San Francisco

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San Francisco

San Francisco was a city located in California in the United States of America. (PROSE: The Novel of the Film) It was located roughly north of Los Angeles. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

Its residents were known as San Franciscans. (PROSE: The Novel of the Film) According to a mid-20th century resident named Jessica Willamy, it was mostly known for "the streetcars and the hills, the rich suburbs and the bay". But it was also famous in American history for at least two major cultural events: the 1906 earthquake and the Summer of Love in 1967. (PROSE: Wonderland)

The Grand Metropolitan Opera House was one of it's most glamorous hot-spots. Walker General Hospital was located in the city. (PROSE: The TV Movie)


19th century[[edit]]

The Eleventh Doctor and Alice Obiefune visited the city in 1896. (COMIC: The Steampunk Conundrum)

20th century[[edit]]

On 18 April 1906, San Francisco was ravaged by an earthquake and consumed by fire. Azathoth and her rakshassi army, having been diverted here by the Seventh Doctor, were consumed in the fire. (PROSE: All-Consuming Fire) The Sonomancer attempted to destroy the Earth with this earthquake, amplifying it with the Gift. (AUDIO: The Gift) The vampire known as Weird Harold was found buried alive after the earthquake. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

While wondering why the residents of Pompeii didn't move away after the 62 earthquake, the Tenth Doctor answered his own question by saying, "then again, San Francisco". Lobus Caecilius believed the Doctor was referring to a restaurant in Naples. (TV: The Fires of Pompeii)

In January 1967, when the city was the hub of the hippie movement, the Second Doctor, Ben Jackson and Polly Wright attended the Human Be-In event in Golden Gate Park and put a stop to a dangerous strain of LSD called Blue Moonbeams, which threatened to kill many of the people in attendance. (PROSE: Wonderland)

In 1976, the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones visited San Francisco and saved Carolyn McConnell from a vampire. They then travelled to 1997 to battle more vampires. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

A typical San Francisco sight; the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog (TV: Doctor Who)

On 31 December 1999, the Seventh Doctor regenerated into his eighth incarnation. After an initial bout of amnesia, the newly regenerated Doctor stopped the "Bruce" Master from stealing his body and destroying the Earth, with the help of Dr Grace Holloway, (TV: Doctor Who) during the Master's Regeneration Operation plot. (PROSE: The Secret Diary of the Master)

Concurrently, transtemporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme and her companion Panda arrived in San Francisco her Celestial Omnibus. Immediately after their arrival, Iris spilled gin into the bus' control and out into Time Vortex, resulting in various different versions of Panda from alternative realities crossing over into the primary universe. With the assistance of Dr George Strangeways, Iris was able to close the rift, though not before the Panda from the primary universe had been dragged into it. Iris told Dr Strangeways that, on her previous visit to San Francisco, she brought two humpback whales back to the future in order to save Earth. (AUDIO: Iris Wildthyme and the Panda Invasion)

21st century[[edit]]

On 1 January 2000, the Eighth Doctor told Chang Lee to "take a vacation" and warned him to stay away from San Francisco over the following Christmas. (TV: Doctor Who)

In November 2002, the Eighth Doctor, Sam and Fitz Kreiner visited San Francisco. Sam and the TARDIS fell into a dimensional anomaly. Sam was reverted to her original timeline, but sacrificed herself to save the TARDIS and San Francisco. (PROSE: Unnatural History)

During the 5 March 2005 incident, San Francisco was among the thousand cities where Autons activated. (PROSE: Rose)

In the 2000s, Coldfire Construction put up a reactor in Los Angeles. This was causing a massive loss of power in Los Angeles which was spreading north towards San Francisco. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

In 2009, Mike Yates was running an ecology project in San Francisco with Brendan Richards. Mike and Brendan were invited to Sarah Jane Smith's aborted wedding with Peter Dalton, but couldn't make it so fast because they were in San Francisco. (PROSE: The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith)

In 2016, an artificial wormhole was run through San Francisco by the Celestial Hyperloop Corporation. The energy this leaked out caused several humans in the city to mutate in gargoyles. After Martha Jones had been partially transformed, Mickey Smith attempted to call the Tenth Doctor only to accidentally summon the Ninth Doctor. Together, the two managed to collapse the wormhole and save San Francisco. (COMIC: The Transformed)


According to one account, San Francisco fell into the sea in 2011. (PROSE: The Janus Conjunction) However, a city named San Francisco was around in the 22nd century (PROSE: The Face-Eater) and the 26th century. (PROSE: Beige Planet Mars)

Places in San Francisco[[edit]]

The following locations were known to exist in San Francisco, at some point in history:

Other realities[[edit]]

Federation universe[[edit]]

In a parallel universe, Starfleet Academy was located in San Francisco in the 24th century. The Eleventh Doctor showed Jean-Luc Picard a future where Starfleet Academy had been destroyed by the Cybermen in 2533 and they marched along the Golden Gate Bridge, having conquered Earth. (COMIC: Assimilation²)