The Curse of the Black Spot #1 of 4
I’m forever saying I want to be River Song…this is the first time I’ve thought, WOW I want to be Amy! So cool, she looks AMAZING and possibly, almost, maybe, NEARLY as kick-ass as River :-D
In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were three dangerous bird-women, portrayed as seductresses who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.
The Sirens of Greek mythology are sometimes portrayed in later folklore as fully aquatic and mermaid-like; the fact that in Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian and Portuguese the word for mermaid is respectively Sirena, Sirène, Sirena, Syrena, Sirenă and Sereia, and that in biology the Sirenia comprise an order of fully aquatic mammals that includes the dugong and manatee, add to the visual confusion, so that Sirens are even represented as mermaids. However, “the sirens, though they sing to mariners, are not sea-maidens,” Harrison had cautioned; “they dwell on an island in a flowery meadow.”
from Curse of the Black Spot
From The Curse of The Black Spot
PIRATE POND, is so brave
Watch the prequel to Saturday’s episode!
“The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature, as the time-traveling drama continues.”
Also: don’t miss the premiere of “The Curse of the Black Spot” this Saturday May 7th at 9pm/8c on BBC America.
from The Curse of The Black Spot
SFX: We gather you’ve been doing lots of waving a cutlass around – have you had anyone’s eye out?
Karen Gillan: Er, no I haven’t, and everyone was really nervous when I got a sword in my hand – like really nervous – but I was actually fairly co-ordinated, which was a surprise to all of us. I really, really got into it and I would actually like to take up sword fighting as a hobby – I really, really loved it! I just found it really fun. That’s actually one of the funnest days that I’ve ever had at work, when I got to do a fight sequence with a sword.
- from an SFX interview, April 30, 2011
The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature. The Curse of the Black Spot guest-stars Hugh Bonneville, Lee Ross and Lily Cole. Don’t miss this all-new episode of Doctor Who, Saturday May 7, 2011 at 9pm/8c only on BBC America!