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Weeping Angels hate positive symbolism

- May 24th, 2012

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The Doctor Who mini-episode commemorating the 2012 Olympics in London debuted today on the U.K. kids’ show Blue Peter. It features a Weeping Angel, possibly the show’s creepiest villain, trying to steal the Olympic torch because, apparently, Weeping Angels do not like all the shiny goodness it represents.

This isn’t the first time the long-running British sci-fi series has explored the power of the Olympic torch’s symbolism. In the episode “Fear Her,” David Tennant’s 10th Doctor (my Doctor) runs with the torch and lights the Olympic flame during the 2012 opening ceremonies so he can send a stranded baby alien back into space using a combination of heat and emotional strength.

Meanwhile, a petition to make Tennant the official flame lighter for the actual 2012 ceremonies has netted more than 37,000 signatures.

Source: Tor.com

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