Steven Moffat has written three Doctor Who stories featuring the Weeping Angels, those statues that only move when you're not looking at them. And now, he says he's probably done all he can with them.

Talking to the OfficiallyNerdcubed Youtube channel [above], Moffat explained:

I’m probably done to be honest on what you can do with the Weeping Angels. But other writers have to have a go...

There’s only so many times you can think “Right, it’s a chase scene and statues”. How many times can the lights flicker? What happens if a moth sees them? Is the alien invasion cancelled at the point?

But Moffat added that he'd heard a great pitch for a Weeping Angels storyline from a "very good Doctor Who writer," which got Moffat all excited. And then it fell through: "We had a long phone call about it and I went away thinking, 'That is going to be brilliant!' And about two days later he admitted he wasn’t going to have time to do it. Hopefully we’ll get to it in the next year."

The Weeping Angels were indeed brilliant in "Blink," Moffat's first story — but it's perhaps not surprising that he's confronting the limits of their ability to keep reappearing — in fact, they seem like the quintessential example of a one-hit monster, with a really cool gimmick that only really works once. [via The Metro]