the curse of black spot

Karen Gillian Talking About Matt Smith:
  • Karen: Matt’s not here, so I’m allowed to tell this one.
  • Crowd: *snickers*
  • Karen: So you all remember the Curse of the Black Spot, yeah? Well, in that episode, we had a supermodel on set and she played the mermaid *makes swimmy motions with fingers*
  • Karen: Everyone on set was excited because there was a supermodel, so Matt decided to go talk to her. He walked over and began talking, and set his hand on a light stand, to look cool, you know? Well, the light stand fell over when he touched it, and he just kept talking and acting like it never happened!
  • Karen: *can’t stop laughing*
  • Crowd: *can’t stop laughing*
  • Karen: Don’t tell Matt I said that when he gets here tomorrow!

There’s terror on the high seas, as the Doctor is stranded on a pirate ship where he must face an apparently deadly Siren…

‘The Curse of the Black Spot’ was first broadcast 4 years ago today.

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The Curse of the Black Spot
>>The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature. Becalmed and beset by cabin fever, the pirates have numerous superstitious explanations for the Siren’s appearance. The Eleventh Doctor has other ideas, but as his theories are disproved and every plan of escape is thwarted, he must work to win the trust of the implacable Captain Henry Avery and uncover the truth behind the pirates’ supernatural fears — and he must work quickly, for some of his friends have already fallen under the Siren’s spell.