On board a 17th century pirate ship sailing the ocean waves, a crew under the command of one Captain Avery are being picked off one by one by a ghostly apparition. They believe it to be a legendary Siren, a beautiful and mesmerizing demon who lures men to their death with its haunting Siren song. She marks her prey before retrieving them with a black spot on their hand, a mark that means certain death. As they are becalmed and stuck in the ocean, all seems lost for the dwindling pirate crew... until three stowaways are discovered with a mysterious blue crate. Written by
7 May 2011 (UK)
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The episode was also made to allow the Doctor and his companions to "kick back and have some fun." See more
The Doctor uses his sonic screwdriver to release the lid of a wooden barrel to let the siren out. It has been established that the sonic will not work on wood. See more
We made no signal.
Our sensors picked you up: ship in distress.
Yes. OK! Problem word, 17th Century. My ship automatically... uh, noticed-ish that your ship was, uh, having some bother.
That big blue crate?
[the Doctor snaps his fingers and points back
That is more magic, Captain Avery. They're spirits. How else would they have found their way below decks?
Well- I want to say "multidimensional engineering" but since you had a problem with "sensors" I won't go there.
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