@phaseshift I just watched this again and the disappearing pirate turns up at the end, so I think they must have just edited out his “death/disappearance” for time reasons. Is a bit stupid though.
I didn’t really like this episode the first time, a bit too silly/”Dinosaurs on a Spaceship”, but watching it again it seems like light relief after the first two episodes, with the Doctor dying and the Silence being introduced.
And the next episode, The Doctor’s Wife is also, although brilliant, light relief before the series starts to get dark again, with Amy having been stolen etc.
So, with that taken into account, I enjoyed it a lot more this time, knowing it was a breather from, what was to become, quite a dark story arc.