It seems that the Viking funeral pyre is en vogue in the Citadel of Gallifrey and in the halls of the Jedi Temple in a Galaxy far, far away.
I can’t blame them, when I go to the great geek convention in the sky, that’s the way I want to go too. Stick me on a boat and set me ablaze!
The funeral pyre of Qui-Gon Jinn. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The Master’s funeral pyre. Doctor Who Series 29 episode 13 The Last of the Time Lords
Anakin Skywalker’s funeral pyre. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
The Doctor’s funeral pyre. Doctor Who Series 32 episode 1 The Impossible Astronaut