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     Monday, June 18 2007 @ 05:01 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]Right, but without a TARDIS, how else was he supposed to do that without also aging at the same rate? The Doctor and Martha don't have a TARDIS while they're waiting for BIlly to age; they have to have aged right alongside him.


    You are assuming that he has to age along with Billy. Once he has his instructions from the Doctor, a chain of events is set in motion that sends the TARDIS to a specific point in time after the Doctor and Martha had enough time to take care of tracking down all the people sent back still alive in 1969 and instruct them with what they needed to do and to set up the writing beneath the wallpaper. They never had to age to the present day.

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     Monday, June 18 2007 @ 05:16 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  tarashnat]
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical]Right, but without a TARDIS, how else was he supposed to do that without also aging at the same rate? The Doctor and Martha don't have a TARDIS while they're waiting for BIlly to age; they have to have aged right alongside him.


    You are assuming that he has to age along with Billy. Once he has his instructions from the Doctor, a chain of events is set in motion that sends the TARDIS to a specific point in time after the Doctor and Martha had enough time to take care of tracking down all the people sent back still alive in 1969 and instruct them with what they needed to do and to set up the writing beneath the wallpaper. They never had to age to the present day.


    I believe we have already covered this. In addition though the Martha Jones MySpace page Blog entry for this episode (Full Article Here) states-

    "Of course, you've probably not noticed I've been away. Time travel's funny like that. But, yeah, we've just spent a few weeks trapped in 1969! Which, to be fair, was more cheery than 1913."

    From the get go I never saw a need to go "The Long Way Round" and I am glad that I am not alone.

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     Monday, June 18 2007 @ 05:48 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  old china]

    Surely the Angels would only be trapped in that pitch black basement for as long as the light bulb lasts?

    Not important and it may have been noticed already but just thought I'd share that Smile


    No - the Doctor said their curse was that if they once looked at each other they would be turned to stone for all time.

    That doesn't mean that there are other Weeping Angels about.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 07:01 AM EDT
    Has anyone seen the 2005 Doctor Who - Thrilling Adventures in Time and Space annual/ - check out page 53 - a story by Steven Moffat called "What I did on my Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow" - the threads obviously came together for 2007 !

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     Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 08:03 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]No - the Doctor said their curse was that if they once looked at each other they would be turned to stone for all time.

    That doesn't mean that there are other Weeping Angels about.

    Cheers, daveac


    Yeah, but doesn't that kind of go against their evolutionary development? They evolved so that if anyone saw them they'd turn to stone. It makes no evolutionary sense for them to turn permanently to stone for ANY reason.

    But hey, that's how they wrote it.

    What is interesting is that this can now be easily connected, if some writer is eager to do so, to the Gorgons and Medusa, who turned anyone to stone who looked upon her. Perhaps Gorgons are an offshoot or a subset of the Weeping Angel species.

    I can see this making for a very good Who story.

    (Hey, stop that. I came up with it... put that pen down. Stop writing!!! Hey, Russell! I'm writing it, I'll send it in when I'm done! Accept no substitutes! If that Moffatt guy hands in a script with Medusa in it he stole it from me!!!!!)

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     Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 09:03 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]
    What is interesting is that this can now be easily connected, if some writer is eager to do so, to the Gorgons and Medusa, who turned anyone to stone who looked upon her. Perhaps Gorgons are an offshoot or a subset of the Weeping Angel species.

    I can see this making for a very good Who story.

    (Hey, stop that. I came up with it... put that pen down. Stop writing!!! Hey, Russell! I'm writing it, I'll send it in when I'm done! Accept no substitutes! If that Moffatt guy hands in a script with Medusa in it he stole it from me!!!!!)

    Sean.


    Why not go further - make Medusa their Queen - perhaps even with the power to un-freese her subjects.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 09:33 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  daveac]
    [Quote  by:  seanhuxter]
    What is interesting is that this can now be easily connected, if some writer is eager to do so, to the Gorgons and Medusa, who turned anyone to stone who looked upon her. Perhaps Gorgons are an offshoot or a subset of the Weeping Angel species.

    I can see this making for a very good Who story.

    (Hey, stop that. I came up with it... put that pen down. Stop writing!!! Hey, Russell! I'm writing it, I'll send it in when I'm done! Accept no substitutes! If that Moffatt guy hands in a script with Medusa in it he stole it from me!!!!!)

    Sean.


    Why not go further - make Medusa their Queen - perhaps even with the power to un-freese her subjects.

    Cheers, daveac


    The classical analogy's a really good one. There was something almost Renaissance like in some of the shots of the Angels. The frame of them crowded round the Tardis, when Billy chanced to look over during the mili-second they were about to go in looked like a Michel-Angelo sculpture, with their billowing skirts and wings.

    Ahhh, there's just so many aspects of this episode to appreciate! I actually think this is Mr Moffats best script to date (yes, even better than The Empty Child- and that really is saying something). It really blew me away.

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     Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 10:17 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Skaroth] Has anyone seen the 2005 Doctor Who - Thrilling Adventures in Time and Space annual/ - check out page 53 - a story by Steven Moffat called "What I did on my Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow" - the threads obviously came together for 2007 !


    Sorry if this is a repost, but the original story can be found here or here. Quite a nice short story, expanded into one of the best sories of the new series yet.

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     Tuesday, June 19 2007 @ 08:06 PM EDT
    Another quick point:-

    Weeping Angels - yet another episode with a Heaven & Hell theme.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Wednesday, June 20 2007 @ 11:56 PM EDT
    was just listening to a local radio station that plays and hour nightly of Celtic music. There was an interesting song playing which had a chorus that went as follows:

    We are the moving statues, the statues that move.....

    creepy goodness.

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     Thursday, June 21 2007 @ 12:16 AM EDT


    Just an FYI, there are a couple of Web Page Easter Eggs on the BBC page for Blink.

    BBC Blink Page

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     Monday, January 21 2008 @ 04:49 PM EST
    (From OG);

    Blink's been nominated for a Nebula Award. Good. I hope it comes out Top Of The Pops.

    If Blink doesnt win I hope the script for V For Vendetta does (By the Wachowskis). I thought it was brilliant. That said, I don't like Alan Moore (however genuinely wonderful his writing can be).

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     Monday, January 21 2008 @ 05:00 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Tardis-Knight]

    If Blink doesnt win I hope the script for V For Vendetta does


    Is that where there is a frightening villan wearing a costume mask?

    On,no that's 'Girl in the Fireplace' Big Grin

    Cheers, daveac

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     Monday, January 21 2008 @ 06:12 PM EST
    Hadnt made that (b)link Dave. But now you mention it......

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     Tuesday, January 22 2008 @ 04:35 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  Tardis-Knight] (From OG);

    Blink's been nominated for a Nebula Award. Good. I hope it comes out Top Of The Pops.

    If Blink doesnt win I hope the script for V For Vendetta does (By the Wachowskis). I thought it was brilliant. That said, I don't like Alan Moore (however genuinely wonderful his writing can be).


    dont like Alan Moore?

    the person? his work? His mushrooms? his "adult work"

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