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Nic2004
04-07-2008, 06:52 PM
What is the name of that very well done episode that was so Dr. lite. It had a young woman that sees the Dr. and (IIRC) Rose going into a doorway after a monster of some sort. There is a young black guy police inspector that tries to help her in her search for something and disappears only to send for her much later where she finds him in the hospital very old and preparing to die. There are killer statues of some kind that freeze when looked upon. In a parking garage?
Anyway, I loved that one and it was accidentally erased from the DVR and I'd like to see it again. Which brings me to my second question.
Is there a site where entire episodes of previous years can be viewed? Many thanks in advance. I have known for years that "when in doubt, ask a Doper".
Nic

Quartz
04-07-2008, 07:01 PM
That would be Blink from Season 3

Jennyrosity
04-07-2008, 07:01 PM
The episode you're referring to is called "Blink", and it's marvellous. It's not Rose though, it's a one-off character called Sally Sparrow. Can't help with the second question, but I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than me will be along in a minute.

fiddlesticks
04-07-2008, 07:02 PM
What is the name of that very well done episode that was so Dr. lite. It had a young woman that sees the Dr. and (IIRC) Rose going into a doorway after a monster of some sort. There is a young black guy police inspector that tries to help her in her search for something and disappears only to send for her much later where she finds him in the hospital very old and preparing to die. There are killer statues of some kind that freeze when looked upon. In a parking garage?
Anyway, I loved that one and it was accidentally erased from the DVR and I'd like to see it again. Which brings me to my second question.
Is there a site where entire episodes of previous years can be viewed? Many thanks in advance. I have known for years that "when in doubt, ask a Doper".
Nic

"Blink"...episode 10 of season 3. Great one.

Quartz
04-07-2008, 07:02 PM
Here's the link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/episodes/2007/310.shtml).

fiddlesticks
04-07-2008, 07:03 PM
D'oh! :)

Bridget Burke
04-07-2008, 07:21 PM
There are Weeping Angel Action Figures (http://www.forbiddenplanet.com/products/24189/Doctor_Who_Action_Figures_2007Series_3_Weeping_Angel/Science_Fiction/Action_Figures/Doctor_Who/Product.html)! (Get several--to be safe.)

Nic2004
04-07-2008, 07:38 PM
Thank you all. This has been nagging at my mind for hours! That is the episode I wanted. Now, if only I can find a site to see it again and follow all the twists and double-back events I'd be happy. Anyone ever heard of such a site existing? YouTube kinda thing?
Thanks again

Love Rhombus
04-07-2008, 10:13 PM
It was written by Stephen Moffat, who is very awesome. He's also responsible for the BBC show Coupling, which is quite good, and Jeckyll, as well as other Dr. Who episodes. Collect 'em all!

Rhiannon8404
04-08-2008, 01:16 AM
Ooh, Blink has been my favorite episode so far. I am totally buying one of those Weeping Angel statues.

Monkey Chews
04-08-2008, 01:28 AM
It was written by Stephen Moffat, who is very awesome. And has just been nominated for a Hugo Award (Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form) for this episode.

He's won the last two years for his previous Doctor Who episodes, "The Girl In The Fireplace" and the "Empty Child" two-parter. They're all pretty much awesome.

But then again, so is Paul Cornell's "Human Nature" two-parter which has also been nominated for the Hugo. I can't decide which I like more. I reckon they should all win.

"Just this once, everybody lives!"

Pushkin
04-08-2008, 05:07 AM
Thank you all. This has been nagging at my mind for hours! That is the episode I wanted. Now, if only I can find a site to see it again and follow all the twists and double-back events I'd be happy. Anyone ever heard of such a site existing? YouTube kinda thing?
Thanks again

We shouldn't really link to such a site, but if you prefer, there is a DVD available with just that one episode on it. One of the tabloids was giving away an episode a day for a week recently, the discs are on EBay for a very reasonable price if you're after that one episode. Linky (http://dvd-video.search.ebay.co.uk/Blink_DVDs_W0QQcatrefZC12QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQmaxrecordsreturnedZ300QQsacatZ2288)

Scissorjack
04-08-2008, 06:14 AM
Ooh, Blink has been my favorite episode so far. I am totally buying one of those Weeping Angel statues.

Don't blink. Don't look away. These things are fast. Faster than you can imagine.

Ⅰhave to watch that episode again now: a genius piece of writing. How do you make a convenient device for the absence of the main character into a plot strength? Oh, and Stephen Moffat also wrote the Peter Davison/David Tennant Doctor Who short, which was great for long time fans: "Does The Master still have that terrible beard?" "No. Well, he has a wife now."

RealityChuck
04-08-2008, 08:49 AM
It's on the Nebula final ballot; one of the few times a TV script has done so (they don't split into short and long forms). I've read the script several times and it's definitely a great one.

They also did a nice episode in season two where the Doctor wasn't available: "Love and Monsters." It also had the most risque bit of dialog ever to appear on the show.

The substitute lead (Elton Pope, played by Mark Warren) has his girlfriend Ursula turned into a face on a paving square. No body, just a face. It's afterwards, and he's talking about their relationship.
Elton: "We even have a sex life."
Ursula (blushing): "Let's not go into that."

Pushkin
04-08-2008, 05:44 PM
It also had the most risque bit of dialog ever to appear on the show

It was a bit of an eye opener when I heard it, I wondered how the BBC would let that pass on what was a kids episode more than any nu-Who episode.

RealityChuck
04-08-2008, 07:51 PM
I think it was simply because kids wouldn't understand it. It also could be read as a natural shyness when it comes to talking about sex.

I also liked Mark Warren -- I was a big fan of Hu$tle, and this was like Danny Blue lite.

Rhiannon8404
04-09-2008, 12:35 AM
Oh, and Stephen Moffat also wrote the Peter Davison/David Tennant Doctor Who short, which was great for long time fans: "Does The Master still have that terrible beard?" "No. Well, he has a wife now."
<snicker> That was great!

I really enjoyed that short because Peter Davison is my favorite "old school" doctor and David Tennant is really quite a bit like him.

Monkey Chews
04-09-2008, 09:12 AM
"You were my Doctor." So true.

I just got a little something in my eye, is all.

Nic2004
04-12-2008, 09:21 PM
We shouldn't really link to such a site, but if you prefer, there is a DVD available with just that one episode on it. One of the tabloids was giving away an episode a day for a week recently, the discs are on EBay for a very reasonable price if you're after that one episode. Linky (http://dvd-video.search.ebay.co.uk/Blink_DVDs_W0QQcatrefZC12QQfrppZ50QQfsooZ1QQfsopZ1QQmaxrecordsreturnedZ300QQsacatZ2288)
This seemed to be just the thing but it appears that all the ones I've seen are for Region 2, Europe and I am in the U.S. I don't think it will play on the equipment I have. Darn the luck.
I am with most of the posters here in that I think this episode is one of the best of the series and very high on the TV-in-general list. Very well thought out and intricate in its telling. The two-parter about the child in WWII London creeped Ms.Nic out for quite some time.


ETA: spelling correction

Quercus alba
04-12-2008, 11:42 PM
This seemed to be just the thing but it appears that all the ones I've seen are for Region 2, Europe and I am in the U.S. I don't think it will play on the equipment I have. Darn the luck.
I am with most of the posters here in that I think this episode is one of the best of the series and very high on the TV-in-general list. Very well thought out and intricate in its telling. The two-parter about the child in WWII London creeped Ms.Nic out for quite some time.


ETA: spelling correction

The Season 3 DVDs are available in the US as a full set--we got ours one at a time via blockbuster online, so you could just put that disk (#3, i think) in your queue. Don't know if netflix has them. And I haven't seen any doctor who in the rental stores.

It was a phenomenal episode in every way.

msmith537
04-13-2008, 01:40 AM
He's won the last two years for his previous Doctor Who episodes, "The Girl In The Fireplace" and the "Empty Child" two-parter. They're all pretty much awesome.



The Girl in the Fireplace episode bugged me for a couple of reasons. I can understand the French girl getting attached to the Doctor as her "imaginary friend" who pops into her life every few years over her lifetime. But it seemed a little odd for the Doctor to get so attached to someone who, from his perspective, he only knew for a few minutes at a time over a few yours. Especially when he's supposed to be so involved with Rose, the 25 year old "teenager" he travels around with. He also seemed a bit broken up over her death for someone with a ship that can travel anywhere in time and space.

I don't know all the "rules" so it's a little unclear as to when and how much he can change things. But I get the sense that going where he has already been is "bad".

I guess it was pretty well established in the Sarah Jane episode that the Doctor is a bit of a dick when it comes to his lady companions.

gaffa
04-13-2008, 02:27 AM
I guess it was pretty well established in the Sarah Jane episode that the Doctor is a bit of a dick when it comes to his lady companions.
Not a dick so much as not being able to get too attached. An immortal who hangs around the short-lived is going to suffer the same heartbreak as anyone who outlives a beloved pet. How much heartache can anyone take?

The Sarah Jane episode "School Reunion" gets me misty-eyed every time "You were my life!"

MrDibble
04-13-2008, 12:52 PM
TBut it seemed a little odd for the Doctor to get so attached to someone who, from his perspective, he only knew for a few minutes at a time over a few yours.
I think it's clear Madame du Pompadour is no ordinary woman - witness the Doctor's surprise that she's able to "read" his mind too.
Especially when he's supposed to be so involved with Rose, the 25 year old "teenager" he travels around with.
I never got the impression Rose was meant to be a teen. He also seemed a bit broken up over her death for someone with a ship that can travel anywhere in time and space.
They had a connection.

I don't know all the "rules" so it's a little unclear as to when and how much he can change things. But I get the sense that going where he has already been is "bad".
Did you see the episode with Rose's Dad? That's one reason why.

I guess it was pretty well established in the Sarah Jane episode that the Doctor is a bit of a dick when it comes to his lady companions.
He's even more of a dick with the male ones - Mickey "the Idiot", that computer-in-head guy, even Cap'n Jack.

ryobserver
04-13-2008, 10:03 PM
I never got the impression Rose was meant to be a teen.


Bwah? (No offense meant.) Her age was mentioned several times on the show, most poignantly in "Dalek" when the Doctor thinks she's dead: "And you took her down with you. She was nineteen years old." Also in the trailer to "Army of Ghosts": "For the first nineteen years of my life nothing happened, nothing at all."

Granted Billie Piper doesn't look nineteen, which may be why they kept putting her age in the script; but she made a decent job of acting nineteen, I thought (with help from makeup and wardrobe only a real teenager would be seen dead in a ditch with). For contrast, check out her attempt to play a sixteen-year-old in "The Ruby in the Smoke". That she comes anywhere close to getting away with it is entirely due to Sally Lockhart's being such an unusual sixteen-year-old.

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