John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
John Kahane

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"Blink, and you're dead..."

Having another sleepless night here in Ottawa, so thought I would blog about tonight's (or is that last night's?) episode of Doctor Who, called "Blink".

To be honest, I've not been all that impressed about the run of Doctor Who since this modern incarnation of the tv series started, but last night's episode had to be the best of the entire run to this point, with one exception that I'll get to in a moment.

Writer Steven Moffat, who is best known for the Coupling tv series for BBC Two and the recent Jekyll has already written what was my favourite episode of the current Doctor Who, "The Girl in the Fireplace". "Blink" is an excellent companion piece of sorts to that episode, in that Sally Sparrow (what a great character name) deals with the Doctor in a sideways manner, only truly meeting him at the end of the episode. The story is about Sally and the creepy statues (which aren't really statues, but a race called the Weeping Angels), how the Doctor is lost in time, and how he gets his TARDIS back.

I'm not going to give away any more of the story, but suffice it to say, Steven Moffat had wonderful characterisation in this story, put in the scare factor (heck, spross told me that he was creeped out by a couple of moments in the episode), and did a simply marvellous job of writing an episode of Doctor Who that...well, I simply can't put it into words....but trust me on this, if you get a chance to see "Blink" a second or third time, take it. Simply fabulous episode of the current series, and my favourite episode of this entire run. 'Nuff said.

Now, off to try and get some sleep. At least I won't have to blink...
Tags: coupling, doctor who, tv hut

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