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SS Bernice

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SS Bernice

A replica of the SS Bernice in Vorg's Miniscope. (TV: Carnival of Monsters)

The SS Bernice was a 20th century cargo ship.

History Edit

On one voyage, the Bernice was sailing to Bombay on 2 June 1926. Among the passengers on board were Major Daly and his daughter, Claire Daly. Two days later, the ship vanished in the Indian Ocean. The abandoned vessel was found and the mystery of the crew's disappearance was considered a variation on the Mary Celeste mystery.

Duplicate Edit

In truth, the crew and passengers were abducted for display aboard a detailed replica of the Bernice inside Vorg's miniscope. There they were visited by the Third Doctor and Jo Grant, who thought it real, as they had been subjected to hypnotic conditioning which would prevent them from growing wise to the truth and cause them to unwittingly repeat the same series of events in perpetuity if left undisturbed. Vorg used an aggrometer to affect the hostility of the Bernice's crew, resulting in John Andrews threatening the Doctor's life and chasing him around the ship.

Some Drashigs who escaped their area of the miniscope attacked the Bernice. The crew fought back to no avail. With help from Vorg, the Doctor returned all the lifeforms in the miniscope to their original places in time and space. The passengers and crew of the Bernice were returned to the ship in the Indian Ocean. (TV: Carnival of Monsters)

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