Prequel to The Curse of the Black Spot
Captain: Eight days we’ve been stranded in these waters and still there is no wind to fill our sails.
Doctor Who Season: S32.
Story Number: n/a, though prequel to 215.
90 seconds of mystery on the high seas…
Not much to say about this one, as the Captain’s journal reveals a stranded ship and a monster and not much else. Of interest though is the narrative device of the journal – it’s used regularly to tell pirate stories, ones in novel-form at least.
The filming of the ship is sumptuous.
Next, it’s the actual episode, The Curse of the Black Spot at 6.15pm on BBC One, today.