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Published on September 29th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Were We Right About the Angels? (SPOILER)

The following image has been leaked in newspapers this morning, notably on the Daily Mail’s website. You’ll want to avoid getting a good look at it if you want to stay spoiler-free…

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Several months ago we asked if the decision to shoot The Angels Take Manhattan in New York might have been driven by the use of a major landmark.

As we put it in April:

Those Weeping Angels, the quantum-locked statues, cleverly feed on the time differential when they touch someone who is then thrown back in time.

And what is the most observed statue in the world?

That’s right. The Statue of Liberty, which previously featured in a plate shot in the early scenes of Daleks in Manhattan. Now, this is purely speculation, but what if…? After all, it’s a very good reason to shoot Doctor Who in New York.

Today’s Daily Mail seems to confirm this

Is the Statue of Liberty a Weeping Angel?!

It certainly looks like the Statue of Liberty, wouldn’t you agree?


What do you think? Please note the comments may include spoilers.


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About the Author


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

7 Responses to Were We Right About the Angels? (SPOILER)

  1. avatar Alan Butcher says:

    1. It’s made of copper
    2. It’s hollow
    3. It was manufactured by people in France

    • avatar francis cave says:

      Ah, but was it made in the image of an angel, thereby making it an angel itself??

    • avatar Jet says:

      its been announced that the angels have evolved and can be any material not just stone :)

  2. avatar Marky says:

    Oooohhhhh! I knew it! Lol. Much excitement!!

  3. avatar alistair Thomson says:

    I refuse to look. You bad!

  4. avatar TimeChaser says:

    My girlfriend was wondering about this last night. If this turns out to be true, I’m sure she’ll be very smug. :p

  5. avatar jarsme says:

    another problem is a lot memorabilia meaning that there are more angels than anyone can count or would want to as every image of an angel turns into an angel

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