Friday, June 15, 2007

The angels have the phone box

"I've got that on a t-shirt." Actually, I do have it on a t-shirt, or at least I will when my order comes through.

This post ought to be subtitled Why I Love Doctor Who, or even just Blink, because that's the episode I'm talking about. Dunno what I mean? You missed a treat.

Blink was a 'Doctor-lite' episode, by which I mean there wasn't much of the gorgeous David Tennant in it. What we did get was pure gold, however.

"This is my timey-wimey detector. Goes 'ding' when there's stuff. Also, it can boil an egg at 300 yards. Whether you want it to or not, actually. I've learned to avoid hens. It's not pretty when they blow."

In a spooky house in London, Sally Sparrow finds a cryptic message left by the Doctor in 1969...addressed to her. Investigating with her best friend Kathy, she then recieves a letter, Marty McFly style, that's been waiting to be delivered to her for twenty years. From Kathy. Who has just vanished...and apparently turned up in 1920. In Hull, for some reason.

"Sparrow and Nightingale, that so works!" "For ITV."

More than a little freaked out, Sally goes to the police, where she meets the rather gorgeous and cheeky DI Shipton, who asks her out...but then he vanishes too. He reappears in 1969. Where the Doctor gives him a message to take to Sally, when he's an old man.

"Life is short and you are hot."

Billy duly passes on the message, which tells Sally to check the 'easter egg' features on her DVDs. These have been planted by the Doctor, and they're there to warn her about the Weeping Angels, which come to life only when you're not looking at them. It's like Toy Story, in reverse...and hella scary. Because the Weeping Angels will kill you, in the Doctor's words, by sending you back in time and letting you live to death.

"Don't blink. Don't even blink. Blink and you are dead. Good luck."

I won't spoil the ending, but suffice to say it's the first Doctor episode that's actually had me properly scared. I sure as hell won't be going near any graveyards soon!

I'll just leave you with the Doctor's wise words on the subject of Time: "From a non-linear, non-subjective point of view, it's a sort of big ball of wibbly wobbly...timey-wimey...stuff."

1 comment:

  1. I am SO with you on this!! (But you know that already *grin*)