Moffat explains Statue of Liberty/Weeping Angel paradox, confuses us more

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May 2, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT (Updated)

While the Ponds' exit from Doctor Who was very moving, many fans were focused on one particular logistic issue.

It's 1938 and, as Amy and Rory teeter on the top of the Winter Quay, questioning whether it is worth it to jump, Who fandom had a major question of its own -- no, not "Will Amy and Rory survive"? The big question was "How the @$! can the Statue of LIberty be a Weeping Angel?" Don't these creatures of the abstract turn to stone if anyone looks at them? And, in turn, wouldn't somone notice if a giant iconic statue were traipsing through the streets of Manhattan?

Well, the man who invented the Weeping Angels and executive producer of Doctor Who himself Steven Moffat has heard our plea for an explanation, and now we have one. Well, kind of. This is Moffat we're talking about.

The Angels can do so many things. They can bend time, climb inside your mind, hide in pictures, steal your voice, mess with your perception, leak stone from your eye… New York in 1938 was a nest of Angels and the people barely more than farm animals. The abattoir of the lonely assassins!

In those terrible days, in that conquered city, you saw and understood only what the Angels allowed, so Liberty could move and hunt as it wished, in the blink of an eye, unseen by the lowly creatures upon which it preyed. Also, it tiptoed.

Ah! Lady Liberty just walked very quietly. Of, course, it all makes sense now! 

Okay. So we're still scratching our heads a bit. Weren't the Angels in the Winter Quay still subject to the old red-light-green-light game? Was there something in particular about the Statue of Liberty that made it stronger? Was it the equivalent of an Emperor Dalek perhaps?

What we're saying is -- we're not sure we're quite sold. This is one of those times where an answer just raises more questions. Or, in other words, we all just got Moffated. Again.

(via The Mary Sue)