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14th Jan '17 2:02:24 PM Luppercus
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' they discover that an alien posing as an intergalactic police officer is a murderer when they discover hundreds of alien skeletons in his ship. Make even creepier by L comment:
-->I don't think he is a vegetarian.
4th Jan '17 4:46:04 AM Snowy66
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Treehouse of Horror story, "The HΩmega Man", has Homer walk into a bomb shelter where the town gets nuked while he is inside. He walks out to town where everyone has been skeletonized and still in their living poses, but being the [[TheDitz idiot he is]] he doesn't realize everyone is dead until much later. He spends the early part of the episode casually interacting with several skeletons, causing them to break apart. It isn't until he sees a newspaper saying a bomb was headed towards the town does he realize the truth.
4th Jan '17 4:39:16 AM Snowy66
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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. "Asylum of the Daleks" also showed the crew of the crashed spaceship this way...at first.

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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. "Asylum of the Daleks" also showed the crew of the crashed spaceship this way...[[DeadGuyPuppet at first.
first]].
4th Nov '16 9:02:45 AM erforce
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* The dead guy in the boat in ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.

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* The dead guy in the partially sunken boat in ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
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.
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