2011-05-07 20:28:19 UTC
This has got to be the worst story in either of the Matt Smith series so
How could the captain's son have survived undetected as a stowaway on such a
tiny ship for eight (or more) days while it was stranded and the crew were
being terrorised by the siren, and then suddenly the Doctor appears and he
instantly gives himself away by his coughing?
Why didn't he know that his father was a pirate when the ship was flying the
Jolly Roger. He must have known the name and port the ship sailed from in
order to get onboard but do pirates actually use ports if they don't want to
get caught? Well they could have used a port if they were acting as the
Queen's privateers but none of this was explained because everything was
rushed and all the important stuff setting up each of the scenes that could
have made it into a good script was left out (or more like the writer didn't
have clue). Oh and like the boy never thought off introducing himself to his
father when the ship was a day at sea.
On top of that how come his mother has to tell him who his father is, but
yet his father is able to recognise him after not seeing him for 3 years,
which means he must have been at home with his son at sometime so how come
they didn't talk?
How could Rory speak normally when he had what looked like a breathing tube
in his throat and his lungs were supposed to be full of water because he was
Why did it have to rip-off the idea of a hologram doctor from Star Trek
Voyager if it was going to add nothing to it?
How did the hole the breathing tube would have needed to fit into heal up so
quickly when the tube was removed from Rory and how did his hand heal when
the doctor hologram was unable to heal humans. On top of that how come some
of the captains men were able to walk around in the alien ship without the
tubes if it was established that the hologram could not heal them? Perhaps a
missed out scene where the Doctor reprogrammed it?
How on earth can mirrors or any other kind of reflective surface form a
portal to another universe and not anything else? Pure nonsense just like
the idea that the siren only came because of the presence of water, yer like
the entire ship was surrounded with water and the Doctor needed to take the
like off the water barrel to summon it. Oh, and like nothing reflected off
anyone's eyes. It would have been better just to have the siren appearing at
While the acting was good the pirates were unconvincing because the story
was unconvincing. The plotting was terrible and sounded like the writer kept
changing his mind as he was going along couldn't be bothered to rewrite the
previous pages to reflect the changes so decided to use a throwaway line
instead, disregard everything I've said up the this point, time and time
There's also the part where the Captain makes the Doctor walk the plank and
the very next second they're best buddies.
Where did Amy learn to defend herself with a sword. I know the crew were
trying to avoid getting cut but even so they would have been easily capable
of finishing off any untrained swordsman or woman.
The ship didn't look convincing either. It looked like the outdoor scenes
were filmed indoors with a backdrop yet it was actually shot on a real ship
On top of that, the sonic screwdriver being able to open bolted doors is a
continuity error because it specifically couldn't do that in The Keeper of
Finally how did the TARDIS get off the alien ship and back to our universe
when it was established that it couldn't move. And why did the Doctor leave
the Captain and his crew to pilot the alien ship, which clearly didn't have
any controls or charts labelled in English. Where were they going to go in
an alien universe with no Earth or any way of finding a similar planet that
they could understand.
A missed opportunity to do something like Pirates of the Caribbean let down
by terrible writing with not much thought going into a story or plot.