SF Debris: Blink

SF Debris: Blink

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:22 pm

Linky

Chuck takes a look at the best Doctor Who story since the Curse of Fenric. The only time in the new series that I've felt a shiver up my spine, and the old urge to dive behind the nearest sofa.

In response to Chuck's slight issues with the story, I think the fact that we know so little about Sally Sparrow is part of why the story works. She's enough of a character to want her to succeed, but enough of a blank slate to draw the audience in, to make it easy to imagine themselves in her shoes. As for the ending, I think she was sufficiently insistent that they just ran a shop together to raise questions about who she was trying to convince.
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Re: SF Debris: Blink

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:06 pm

Yeah, great review of a total classic. And I loved that dig at 'Kill the Moon', too. :D
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Re: SF Debris: Blink

Postby kostmayer » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:25 pm

One of my all time faves. Funny, scary, sad (Billys hospital scene manages to be way more emotional then any of the so called tear jerking episodes later on - quite a feat for a character we'd just been introduced to).

Sally Sparrow would have made a great companion.
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Re: SF Debris: Blink

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:31 pm

Yeah... but I'm not mad she wasn't made one.
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