13 June 2007

Blink


Well, I can't believe that Doppelganger hasn't mentioned Blink yet, maybe he's recharging his Psychodynamics....

It was good though, wasn't it? Freaked the hell out the kids in a way that nothing else has so far - blown to buggery our Winter walks in the dark where we used to play hide and seek in the graveyard ...

(Yeah, they'll probably turn out little goths but I'm trying to pretend it's a social experiment).

Very Sapphire and Steel, I thought - though without the elegaic pacing and the dripping ordinariness of that programme.

Didn't like the fangs though, didn't need them, preferred the blank beauty of the statues when they didn't turn nasty - the fangs detracted from the horror, especially because the murders weren't murders at all, or were Quantum murders, murders that readjust the timelines rather than the bloodlines.

More like accidents than murders and scarier because of it. That Coil phrase - "murder in reverse".



AnythingWill be alrightIf you come outIn the nightWith your life sewn openBreath inPut the bone back inBuried under the skinMurder in reverseOut of timeOut of placeOut of spite Swallow the spikeThe only thing to fearIs fear itself...


And those 2 new people, Sallow Sparrow and the guy, surely sidekicks in waiting: bet that bookshop they run becomes some kind of depository of arcane knowledge from all around the Galaxy, bet the Doctor keeps being in need of info. from that shop or something... maybe they'll get a spinoff series, investigating creepy houses and abandoned places (okay being Sapphire and Steel), a bit like those people who lurk around in old abandoned missile siloes nr Axminster.

maybe themed on those abandoned place people...


C'mon Doctor Who Turn the whole thing into a Thomas Ligotti ( Lovecraft would do - though then you tend to get more tentacles) novel, keep the Claws of Axos blankness, maybe even find a genre and stick to it... less of this skipping around from atmosphere to atmosphere, episode to episode, make it downbeat for a whole series then switch to sexromp in the next...

6 comments:

doppelganger said...

Mrs Dopp forced me to spend the evening drinking beer in the gareden before we watched it on replay, so I'm afraid my ability to comment coherently upon Doctor Who is even more impaired than usual... still, a quantum beast that only moves when you look at it.... inspired....

(I liked the bow and arrow too.... that was in there wasn't it?)

Loki said...

damn that mrs dopp... tell her to get her priorities right... no self respecting blogger should be inebriated before taking on earnest Doctor Who analysis... mind you, you might be able to tell that my post was written on more than a few antisocial lubricants.... stoned blogging is the new grey...

Loki said...

just read it again.. Sallow Sparrow??????

GTTRBRKZ said...

only caught the second half, but liked what i saw. i've really enjoyed the last few episodes - interestingly, all the one's where the Doctor's personality is least evident.

doppelganger said...

yeah... it's an issue...

Cloudboy said...

they should play with the power of suggestion more often, my two kids were utterly transfixed...

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