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The SS Madame de Pompadour was a starship built in the 51st century.

Features Edit

The SS Madame de Pompadour had a crew of fifty people and a similar number of clockwork repair droids ready to repair the ship at any cost to the crew or themselves. The vessel was named for Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, better known as Madame de Pompadour.

The ship contained smoking pods where the crew could smoke. (TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)

History Edit

The SS Madame de Pompadour was damaged by an ion storm in the Dagmar Cluster. The repair robots attacked the crew to use human body parts to repair the spacecraft. They had been programmed and designed to repair the ship, but no-one had foreseen the possibility they would look to the crew for parts.

Examples of human parts substituting the different parts of the ship include a human eye taking the place of a camera lens, and a heart wired into a conduit. They modified the ship's warp engines to rip a hole through time to 18th century France. They intended to take the brain of the original Madame de Pompadour, for they believed only it could serve as the new onboard computer. They were stopped by the Tenth Doctor, who shut them down by breaking the only time window, trapping them in the past and leaving them with no purpose. The ship was left adrift in space. (WC: Tardisode 4, TV: The Girl in the Fireplace)

Its sister ship was the SS Marie Antoinette. (TV: Deep Breath)

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