2007

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2007 was a year. Notably, Torchwood One was destroyed in a battle between the Cult of Skaro and the Cybus Cybermen in a conflict that became known as the Battle of Canary Wharf. (TV: Doomsday [+]Loading...["Doomsday (TV story)"])

Properties

It was recorded as 21K0.7 by the 43rd century dating system, (AUDIO: The Torchwood Archive)

Events

Dated

On 31 January, the SS Elysium arrived safely in Panama, its passengers and crew having endured an attack by Cybermen just weeks earlier. One passenger, artist Michael Brack, was airlifted to hospital for treatment for hypothermia suffered during the attack. He missed his chance to tell Ruby Duvall that he was the man responsible for her father's paralysis. (PROSE: Iceberg)

LINDA. (TV: Love & Monsters [+]Loading...["Love & Monsters (TV story)"])

One Tuesday night in March was "when it all changed" for LINDA. Victor Kennedy, also known as the Abzorbaloff, discovered LINDA and quickly took command of the group to help him find the Doctor. (TV: Love & Monsters [+]Loading...["Love & Monsters (TV story)"])

One account placed the Toclafane invasion on 23 June 2007. (PROSE: The Paradox Moon [+]Loading...{"page":"387","ed":"2021 paperback","1":"The Paradox Moon (short story)"}) Other accounts placed Martha Jones' activity around this time in March 2008 (AUDIO: Recruits [+]Loading...{"minute":"10","second":"10","1":"Recruits (audio story)"}) or 4-9 June in an unspecified year. (PROSE: The Secret Lives of Monsters [+]Loading...{"page":"120","1":"The Secret Lives of Monsters (short story)"}) [nb 1]

On 25 June, Donna Noble chose to take a job with H.C. Clements, rejecting her mother's suggestion that she work for Jival Chowdry. A version of herself from a parallel world had been hit by a lorry a few blocks away to stop her making the contrary decision. Rose Tyler travelled back in time from approximately two years in the future to ask the Donna to pass a message on to the Tenth Doctor when she "died". (TV: Turn Left [+]Loading...["Turn Left (TV story)"])

On 7 July, C'rizz went on a rampage in King's Cross station. He was stopped by the Eighth Doctor and Luke Tillyard. (PROSE: Salva Mea)

On 24 December, Donna Noble's wedding to Lance Bennett was interrupted when the Huon particles inside her body (put there by Lance) dragged her into the Doctor's TARDIS. After being attacked by Roboforms at the wedding reception, the Tenth Doctor, Donna and Lance went to H.C. Clements' basement. There, they travelled to a Torchwood base beneath the Thames Flood Barrier. The Empress of the Racnoss force-fed Lance Huon energy to awaken her children, killing him. The Doctor drowned the awakened Racnoss using the Thames. The Empress descended in the Webstar to exact revenge upon Earth, but her ship was destroyed by the British military by order of Minister of Defence Harold Saxon. (TV: The Runaway Bride [+]Loading...["The Runaway Bride (TV story)"])

On 25 December, the Sixth Doctor and Evelyn Smythe celebrated Christmas with the Cracker family. (PROSE: The Crackers)

On 31 December, the Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard visited Singapore a few minutes before midnight. (AUDIO: The Girl Who Never Was)

Undated

The Fourth Doctor and Oliver Day defeated the Puppeteer, who was travelling across the stars to feed on Humanity's warfare. After this adventure, the pair went their separate ways. (PROSE: Puppeteer)

An "Arms for Humanity" concert was held to raise money for the Preserve our Planet Fund. (PROSE: Iceberg)

Sally Sparrow and Larry Nightingale trap the Weeping Angels by making them stare at each other. (TV: Blink [+]Loading...["Blink (TV story)"])

According to one account,[nb 2] the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones, following information provided to them by Sally Sparrow, investigated the Wester Drumlins estate in 2007, where they were touched by the Weeping Angels and transported to 1969; the TARDIS remained behind. By sending messages through Easter eggs on DVDs, the Doctor was able to contact Sally and Larry Nightingale and help them defeat the Angels and send the TARDIS to 1969. (TV: Blink [+]Loading...["Blink (TV story)"])

Professor Mallingan and his team of scientists began draining the power of the icy planet Isqar, hoping it would put an end to global warming on Earth. The Tenth Doctor came across Mallingan's plans and enlisted the help of one of his scientists to destroy his lab, saving Isqar. (COMIC: Cold War)

The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams arrived in 2007 to visit the prominent Lexington International Bank. There, they discovered two mysterious men, Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop, giving out devices that permitted users to travel through time. Amy used it once, to the Doctor's disappointment, and found that the device had many consequences. (PROSE: Borrowed Time)

A BBC News bulletin reported that the United States and United Kingdom governments were anticipating final victory in the Iraq War in the near future. (AUDIO: Unregenerate!)

Jamie Colquhoun had his family take him to the St Michel War Cemetery in the Somme. The Tenth Doctor and Gabby Gonzalez watched him from a distance. As Jamie left with his family, his granddaughter Gabriella tripped on the hand of a Weeping Angel. (COMIC: The Weeping Angels of Mons)

Clara Oswald went sledging. (COMIC: Wintervention)

Nina Rogers began studying History at Cardiff University. (PROSE: Consequences)

One account, but not others, placed Torchwood Three's Gwen Cooper's early missions with Torchwood, such as her meeting with Tom Flanagan in Cardiff,[nb 3] in this year. (TV: Ghost Machine [+]Loading...["Ghost Machine (TV story)"]) Another account placed the later killing of Meredith Roberts[nb 4] by the Pharm in 2007. (TV: Reset [+]Loading...["Reset (TV story)"])

The Tyler family

K9 defeats the Krillitanes. (TV: School Reunion [+]Loading...["School Reunion (TV story)"])

The Tenth Doctor contacted Mickey Smith and told him to infiltrate the Leamington Spa Lifeboat Museum and destroy the recovered Sycorax Sword. Mickey created a robot and sent it into the museum. When the robot found the sword, it destroyed itself and took the sword with it. (GAME: Security Bot)

Mickey Smith contacted the Tenth Doctor to investigate Deffry Vale High School after discovering strange occurrences there. The Tenth Doctor and Rose signed up as a teacher and a dinner lady respectively. (TV: School Reunion [+]Loading...["School Reunion (TV story)"]) The Doctor met Sarah Jane Smith for the first time since he had been called to Gallifrey and had left her on Earth. (TV: The Hand of Fear, School Reunion [+]Loading...["School Reunion (TV story)"]) The Doctor repaired K9 Mark III. K9 identified the intelligence-enhancing oil in the school children's chips as of Krillitane origin. The Doctor learnt they were using the children to solve the Skasis Paradigm. K9 destroyed the Krillitanes, along with himself and the oil, but the Doctor gave Sarah Jane a new model, K9 Mark IV. Mickey joined the Tenth Doctor and Rose in the TARDIS. (TV: School Reunion [+]Loading...["School Reunion (TV story)"])

Mickey, Jackie and a group of actors posing as the crew and audience of an alien talk show helped the Tenth Doctor free Rose from the Iagnon by making her jealous. (COMIC: The Green-Eyed Monster)

LINDA was destroyed when the Abzorbaloff absorbed all members save Elton, one by one. The Tenth Doctor killed the Abzorbaloff and restored Ursula Blake in the form of a paving slab. (TV: Love & Monsters [+]Loading...["Love & Monsters (TV story)"])

The English city of Norwich was invaded by the Zaross as part of an alien television programme. Jackie Tyler contacted the Tenth Doctor and Rose and together they convinced the Zaross to turn on their producers and end the show. Torchwood cleaned up after the event. (AUDIO: Infamy of the Zaross)

The Tenth Doctor landed in Torchwood Tower with Rose and Jackie Tyler after tracking the ghost shifts and was taken prisoner by Torchwood One. The ghosts were actually Cybermen from a parallel universe the Doctor had visited. Rose Tyler stumbled upon a Void Ship and discovered Mickey, back from Pete's World. The two of them witnessed four Daleks emerging from the ship. (TV: Army of Ghosts [+]Loading...["Army of Ghosts (TV story)"])

The Cybermen encountered Daleks; they fought, destroying Torchwood One. The Cybermen upgraded several Torchwood staff to fight the Daleks. The Daleks identified themselves as the Cult of Skaro and used Mickey's DNA print to release millions of Daleks from the Genesis Ark to attack all life on Earth. The Tenth Doctor opened the gateway to the Void, letting the void stuff-covered Daleks and Cybermen be sucked into it (apart from the Cult, who emergency temporal shifted), before sealing itself. Rose, Jackie and Mickey were trapped in Pete's World, with no way back to their own universe, where Rose was declared dead. (TV: Doomsday [+]Loading...["Doomsday (TV story)"]) The partial cyber-conversion of Lisa Hallett happened during this battle. Ianto hid Lisa in the Torchwood Hub in Cardiff. (TV: Cyberwoman [+]Loading...["Cyberwoman (TV story)"])

Other realities

In a parallel universe, a Doctor Who annual was released. (COMIC: The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who)

Donna's World

On 25 June, Donna Noble made a decision that resulted in her not joining H.C. Clements and so not meeting Lance Bennett and becoming engaged to him. Instead, she took a job as Jival Chowdry's secretary.

As a consequence of never joining H.C. Clements, the Tenth Doctor never met Donna and he died after thwarting the Empress of the Racnoss' plans. Rose Tyler, travelling between dimensions, ended up in this alternate timeline and arrived soon after the Doctor's corpse had been retrieved by UNIT. (TV: Turn Left [+]Loading...["Turn Left (TV story)"])

Pete's World

Pete's World. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen [+]Loading...["Rise of the Cybermen (TV story)"])

On 1 February 2007, the TARDIS fell into a parallel universe dubbed "Pete's World", where it almost died. With twenty-four hours before the TARDIS could return to its home universe, Rose discovered a living version of her dad, Pete Tyler, alive and a successful businessman. To meet her "father", Rose snuck with the Tenth Doctor into the birthday party of a parallel version of her mother. The President of Great Britain forbade the use of John Lumic's new cybernetic lifeform, but Lumic ignored him. Mickey, mistaken for his parallel self, Ricky Smith, was taken by the Preachers, who fought Lumic. The cybernetic life, dubbed Cybermen, attacked Jackie Tyler's birthday party, killing most of those inside, including the President. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen [+]Loading...["Rise of the Cybermen (TV story)"])

The following day, the Doctor and Rose escaped the Cyberman attack with the Preachers, Mickey and Pete. They infiltrated the Cyberman factory, where every Londoner in EarPods was being upgraded, including Pete's wife, Jackie. Mickey and Jake destroyed the transmitter controls so the hypnotised EarPod bearers could escape. Mickey also sent the Doctor the codes to break the inhibitor controls, destroying the Cybermen. The survivors of the resistance escaped the burning factory in a zeppelin. With the TARDIS cells charged, the Doctor and Rose returned to their universe. Mickey stayed behind, taking his deceased counterpart's place in shutting down more Cyberman factories. (TV: The Age of Steel [+]Loading...["The Age of Steel (TV story)"])

Births and deaths

Dated

Just before Christmas, Lance Metcalf's father, Simon Metcalf, was killed fighting in the Iraq War. (PROSE: Warriors of Kudlak)

Undated

Joseph Serf was killed in a skiing accident in Val d'Isère, France. However, his death was covered up by John Harrison. (TV: The Man Who Never Was)

Jason Summerfield, a distant ancestor of Bernice Summerfield, was born. (PROSE: Dead Romance)

Behind the scenes

Footnotes

  1. According to The Sound of Drums [+]Loading...{"timestamp":"5:47 and 33:27","ed":"iPlayer","1":"The Sound of Drums (TV story)"} the events of the Royal Hope incident are three days before the election of the Saxon Master and five days before the Toclafane invasion.
  2. While Blink [+]Loading...["Blink (TV story)"] itself uncontroversially sets its main setting in 2007 and "twenty minutes to Red Hatching" a year later in 2008—as Kathy Nightingale's letter describes taking "one breath in 2007 and the next in 1920", and the Tenth Doctor's side of his conversation with Sally Sparrow in 1969 happens 38 years before Sally says hers—these are contradicted by heavily conflicting dates in the Redacted audio series later on regarding both Kathy's disappearance and the Red Hatching. In Angels, Abby McPhail identifies 2008 as the year of Kathy's disappearance, which suggests 2009 as the year of the Red Hatching. In Salvation, the Thirteenth Doctor recognises the Red Hatching as the cause of death of Andy Proctor, who was last seen by his daughter Cleo "nearly 20 years" before 2022 according to Recruits.
  3. Tom lived in Cardiff for 66 years after moving in 1941.
  4. Meredith is described as age 45 by Owen Harper, and a computer display clearly shows his date of birth as 11 January 1962.