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Timeline for 2005
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The year 2005 was most significant for being the year when central London was attacked by the Nestene Consciousness. It was also the year that Rose Tyler joined the Ninth Doctor on his travels. (TV: Rose)

The FLIPback Project began at the Snowcap Base, at Earth's South Pole, to counter the predicted reversal of the Earth's magnetic field in 2006. (PROSE: Iceberg)


On 1 January 2005, Rose Tyler encountered a man who predicted she would have a great year. Unbeknownst to her, he was the tenth incarnation of the Doctor, whom she had not yet met in her personal timeline. After she left, the Doctor succumbed to radiation poisoning and staggered towards his TARDIS, encouraged by a vision of Ood Sigma. After dematerialising the TARDIS, he regenerated into his eleventh incarnation. (TV: The End of Time)

On 4 March, the Ninth Doctor was in London pursuing the Nestene Consciousness. His investigations took him to the Henrik's department store, where he saved Rose Tyler from an Auton attack. He blew up the building. The following day, Rose investigated the identity of the Ninth Doctor, talking to conspiracy theorist Clive about his website on the Doctor at Rose's boyfriend, Mickey, was abducted by Autons and replaced with an Auton duplicate. Using the head of this Auton, the Doctor tracked the Nestene Consciousness' signal. It had been rendered a scavenger without protein planets by a war the Doctor fought in. Rose rescued Mickey (and later, the Doctor) and destroyed the Consciousness with anti-plastic. She joined the Doctor on his travels. Meanwhile, Clive was killed by the Autons. (TV: Rose)

Ellie Oswald, the mother of Clara Oswald and the wife of Dave Oswald, also died. As well as her husband and daughter, her funeral was attended by the Eleventh Doctor. (TV: The Rings of Akhaten)

One Wednesday, around the time of Rose's departure, Jackie got a phone call from Rose, who was using the superphone from the year 5,000,000,000. Rose made a brief return trip to her own time, (TV: The End of the World) but promptly disappeared until 2006. (TV: Aliens of London)


On 22 December, while in her aunt's house in Devon, Sally Sparrow tore off a piece of wallpaper, revealing a message from 1985 asking for help. After later finding a photograph with the Ninth Doctor asking to look through the wallpaper again, she found another message leading her to play a video recording of the Doctor in 1985, the Doctor communicating to Sally through already having the conversation from Sally's uncompleted Christmas homework.

The Doctor explained that the TARDIS had "burped" forward in time twenty years and needed Sally's help. Sally's future self appeared, telling Sally to hit the TARDIS reset button to reach the Doctor. The Doctor told Sally to finish her homework detailing this conversation and the messages left to her first, which she did. Sally then piloted the TARDIS to the Doctor to rescue him. (PROSE: What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow)

Other dates

In 2005, the annual de-frosting of Tommy Brockless, a young soldier first cryogenically frozen in 1918, took place inside Torchwood Three. (TV: To the Last Man)

In London, cabs were replaced with motorcycles to relieve the increasing traffic congestion. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead) According to one account, London cabs existed again by late 2007. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

The Eighth Doctor and Destrii defeated a plot by highly advanced Cybermen to convert the population of Earth using modified rain. MI6's headquarters was massacred in the process, allowing Patrick Lake to rise up the hierarchy and pitch the outer-space branch "Wonderland". (COMIC: The Flood, Hunters of the Burning Stone)

The magazine Der Spiegel gave away a personal organiser with every issue. (PROSE: Transit)

The FLIPback Project began at the Snowcap Base at Earth's South Pole at the same time that the Cybermen left over from the attack on Earth in December 1986 again became active. (PROSE: Iceberg)

London police, including DI Billy Shipton, began investigating the disappearance of people from an abandoned house called Wester Drumlins. The police began collecting as evidence vehicles left abandoned by those who had disappeared, at one point taking a police box from the scene. (TV: Blink)

For most of 2005, Mickey Smith lived with accusations that he had kidnapped or killed Rose Tyler. He was taken in for police questioning about her disappearance five times from early 2005 to early 2006. Jackie Tyler fueled the mistrust of him around the Powell Estate with a "whisper campaign." Understandably, Jackie devoted considerable time to the search for her daughter. (TV: Aliens of London)

Owen Harper's fiancée, Katie Russell, who had been diagnosed with the youngest ever case of early-onset Alzheimer's, was put into surgery after she was found to have a growth in her brain. The tumour was actually an alien parasite. It released deadly gas during the operation, killing Katie and the medical staff. Owen encountered Captain Jack Harkness, who recovered Katie's brain and erased the video evidence of what had happened. (TV: Fragments)

The Eighth Doctor attended the 2005 European Cup final. (AUDIO: Something Inside)

In 2005, Phil Tyson was taken on board the Vandosian ship to be executed for the crimes of Shogalath, whom the Vandos Tribunal believed Phil was the reincarnation of. Phil escaped with the Ninth Doctor and Rose into the TARDIS. Through the Doctor's meddling, the ship, aiming for Great Britain, had its weapons backfire, destroying it. (COMIC: Mr Nobody)

Alternate timelines

The Doctor visited Luminos in an alternate 2005. (PROSE: Spiral Scratch)

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