Saturday, 13 August 2011

When scary things get scared, not good.

The Worf Effect doesn't hit the main characters in Doctor Who because they're generally capable but not "the best there is" apart from the Doctor, and even then he can occasionally be out-trickstered.

But it can apply to the monsters. Anything that kills Daleks one-on-one is clearly being built up as bad news. Most egregious example I can think of would be Skeletoids.

But presented with due care, it could really pack a punch...


Searching a seemingly abandoned town, the TARDIS crew are horrified to find a Weeping Angel in a hall. The light flickers - and the Angel has moved further away, looking over its shoulder with an expression of terror. The light flickers again and now there's just a pile of broken marble...

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