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Don't even blink!
This episode was SO much fun. You can watch it over and over, trying to work it out, and revelling in Billie's dalliance.
I don't find The Weeping Angels so much hide-behind-the-couch scary as suspenseful, with the capability to make you jump out of your skin.
There is a stretch of road near my house where there are garden statues in view for a minute or two, and I make sure never to blink, just to keep the memory of this episode fresh and alive in my mind. Actually, I think it's time I watched it again.moreless
Blink was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Doctor Who. I really enjoyed watching because the story was intriguing and fun. There was some action, character development and plot progression. I liked the suspense of some of the scenes which had me on the edge of my seat. I liked how every thing played out and certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!
One of the creepiest TV episodes ever
One of the creepiest TV episodes ever written. Genuinely nail-biting.
Like the original Rod Serling Twilight Zone series, and the original Outer Limits series, ingenious writing obviates any need for elaborate FX.
Clever cutting between a collection of stationary statues is enough to strike terror into viewers' hearts.
Remember, don't blink. Blink and you're dead.
Best one ever
An amazing episode for the new Doctor Who. This is truly one of the best episodes ever written - and it doesn't have the doctor in it much! How ironic.
Compare this with last years Love and Monsters - yeah totally different aren't they? This one has more fire, more drama and above all more characterisation. Speaking of the characters, the gorgeous and coragous Sally Sparrow is the heroine of the story. She stumbles across the Scooby-Doo house, and is plunged into a world of time and angel statues that can kill you. only cryptic messages from the lost timelord and the mysterious blue box can save her and her new lover Lawrence from trouble.
I only wish that more episodes could of been like this. Perhaps the new new series will have something to offer.moreless
A good Horror Drama thats worth watching though don't read to much into the time travel aspect of it all.
For any children who viewed this episode this will be a classic episode and one which they will remember as the best horror dramas are always something that you can relate too [Sapphire & Steel anyone?] in this case Writer Stephen Moffet has used Statues; something that viewers will always see everywhere.
This episode doesn't rely on fancy effects to move the story as its all in the editing and story telling surprisingly Martha and the Doctor take a back seat. This ep had obvious roots from Back To The Future Part II as the letter is given to Sally. I felt what let this ep down was the time travel aspect, some of it was good other parts were just unconvincing. Sorry Mr Moffet, but saying that interveening on future events will cause some sort of cataustropic upsetting of the universe seems a little like a plot oversight coverup - the Doctor does it all the time see; Day Of The Daleks. Could he mean the Blinovich Limitation Effect or is he just trying to save his own skin to get the Tardis back? Logically, if the police guy had gone back in time then he could have told his future self not to help Sally and a new timeline would have been set up and none of this would have happened to him! Besides if those Weeping Angels did put you back in time as you now know future events then you can technically alter history for your own gain.moreless
Blink, the best Doctor Who episode.
Well it might just be me, but I think that this episode "Blink" is the best of any Doctor Who. It was not silly, or corny (which some have been) and don't scold me for saying that. I love all Doctor Who's, but this was grown up and sophisticated. It was very smart, well written, acted and directed. And may I add, SCARY ! I just loved this episode and it's a "must watch" episode from my "must watch episode list" It was different from any other "Doctor Who" episodes, yet it was still very much a "Doctor Who". I just loved it!!!moreless
A True Landmark in Writing!
By Far one of the best Hours of Television I have ever seen, Not just in the Dr. Who Universe, but anywhere.
Truly a fine piece of writing and acting.
Kudos 1,000 times Kudos.
I Do feel Bad for waiting this long into my life to start watching Dr. Who, but feel fortunate that among the first episodes I see, is this Gem.
I Can not wait to share it with my friends and especially with my Son.
Do yourself a Favor and see this episode, even if you are not a fan of the Dr. Who Television series.
its worth your time. and you wont regret it.moreless
Best Doctor Who episode so far.
I have been into Doctor Who since the Tom Baker days and to be honest I cannot consider myself as a fan of the new show. The reason being that I think most of the stories (before this one) were pretty lame. Come on!! you cannot get any worse than pig aliens (or whatever they were) can you? - BUT... over the past 3 episodes I have seen a dramatic improvement in the quality of the episodes. It was like the top brass called the production staff over to their office and gave them a good old kick in the behind and told them to crank up the quality of the show. It also seems like the show is now targeting a more adult audience. I just hope that the quality of the show will remain on these levels.moreless
One of the best Doctor Who story lines!
I really really love this story line which is a little weird considering it doesn't have a lot of the Doctor in it but The Weeping Angels are a brilliant monster because they aren't so alien they look fake and they are scary too. I was really quite scared which makes it ever more brilliant. At the beginning you are rather confused but as you go through the story you find that you start to really like the character of Sally Sparrow. She is independent and well lets face it if what happens to her happened to me i would be freaking out :) But this is probably one of my favorite story line and i advise all to watch. Pure Brilliant.moreless
One of the scariest Doctor Who villians of all times and one of the most time-invovled plots of all times makes for a great Doctor Who episode.
Blink has to be among one of the best Doctor Who episodes ever! I just watched it recently on DVD and watched it again to catch all the subtle nuances I missed before like how old Billy knew when he would "exit" or rather how the doctor knew in order to tell him.
The intricate storyline invovling twists in time was brilliant! Despite the show being about a time traveler and time travel itself, very often very little is done with time. Usually the Doctor and co. arrive at some fixed point in some area and work things out from then and there going forward. It's nice to see time itself manipulated to solve a problem.
The resolution of the story was great for it's cleverness. It was ironic how the weeping angels in more ways than one engineered their own downfall by unknowingly allowing events to take place in the past that would influence the future/present. As for other shows' resolutions, I'll be honest that I have grown tired of the way sometimes the new Doctor Who solves difficult problems in seeminly a flash or deus ex machina. Fortunately all that was absent in this incredible episode. The Weeping Angels made for great scary monsters and the flickering lightbulb at the end....
I hope to see more episodes like this!moreless