History Recap / DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned

24th May '16 6:59:23 PM dmcreif
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* [[invoked]]CriticalResearchFailure: "To repeat, I am Mr. Copper, the ship's historian, and I shall be taking you to old London town in the country of U.K. ruled over by Good King Wenceslas. Now, human beings worship the great god Santa, a creature with fearsome claws, and his wife Mary. And every Christmas Eve, the people of U.K. go to war with the country of Turkey. [[ImAHumanitarian They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner]]... like ''savages''!"

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* [[invoked]]CriticalResearchFailure: "To repeat, I am Mr. Copper, the ship's historian, and I shall be taking you to old London town in the country of U.K. ruled over by Good King Wenceslas. Now, human beings worship the great god Santa, a creature with fearsome claws, and his wife Mary. And every Christmas Eve, the people of U.K. go to war with the country of Turkey.UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}. [[ImAHumanitarian They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner]]... like ''savages''!"
24th May '16 6:56:03 PM dmcreif
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* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, "To repeat, I am Mr. Copper, the ship's historian, and I shall be taking you to old London town in the country of U.K. ruled over by Good King Wenceslas. Now, human beings worship the great god Santa, a creature with fearsome claws, and his wife Mary. And every Christmas Eve, the people of U.K. go to war with the country of Turkey. [[ImAHumanitarian They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner]]... like ''savages''!"

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* CriticalResearchFailure: InUniverse, *[[invoked]]CriticalResearchFailure: "To repeat, I am Mr. Copper, the ship's historian, and I shall be taking you to old London town in the country of U.K. ruled over by Good King Wenceslas. Now, human beings worship the great god Santa, a creature with fearsome claws, and his wife Mary. And every Christmas Eve, the people of U.K. go to war with the country of Turkey. [[ImAHumanitarian They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner]]... like ''savages''!"
22nd Jan '16 7:16:48 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** Averted with Astrid, whose name is an anagram of TARDIS (causing much speculation online), but nothing comes of it.
*** On the other hand, although its etymology is different, the name Astrid evokes the Latin word ''aster'', meaning "star", while ''peth'' is Welsh for "thing"; therefore ''Astrid Peth'' could be taken to mean "star thing", which is highly plot-relevant.

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** Averted with Astrid, whose name is an anagram of TARDIS (causing much speculation online), but nothing comes of it.
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it.On the other hand, although its etymology is different, the name Astrid evokes the Latin word ''aster'', meaning "star", while ''peth'' is Welsh for "thing"; therefore ''Astrid Peth'' could be taken to mean "star thing", which is highly plot-relevant.



** I think you're forgetting the old Christmas tradition: Angels have ''wings''.
21st Jan '16 1:13:14 PM missmoon
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* DeadStarWalking: Let's face it, KylieMinogue probably wasn't going to become a full-time companion.

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* DeadStarWalking: Let's face it, KylieMinogue Kylie Minogue probably wasn't going to become a full-time companion.



* ScullyBox: Music/KylieMinogue's diminutive height is exploited by having Astrid pull up a box and stand up on it in order to give the Doctor a goodbye kiss.

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* ScullyBox: Music/KylieMinogue's diminutive height is exploited by having Deployed in-universe. Astrid pull pulls up a box and stand stands up on it in order to give the Doctor a goodbye kiss.
21st Dec '15 11:27:45 AM Silverblade2
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With Capricorn dead, the Doctor now has full command of the Host, who have defaulted to the next highest authority, and messianically spreads his arms to have the angels carry him up into... the control room. It's time to stop the ''Titanic'' from crashing. The Doctor comforts the wounded Midshipman Frame, and asks what his name is... [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts to his wonderful delight]], it's [[CallBack Alonso]]! With an, "''Allons-y'', Alonso!", the Doctor does everything he can with Alonso to regain control of the rapidly crashing starliner before it creates a nuclear catastrophe, while the surviving passengers- and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Rickston]]- hang on for dear life. The Doctor really knuckles down when the ship crosses through Earth's atmosphere. He calls Buckingham Palace to have it evacuated, and even manages to keep the ''Titanic'' from crashing into London. The Queen waves at him as he sails past. Poor Wilfred Mott shouts in outrage at the sight of the ship as those aliens threaten to antagonize a third Christmas in a row.

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With Capricorn dead, the Doctor now has full command of the Host, who have defaulted to the next highest authority, and messianically spreads his arms to have the angels carry him up into... the control room. It's time to stop the ''Titanic'' from crashing. The Doctor comforts the wounded Midshipman Frame, and asks what his name is... [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts to his wonderful delight]], it's [[CallBack [[ContinuityNod Alonso]]! With an, "''Allons-y'', Alonso!", the Doctor does everything he can with Alonso to regain control of the rapidly crashing starliner before it creates a nuclear catastrophe, while the surviving passengers- and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Rickston]]- hang on for dear life. The Doctor really knuckles down when the ship crosses through Earth's atmosphere. He calls Buckingham Palace to have it evacuated, and even manages to keep the ''Titanic'' from crashing into London. The Queen waves at him as he sails past. Poor Wilfred Mott shouts in outrage at the sight of the ship as those aliens threaten to antagonize a third Christmas in a row.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Rickston solemnly thanks the doctor and hugs Copper tightly.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He then undermines this by cheerily talking about how rich the disaster has made him, right before he leaves.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Rickston solemnly thanks the doctor and hugs Copper tightly.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: He
tightly then undermines this by cheerily talking about how rich the disaster has made him, right before he leaves.
20th Dec '15 1:38:50 AM bwburke94
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** The Doctor being pleased when he finds out that Midshipman Frame's first name is Alonzo and then saying "Allons-y, Alonzo!" is a reference to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]].

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** The Doctor being pleased when he finds out that Midshipman Frame's first name is Alonzo Alonso and then saying "Allons-y, Alonzo!" Alonso!" is a reference to [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]].



* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: Twice.
** "Allons-y, Alonzo!"
** "TakeMeToYourLeader"
* InconvenientSummons: The Doctor is teleported back to the ship while in the middle of a conversation with Donna's grandfather. Right while he's trying to reassure the man nothing weird will happen, even.

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* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat: Twice.
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Twice, with "Allons-y, Alonzo!"
** "TakeMeToYourLeader"
Alonso!" and "TakeMeToYourLeader".
* InconvenientSummons: The Doctor is teleported back to the ship while in the middle of a conversation with Donna's grandfather.Wilfred. Right while he's trying to reassure the man nothing weird will happen, even.



* RedHerringShirt: Midshipman Alonzo Frame is shot in the first act to reveal the captain's treachery but he hangs on and survives to the end of the episode.

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* RedHerringShirt: Midshipman Alonzo Alonso Frame is shot in the first act to reveal the captain's treachery but he hangs on and survives to the end of the episode.
19th Dec '15 4:15:48 PM Scorntex
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** Max Capricorn is nothing but a head on wheels.

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** Max Capricorn is nothing but a head on wheels. He mentions that at one-hundred and sixty-odd years, it's to keep him alive.



* FantasticRacism: Against cyborgs. At least they are allowed to marry now.

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* FantasticRacism: Against Sto has a thing against cyborgs. At least they are allowed to marry now.



* HumansThroughAlienEyes: New Zealand may be beautiful, but this is just a street. Astrid thinks it's riveting.

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* HumansThroughAlienEyes: New Zealand may be beautiful, but this is just a street.street, in London. And it's empty (and it ''stinks''). Astrid thinks it's riveting.



* InconvenientSummons: The Doctor is teleported back to the ship while in the middle of a conversation with Donna's grandfather.

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* InconvenientSummons: The Doctor is teleported back to the ship while in the middle of a conversation with Donna's grandfather. Right while he's trying to reassure the man nothing weird will happen, even.



* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Mr. Copper, the "Earth Expert" is either totally misinformed or just [[AssPull making it up as he goes along]].

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Mr. Copper, the "Earth Expert" is either totally misinformed or just [[AssPull making it up as he goes along]]. It turns out later his "degree" was from the equivalent of a night-school (and ''dry-cleaning service''), and he lied just to get away from Sto.


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* NotSoDifferent: The Doctor and Astrid have a conversation about why she decided to sign up on the cruise, wanting to see different skies, rather than stay on her own boring planet, much like the Doctor did.


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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: At the Titanic's Christmas party, there's a band playing a song called "The Stowaway", all about a man who's lost a lover sneaking aboard a ship and has been found by someone.


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* TemptingFate: The Doctor tries to tell Wilf the newsvendor that this year, nothing disastrous is going happen. He gets teleported mid-sentence, and almost immediately after, disaster strikes.


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* TriumphantReprise: After the Doctor successfully manages to stop the Titanic crashing onto Buckingham Palace, an instrumental version of "The Stowaway", which had played during the party, starts playing.
28th Nov '15 3:21:38 PM JulietF2
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The Doctor and Mr Copper finally walk away from the crash and step onto Earth, gazing at the site of London by the water. As luck would have it, the TARDIS knew where to land, too. It is right there, waiting for the Doctor. Once again, it is not snowing on Christmas. That's ash falling through the atmosphere as debris from the ''Titanic'' dissolves. The Doctor properly educates Mr. Copper on Earth knowledge, this time letting him stay in a place where he's sure to get it right. Mr Copper asks if he can come along in the TARDIS as the next companion, but the Doctor ''really'' doesn't want any more companions right now, after having all the of the previous ones either lost forever or in love with him or both. However, Mr Copper also happens to have one million pounds sterling in his bank account, so he probably won't be struggling in the future. It's the end result of a life as a travelling salesman and lying about a degree in "Earthonomics" that netted him the job of Ship Historian and a credit card that would pay for anything trinkets the passengers wanted when they teleported onto Earth. In fact, he's jumping for joy. See? Karma works both ways. But neither Mr. Copper nor the Doctor will ever forget Astrid. The Doctor goes on his merry way, wishing, "Merry Christmas, Mister Copper."

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The Doctor and Mr Copper finally walk away from the crash and step onto Earth, gazing at the site of London by the water. As luck would have it, the TARDIS knew where to land, too. It is right there, waiting for the Doctor. Once again, it is not snowing on Christmas. That's ash falling through the atmosphere as debris from the ''Titanic'' dissolves. The Doctor properly educates Mr. Copper on Earth knowledge, this time letting him stay in a place where he's sure to get it right. Mr Copper asks if he can come along in the TARDIS as the next companion, but the Doctor ''really'' doesn't want any more companions right now, after having all the of the previous ones either lost forever or in love with him or both. However, Mr Copper also happens to have one million pounds sterling in his bank account, so he probably won't be struggling in the future. It's the end result of a life as a travelling salesman and lying about a degree in "Earthonomics" that netted him the job of Ship Historian and a credit card that would pay for anything trinkets the passengers wanted when they teleported onto Earth. In fact, he's jumping for joy. See? Karma works both ways. But neither Mr. Copper nor the Doctor will ever forget Astrid. The Doctor goes on his merry way, wishing, "Merry Christmas, Mister Copper."
28th Nov '15 3:20:11 PM JulietF2
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The Doctor has the usual motley collection of eccentrics around him: nice waitress Astrid (who the Doctor picks as his next companion), HappilyMarried contest winners Morvin and Foon, {{Jerkass}} Rickston Slade, Mr Copper, the alleged Earth expert, and Bannakaffalatta, the spiny red cyborg ([[FantasticRacism though don't tell anyone]]). They first try to make their way to the bridge, which is now under the inexpert if enthusiastic command of one Midshipman Frame, after the captain's untimely death. But one of the evil Christmas angel robots is coaxed into revealing that the ''real'' source of evil leadership is on Deck 31. Now they must defy the dying ship and the creepy angel robots to get there.

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The Doctor has the usual motley collection of eccentrics around him: nice waitress Astrid (who the Doctor picks as his next companion), HappilyMarried contest winners Morvin and Foon, {{Jerkass}} Rickston Slade, Mr Copper, the alleged Earth expert, and Bannakaffalatta, the spiny red cyborg ([[FantasticRacism though don't tell anyone]]). They first try to make their way to the bridge, which is now under the inexpert inexpert, if enthusiastic enthusiastic, command of one Midshipman Frame, after the captain's untimely death. But one of the evil Christmas angel robots is coaxed into revealing that the ''real'' source of evil leadership is on Deck 31. Now they must defy the dying ship and the creepy angel robots to get there.



With Capricorn dead, the Doctor now has full command of the Host, who have defaulted to the next highest authority, and messianically spreads his arms to have the angels carry him up into... the control room. It's time to stop the ''Titanic'' from crashing. The Doctor comforts the wounded, Midshipman Frame, and asks what his name is... [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts to his wonderful delight]], it's [[CallBack Alonso]]! With an, "''Allons-y'', Alonso!", the Doctor does everything he can with Alonso to regain control of the rapidly crashing starliner before it creates a nuclear catastrophe, while the surviving passengers- and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Rickston]]- hang on for dear life. The Doctor really knuckles down when the ship crosses through Earth's atmosphere. He calls Buckingham Palace to have it evacuated, and even manages to keep the ''Titanic'' from crashing into London. The Queen waves at him as he sails past. Poor Wilfred Mott shouts in outrage at the site of the ship as those aliens threaten to antagonize a third Christmas in a row.

After the storm has been weathered, the Doctor learns that Astrid [[HopeSpot still has a chance of survival]]. The teleporter system has a safety feature. In case of an accident, it stores a passenger's molecules safely. Astrid [[ChekhovsGun had on a teleporter bracelet]] when she fell to her doom. The Doctor desperately sonics the teleport system, but the disaster that befell the ship has severely damaged the system, and it isn't responding. Unfortunately, when the Doctor tries to recover Astrid to a physical body, she gets stuck in between life and death. Mr. Copper has to make the Doctor stop trying in vain to get Astrid back as she was- the system is just too far gone to make it possible. All that's left is an echo of Astrid with the ghost of consciousness. Astrid gets a final kiss from the Doctor and becomes stardust as he scatters her remnants into space, so Astrid can enjoy her dream of seeing the stars and travelling the universe for eternity.

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With Capricorn dead, the Doctor now has full command of the Host, who have defaulted to the next highest authority, and messianically spreads his arms to have the angels carry him up into... the control room. It's time to stop the ''Titanic'' from crashing. The Doctor comforts the wounded, wounded Midshipman Frame, and asks what his name is... [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts to his wonderful delight]], it's [[CallBack Alonso]]! With an, "''Allons-y'', Alonso!", the Doctor does everything he can with Alonso to regain control of the rapidly crashing starliner before it creates a nuclear catastrophe, while the surviving passengers- and [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Rickston]]- hang on for dear life. The Doctor really knuckles down when the ship crosses through Earth's atmosphere. He calls Buckingham Palace to have it evacuated, and even manages to keep the ''Titanic'' from crashing into London. The Queen waves at him as he sails past. Poor Wilfred Mott shouts in outrage at the site sight of the ship as those aliens threaten to antagonize a third Christmas in a row.

After the storm has been weathered, the Doctor learns that Astrid [[HopeSpot still has a chance of survival]]. The teleporter system has a safety feature. In case of an accident, it stores a passenger's molecules safely. Astrid [[ChekhovsGun had on a teleporter bracelet]] when she fell to her doom. The Doctor desperately sonics the teleport system, but the disaster that befell the ship has severely damaged the system, system and it isn't responding. Unfortunately, when the Doctor tries to recover Astrid to a physical body, she gets stuck in between life and death. Mr. Copper has to make the Doctor stop trying in vain to get Astrid back as she was- the system is just too far gone to make it possible. All that's left is an echo of Astrid with the ghost of consciousness. Astrid gets a final kiss from the Doctor and becomes stardust as he scatters her remnants into space, so Astrid can enjoy her dream of seeing the stars and travelling the universe for eternity.
28th Nov '15 3:09:13 PM JulietF2
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Just when the Doctor and company return to the ''Titanic'' and are all set to enjoy a relaxing cruise around the Earth, the ship's captain, Hardaker, sets the [[CerebusSyndrome trouble]] into motion. He deactivates the spaceship's shields, then magnetises the hull to purposely attract three blazing meteors so they crash against the ship. He's in league with someone's evil plan to destroy the ''Titanic'' starliner. The captain is bound and determined to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]]; he's already [[SoapOperaDisease terminally ill]], and because of the life insurance being offered for his family as compensation, that's all it takes to extinguish whatever hope is left for him to keep on living. The Doctor notices the meteors and tries to alert the captain, but a steward forces him away from a system he isn't authorized to use. He rushes over to a singer's microphone and at least manages to make a few heads turn with the warning they're in danger. These smart few people follow him safety. Midshipman Frame tries to stop the captain, from destroying ''Titanic'', but gets shot for his efforts. The captain reaps his death wish, while many, many more people are decimated by both the resultant meteor rain creaming sections of the ship... and the once docile Heavenly Host start carrying out orders to kill off everyone on the ''Titanic''. From this point on, all hell breaks loose. The Doctor tries to mount a rescue operation, but the damage to the ''Titanic'' jars his TARDIS loose from the wreckage and it floats off into space. Now, he has to do things the hard way and navigate everyone through the forsaken vessel while Heavenly Host are running amok.

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Just when the Doctor and company return to the ''Titanic'' and are all set to enjoy a relaxing cruise around the Earth, the ship's captain, Hardaker, sets the [[CerebusSyndrome trouble]] into motion. He deactivates the spaceship's shields, then magnetises the hull to purposely attract three blazing meteors so they crash against the ship. He's in league with someone's evil plan to destroy the ''Titanic'' starliner. The captain is bound and determined to [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]]; he's already [[SoapOperaDisease terminally ill]], and because of the life insurance being offered for his family as compensation, that's all it takes to extinguish whatever hope is left for him to keep on living. The Doctor notices the meteors and tries to alert the captain, but a steward forces him away from a system he isn't authorized to use. He rushes over to a singer's microphone and at least manages to make a few heads turn with the warning they're in danger. These smart few people follow him to safety. Midshipman Frame tries to stop the captain, captain from destroying ''Titanic'', but gets shot for his efforts. The captain reaps his death wish, while many, many more people are decimated by both the resultant meteor rain creaming sections of the ship... and the once docile once-docile Heavenly Host start carrying out orders to kill off everyone on the ''Titanic''. From this point on, all hell breaks loose. The Doctor tries to mount a rescue operation, but the damage to the ''Titanic'' jars his TARDIS loose from the wreckage and it floats off into space. Now, he has to do things the hard way and navigate everyone through the forsaken vessel while Heavenly Host are running amok.
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