Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 10

Blink (9 Jun. 2007)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Family
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Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Richard Cant ...
Louis Mahoney ...
Ray Peacock ...
Banto (as Ian Boldsworth)
Raymond Sawyer ...
Desk Sergeant (as Ray Sawyer)


"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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While Billy Shipton is showing Sally Sparrow the TARDIS (in the room where he keeps the abandoned cars), just after he says, "[You] can't even get in it'", he rattles the TARDIS' handle to demonstrate. Watch carefully: When he shakes the handle we hear a rattling noise as if the door is shaking, but in fact the door stays rock solid. See more »


Old Billy: No, gorgeous girl, you can't. There's only tonight. He told me, all those years ago, that we'll only meet again this one time, on the night I die.
Sally Sparrow: Oh Billy...
Old Billy: It's kept me going; I'm an old sick man but I've had something to look forward to.
Old Billy: Life is long, and you are hot!
[laughs, pause]
Old Billy: Look at my hands. They're old man's hands - how did that happen?
Sally Sparrow: I'll stay. I'm gonna stay with you ok?
Old Billy: Thank you Sally Sparrow.
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This is the best episode of Doctor Who I can remember!
11 June 2007 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

After family of blood, which was frankly excellent, this episode was, in my eyes, truly superb on so many points. It was so good in fact, that I finally signed up to IMDb after having trusted the user's opinions for a few years now, just to give it 10/10 and a smashing review! The story was just perfect, the effects were relatively simple but yet highly effective (exactly how it should be!), and the acting was spot on. This must have been the best episode I've seen probably since the beginning of the next-gen Doctor Who 2 years ago. Don't get me wrong, episodes such as Doomsday in series 2 were really excellent, but this episode really brought back the old Doctor Who feal in terms of sheer simplicity with maximum effect. I'm old enough (in my mid 20's in fact) not to have had nightmares in many years, but after this episode, I came close, having had my first bad dream since I can remember!! Really worth watching; The DVD of the whole series should be out in the autumn I guess, and i'll be buying it just to see this episode again!

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