I HAD TO MAKE A GIF BECAUSE I COULDN’T FIND ONE
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO SAW THIS
You now realize that the reason that the angels didn’t get her here is because THE CAMERA COUNTED AS SOMEONE WATCHING THEM.
And the only time the angels moved was when sally blocked them from the view of the camera
This episode breaks the fourth wall in more ways than one. This shows that even the audience can be part of a Doctor Who episode. Whovians, you’ve always wanted to be in an episode. ”Blink” was the first. You also hear the Doctor talking to you about the statues. The “Don’t Blink” speech we know by heart. And…what about the angel in the window? If Sally wasn’t looking at that one, then why didn’t it move?
Because we were watching it.
Reason number 1234567 why this episode was better than any other weeping angel episode
The director of that episode was Hettie MacDonald, massively talented woman and winner of multiple awards. Don’t lay “Blink”s amazingness on Moffat because most of it goes to her, especially the stuff at the meta-textual level you’re talking about here.
And then Moffat took over writing….
Moffat. Wrote. This. Episode.lolSo…it was awarning: “Just this ONCE…”
I liked Moffat a whole lot better when he was still on RTD’s leash is what I’m saying.
"what are they going to do, fake suicide at each other?"
remember at the end of series two where he pretended like he wasn’t sure there was going to be a third series
and then two seconds after the finale he tweeted “haha gotcha we commissioned it months ago”
this is nothing new Moffat lies pass on the word
This scene is seriously the cutest thing ever.
#Remember when there was a non-human person who hadnt talked to anyone of her species in decades #And her only companion was the man she loved and who ignored her or bossed her around and was rude to her #And Martha met her and the Doctor and Jack were busy doing ‘important shit’ #But Martha was the one who took the time to chat with her #To learn more about her language and culture #Who befriended her #Encouraged her to open up and joked with her and made her laugh #And then because of that discovered what they needed to know BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE#remember that #Remember that time Martha Jones was better than you #God bless Martha Jones
The nice thing about this is that it wasn’t a one-episode thing. It’s consistent writing and characterisation: every time they land somewhere Martha goes off to fraternise with the locals, human or not. She’s always genuinely interested in them and sympathetic.
(like compared to how current-era characterisation happens: “oh right amy likes art didn’t we mention that? but oh never mind it won’t come up in any other episode after this.” “of course clara has personality look she likes making souffles! but you can forget about that because it won’t come up again”)
Watch the Sherlock mini-sode ‘Many Happy Returns’ NOW.
The first thing I thought of was “Blink”. The responding DVD seems to be a Moffat thing…
Oh, it is. He uses the same trick in Jekyll as well, and I seem to remember something similar in Coupling as well.
I’m starting to suspect Moffat as a writer is just a bag of tricks and very little content
moffat’s companions’ lives are all so strangely ungrounded in reality and i think it’s a good example of his very weak writing. in day of the doctor we see clara teaching - no explanation, no mention of it in the episode, and no build up to it. although obviously this was a (really lovely actually) nod to canon, it’s not the first time this has happened; amy just “became” a model in one episode and was never shown like this again (after her first job was as a kissogram). it’s impossible to imagine this happening with any of russell t davies’ companions, who all had lives incredibly minutely planned out; rose and mickey found their path to success obstructed by class boundaries and working manually, donna worked a succesion of uninspiring office jobs and even well off martha was shown physically working very hard to achieve her medical degree.
this ability to skip through professions as well as change locations and dump family just grounds the idea that moffat’s companions are strange, non-human, undeveloped creatures. their lives, trials and tribulations don’t matter outside of the doctor, and it’s like they’re a succession of barbie dolls; “i can be a model! i can be a teacher! i can be an archaeologist!” with an awful lot of pluck, a cheeky grin, and no substance whatsoever
it also demonstrates that steven moffat has probably never had to get a job outside of television
The only sort-of exception I can think of is Rory, who was a nurse and it showed. Ever noticed how when someone went down, Rory was the first to go to his knees and check up on them? And his little black nurse’s bag that got one (one) mention? And I’m so angry about that because he’s a nurse, that’s like one of the most stereotypically female, caring jobs there is, and they gave it to the male character and I fucking rejoiced. All I wanted was Rory being interested in new healing methods and bonding with the alien health care people and having discussions with the Doctor about how medical science evolved and generally being the carer of the team.
But instead they focused on the whole cool Roman soldier thing and gave him a sword.
Paul McGann (Mr. Eighth Doctor himself) kicking Steven Moffat: The actual best gif ever.
… i think i just found my favourite reaction gif
I really want to know who Moffat classes as the first sexy Doctor now….
I WOULD HAVE DIED TO HAVE A FEMALE WARRIOR DOCTOR