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Blink 

Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS.

Director:

Hettie Macdonald

Writers:

Steven Moffat, Steven Moffat (showrunner)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Tennant ... The Doctor
Freema Agyeman ... Martha Jones
Carey Mulligan ... Sally Sparrow
Lucy Gaskell ... Kathy Nightingale
Finlay Robertson ... Larry Nightingale
Richard Cant ... Malcolm Wainwright
Michael Obiora ... Billy Shipton
Louis Mahoney ... Old Billy
Thomas Nelstrop ... Ben Wainwright
Ian Boldsworth Ian Boldsworth ... Banto
Raymond Sawyer Raymond Sawyer ... Desk Sergeant (as Ray Sawyer)
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Storyline

"Don't Blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't Blink. Good Luck." These cryptic messages left on 17 DVD's leave Sally Sparrow on a journey to assist the Doctor and Martha Jones, who are trapped in 1969. But Sally is in 2007, and they won't meet until 2008. Strange? Unusual? Not if you are the Doctor. Written by docfester

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Trivia

The Doctor and Martha were purposely not featured in this story so both actors could concentrate on the final three stories "Utopia", "The Sound Of Drums", and "Last Of The Time Lords." See more »

Goofs

Larry says he'll "rewind" the Doctor's message. On a DVD he'd simply start over, there is no rewind. Since Larry is a Millennial, and would've grown up using VCR tapes, the idea of the "rewind" is still the common vernacular used to convey the concept of going back or starting over on recorded media. See more »

Quotes

[Over the phone, Sally asks Kathy about the TVs in her apartment]
Sally Sparrow: What's that on all those screens in your front room?
Kathy Nightingale: [tiredly] Oh, God.
[beat]
Kathy Nightingale: [panicked] Oh, God! Sally, you've met by brother Larry, haven't you?
Sally Sparrow: No.
Kathy Nightingale: You're about to.
[Larry exits the bathroom, naked. He pauses when he sees Sally]
Larry Nightingale: [half-awake] Okay... not sure, but... really, really hoping.
[Larry points downward]
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Doctor Who Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Ron Grainer
Arranged by Murray Gold
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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The show peaks with this masterpiece.
19 August 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

There aren't many superlatives I can use, that haven't been mentioned before, but this episode, even now, is still one of the high points in the show's history, classic or new.

The series so far, has actually been very strong on the whole, the three weaker stories clumped together, Daleks and Lazarus, have been the only misfits in what's been a clever, bold and imaginative series. With Human Nature and The Family of Blood the series had again hit the very highest form, and Blink proves to be even better, a masterpiece.

Blink made such an impact, I can remember actually watching it, what I had for food and drink, where I sat, it was that memorable.

It's creepy, it's funny, it's totally and insanely imaginative. I love the characters, I love the creation of the Weeping Angels, but....the wasted opportunity of not bringing back Sally Sparrow remains my only gripe, but Who knows, maybe one day we'll see a return.

Two of my favourite episodes of all time are two Doctor light episodes, this number 1, and number 2 turn left. They work now and then.

10/10 Perfection!!!

I walk past some of the statues used every day, and I STILL LOOK AND WONDER!!!!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

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