|Timeline for 1998|
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In August, the Eighth Doctor, Liv Chenka, and Helen Sinclair visited Calcot and found that it was being affected by a piece of the Doomsday Chronometer. The piece's proximity to a newly installed cellphone tower allowed calls made within the town to reach into the past to dead loved ones. The Doctor and Liv found the piece while Helen met with her brother George, who died shortly before the Doctor, Helen, and Liv left. (AUDIO: Absent Friends)
In autumn, various important people infected with Khameirian mental energies attempted to start a nuclear war to give the Khameirian the massive amounts of radiation needed to awaken. The Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones visited rural England and spent several nights in Norton Silver's mansion. Through Silver, they discovered the Khameirian plot in time to prevent them from accessing Station Nine and starting a war. (PROSE: Option Lock)
In the 1998 Christmas shopping season, the time-active children's toy Parablox was released. Shortly after Christmas ended, the Great Houses erased the remaining Parablox stock from the timeline. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
On 24 December, the Ninth Doctor changed history by giving the twelve-year-old Rose Tyler a red bicycle which the nineteen-year-old Rose never got for Christmas. A minor setback occurred when Jinko stole the bicycle and took it to the Andromeda galaxy, but the Doctor got it back and put it under the Christmas tree in 48 Powell Estate while Rose and Jackie Tyler visited Nanna Prentice.
Behind the scenes
According to a sighting report sent to Whoisdoctorwho.co.uk by someone under the username "SkipN", the Ninth Doctor attended a Boston Red Sox game in this year. He told "SkipN" that the team would be successful in 2004.