|Timeline for 1996|
1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002
In 1996, the Eighth Doctor was summoned back to Earth via the space-time telegraph by the United Nations to assist them after they were offered the Cold. Samantha Jones met Sarah Jane Smith (who also met the Doctor in his eighth incarnation). (PROSE: Interference - Book One, Interference - Book Two)
On 22 January, James Stevens began writing Who Killed Kennedy. In April, Stevens went missing, having travelled back in time to Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963 to assassinate U.S. President John F. Kennedy. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)
On 17 December, the Celestial Toymaker came to Stockbridge to get revenge on the Doctor. The villagers were transformed into the Toymaker's puppets. Maxwell Edison and Izzy Sinclair were in Wells Wood at the time and managed to evade the Toymaker's powers.
On 19 December, the Eighth Doctor came to Stockbridge. He met up with Maxwell and Sinclair. The Toymaker brought them to his newly created castle and used the Imagineum to create a copy of the Doctor. The Doctor was forced to fight the copy to the death, but he talked the copy out of fighting. The Doctor then used the Imagineum on the Toymaker. The Toymaker became caught in a stalemate with his copy and was banished back to where he came from. Afterwards, Izzy began travelling with the Doctor. (COMIC: Endgame)