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13th Jul '16 3:04:32 AM Eps05
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* The animated shorts [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyMNIFZTQkg Fortress]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJmTeBSEzU Last Day of War]] features pilots and operators still in their suits, seated in bombers and fighters yet completely desiccated. The machines continue the war.
9th Mar '16 10:10:01 AM erforce
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* The crashed drug-smuggling plane in the Colombian jungle in ''RomancingTheStone'' has the mummified corpses of two pilots still in their seats. Jack and Joan find refuge from the rain in the fuselage and raid the pilots' personal belongings for food and drink.

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* The crashed drug-smuggling plane in the Colombian jungle in ''RomancingTheStone'' ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' has the mummified corpses of two pilots still in their seats. Jack and Joan find refuge from the rain in the fuselage and raid the pilots' personal belongings for food and drink.
5th Mar '16 8:21:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Dracula}}'', the ship that transports the Count to Whitby runs into the docks with its crew missing and the captain's decomposed body lashed to the wheel by his hands, while holding a crucifix.

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* In ''{{Dracula}}'', ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'', the ship that transports the Count to Whitby runs into the docks with its crew missing and the captain's decomposed body lashed to the wheel by his hands, while holding a crucifix.



* The ''{{Space 1999}}'' episode "The Testament of Arkadia" had a cave with skeletons seated around a table.

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* The ''{{Space ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' episode "The Testament of Arkadia" had a cave with skeletons seated around a table.



* The NationalLampoon had a Bruce Mc Call-created brochure for UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg, illustrated with scenes of travel on the airship, with the entire crew depicted as skeletons.

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* The NationalLampoon Magazine/NationalLampoon had a Bruce Mc Call-created brochure for UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg, illustrated with scenes of travel on the airship, with the entire crew depicted as skeletons.
26th Jan '16 3:30:58 AM StarTropes
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If the reveal provides a JumpScare, see also PeekABooCorpse. If you're looking for the more figurative meaning of the term, that's under CrewOfOne.

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If the reveal provides a JumpScare, see also PeekABooCorpse. If you're looking for the more figurative meaning of the term, that's under CrewOfOne.
CrewOfOne or CriticalStaffingShortage.
1st Nov '15 2:01:01 AM Epithumia
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** "The Immunity Syndrome" plays straight the 'turn the captain's chair round to reveal the corpse' trope.
7th Sep '15 6:41:08 PM nombretomado
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* The NationalLampoon had a Bruce Mc Call-created brochure for the {{Hindenburg}}, illustrated with scenes of travel on the airship, with the entire crew depicted as skeletons.

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* The NationalLampoon had a Bruce Mc Call-created brochure for the {{Hindenburg}}, UsefulNotes/TheHindenburg, illustrated with scenes of travel on the airship, with the entire crew depicted as skeletons.
19th May '15 9:04:36 PM TheGatekeeper
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Vashta Nerada]] leave the skeletons of the people they've eaten. In the animated short series [[Recap/DoctorWho2007TDWASTheInfiniteQuest "The Infinite Quest"]], similar skeletons ''actually'' crew a pirate ship.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episodes [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E8SilenceInTheLibrary "Silence in the Library"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead"]], the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Vashta Nerada]] leave the skeletons of the people they've eaten. In the animated short series [[Recap/DoctorWho2007TDWASTheInfiniteQuest "The Infinite Quest"]], similar skeletons ''actually'' crew a pirate ship.
ship. "Asylum of the Daleks" also showed the crew of the crashed spaceship this way...at first.
2nd Mar '15 9:04:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Basic ''DungeonsAndDragons'' module X2 ''Castle Amber''. One room had skeletons standing around: they were frozen in place by the magical effect that killed them.

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* Basic ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' module X2 ''Castle Amber''. One room had skeletons standing around: they were frozen in place by the magical effect that killed them.
24th Jan '15 7:52:55 PM Mullon
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* In the ''{{Myst}}'' novel ''The Book of Atrus'', the main character encounters remains throughout the fallen city of D'ni, most notably a group of skeletons found chained to a table for unexplained reasons.

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* In the ''{{Myst}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' novel ''The Book of Atrus'', the main character encounters remains throughout the fallen city of D'ni, most notably a group of skeletons found chained to a table for unexplained reasons.
24th Jan '15 9:21:48 AM Mayhavecontrol
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* In ''{{Dracula}}'', the ship that transports the Count to Whitby runs into the docks with its crew dead and the captain's bloodless body lashed to the wheel.

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* In ''{{Dracula}}'', the ship that transports the Count to Whitby runs into the docks with its crew dead missing and the captain's bloodless decomposed body lashed to the wheel.wheel by his hands, while holding a crucifix.
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