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So. That was Angels in Manhattan.


Whilst I thought it was a great way to end the Pond era, I spent quite a bit of the episode going 'errr, but...'

F'rinstance.

Statue of Liberty is a Weeping Angel. I can see the writing session now where someone pitched the idea. It sounds great. Until you think about it. Seriously, no-one noticed it moving around? And there were several bits on the rooftop where no-one was looking at it, but it just stood there, all gapey-mouthed.

What was all that about never being able to go back to New York in the Tardis or timey-wimey things happen? Could the Doctor not go back to, say, Washington DC and get the train to see them? Or they to see him?

Or would timey-wimey thing happen?

And why all the sadness? Amy and Rory got to live to a ripe old age, together. Which is exactly what they wanted.

I did love the angel cherubs. Cute and terrifying. And Mike McShane!
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alibee From: alibee Date: October 1st, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC) (linky)
I heard that they left some angels in weird spaces -- in a basement, etc.
bloodlossgirl From: bloodlossgirl Date: October 1st, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC) (linky)
Nick & I have been discussing it; it had some good elements, but was rather ultimately unsatisfying, which led us to a discussion of historical companions taking their leave, etc.

Anyway, yes. I think it was New York in 1938, that year in particular, that was difficult to get to, not New York in other times. (But do you really think the Doctor would take the train from DC to NY? That's the SLOW PATH, he doesn't like that)

I agree that the Statue of Liberty, while a cool idea, was a loose end, and one of those things that didn't really need to be there since they just forgot it and it didn't devour them.
huskyteer From: huskyteer Date: October 2nd, 2012 11:40 am (UTC) (linky)
There is always somebody looking at the Statue of Liberty?

I think the inability to retrieve people who've been sent back in time by the Weeping Angels was explained better in their first appearance, but I can't recall exactly how it went.

And what about Rory's poor dad???

I also can't see a Weeping Angel without imagining the Brigadier trying to shoot one.
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