“Don’t blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast. Faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t blink. Good Luck.”
Blink and you might miss them nevertheless the Weeping Angels are the best monsters in the Doctor Who universe, according to a RadioTimes.com poll. The Weeping Angels were first brought to life by current Doctor Who head writer and executive producer Steve Moffat, in 2007 episode “Blink”, the Angels are living statues, that can not move if they are being watched. If you close your eyes or look away and they are instantly alive and on the move, stone fangs and claws bared.
Steven Moffat’s “Blink” episode won the prestigious Hugo Award, British Academy Television Award and BAFTA Cymru, It was also nominated for the Nebula Award and the BAFTA Scotland.
More than 10,000 fans voted in our poll, with nearly half (49.4 per cent) choosing the Angels as their favourite monsters. Classic Who adversaries the Daleks were in second place with 17 per cent of the vote, followed by another Moffat creation, The Silence, in third place with almost 12 per cent.
The Doctor’s fellow Time Lord The Master, and Moffat’s microscopic swarm The Vashta Nerada, were in fourth and fifth place, respectively, with the Cybermen, Davros, the Zygons, the Ice Warriors and the Sontarans completing the top ten.
“Fascinating race, the Weeping Angels. The only psychopaths in the universe to kill you nicely. No mess, no fuss, they just zap you into the past and let you live to death. The rest of your life used up and blown away in the blink of an eye. You die in the past, and in the present they consume the energy of all the days you might have had, all your stolen moments. They’re creatures of the abstract. They live off potential energy.”
Voters explained why the Weeping Angels frightened them, “Not only are they deadly (look away, you die, blink, you die, look them in the eyes, you die)and fiercely intelligent (as shown when they steal Bob’s vocal chords), but it takes an everyday object and makes you wonder” said Alyssa Woods.
Read more from the voters and see the complete list here.