History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho043DoctorWhoAndThePirates

20th Oct '17 8:00:50 AM moloch
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This episode is directly followed by [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialsRealTime "Real Time"]]. Which also makes it the last time the Doctor wears his [[ImpossiblyTackyClothesinfamously horrible coat]] for some time.

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This episode is directly followed by [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialsRealTime "Real Time"]]. Which also makes it this one the last time the Doctor wears his [[ImpossiblyTackyClothesinfamously [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes infamously horrible coat]] for some time.
20th Oct '17 7:33:58 AM moloch
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This episode is directly followed by [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialsRealTime "Real Time"]].

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This episode is directly followed by [[Recap/BigFinishDoctorWhoSpecialsRealTime "Real Time"]].
Time"]]. Which also makes it the last time the Doctor wears his [[ImpossiblyTackyClothesinfamously horrible coat]] for some time.
20th Oct '17 7:32:41 AM moloch
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* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who ([[NewerThanTheyThink largely accurately, incidentally]]), blames most of it on ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.


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* PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who ([[NewerThanTheyThink accurately]]), blames most of it on ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
20th Oct '17 7:27:05 AM moloch
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* MusicalEpisode: And all acquit themselves very well!

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* MusicalEpisode: And all acquit themselves very well!well! Specific musical and song tropes include:



** IWantSong

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** IWantSongIWantSong: Sally has a heartbreaking one. [[spoiler: She wants to be TogetherInDeath with her partner because she blames herself for his death.]]
** MajorGeneralSong: "I Am The Very Model Of A Gallifreyan Buccaneer", probably the best-remembered song from the whole episode. Naturally also counts as the PatterSong. Have a listen: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIdDXQ2h1Pc I Am the Very Model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer]]"



** MajorGeneralSong: "I Am The Very Model Of A Gallifreyan Buccaneer", probably the best-remembered song from the whole episode.



* PatterSong: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIdDXQ2h1Pc I Am the Very Model of a Gallifreyan Buccaneer]]"
20th Oct '17 7:22:33 AM moloch
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* KarmaHoudini: Capt. Swann, who gets to be Captain again at the end. In fairness, [[TheLoadhe was just a complete and utter berk with no regard for anyone else]], but it still rankles that he seemingly learned nothing. Red Jasper, on the other hand, gets off ''much'' easier than other ''Doctor Who'' villains who commit equivalent crimes, when he's left marooned.

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* KarmaHoudini: Capt. Swann, who gets to be Captain again at the end. In fairness, [[TheLoadhe [[TheLoad he was just a complete and utter berk with no regard for anyone else]], but it still rankles that he seemingly learned nothing. Red Jasper, on the other hand, gets off ''much'' easier than other ''Doctor Who'' villains who commit equivalent crimes, when he's left marooned.
20th Oct '17 7:21:14 AM moloch
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* KarmaHoudini: Capt. Swann, who gets to be Captain again at the end. In fairness, he was just
** Red Jasper, who gets off ''much'' easier than other Doctor Who villains who commit equivalent crimes.

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* KarmaHoudini: Capt. Swann, who gets to be Captain again at the end. In fairness, he [[TheLoadhe was just
**
just a complete and utter berk with no regard for anyone else]], but it still rankles that he seemingly learned nothing. Red Jasper, who on the other hand, gets off ''much'' easier than other Doctor Who ''Doctor Who'' villains who commit equivalent crimes.crimes, when he's left marooned.
2nd Aug '17 8:45:24 AM moloch
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* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who ([[YoungerThanTheyThink largely accurately, incidentally]]), blames most of it on ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.

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* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who ([[YoungerThanTheyThink ([[NewerThanTheyThink largely accurately, incidentally]]), blames most of it on ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
2nd Aug '17 8:45:01 AM moloch
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* AnachronismStew

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* AnachronismStewAnachronismStew: Sally accuses Evelyn of this, because at this point Evelyn's telling the story based around pirate tropes rather than what actually happened.



* AsYouKnow
* AxeCrazy: Red Jasper

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* AsYouKnow
* AxeCrazy: Red JasperJasper. Briefly played for comedy, then [[RealityEnsues played chillingly for drama. He truly is utterly insane.]]



* BoardingParty

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* BoardingPartyBoardingParty: Just one of the many pirate tropes that shows up.



* BuriedTreasure
* CanonDiscontinuity: The Doctor, InUniverse, wonders to himself if [[Series/K9AndCompany Hecate]] is in continuity.

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* BuriedTreasure
BuriedTreasure: Another pirate trope - Jasper's looking for Ezekiel Bones' treasure.
* CanonDiscontinuity: The Doctor, InUniverse, wonders to himself if [[Series/K9AndCompany Hecate]] is in continuity.continuity[[note]]It is, incidentally. It's where Sarah Jane got her K-9, but [[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS2E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]] was a few years away yet[[/note]].



* TheDragon: Merryweather
* DarkReprise: The song Pirate Queen first shows up when Evelyn and Red Jasper are singing about the virtues about being a Pirate Queen and King, respectively. The dark reprise occurs not 5 minutes later when Jasper sings it again, celebrating his complete authority [[spoiler: after cutting out the tongue of one of his crew and pushing the Doctor off the plank.]]
* DrinkingContest
* DrivenToSuicide
* TheDrunkenSailor
* DuelToTheDeath
* EitherOrTitle
* EyepatchOfPower: Red Jasper.
** Also more than likely, One-Eyed Trent.

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* TheDragon: Merryweather
First Mate Mr Merryweather.
* DarkReprise: The song Pirate Queen "Pirate Queen" first shows up when Evelyn and Red Jasper are singing about the virtues about being a Pirate Queen and King, respectively. The dark reprise occurs not 5 minutes later when Jasper sings it again, celebrating his complete authority [[spoiler: after cutting out the tongue of one of his crew and pushing the Doctor off the plank.]]
* DrinkingContest
DrinkingContest: During "I'm a Better Sailor Far Than You".
* DrivenToSuicide
DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: The whole reason Evelyn's at Sally's house. She received her suicide note in the post [[TimeTravelTenseTrouble tomorrow morning]], and she convinced the Doctor to nip back to the night before so she could spend the night with Sally when she needed someone.]]
* TheDrunkenSailor
TheDrunkenSailor: Both a plot point and a recurring leitmotif during "I'm a Better Sailor Far Than You".
* DuelToTheDeath
DuelToTheDeath: The Doctor ([[UnreliableNarrator no, wait, it was the First Mate]]) challenges Jasper to one... and gets killed.
* EitherOrTitle
EitherOrTitle: The "or" portion being a reference to ''HMS Pinafore''.
* EyepatchOfPower: Red Jasper.
** Also
Jasper, and [[CaptainObvious also more than likely, One-Eyed Trent.Trent]].



* GiverOfLameNames: Evelyn names all the new pirates with the same idea. John Johnson, Bill Billson, Thom Thomson.

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* GiverOfLameNames: Evelyn names all the new pirates with the same idea. John Johnson, Bill Billson, Thom Thomson.Bilson, Tom Thomson, Nicholas Nichol... [[Literature/NicholasNickleby Nickleby!]]. At which point she switches track to [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]], with Literature/OliverTwist, Literature/DavidCopperfield and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers Little Nell]], before she thankfully gives up.



* HardGay: Mr. Mate. Supposedly.
* HookHand: Evelyn inintially claims Red Jasper has two hooks for hands. When Sally points out that he would not be able to fire a pistol, Evelyn admits she was embellishing, but it is not clear if Jasper has one hook or none.
* [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm A Historian Not An Impressionist]]

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* HardGay: Mr. Mate. Supposedly.Mate, supposedly.
* HookHand: Evelyn inintially initially claims Red Jasper has two hooks for hands. When Sally points out that he would not be able to fire a pistol, Evelyn admits she was embellishing, but it is not clear never really establishes if Jasper has he had one hook or none.
* [[ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder I'm A Historian Not An Impressionist]]Impressionist]]: Evelyn's excuse for doing the same voice for all the sailors.



* KarmaHoudini: Capt. Swann.

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* KarmaHoudini: Capt. Swann.Swann, who gets to be Captain again at the end. In fairness, he was just



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWallLeaningOnTheFourthWall: All the damn time. The Doctor and Evelyn telling Sally the pirate story counts for most of it, and the songs do this for ''Doctor Who'' as a whole.



* MementoMacGuffin / OrphansPlotTrinket: Jem's compass.

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* MementoMacGuffin / OrphansPlotTrinket: Jem's compass. [[spoiler: Nobody learns it's an OrphansPlotTrinket until after poor Jem has been tortured to death, though.]]



** MajorGeneralSong

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfRoles: Timothy Sutton plays the Mate and every other unnamed sailor and pirate role, [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall because Evelyn's not good at coming up with character voices and does the same one for all of them.]]
** MajorGeneralSongMajorGeneralSong: "I Am The Very Model Of A Gallifreyan Buccaneer", probably the best-remembered song from the whole episode.



* TheMutiny
* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who blames most of it on ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
* ObviouslyEvil: Evelyn is trying to make sure Red Jasper is considered the bad guy by giving him every RedRightHand she can think a pirate should have.

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* TheMutiny
TheMutiny: Captain Swann's sailors think he's a bit of a git and join the pirates. Later, the Doctor convinces the pirates to do this when Jasper and Merryweather are on the island.
* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who ([[YoungerThanTheyThink largely accurately, incidentally]]), blames most of it on ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
* ObviouslyEvil: Evelyn is trying to make sure Red Jasper is considered the bad guy by giving him every RedRightHand she can think a pirate should have.have - one eye, two peg legs, two hook hands...



* PepperSneeze
* PyrrhicVictory
* PirateBooty

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* PepperSneeze
PepperSneeze: The Doctor's failed attempt to hide in an empty rum barrel. Turns out it's an empty pepper barrel.
* PyrrhicVictory
PluckyMiddie: Jem's the lower-class "plucky cabin boy" variant.
* PirateBootyPyrrhicVictory: The Doctor and Evelyn get away safely, and the Doctor even managed to pocket a few of Captain Bones' treasure hoard of rubies. But Jem London's still dead.
* PirateBooty: Another classic pirate trope. This one actually does happen - the pirates are searching for Captain Bones' hidden stash.



* RecordNeedleScratch

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* RecordNeedleScratchRecordNeedleScratch: Towards the end of Episode Two, the Doctor bursts into song. Evelyn and Sally stop him with one of these... [[MusicalEpisode but it doesn't last, of course.]]



* ShaggyDogStory
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: "[[Theatre/MacBeth All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand]]."
* ShoutOut: See also GiverOfLameNames: among those names are Literature/NicholasNickleby, Literature/OliverTwist and Literature/DavidCopperfield.
* SissyVillain: Captain Swann.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay

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* ShaggyDogStory
* ShoutOutToShakespeare: "[[Theatre/MacBeth All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand]]."
* ShoutOut: See also GiverOfLameNames: among those names are Literature/NicholasNickleby, Literature/OliverTwist and Literature/DavidCopperfield.
* SissyVillain: Captain Swann.
* SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay
" The first hint we get that Sally's not in the best place emotionally right now - Lady Macbeth says this because she can't stop thinking about the murder she committed.



* {{Sting}}
* SurvivorGuilt
* {{Swashbuckler}}
* TalkingToHimself:

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* {{Sting}}
SurvivorGuilt: Sally crashed her car and killed her partner, and now this is [[DrivenToSuicide driving her to suicide.]]
* SurvivorGuilt
* {{Swashbuckler}}
{{Swashbuckler}}: The Doctor doesn't do too bad at being one, when he gives it a go.
* TalkingToHimself: Timothy Sutton, who plays all the sailors.



* TalkLikeAPirate
* [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Tarzan Was The Doctor]]: Actually a lie, and he gets called out on it.

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* TalkLikeAPirate
TalkLikeAPirate: Of course. Bill Oddie sounds like he's having the time of his life talking like this.
* [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy Tarzan Was The Doctor]]: Actually Doctor Taught Tarzan]]: Obviously a lie, and he gets called out on it.



* TreasureMap
* UnreliableNarrator: Evelyn. The Doctor as well.
** Note Red Jasper changes from "Horrible coat" to "Stylish outfit" in between the two.

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* TreasureMap
TreasureMap: Evelyn brings one to show Sally. [[spoiler: It's the one that was hidden in Jem's compass.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: Evelyn. The Doctor as well.
** Note
whole story, with details changing depending on who's doing the telling. Most notably, [[ImpossiblyTackyClothes Red Jasper changes from referring to the Doctor's "Horrible coat" to "Stylish outfit" in between the two.]] Guess which person used which.



* WalkThePlank

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* WalkThePlankWalkThePlank: Yet another pirate trope embraced, particularly when the Doctor [[BriarPatching briar-patches Mr Merryweather into walking off it.]]
19th Feb '16 9:33:16 AM PaulA
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* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who blames most of it on TreasureIsland.

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* NewerThanTheyThink: All the PirateTropes get [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] and pointed out by Sally, who blames most of it on TreasureIsland. ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
26th Jan '15 9:31:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Doctor''': Well, yes! I am! ♪''I-iiiiiiiii--am -- [[[InterruptedByTheEnd Theme music plays. Episode ends]]].''

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-->'''Doctor''': Well, yes! I am! ♪''I-iiiiiiiii--am ♪''I-iiiiiiiii-am -- [[[InterruptedByTheEnd Theme music plays. Episode ends]]].''
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