for me this ep was the best by far!!!

The weeping angels ... amazing ... terrifyingly eeerie ... in a very weird way!!!

and the ending ...

deff enjoyed it!!



teehee!!:jack_new15:

creed462
September 14th, 2007, 07:28 PM
It was very good, it would be great if she became a companion

Klenotka
September 15th, 2007, 06:54 AM
I agree, Sally Sparrow was fantastic. I never really liked Rose or Martha. The first one was too...um, let´s just say that she created more problems than solved and Martha was in love from very first moment.
Sally was action, smart, with her head in right place. I´d be happy to see her as a companion. Or she could at least return for few episodes.

Xicer
September 15th, 2007, 06:56 AM
Watched the episode again, love it everytime. :D

And yes, Sally would make an excellent companion! She has all the qualities, but now that she's basically settling down I don't know if that would ever be possible. :(

scarimor
September 15th, 2007, 09:15 AM
According to The Doctor Who Adventures magazine the Weeping Angels are the scariest monsters of the last series http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/news/cult/news/drwho/2007/09/12/48755.shtml
We don't see them move, we don't hear them talk - great concept and superb editing.

Reefgirl
September 15th, 2007, 11:46 AM
That episode is awesome!!!! It's a perfect blend of creepy, sad, and compelling. I hope that we get more of Stephen Moffat's work in the future.

And yes, I hope that he takes over the show if RTD leaves.
Stephen Moffat has written for all 3 series so far, he wrote The Empty Child/Doctor Dances and The Girl in the Fireplace

Merlin's_Legacy
September 15th, 2007, 04:56 PM
Just got two questions... What happens if someone turns the light off in the basement?

Would it have been equally effective to simply place a mirror in front of each angel?

Trek_Girl42
September 15th, 2007, 05:34 PM
Watched the episode again, love it everytime. :D

And yes, Sally would make an excellent companion! She has all the qualities, but now that she's basically settling down I don't know if that would ever be possible. :(
I agree! I hope she at least comes back for another episode even if she couldn't stay on as a companion- a one trip in the TARDIS type deal would be nice. :)

FoolishPleasure
September 15th, 2007, 09:21 PM
Finally got to see the episode everyone has been talking about and it was worth the wait! I love Sally Sparrow, and the writing was top notch. Sally would make a great companion.

scarimor
September 16th, 2007, 01:43 AM
Just got two questions... What happens if someone turns the light off in the basement?
Scope for them to return in the event of a power cut :)

Alipeeps
September 17th, 2007, 05:36 PM
I did a bad thing..... :D

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f260/Alipeeps/Dr%20Who/WeepingAngelToon.jpg

Willow'sCat
September 18th, 2007, 10:09 PM
I agree, Sally Sparrow was fantastic. I never really liked Rose or Martha. The first one was too...um, let´s just say that she created more problems than solvedTo put it mildly, then most companions do that, Sarah Jane was always getting into trouble and don't start me on my fave gal ACE. ;)

Martha was in love from very first moment.
Now that totally got on my *cough* I mean nothing wrong with lovin' The Doctor but that just came off as pathetic imho.

Sally was action, smart, with her head in right place. I´d be happy to see her as a companion. Or she could at least return for few episodes.Hmm, she is probably too smart, she reminds me of Romana I. I liked Romana I but in the end I see why they regenerated her into Romana II. ;)

I am still at a lost to understand why Sally grabs hold of 'what's his name's' hand so pointedly when The Doctor looks at her. Did I miss something? Maybe something got cut out and this made sense then? :S

Madeleine
September 18th, 2007, 10:19 PM
I think the pointed message was to whatsisname, to say to him that although her doctor-obsession has been a slight dampener on their relationship for some time, now she's ready to pay him more attention.

Willow'sCat
September 18th, 2007, 11:00 PM
I think the pointed message was to whatsisname, to say to him that although her doctor-obsession has been a slight dampener on their relationship for some time, now she's ready to pay him more attention.Oh, OK but it seemed to be 'acted' as if it was Sally 'saying' something to The Doctor. Mabybe she was 'saying' something to herself. ;) *shugs*

Reefgirl
September 19th, 2007, 12:03 AM
In the final scene (where Larry (whatsisname) turned up) the Doctor looked at him as thought he recognised him, it's what it looked like to me anyway

Coco Pops
September 25th, 2007, 01:48 AM
Quite frankly, I think this whole "digital switchover" thing is a con job.

Have you heard of any country besides the UK that's doing it?


Australia

2008 was supposed to be the year they turn off the analog transmitters
but the take up rate of digital set top boxes has pushed that back to
2010 .....

I too think it's all a big con... What was wrong with normal TV
transmission?

Going all digital makes me wonder, (my paranoid half) has all sorts of
conspirational ideas such as manipulation of the news.. digital editing
for political gain......

Coco Pops
September 25th, 2007, 02:05 AM
This was one of the best episodes this season..... Just the best

I loved the statues ides.

But like another poster I have to ask about that whole thing with
the quantum lock thingy. Some problems with that. Would the
statues looking at each other be enough? What if the light goes
out?

What if you put a mirror in front of a statue? Would it seeing itself
be enough to stop it moving?

And what if you belted it with a sledgehammer and broke it to bits.
=================================================

I really did like the episode and it has creeped me out like all you others
because my room has lots of little statues.. I collect figurines of 1920s
women.. And ever since this show I can't help but glance up at them
from the screen when I am at the computer. Brrrrrrrrrr scary..

Oh loved Sally Sparrow. Did anyone notice the name Sparrow is also
in Donnie Darko?

I did not believe her instant infatuation with the young cop.. Just a bit
too soap opera for me. No one goes all gushy like that unless they can't
control their hormones.. Eeeewww I didn't like that scene.

Oh but what a fantastic episode.

Trek_Girl42
September 25th, 2007, 07:31 AM
This was one of the best episodes this season..... Just the best

I loved the statues ides.

But like another poster I have to ask about that whole thing with
the quantum lock thingy. Some problems with that. Would the
statues looking at each other be enough? What if the light goes
out?

What if you put a mirror in front of a statue? Would it seeing itself
be enough to stop it moving?

And what if you belted it with a sledgehammer and broke it to bits.

What about insects? Birds? Animals? If they can see the statue, should it still be able to move?

uknesvuinng
September 25th, 2007, 09:48 AM
Australia

2008 was supposed to be the year they turn off the analog transmitters
but the take up rate of digital set top boxes has pushed that back to
2010 .....

I too think it's all a big con... What was wrong with normal TV
transmission?

Going all digital makes me wonder, (my paranoid half) has all sorts of
conspirational ideas such as manipulation of the news.. digital editing
for political gain......

The US is doing the digital switchover in 2008, too.

The reason for it isn't anything quite so nefarious. Current analog TV transmission takes up a huge chunk of the available broadcast spectrum because of the required bandwidth. By going digital, the TV signal will take up less space in another part of the spectrum, which means all that previously occupied bandwidth is now available for use in other places. Primarily, as I understand it, the US intends to use it for communication by emergency personnel (police, fire, ambulance, etc). I imagine there are quite a few corporations with a few ideas they'd like to try, as well.

Coco Pops
September 25th, 2007, 08:40 PM
The US is doing the digital switchover in 2008, too.

The reason for it isn't anything quite so nefarious. Current analog TV transmission takes up a huge chunk of the available broadcast spectrum because of the required bandwidth. By going digital, the TV signal will take up less space in another part of the spectrum, which means all that previously occupied bandwidth is now available for use in other places. Primarily, as I understand it, the US intends to use it for communication by emergency personnel (police, fire, ambulance, etc). I imagine there are quite a few corporations with a few ideas they'd like to try, as well.


Yes true but digital TV transmission works much like the way digital
signals are sent to GSM phones. The problem with this I see is that
they'll have to up the power of the transmitters or install repeater stations
in outer metropolitan areas becase like phones they are going to get
drop out areas.. And consumer complaints.

The bandwidth might be narrower but it won't travel as far as analog
signals...

Madeleine
September 25th, 2007, 10:26 PM
Five house-points for anyone who can post On-Topically about Digital Television.

Coco Pops
September 25th, 2007, 10:34 PM
Five house-points for anyone who can post On-Topically about Digital Television.



I was posting on topically about digital TV

But hang on this was the Blink thread LOL........

Oops my bad

Trek_Girl42
September 25th, 2007, 11:41 PM
I was posting on topically about digital TV

But hang on this was the Blink thread LOL........

Oops my bad
The signal of digital television could *Blink* in and out.....on topic enough?

Factually correct enough.....yes? no? :confused:

Edit: If the television had bad signal, I could just imagine yelling at it, don't blink! Moving towards it if it does, stopping as the signal comes back to see if it stays..... And if it blinks too much you end up close enough to unplug it.....

I'm trying way too hard here. :P

uknesvuinng
September 26th, 2007, 12:24 AM
If it wasn't for the creation and widespread adoption of digital codecs for encoding video and audio (a step that leads almost inevitably to digital TV broadcasts), the Doctor would have had to find a rather different means of communicating with Sally and saving the day.

*bows*

Coco Pops
September 26th, 2007, 01:15 AM
If it wasn't for the creation and widespread adoption of digital codecs for encoding video and audio (a step that leads almost inevitably to digital TV broadcasts), the Doctor would have had to find a rather different means of communicating with Sally and saving the day.

*bows*


Very good point...

Not ot mention the codecs and stuff to hack those mobile phones
he gave Rose and Martha.... Gee wonder how they'd bill the call when
Rose was in the year 5 billion and she called her mum at home?

The doctor called that "jiggery pokery"

Wonder if Rose's phone can work across dimensions why she never
tries it.

scarimor
October 4th, 2007, 11:45 AM
If it wasn't for the creation and widespread adoption of digital codecs for encoding video and audio (a step that leads almost inevitably to digital TV broadcasts), the Doctor would have had to find a rather different means of communicating with Sally and saving the day.

*bows*
clap clap clap!!! :)

~Benjamin~
October 6th, 2007, 06:29 AM
Blink is the the most scareist DoctorWho episode to date , those weeping Angels are so scary , scareist bit was when kathy's boyfriend(whatshisname) would blink and the angel would get closer and closer

all in all 9.5/10 - heaps good episode

memnarch
October 10th, 2007, 10:57 PM
This is an incredibly well crafted episode. Not only is it one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes, it is one of my favorite scifi episodes of all time. There are just so many good lines (Timey Wimey...) and the characters in the episodes are all introduced and played out to perfection. A true gem.:)

ShadowMaat
October 12th, 2007, 07:19 AM
Picked up a YA book the other day called Stoneheart because it's about statues that come to life and it put me cozily in mind of Blink. I finally started reading it yesterday and it's been fairly good so far, but I was skimming the list of chapter titles and there's one coming up called DON'T BLINK. lol! The story is even set in London. Spooky. The statues in this book aren't quantum-locked aliens, though, and some people (two kids, anyway) can see them moving- and talking.

Anyway, just felt a need to share that. ;)

Coco Pops
October 12th, 2007, 07:29 AM
This is an incredibly well crafted episode. Not only is it one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes, it is one of my favorite scifi episodes of all time. There are just so many good lines (Timey Wimey...) and the characters in the episodes are all introduced and played out to perfection. A true gem.:)



One of my favourite lines of any of the new series.... :)

"This is my timey wimey machine. It goes ding when there's stuff"

BlueSparks
October 19th, 2007, 07:48 PM
Blink is the the most scareist DoctorWho episode to date , those weeping Angels are so scary , scareist bit was when kathy's boyfriend(whatshisname) would blink and the angel would get closer and closer

all in all 9.5/10 - heaps good episodeI agree.

JackHarkness_Hot
October 20th, 2007, 01:13 PM
Personally I thought "Blink" was one of the best episodes of the entire NEW Doctor Who Series (Season 1 -3) :)

An outsider following clues set by the good Doctor and it was scary and exciting - my kind of story!

BubblegumSex
December 14th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Blink was easily my favourite episode of Series 3, which considering it was Doctor Lite is quite something.

All my favourites are written by the same guy though, Mr Steven Moffatt

SeaBee
February 27th, 2008, 04:25 AM
This episode was by far the best episode of the season for me, although my family wern't that bothered.

Well written, well acted, extra tense and a real behind the sofa episode.

Rickington
March 2nd, 2008, 11:26 PM
This episode was by far the best episode of the season for me, although my family wern't that bothered.

Well written, well acted, extra tense and a real behind the sofa episode.

Agreed.

This episode made me jump, especially when ... (open at your own risk :valaanime06:)
http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8828/3x10blink01181us5.jpg Boo!

Dumper
June 4th, 2008, 02:32 PM
A very good episode, really clever and well written. But am i the only one who has a problem with the ending? I haven't read all the posts in this thread so i apologise if this has come up before.

How did the Doctor know Sally would be in that house and when to duck? It seems strange that a statue would throw an object instead of attacking her.

When the statues are all left facing each other after the Tardis leaves, the two main characters stand up blocking the view of a few statues which would have given some of them time to move.

Also why did the light come back on? As soon as it goes off again the statues will be able to move.

But overall it was something different, and certainly one if the better episodes this season.

uknesvuinng
June 4th, 2008, 02:42 PM
A very good episode, really clever and well written. But am i the only one who has a problem with the ending? I haven't read all the posts in this thread so i apologise if this has come up before.

How did the Doctor know Sally would be in that house and when to duck? It seems strange that a statue would throw an object instead of attacking her.

When the statues are all left facing each other after the Tardis leaves, the two main characters stand up blocking the view of a few statues which would have given some of them time to move.

Also why did the light come back on? As soon as it goes off again the statues will be able to move.

But overall it was something different, and certainly one if the better episodes this season.

The script of the Doctor's conversation was part of what Sally gave the Doctor at the end of the episode. Because he told her to duck, he knew he had to tell her to duck.

It's all timey-wimey and stuff. :P

Anubis69
June 4th, 2008, 02:45 PM
How did the Doctor know Sally would be in that house and when to duck? It seems strange that a statue would throw an object instead of attacking her.
It's a predestination paradox. She read the warnings, wrote down how and what happened, gave the doctor the file and in turn wrote the warnings.

As for the statues throwing... Maybe they just like to mix up their game a bit. It must get boring stealing people's potential life energy the whole time... :P

ETA: uknesvuinng. CURSES!

Coco Pops
June 4th, 2008, 05:59 PM
If the statues are just stone why not belt them with a sledgehammer or something when they're frozen. No more bad aliens simple.

Although the ending of the episode was quite brill and spooky.

ShadowMaat
June 4th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I like to pretend there's a little scene where the Doctor goes back and pounds all the statues into dust, because let's face it, as soon as the lights go out the statues would be on the move again. ;)

padr49904
June 4th, 2008, 06:46 PM
I know I always wondered why they didn't wait until they has their eyes uncovered then move them into a position where they are looking at each other.

It would of been cool if Sally would of become a companion, maybe in the future?

Coco Pops
June 4th, 2008, 07:12 PM
Blink was also quite shippy .... Not a fan of shippyness but I've said my piece already a few posts above.

toni_stark
June 14th, 2008, 08:38 AM
this episode was brilliant, even if we barley got to see the doctor...
mmm...david tennant....

Pharaoh Atem
September 15th, 2008, 08:44 AM
sheer brilliance i nearly cried at the end when sally found the doctor outside the shop the music and moment were great

gateship15
September 15th, 2008, 06:03 PM
this was a fantastic episode. i love the fact that something that looks so safe as the weeping angels do could become something so dangers when u blink. i also like the fact this episode wasn't all about the doctor but also about a normal person who helps save the day with help from the doctor. i also like the fact that it was a self fafilling proficiency.

ManiacMike
September 26th, 2008, 08:30 PM
Loved this episode. :)

obsidian1771
December 3rd, 2008, 07:25 AM
Blink was an amazing episode but ... did anyone else notice when the Doctor talks about the "wibbly-wobbly ball of timey-whimey stuff" that the whole line had been lifted from Stargate SG-1 (Carter says it, I think in Moebius, Pt. 1).

medusacascade
December 3rd, 2008, 08:30 AM
Hiya, new to the Doctor threads *waves* but I have to admit that 'Blink' scared the bejesus out of me! I think it must take a total genius to come up with a storyline like that and they certainly earn their money! The only one that surpassed it IMHO was 'The Family of Blood' which made me cry buckets (still does), but for sheer 'edge of seat' it has to be 'Blink' :)

Coco Pops
December 3rd, 2008, 03:13 PM
Blink was an amazing episode but ... did anyone else notice when the Doctor talks about the "wibbly-wobbly ball of timey-whimey stuff" that the whole line had been lifted from Stargate SG-1 (Carter says it, I think in Moebius, Pt. 1).


OMG Really?


BTW I love this episode but found it too shippy in parts.

Like Sally's friend I found it a bit hard to believe she would hitch up with that guy just like that, and on top of that lie about her age, but then again she was a woman :p

gateship15
December 3rd, 2008, 11:17 PM
Hiya, new to the Doctor threads *waves* but I have to admit that 'Blink' scared the bejesus out of me! I think it must take a total genius to come up with a storyline like that and they certainly earn their money! The only one that surpassed it IMHO was 'The Family of Blood' which made me cry buckets (still does), but for sheer 'edge of seat' it has to be 'Blink' :)

i agree with u on that and really carter did wow i need to watch that ep again

medusacascade
December 4th, 2008, 07:11 AM
OMG Really?


BTW I love this episode but found it too shippy in parts.

Like Sally's friend I found it a bit hard to believe she would hitch up with that guy just like that, and on top of that lie about her age, but then again she was a woman :p

In the words of Donna- "Oi, spaceman, Watch it!!!!!" :D

gateship15
December 5th, 2008, 12:19 AM
i like how her friend lied about her age but it was also sad because she lost her best friend. i wander if Sally and her friends brother ever got together in the end because all we know as they ended up being partners in a store and sally then met the doctor for the first time. but i guess we will never know if they ended up ever getting together

JadedWraith
May 27th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Hiya, new to the Doctor threads *waves* but I have to admit that 'Blink' scared the bejesus out of me! I think it must take a total genius to come up with a storyline like that and they certainly earn their money! The only one that surpassed it IMHO was 'The Family of Blood' which made me cry buckets (still does), but for sheer 'edge of seat' it has to be 'Blink' :)
I am ashamed I had to switch channels, last night, when the statue pointed to the lamp and it all went dark.



[Dean Winchester]That was scary![/Dean Winchester]
I saw bits and pieces in YOUtube and I am trying to catch the rerun this next sunday...I hope I will be able to watch all the episode, now that I spoiled it a little;)
The way they explore the feeling that something is creeping about when we are not looking is amazing.

gateship15
May 28th, 2009, 04:04 AM
thats ok if u had to change the channel :) just next time don't change it

Colonel Rebel
September 15th, 2009, 01:37 PM
This is my favorite episode of the series so far. I loved Carey as Sally Sparrow. I hope she returns to the program some day.

gateship15
September 15th, 2009, 10:42 PM
i like that this episode wasn't all about the doctor it did freak me out a bit and still does if i watch it at night

Coco Pops
September 15th, 2009, 11:19 PM
Would smashing the statues stop them?

gateship15
September 15th, 2009, 11:57 PM
i don't know maybe

Coco Pops
September 16th, 2009, 01:22 AM
i don't know maybe


Well essentially they are just statues made of stone and marble. No lving matter, just that they move... Smashing them would render them harmless I imagine.

gateship15
September 16th, 2009, 03:15 AM
good point u could just be careful not to take your off one while u brake another because u will end up in another time

Coco Pops
September 16th, 2009, 09:56 PM
And here is a real Weeping Angel

http://victorianpaperangel.deviantart.com/art/Weeping-Angel-108459520



Love this quote from the show.

"Don't Blink.
Blink and you're dead.
Don't turn your back.
Don't look away. And don't Blink.
Good Luck."...

gateship15
September 17th, 2009, 09:58 PM
oo cool

Girlbot
September 18th, 2009, 12:14 PM
This has got to be the spookiest episode ever. I can't get enough of watching it. :eek:

gateship15
September 19th, 2009, 05:41 AM
yea it is spooky it still freaks me out

animallover
October 7th, 2009, 03:02 PM
i love this episode was really freaky!

Coco Pops
October 7th, 2009, 08:19 PM
This has got to be the spookiest episode ever. I can't get enough of watching it. :eek:


I have grown to like Blink. At first I thought it was way too shippy, with how quick Sally goes weak at the knees for the cop guy and all. She seemed so giddy.

But the episode has grown on me. I like it now.

BTW I have got the whole series of Andromeda. $129 from my favourite DVD shop over here.

gateship15
October 8th, 2009, 02:51 AM
i agree about the cop thing does anyone really fall for a guy that quick

Girlbot
December 16th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Not sure if she "fell" for him perse. She did think he was hawt, that's different, and of course he was hawt :D He flirted and she found it interesting to see where that went.

gateship15
December 16th, 2009, 04:26 PM
yes its to bad that after they flirted he got sent back in time and died in her time. i just love that she is the one who gave the doctor the information he needed

Pharaoh Atem
January 7th, 2010, 01:02 AM
one of steven's many who classics

gateship15
January 9th, 2010, 10:30 PM
i agree. this is one of my fave eps

Cold Fuzz
January 30th, 2010, 12:01 AM
Recently saw Blink for the very first time. There are very few things that actually make me jump in my chair, but Blink was one of them. :eek: Quantum-locked or not, those Weeping Angels are freaky to watch, especially late at night. http://gopher65.com/images/drwho/WeepingAngela.gif

gateship15
January 30th, 2010, 03:02 PM
i agree with that they were pretty scary differentially at night

ShipperWriter
April 26th, 2011, 06:05 PM
One of my best friends, who introduced me to DW, told me that this was the best episode of the series and I needed to watch it.

I finally did today and he was absolutely right!

I liked the way that her actions in the future/present were what ignited the actions in the past and brought everything full circle, in a "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" sense.

And that is my new favorite line in the whole series.

LoneStar1836
May 21st, 2011, 12:50 PM
Fantastic episode! Definitely one of the best eps of the new Who...even though I have yet to watch the remaining 2 seasons as well as the current one.

Quite a while ago had caught a random ep from S31 with the Weeping Angels and thought how creepy/terrifying they were in that one. Have only now finally gotten around to rewatching and catching up with DW. They rank right up there with "Are you my Mummy?" :eek: which I thought were brilliant episodes as well.

gateship15
May 24th, 2011, 06:23 AM
this is still one of my fave episodes

Girlbot
May 24th, 2011, 08:10 AM
I think this is the best episode ever IMO. Even though it wasn't Doctorcentric, I didn't mind. It still seemed Dr Who:D

Coco Pops
May 24th, 2011, 08:20 AM
I'd agree with that Blink was one of the best episodes of new Who

Dr. Carson Beckett
June 18th, 2011, 11:41 PM
Blink features what may be my all-time favourite quote in all of Who with David Tennant's perfect delivery of the line.

"This is my timey wimey detector. It goes 'ding' when there's stuff. Also, it can boil an egg at thirty paces... whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to stay away from hens. It's not pretty when they blow."

mi_guard
August 23rd, 2011, 01:42 AM
I saw Blink for the first time this week :eek: oh my .. later that day I was walking through old town and was looking twice at all statutes while passing by :o :)

Coco Pops
August 23rd, 2011, 03:01 AM
Blink features what may be my all-time favourite quote in all of Who with David Tennant's perfect delivery of the line.

"This is my timey wimey detector. It goes 'ding' when there's stuff. Also, it can boil an egg at thirty paces... whether you want it to or not, actually, so I've learned to stay away from hens. It's not pretty when they blow."

I think his lines about not blinking were done better.....

Now how did that go

Don't blink!
Don't turn your back,
Don't look back,
And most of all don't blink,
Good luck!

I've probably muffed it up

Coco Pops
August 23rd, 2011, 03:32 AM
Ooh look what happened to Jewel Staite at Dragoncon......Attacked by Weeping Angel

http://dw-cosplay.livejournal.com/130390.html

mi_guard
August 23rd, 2011, 10:26 AM
I think his lines about not blinking were done better.....

Now how did that go

Don't blink!
Don't turn your back,
Don't look back,
And most of all don't blink,
Good luck!

I've probably muffed it up
I had to check it. The exact lines are:

Don't blink!
Don't even blink.
Blink and you're dead.
They are fast, faster than you can believe.
Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink!
Good luck!

mi_guard
September 14th, 2011, 05:10 AM
I could watch him explaining this over and over again :D

"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff."

maneth
July 23rd, 2012, 10:51 AM
Cool episode, and the angels were so creepy!

Coco Pops
September 22nd, 2012, 03:08 AM
I had to check it. The exact lines are:

Don't blink!
Don't even blink.
Blink and you're dead.
They are fast, faster than you can believe.
Don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink!
Good luck!



Thanks muchly..........


I've been brooding about Daleks vs Reapers, Shadows, Vorlons vs Reapers...............