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Sunday, June 10, 2007
BLINKin' Flip!
Bloody hell, that was flippin' creepy!


Is 'Blunk' the past tense of 'Blink'?

I am, of course, referring to the latest episode of DOCTOR WHO. From the same pen (or most probably keyboard) that gave us the sublime THE EMPTY CHILD/THE DOCTOR DANCES and the exquisite GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE, writer STEPHEN MOFFAT delivers a 'Doctor-Lite' episode in the same vein as LOVE & MONSTERS last year (except this one was sooooo gooood). Titled BLINK, this curiosity played with time-travel in a very BACK TO THE FUTURE, or even BILL & TED's, kind of way and suggested that time is, wait for it, complicated. Thankfully the story itself wasn't. Pretty straightforward but scary as flip. Aside from the writing, special mention must go to the star of the show Sally Sparrow played by the new love of my life, CAREY MULLIGAN - surely I cannot be the only person crying out for her to be the next companion. Hot and good - my two favourite traits in females. The design of the statues, or WEEPING ANGELS, was fantastic and their use (lack of movement) was terrific. In particular, the scene where Sally & Larry ("Sparrow & Nightingale" - a nice dig at ITV's "Rosemary & Thyme") make their way to the TARDIS with a few of those stone bastids on their tail! Even better was the moment when the time machine dematerialised around them, great stuff.


Nice bird!

The epilogue was chilling and I'm sure kids everywhere will be looking at statues twice wherever they go. This is truly a golden age for the show, three perfect episodes in a row. And what happens next week? By the pants of Lucifer it's the return of Captain Jack! Even more tantalising were the snippets shown - DEREK JACOBI; the Doc looking very odd - with an almost evil grin; new aliens; "Even the Timelords didn't come this far" and there's more.... DAVID TENNANT revealed in DOCTOR WHO CONFIDENTIAL that it features a "pivotal moment in Doctor Who history". Squeeeeee! Interestingly that episode of DWC was directed by Tennant and, rather than doing the usual 'making of', it was a look at how the show has affected and influenced many professionals in the TV industry today. There were some great interviews with the aforementioned 'god-amongst-writers' Moffat, Gatiss and, from "Dead Ringers", JOHN CULSHAW. Lots of clips from the old days were featured which is always amusing. The general consensus seemed to be that they all go into the business that is show because of DOCTOR WHO, those sad geeks! Arf Arf.


Insert old mobile phone gag here.

What goes tick-tock, woof-woof?
A watchdog


Schnarf

'Til the next time
C
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