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Weeping Angels…


It’s hard to believe that it is 10 years ago that one of the best (and scariest) episodes of Doctor Who aired. In an old, abandoned house, the Weeping Angels wait. However, when people start disappearing, a young woman called Sally finds cryptic messages bleeding through from 1969 – messages from a mysterious stranger called the Doctor. Can she decipher them before the Angels claim their prize? Sparrow and her friend Larry Nightingale try to solve the mysterious disappearances, pitting their wits against the angels. The only catch: the Weeping Angels can move in the blink of an eye. To defeat the ruthless enemy — with only a half of a conversation from the Tenth Doctor as help — the one rule is this: don’t turn your back, don’t look away and don’t blink! There is something truly disturbing about statues that come to life and move toward you whilst you are not looking, and it doesn’t take much for your imagination to go into overdrive if you are out in the dark hours and you come across a statue or gargoyle. The creatures in this episode are from another world, and are known as the “Lonely Assassins”, aka the Weeping Angels. They are incredibly fast, and they can send people back in time, which is how the Doctor got stuck in 1969. These aliens have a unique defence mechanism which the Doctor calls a “quantum lock”. ; if any living thing looks at the Angels, they immediately turn to stone until they are no longer looked at. This explains the “weeping”; they cannot look at each other, since it has the same effect. Since a statue can’t look away or blink, the Angels who see each other never move again. It was a truly terrifying episode and one that will stay in my mind forever….
“Don’t blink.
Don’t even blink.
Blink and you’re dead.
They’re fast, faster than you can believe.
Don’t look away, and don’t blink!
Good luck.”
Blink. S3 Ep10/ Tenth Doctor/David Tennant

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