History Recap / DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned

22nd Mar '17 9:09:47 PM AthenaBlue
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Astrid is set up to join the Doctor as a new companion, but Music/KylieMinogue probably can't spend a year filming in Wales.
13th Mar '17 3:54:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RecycledInSpace: ''The Poseidon Adventure'' [-IN SPACE-]! It's even lampshaded, since the space ship is appropriately named the ''Titanic''.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Astrid is set up to join the Doctor as a new companion, but Music/KylieMinogue probably can't spend a year filming in Wales.
* RecycledInSpace: ''The Poseidon Adventure'' ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' [-IN SPACE-]! It's even lampshaded, since the space ship is appropriately named the ''Titanic''.



** The story contains a number of Shout Outs to the work of ''Doctor Who'' scriptwriter and later ''Series/BlakesSeven'' script editor Chris Boucher. The look and personality of the Hosts is based on the killer robots in Boucher's Fourth Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death"]]. The damaged Host repeating "Kill . . . kill", the Host's hand stuck in the door, and the secret room full of Hosts on stretchers are also direct copies of moments from the same story. The teleport bracelets are from ''Blake's 7'', and the Angels' "Information: . . ." catchphrase is from Zen, the ''Liberator'' computer in ''Blake's 7''.

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** The story contains a number of Shout Outs to the work of ''Doctor Who'' scriptwriter and later ''Series/BlakesSeven'' script editor Chris Boucher.Creator/ChrisBoucher. The look and personality of the Hosts is based on the killer robots in Boucher's Fourth Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death"]]. The damaged Host repeating "Kill . . . kill", the Host's hand stuck in the door, and the secret room full of Hosts on stretchers are also direct copies of moments from the same story. The teleport bracelets are from ''Blake's 7'', and the Angels' "Information: . . ." catchphrase is from Zen, the ''Liberator'' computer in ''Blake's 7''.
4th Mar '17 5:52:50 PM AthenaBlue
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* HeroicSacrifice: ''Lots'' of these. Poor Foon (TakingYouWithMe on a host), Bannakaffalatta (CastFromLifeSpan) and Astrid (TakingYouWithMe on the BigBad)

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* HeroicSacrifice: ''Lots'' of these. Poor Foon (TakingYouWithMe on a host), Bannakaffalatta (CastFromLifeSpan) and Astrid (TakingYouWithMe on the BigBad)BigBad).
4th Mar '17 5:51:51 PM AthenaBlue
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--->'''Astrid:''' Mr Capricorn . . . I resign.

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--->'''Astrid:''' '''Astrid:''' Mr Capricorn . . . I resign.
4th Mar '17 5:51:03 PM AthenaBlue
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'''The Doctor:''' ''Titanic''. Um... who... thought of the name?\\

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'''The Doctor:''' ''Titanic''. Um... who...Um . . . who . . . thought of the name?\\
4th Mar '17 5:50:43 PM AthenaBlue
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** After having wanted to since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]], the Doctor finally gets the chance to say "Allons-y, Alonzo!"

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** After having wanted to since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]], the Doctor finally gets the chance to say "Allons-y, Alonzo!"Alonso!"
4th Mar '17 5:50:06 PM AthenaBlue
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** The Doctor being pleased when he finds out that Midshipman Frame's first name is Alonso and then saying "Allons-y, Alonso!" 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 Alonso and then saying "Allons-y, Alonso!" is a reference After having wanted to since [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts "Army of Ghosts"]].Ghosts"]], the Doctor finally gets the chance to say "Allons-y, Alonzo!"
4th Mar '17 5:48:54 PM AthenaBlue
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Just as we exoticise other cultures, apparently, aliens exoticise ours. Or the parts of Earth culture they like, stuck together willy-nilly, so that the end result is a charming Old Earth Christmas pleasure cruise... set aboard a spaceship recreation of Earth's most famous ship, the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic''.

The Doctor, who's appeared aboard after accidentally crashing into it (picking up from the last episode), can recognise a dire portent when he sees one. He quickly repairs the damage to his interior and then properly materializes on board the ship. Sure enough, it's not long before trouble arises: the ship's mechanical servants start to malfunction and harm people. However, the calm before the storm allows him to befriend several of the guests on ship, including the lovely [[Music/KylieMinogue Astrid Peth]], a [[{{Meido}} waitress]] that has taken this job to further her dream of travelling through space and seeing the stars. Although he's a stowaway, the Doctor dons his best tuxedo and poses as a passenger with privilege... Now if only his tuxedo weren't a calling card for bad luck...

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Written by Creator/RussellTDavies.
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Just as we exoticise other cultures, apparently, aliens exoticise ours. Or the parts of Earth culture they like, stuck together willy-nilly, so that the end result is a charming Old Earth Christmas pleasure cruise...cruise . . . set aboard a spaceship recreation of Earth's most famous ship, the ''UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic''.

The Doctor, who's appeared aboard after accidentally crashing into it (picking up from the last episode), can recognise a dire portent when he sees one. He quickly repairs the damage to his interior and then properly materializes on board the ship. Sure enough, it's not long before trouble arises: the ship's mechanical servants start to malfunction and harm people. However, the calm before the storm allows him to befriend several of the guests on ship, including the lovely [[Music/KylieMinogue Astrid Peth]], a [[{{Meido}} waitress]] that has taken this job to further her dream of travelling through space and seeing the stars. Although he's a stowaway, the Doctor dons his best tuxedo and poses as a passenger with privilege... privilege . . . Now if only his tuxedo weren't a calling card for bad luck...
luck . . .



[[TemptingFate Uh-oh...]]

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 from destroying the ''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 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.

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.

And creepy they are. When a pocket of survivors comes to Midshipman Frame's attention, he can't do much more than watch helplessly as the angels ''kill'' them.

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[[TemptingFate Uh-oh...Uh-oh . . .]]

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 from destroying the ''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...ship . . . and the once-docile Heavenly Host 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.

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 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.

And creepy they are. When a pocket of survivors comes to Midshipman Frame's attention, he can't do much more than watch listen helplessly as the angels ''kill'' them.



[[AnyoneCanDie There are deaths]]. Morvin falls to his death in a reactor, followed by Foon, who refuses to survive without her husband and decides to take the plunge, too, with [[TakingYouWithMe taking down a Heavenly Host with her]]. Bannakaffalatta gets over the cyborg prejudice he faced and makes a HeroicSacrifice by using his power core to disable the Heavenly Host, which drains it and causes him to perish only minutes later, saying goodbye to his crush Astrid. Mr. Copper takes Bannakaffalatta's core to use as a weapon against the Heavenly Host. Rickston [[TheLoad continues to bitch and moan and get in the way]], being insufferably selfish. The Doctor discovers that he gets to ask the Host (the robot angels) three questions by prodding around and discovering a protocol loophole that forces them to reveal information at his request, but, he wastes two of them. Eventually, Deck 31 is reached and proves to contain the ''Titanic'''s ludicrously wealthy yet cyborgified and unhappy owner, Max Capricorn, who is bent on crashing it into Earth and riding out the collision in an impact-proof chamber, in a complicated revenge scheme against the board of directors which owns the ship and locked him out of the company. And the Doctor is powerless in the arms of the robot angels, so Astrid has to take the HeroicSacrifice on herself.

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 to... the bridge. 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 [[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.

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.

Rickston, being an opportunistic slimeball, has pulled up his stakes in Max Capricorn Cruiseliners. Instead, he invested all his shares in Capricorn's rivals, making the ungrateful turd [[KarmaHoudini filthy rich]]. Luckily, Rickston takes the best course of action in the whole time we've known him- he ''leaves''. Mr. Copper tells the Doctor that although people like Rickston may survive, [[{{Foreshadowing}} it would be wrong to decide who lived and died.]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars Such power would make somebody a monster. If only the Doctor didn't forget so easily.]]

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 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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[[AnyoneCanDie There are deaths]]. Morvin falls to his death in a reactor, followed by Foon, who refuses to survive without her husband and decides to take the plunge, too, with [[TakingYouWithMe taking down a Heavenly Host with her]]. Bannakaffalatta gets over the cyborg prejudice he faced and makes a HeroicSacrifice by using his power core to disable the Heavenly Host, which drains it and causes him to perish only minutes later, saying goodbye to his crush Astrid. Mr. Copper takes Bannakaffalatta's core to use as a weapon against the Heavenly Host. Rickston [[TheLoad continues to bitch and moan and get in the way]], being insufferably selfish. The Doctor discovers that he gets to ask the Host (the robot angels) three questions by prodding around and discovering a protocol loophole that forces them to reveal information at his request, but, he wastes two of them. Eventually, Deck 31 is reached and proves to contain the ''Titanic'''s ludicrously wealthy yet cyborgified and unhappy owner, Max Capricorn, who is bent on crashing it into Earth and riding out the collision in an impact-proof chamber, in a complicated revenge scheme against the board of directors which owns the ship and locked him out of the company. And the Doctor is powerless in the arms of the robot angels, so Astrid has to take the HeroicSacrifice on herself.

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 to...to . . . the bridge. It's time to stop the ''Titanic'' from crashing. The Doctor comforts the wounded Midshipman Frame, and asks what his name is...is . . . [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts to his wonderful delight]], it's [[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.

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- 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.

Rickston, being an opportunistic slimeball, has pulled up his stakes in Max Capricorn Cruiseliners. Instead, he invested all his shares in Capricorn's rivals, making the ungrateful turd [[KarmaHoudini filthy rich]]. Luckily, Rickston takes the best course of action in the whole time we've known him- him -- he ''leaves''. Mr. Copper tells the Doctor that although people like Rickston may survive, [[{{Foreshadowing}} it would be wrong to decide who lived and died.]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E16TheWatersOfMars Such power would make somebody a monster. If only the Doctor didn't forget so easily.]]

The Doctor and Mr 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 ballast from the ''Titanic'' dissolves.''Titanic''[='s=] water tanks. 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 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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* BadassBoast: "I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 903 years]] old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?"

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* BadassBoast: "I'm the Doctor. I'm a Time Lord. I'm from the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous. I'm I am [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld 903 years]] old, and I'm the man who's gonna save your lives and all six billion people on the planet below. You got a problem with that?" that?"



* BowTiesAreCool: The Doctor dons one as a part of his outfit to blend in on board.

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* BowTiesAreCool: The Doctor dons one as one. He ''is'' wearing a part of his outfit to blend in on board.tuxedo, after all.



* ChristmasEpisode: "Look, I don't know where you're getting your information, but you're completely wrong. [[AnAssKickingChristmas Christmas isn't a barbaric festival of blood.]] It's about love and thanksgiving and generosity and... who am I kidding, all of my Christmases are like this."
* [[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 UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}. [[ImAHumanitarian They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner]]... like ''savages''!"
-->'''The Doctor:''' 'Scuse me? ''(Mr. Copper looks at him.)'' Sorry, sorry, but, um... where did you get all this from?

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* ChristmasEpisode: "Look, I don't know where you're getting your information, but you're completely wrong. [[AnAssKickingChristmas Christmas isn't a barbaric festival of blood.]] It's about love and thanksgiving and generosity and...and . . . who am I kidding, all of my Christmases are like this."
* [[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 UsefulNotes/{{Turkey}}. [[ImAHumanitarian They then eat the Turkey people for Christmas dinner]]...dinner]] . . . like ''savages''!"
-->'''The Doctor:''' 'Scuse me? ''(Mr. Copper looks at him.)'' Sorry, sorry, but, um...um . . . where did you get all this from?



** 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.

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



* DeadlyDisc: The Robot Angel's halos.

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* DeadlyDisc: The Robot Angel's Heavenly Host's halos.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Max Capricorn gets ousted by his own board of trustees and blamed for the company's failure so he contrives to crash the ''Titanic'' (2000 killed) into Earth (6 ''billion'' killed) and get the trustees jailed for mass murder. ''Wow.''

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Max Capricorn gets ousted by his own board of trustees and blamed for the company's failure failure, so he contrives to crash the ''Titanic'' (2000 killed) into Earth (6 ''billion'' killed) and get the trustees jailed for mass murder. ''Wow.''



** At the same time, it's not as though he deserved comeuppance ''for anything.'' His only "crime" was being greedy and rude, and by all indication, he was just an average wealthy socialite, just like almost everyone else on the ship. He didn't deserve to die any more than anyone else on board. It is the fact that the Doctor ''wishes'' he died instead of some of the others that serves as an early indication as to how dark he can get when left alone,[[YouBastard and shows that many of the audience would fall into the same traps he does later on.]]

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** At the same time, it's not as though he deserved comeuppance ''for anything.'' His only "crime" was being greedy and rude, and by all indication, he was just an average wealthy socialite, just like almost everyone else on the ship. He didn't deserve to die any more than anyone else on board. It is the fact that the Doctor ''wishes'' he died instead of some of the others that serves as an early indication as to how dark he can get when left alone,[[YouBastard alone, [[YouBastard and shows that many of the audience would fall into the same traps he does later on.]]



** The Hosts also resemble the "pilot fish" from the [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion other]] Christmas [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride episodes]].

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** The Hosts also resemble the "pilot fish" from the [[Recap/DoctorWho2005CSTheChristmasInvasion other]] previous]] Christmas [[Recap/DoctorWho2006CSTheRunawayBride episodes]].specials]].



* FlatWhat: At the ColdOpen, the Doctor's trademark escalating [[BigWhat "What? WHAT?]] ''[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]''" ends with a lifebelt rolling into his hands with the word "TITANIC" written on it. Cue this.

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* FlatWhat: At In the ColdOpen, the Doctor's trademark escalating [[BigWhat "What? WHAT?]] ''[[BigWhat WHAT?!]]''" ends with a lifebelt life preserver rolling into his hands with the word "TITANIC" written on it. Cue this.



* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Rickston solemnly thanks the doctor and hugs Copper tightly then undermines this by cheerily talking about how rich the disaster has made him, right before he leaves.
* JustAFleshWound: Midshipman Frame does rather well for having been shot early in the episode, albeit spending most of his time painfully clutching a chest wound.
%%* KilledMidSentence

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Rickston solemnly thanks the doctor Doctor and hugs Copper tightly tightly, then undermines this by cheerily talking about how rich the disaster has made him, right before he leaves.
leaves.
* JustAFleshWound: Midshipman Frame does rather well for having been shot early in the episode, albeit spending most of his time painfully clutching a chest stomach wound.
%%* KilledMidSentence* KilledMidSentence: Morvin Van Hoff falls to his death just as he's agreeing that he and his wife should go last across the rickety bridge across the chasm.



* LegacyVesselNaming: The cruise liner is called the ''Titanic'' in honor of the most famous vessel in Earth's history. The Doctor and the BigBad are the only people to understand the significance of the name.

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* LegacyVesselNaming: The cruise liner is called the ''Titanic'' in honor honour of the most famous vessel in Earth's history. The Doctor and the BigBad are the only people to understand the significance of the name.



** 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. On the other hand, although its etymology is different, the name Astrid evokes the Latin word ''aster'', meaning "star", while ''peth'' "peth" is Welsh for "thing"; therefore "Astrid Peth" could be taken to mean "star thing", which is highly plot-relevant.



* PhonyDegree: Mr Copper's degree in Earthonomics, which he eventually admits came from Mrs Golightly's Happy Travelling University and Dry Cleaners.
* PluckyMiddie: Midshipman Frame just qualified and he's very happy to be on the voyage. This is much to the displeasure of Captain Hardaker, [[ForeShadowing who was promised he'd have no young officers on this voyage.]] Frame ends up holed up on the bridge trying to help where he can.

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* PhonyDegree: Mr Copper's degree in Earthonomics, which he eventually admits came from Mrs Mrs. Golightly's Happy Travelling University and Dry Cleaners.
* PluckyMiddie: Midshipman Frame just qualified and he's very happy to be on the voyage. This is much to the displeasure of Captain Hardaker, [[ForeShadowing [[{{Foreshadowing}} who was promised he'd have no young officers on this voyage.]] Frame ends up holed up on the bridge trying to help where he can.




--->'''Astrid:''' Mr Capricorn... I resign.

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\n--->'''Astrid:''' Mr Capricorn...Capricorn . . . I resign.



* RedHerringShirt: Midshipman 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.

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



** Another Christmas, another disaster menacing London. This time the citizens wise up and evacuate the city to stay safe of whatever could happen. Once again, the "snow" falling during Christmas is actually a spaceship's ashes.

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** Another Christmas, another disaster menacing London. This time the citizens wise up and evacuate the city to stay safe of whatever could happen. Once again, the "snow" falling during Christmas is actually from a spaceship's ashes.damaged spaceship.



** The story contains a number of Shout Outs to the work of ''Doctor Who'' scriptwriter and later ''Series/BlakesSeven'' script editor Chris Boucher. The look and personality of the Hosts is based on the killer robots in Boucher's Fourth Doctor story "The Robots of Death". The damaged Host repeating "Kill... kill", the Host's hand stuck in the door, and the secret room full of Hosts on stretchers are also direct copies of moments from the same story. The teleport bracelets are from ''Blake's 7'', and the Angels' "Information:..." catchphrase is from Zen, the ''Liberator'' computer in ''Blake's 7''.
** The damaged cruiseliner and passengers having to make their way through precarious, badly damaged, collapse-at-any-moment, tilted areas and makeshift catwalks references ThePoseidonAdventure and its numerous remakes.

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** The story contains a number of Shout Outs to the work of ''Doctor Who'' scriptwriter and later ''Series/BlakesSeven'' script editor Chris Boucher. The look and personality of the Hosts is based on the killer robots in Boucher's Fourth Doctor story [[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E5TheRobotsOfDeath "The Robots of Death". Death"]]. The damaged Host repeating "Kill..."Kill . . . kill", the Host's hand stuck in the door, and the secret room full of Hosts on stretchers are also direct copies of moments from the same story. The teleport bracelets are from ''Blake's 7'', and the Angels' "Information:..."Information: . . ." catchphrase is from Zen, the ''Liberator'' computer in ''Blake's 7''.
** The damaged cruiseliner and passengers having to make their way through precarious, badly damaged, collapse-at-any-moment, tilted areas and makeshift catwalks references ThePoseidonAdventure ''Film/ThePoseidonAdventure'' and its numerous remakes.



* SpaceIsAnOcean: This space ship titanic even has a ''life preserver''. Not an escape capsule but a floatation device.

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* SpaceIsAnOcean: This space ship titanic spaceship ''Titanic'' even has a ''life preserver''. Not an escape capsule capsule, but a floatation device.



* TeleportersAndTransporters: Through the bracelets they give to the passengers. It can also theorically recuperate a killed passenger, but when the Doctor tries this with Astrid, the system is too badly damaged.

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* TeleportersAndTransporters: Through the bracelets they give to the passengers. It can also theorically recuperate restore a killed passenger, but when the Doctor tries this with Astrid, the system is too badly damaged.



* TwinkleSmile: Max Capricorn's repeating advertisement has a tooth that does this when he says "My name is ''Maaaxxx''".

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* TwinkleSmile: Max Capricorn's repeating advertisement has a tooth that does this when he says "My name is ''Maaaxxx''". And when the Doctor meets Capricorn in person:
-->'''The Doctor:''' ''[surprised]'' It really does that?



* WealthyEverAfter: Mr Copper, having no idea about Earth culture or currency, loaded a pre-paid card with " a million" thinking it was only good for trinkets. The Doctor tells him that he now has ''fifty six million and fifty eight'' credits. He just has to be careful with it.

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* WealthyEverAfter: Mr Copper, having no idea about Earth culture or currency, loaded a pre-paid card with " a "a million" thinking it was only good for trinkets. The Doctor tells him that he now has ''fifty six million and fifty eight'' credits. He just has to be careful with it.



* WritersCannotDoMath: If 1 million pounds is roughly 50 million credits, that means that the 5000 credit phone bill that Foon and Morvin were lamenting and talking about never being able to pay was roughly... 100 pounds.
* TheXOfY: The Voyage of the Damned.

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* WritersCannotDoMath: If 1 million pounds is roughly 50 million credits, that means that the 5000 credit phone bill that Foon and Morvin were lamenting and talking about never being able to pay was roughly...roughly . . . 100 pounds.
* TheXOfY: The Voyage "Voyage of the Damned.Damned".



* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Played with: Rickston thanks The Doctor for saving his life, and then he goes on to say how much money he made off this venture and goes back to ordering around his employee. This brings The Doctor no joy. "Saving Your Life Fills Me With Shame".

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Played with: Rickston thanks The the Doctor for saving his life, and then he goes on to say how much money he made off this venture and goes back to ordering around his employee. This brings The the Doctor no joy. "Saving Your Life Fills Me With Shame".


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* RecycledInSpace: ''The Poseidon Adventure'' [-IN SPACE-]! It's even lampshaded, since the space ship is appropriately named ''The Titanic''.

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* RecycledInSpace: ''The Poseidon Adventure'' [-IN SPACE-]! It's even lampshaded, since the space ship is appropriately named ''The Titanic''.the ''Titanic''.
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* HeroicSacrifice ''Lots'' of these. Poor Foon (TakingYouWithMe on a host), Bannakaffalatta (CastFromLifeSpan) and Astrid (TakingYouWithMe on the BigBad)

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* HeroicSacrifice HeroicSacrifice: ''Lots'' of these. Poor Foon (TakingYouWithMe on a host), Bannakaffalatta (CastFromLifeSpan) and Astrid (TakingYouWithMe on the BigBad)
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