Remember, however, that this list only gives the first year in which an episode from a series was broadcast. It is only when she reveals the words "duck now" that she actually does so, narrowly avoiding a rock that would have hit her head. "[23] Although the actresses were slightly "wobbly" when they stood still, the producers used digital effects to, in essence, freeze the angels on film. They are looking to get into the TARDIS, which is filled with time energy, which the Angels will feast on forever but the damage they could do could switch off the sun. The man in the Easter egg, a time traveller called the Doctor, has also been sent to the past, and asks Billy to relay a message decades later. [17] Russell T Davies, the series' executive producer, later noted that, due to MacDonald's work, the episode included some of "the most beautiful [visuals] we've ever had". In the episode, the Tenth Doctor—a time travelling alien played by David Tennant—is trapped in 1969 and tries to communicate with a young woman in 2007, Sally Sparrow (Carey Mulligan), to prevent the statue-like Weeping Angels from taking control of the TARDIS. Sally is shown to now have everything she recorded, including the transcript, the photos of the wall and the list of DVDs in a folder which she keeps on her at all times. She leaves the shop, having gotten an idea from a comment said by Larry's co-worker ("Why does nobody ever just go to the police?") Thus, his series actually begin in 2005, 2006 and 2007 — not 2006, 2007 and 2008 as is commonly thought. “Blink.” Honestly, what more is there to say about this one? Overnight ratings showed that it was watched by 6.1 million viewers, which rose to 6.62 once time-shifted viewers were taken into account. It was also the second "Doctor-lite" story in BBC Wales Doctor Who, having come about out of a need in the production schedule for double banking. Steven Moffat With an age almost as old as the universe itself, Weeping Angels that were converted from ordinary statues appeared as they did before being taken over. In addition, the "wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey" line has been used to describe several of Moffat's complex time travel stories, such as "Let's Kill Hitler" and "The Big Bang". One of them has a Yale key in its hand. Sally and Larry return to the house and play the Easter egg on a portable DVD player. [46], "Blink" received the award for Best Story in the Doctor Who Magazine 2007 Survey. Sally turns to the hall to see Kathy's naked brother, Larry, who desperately hoped he was wearing pants. Contrary to common belief, season 10 kicked off in the last week of December 1972 — not in 1973, as would be expected. Sally yells to keep looking at them, but Larry stands up slowly and realises that the Doctor tricked the Angels - they've been left looking straight at each other, freezing them permanently. It clinched Steven Moffat the showrunner job when Russell T. … Sally calls her best friend Kathy Nightingale, despite the late hour; she answers, groggily, but refuses to leave her home. The Doctor is stuck in 1969, so he is relying on Sally to send the TARDIS back to him. When Larry brings Sally the list of DVDs, a vintage White Star Line sticker can be seen stuck to the back of the folder; For reasons unknown, while the original BBC One broadcast and subsequent Region 2 DVD release of the episode includes a "One year later" on-screen graphic prior to the epilogue scene, broadcasts of the episode in North America, as well as Region 1 DVD release, omit this. Phil Collinson "Doctor Who" Blink (TV Episode 2007) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Sally presumes she has figured out the joke and calls for her friend, but Kathy does not answer. As a terrified Larry keeps his eyes fixed on the Angel to stop it getting any closer, Sally searches for a way out. (The Doctor is on a monitor screen in a room at the far end.) Featuring: [59][60][61] The line was also referenced in the first episode of the fifth series, "The Eleventh Hour", when the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) scans the crack in young Amelia Pond's (Caitlin Blackwood) wall with his sonic screwdriver. They head towards the door, keeping their eyes on the Angels. [16] Due to the show's tight schedule, "Blink" had only one script meeting. [11] "Blink" is referred to as a "Doctor-Lite" episode because the Doctor and his companion have very little screen time. When Kathy calls her and Sally "Sparrow and Nightingale", Sally says it's "a bit, Larry has a sticker on one of his files advertising ", On the same street as Sparrow & Nightingale are, The plot of this episode was based upon a short story, Despite only appearing in cameos, David Tennant and Freema Agyeman are still credited as the main stars rather than. The Weeping Angels standing around the TARDIS get tricked into looking at each other and are permanently frozen. Sally discovers she can converse with the Doctor in 1969, as he possesses a copy of the complete transcript that Larry is currently compiling. Before leaving, Sally takes a Yale key hanging from the hand of a statue. Doctor Who has told a number of supremely clever time travel stories over the years. BLINK. This explains the "weeping"; they cannot look at each other since it has the same effect. Both the Doctor and his companion Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, have very little screen time in this episode, which allowed for another episode to be filmed simultaneously; "Blink" is consequently sometimes referred to by fans as a "Doctor-lite" episode. You can read what Steven Moffat exclusively told us about it here. Bababa82. He also praised the fear-inducing concept of the Weeping Angels as well the "tenderness of the story and the characters" which were "quite intricate given how much is going on in these 45 minutes". The scenes at Wester Drumlins were shot in a derelict house in Newport. A… They play it and see the full message from the Doctor. "What I Did" includes several elements that are reused in "Blink", including messages under the wallpaper and an ontological paradox involving a conversation between Sally and the Doctor, prerecorded on a video cassette, based on a written transcript—the essay itself; however, instead of the Weeping Angels, "What I Did" features the Doctor and the TARDIS inadvertently separated twenty years in time by a fault in the time machine, and the Doctor is able to instruct Sally how to bring it back to him in the past. (, The Doctor's timey-wimey detector is later destroyed. Moffat won the BAFTA Craft and BAFTA Cymru awards for Best Writer, and the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form; while for her single performance in the series, Mulligan won the Constellation Award for Best Female Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode. 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