Doctor Who

Season 3 Episode 10

Blink

12
Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jun 09, 2007 on BBC America

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    • The Doctor: They have taken the blue box, haven't they? The angels have the phonebox.
      Laurence: "The angels have the phonebox", that's my favourite, I've got that on a T-shirt.
      Sally: What do you mean angels? You mean those statue things?
      The Doctor: Creatures from another world.
      Sally: But they're just statues.
      The Doctor: Only when you see them.
      Sally: What does that mean?
      The Doctor: Lonely Assassins they used to be called. No one quite knows where they came from but they're as old as the Universe, or very nearly, and they have survived this long because they have the most perfect defense system ever evolved. They're quantum-locked. They don't exist when they're being observed. The moment they are seen by any other living creature they freeze into rock, no choice, it's a fact of their biology, in the sight of any living thing they literally turn to stone. And you can't kill a stone. 'Course a stone can't kill you either but then you turn your head away, then you blink, and oh yes it can.
      Sally: (to Laurence, referring to the statue) Don't take your eyes off that.
      The Doctor: That's why they cover their eyes. They're not weeping, they can't risk looking at each other. Their greatest asset is their greatest curse. They can never be seen. Loneliest creatures in the Universe. And I'm sorry. I am very, very sorry. It's up to you now.
      Sally: What am I supposed to do?
      The Doctor: The blue box, it's my time machine. There is a world of time energy in there that they could feast on forever, but the damage they would do could switch off the sun. You have got to send it back to me.
      Sally: How? How!?!
      The Doctor: And that's it, I'm afraid, there's no more from you on the transcript, that's the last I've got. I don't know what stopped you talking but I can guess: they're coming. The angels are coming for you but listen: your life could depend on this. Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you're dead. They are fast, faster than you could believe, don't turn your back, don't look away, and don't blink. Good luck.

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