History Recap / DoctorWho2007CSVoyageOfTheDamned

4th Nov '17 7:34:55 PM ProfessorDetective
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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, [[CallForward that's a]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime bit racist.]] Let's try again.

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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, [[CallForward that's a]] that's]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime bit racist.]] Let's try again.



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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Just as we exoticise other cultures, apparently, aliens exoticise ours. Or the parts of Earth culture they like, stuck together willy-nilly, 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 recognize 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 the ship, including the lovely [[Music/KylieMinogue Astrid Peth]], a [[{{Meido}} waitress]] that has taken this job to further her dream of travelling traveling 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...



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.

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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 magnetizes 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'', ''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.



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 Alonzo]]! With an, "''Allons-y'', Alonzo!", the Doctor does everything he can with Alonzo 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.

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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 to... the bridge. It's time to stop the ''Titanic'' from crashing. The Doctor comforts the wounded Midshipman Frame, Frame and asks what his name is... [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E12ArmyOfGhosts to his wonderful delight]], it's [[ContinuityNod Alonzo]]! With an, "''Allons-y'', Alonzo!", the Doctor does everything he can with Alonzo 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, 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 the 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 was wearing 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 traveling the universe for eternity.



* AnyoneCanDie: Many of the Doctor's new friends die in this episode, including Astrid, who appears to be the next Companion. Slade and Midshipman Frame surprisingly survive despite having AssholeVictim and RedShirt, respectively, writen all over them.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Many of the Doctor's new friends die in this episode, including Astrid, who appears to be the next Companion. Slade and Midshipman Frame surprisingly survive despite having AssholeVictim and RedShirt, respectively, writen written all over them.



* TeleportersAndTransporters: Through the bracelets they give to the passengers. It can also theorically restore 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 theoretically restore a killed passenger, but when the Doctor tries this with Astrid, the system is too badly damaged.
4th Nov '17 7:31:14 PM ProfessorDetective
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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, [[CallForward that's]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime racist.]] Let's try again.

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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, [[CallForward that's]] that's a]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime bit racist.]] Let's try again.
31st Aug '17 5:58:54 PM goldenroad
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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 the ballast from the ''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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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 the ballast from the ''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 £1,000,000 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."
20th Jul '17 4:46:50 PM TropesForever
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* BowTiesAreCool: The Doctor dons one. He ''is'' wearing a tuxedo, after all.
2nd Jul '17 5:26:30 AM Maddoxsort
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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life! And he wouldn't drown in the cold vacuum of space, either! He'd just... [[FateWorseThanDeath die repeatedly and come back to life...]] each time with his blood freezing in his veins [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen and the fluids in his eyes boiling]]... [[LampshadeHanging This is getting us nowhere.]]

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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life! And he wouldn't drown in the cold vacuum of space, either! He'd just... [[FateWorseThanDeath die repeatedly and come back to life...]] each time with his blood freezing in his veins [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen and the fluids in his eyes boiling]]... boiling...]] [[LampshadeHanging This is getting us nowhere.]]
2nd Jul '17 5:26:09 AM Maddoxsort
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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life! And he wouldn't drown in the cold vacuum of space, either! He'd just... [[FateWorseThanDeath die repeatedly]] and come back to life... each time with his blood freezing in his veins]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen and the fluids in his eyes boiling]]... This is getting us nowhere.

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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life! And he wouldn't drown in the cold vacuum of space, either! He'd just... [[FateWorseThanDeath die repeatedly]] repeatedly and come back to life... life...]] each time with his blood freezing in his veins]] veins [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen and the fluids in his eyes boiling]]... [[LampshadeHanging This is getting us nowhere.
nowhere.]]
2nd Jul '17 5:25:33 AM Maddoxsort
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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life!

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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life!
life! And he wouldn't drown in the cold vacuum of space, either! He'd just... [[FateWorseThanDeath die repeatedly]] and come back to life... each time with his blood freezing in his veins]] [[Recap/DoctorWhoS36E5Oxygen and the fluids in his eyes boiling]]... This is getting us nowhere.
2nd Jul '17 5:21:23 AM Maddoxsort
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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]]

Okay. [[RuleOfThree One last time.]] The one with the ''Titanic''. [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]\\

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The one where if [[Creator/JohnBarrowman Jack]] was around when the ship went down, [[Film/{{Titanic}} we wouldn't have to worry about him freezing to death.]] [[BittersweetEnding ...No?]]

No?]] Hey, at least this Jack can come back to life!

[=*sigh*=]...
Okay. [[RuleOfThree One last time.]] The one with the ''Titanic''. [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]\\
2nd Jul '17 5:20:07 AM Maddoxsort
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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, [[CallForward that's]] [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime racist.]] Let's try again.

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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, [[CallForward that's]] [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime racist.]] Let's try again.
2nd Jul '17 5:19:51 AM Maddoxsort
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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, that's racist. Let's try again.

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The one with the cyborg cactus. Ohh... sorry, that's racist. [[CallForward that's]] [[[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime racist.]] Let's try again.
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