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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

Writer:

Steven Moffat
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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 working title for this episode was Sally Sparrow And The Weeping Angels. See more »

Goofs

When Sally pulls the wall paper off, part of the year (1969) gets pulled off, but when she comes back with Kathy, all parts of the year are written on the wall. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: Gotta dash. Things happening. Well, four things. Well, four things and a lizard.
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Connections

Referenced in Epic Rap Battles of History: Doc Brown vs Doctor Who (2012) 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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This series continues to amaze and delight!
9 June 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

Wow! After last week's "The Family of Blood", I was expecting a "filler" episode before the series moved into position for the exciting run towards the finale. "Blink" proved to be a superbly imaginative, and downright scary, delight from the always creative Steven Moffat.

An episode which managed to grip the viewer in a steel vice of mystery, intrigue and behind-the-sofa terror, "Blink" avoided the disappointment of "Love & Monsters" while still managing to keep The Doctor and Martha's appearances to the bare minimum.

Carey Mulligan is gorgeously scrumptious as the girl in peril, Sally Sparrow. Mulligan is pure companion material and captivates the viewer with her plight. Lucy Gaskell is also extremely pleasing as Sparrow's friend, Kathy.

Moffat even manages to throw in some fan-pleasing / teasing lines, including one about police box dimensions. Forum dwellers will probably love this magic touch.

Oh, this scores another 10 out of 10. Loved this episode to bits. Thoroughly clever stuff! I'm off to move some statues right now...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2007 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

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