|Timeline for 2012|
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The year 2012 was one visited frequently by the Doctor and his companions.
Publicly, the year 2012 was the year the Summer Olympics were held in London and a year that the United States held a presidential election. (TV: Dalek, Fear Her) Secretly, however, in an underground bunker in Utah, 2012 was the year the Ninth Doctor first learned he was not the only survivor of the Last Great Time War. (TV: Dalek)
- According to one account, the United Kingdom had a king by this time. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon)
- The Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Compassion visited Wiltshire, England. (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon)
- 27 - The 2012 Summer Olympics opened in London during a period of unseasonably cold weather in the city, caused by an Isolus pod draining all the nearby heat. The Tenth Doctor, his TARDIS and people inside the Olympic Stadium were all among those placed inside drawings made by Chloe Webber, aided by an Isolus to give the stranded Isolus a family. Digging up the pod, Rose Tyler threw it into the Olympic Flame to heat it up, resulting in the Isolus releasing those it had kidnapped. Due to a mishap along the torch relay route, the Olympic Flame was lit at the opening ceremonies by the Doctor, who appeared on international television. The morale of the Games allowed the Isolus to fly home. Afterward, the Doctor and Rose attended a neighbourhood celebration in London. By this time, the Torchwood Institute seemed to have been relatively well-known, enough that the Battle of Canary Wharf of several years earlier was now known as the "Battle of Torchwood". (TV: Fear Her)
- Somewhere around the same time, the Eleventh Doctor and Amy Pond met an athlete who was on the run from a Weeping Angel who was trying to steal the Olympic Flame in order to ruin the spirit of the Olympics, and ended up in the TARDIS. The Angel took the torch with the flame, but the Doctor destroyed the Angel with his screwdriver and received a gold medal for saving the Olympics. (TV: Good as Gold)
- The United States held its presidential election. Earlier in the year, Diana Goddard suggested that the Democratic candidate would win, indicating that she found Democrats "funny". (TV: Dalek)
- 25 - Amy Pond and Rory Williams set a place for the Eleventh Doctor at Christmas again. For the second year in a row, he did not show up. (TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe)
Unknown dates Edit
- In Utah, in an underground facility called the Vault, the "last Dalek", nicknamed the Metaltron by its billionaire collector, Henry van Statten, used the DNA of the time traveller, Rose Tyler, to recover itself. Not having any orders from above, it killed most of the base, but hesistated once it approached Rose. Believing the humanity Rose had given it was "sickness", it allowed itself to be destroyed. Afterward, Adam Mitchell accepted an invitation to join the Ninth Doctor and Rose on their travels. Van Statten was stripped of his power and was ordered to have his memory erased. (TV: Dalek)
- As the 2012 US election is referenced as having not happened yet, this means these events occurred prior to November.
- The Ninth Doctor returned Adam Mitchell to his own time zone after expelling him from the TARDIS for sending information about future technology to his home era; Adam immediately caused a panic in his household when an advanced biochip implant from the year 200,000 was revealed in his forehead. (TV: The Long Game)
- Alistair Gryffen was born in Canada. (TV: Taphony and the Time Loop)
- The Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble arrived in Hollywood and discovered alien entity Miss Hubble, who spent months draining the lifeforce out of everyone in Hollywood. The Doctor defeated Miss Hubble and made sure that Hollywood returned to its normal timelines. (COMIC: Nightmare on the Boulevard)
- A Cyberman Factor Ship landed in London and quickly began a takeover, powered by a fragment of an Eternity Clock. The Eleventh Doctor and River Song worked together to shut down the Cyber Factory and destroy the Cybermen. When they later travelled to the year 2106, the remains of the Cyber Factory could still be seen. (GAME: The Eternity Clock)
- The Doctor visited 2012 on at least one occasion during or prior to his sixth incarnation. (AUDIO: The Raincloud Man)
- Rory was sent back in time by the Weeping Angels to 1938 New York City. After creating a paradox that destroyed the "battery farm" Winter Quay that year, he was sent back in time again from 2012 by a survivor of that event. Amy allowed the Angel to send her to Rory, and they "lived to death" together, forever separated from the Eleventh Doctor. (TV: The Angels Take Manhattan)
Behind the scenes Edit
- AUDIO: The Curse of Davros was released.
- AUDIO: The Foe from the Future and The Valley of Death were released as a special double release.
- AUDIO: The Anachronauts was released.
- AUDIO: Destination: Nerva was released. This was the first in a new Fourth Doctor series, featuring Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela.
- 1 - Fifth anniversary of the debut of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
- 1 - Actor Bob Anderson died.
- 3 - Actress Jenny Tomasin died.
- 4 - Actor Harry Fowler died.
- 9 - TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs and TV: The Android Invasion were released on Region 2 DVD in the UNIT box set.
- 10 - TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs and TV: The Android Invasion were released on Region 1 DVD in the UNIT box set.
- 10 - Actor Oliver Maguire died.
- 16 - TV: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 23 - TV: The Sensorites was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 30 - Actor Frederick Treves died.
- AUDIO: The Fourth Wall was released.
- AUDIO: Power Play was released.
- AUDIO: The Selachian Gambit was released.
- AUDIO: The Renaissance Man was released.
- 2 - PROSE: Magic of the Angels was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 2 - AUDIO: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes - Collection Four audio box set was released in the UK. This set contained audio tracks for several Second Doctor missing stories: The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones, Evil of the Daleks, The Abominable Snowmen and The Ice Warriors.
- 6 - TV: The Complete Fifth Series of The Sarah Jane Adventures was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 13 - Revisitations 3 was released. It was a DVD set comprised of special editions of three stories: TV: The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Three Doctors, and The Robots of Death. At this time, it was the final scheduled Revisitations release.
- 19 - Actor Peter Halliday died.
- 20 - Series 7 of Doctor Who began filming.
- 29 - Actor Dennis Chinnery died.
- AUDIO: Wirrn Isle was released.
- AUDIO: The First Sontarans was released.
- AUDIO: Binary was released.
- AUDIO: The Wrath of the Iceni was scheduled for release.
- The fourth series of Jago and Litefoot was released, comprising Jago in Love, Beautiful Things, The Lonely Clock, and The Hourglass Killers.
- Actor Stephen Jenn died.
- 5 - TV: The Face of Evil was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 5 - Actor Philip Madoc died.
- 19 - TV: The Daemons was released on Region 2 DVD.
- AUDIO: The Emerald Tiger was released.
- AUDIO: The Wanderer was released.
- AUDIO: Energy of the Daleks was released.
- 2 - TV: Nightmare of Eden was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 10 - Nick Webb died.
- 15 - Peter Wragg, a visual effects designer for Doctor Who, died.
- 25 - This was the 50th anniversary of the day that Donald Wilson received the programming report that ultimately led to the creation of Doctor Who.
- 27 - Zohra Sehgal became the series' first centenarian.
- 30 - George Murdock, who played a Preacher in TV: Dead of Night, died.
- AUDIO: The Jupiter Conjunction was released.
- AUDIO: The Jigsaw War was released.
- AUDIO: Trail of the White Worm was released.
- AUDIO: The Guardians of Prophecy was released.
- 07 - TV: Dragonfire and The Happiness Patrol were released on DVD, together as the Ace Adventures box set.
- 24 - TV: Good as Gold (TV story) - a Blue Peter special - airs.
- AUDIO: The Butcher of Brisbane was released.
- AUDIO: The Rings of Ikiria was released.
- AUDIO: The Oseidon Adventure was released, ending the first season of The Fourth Doctor Adventures audio series.
- AUDIO: Power Play was released.
- 5 - Caroline John, who played companion Liz Shaw, died.
- 18 - TV: Death to the Daleks was released on Region 2 DVD.
- AUDIO: Protect and Survive was released, featuring the return of the audio-only companion Hex.
- AUDIO: The Time Museum was released.
- AUDIO: The First Sontarans was released.
- 2 - TV: The Krotons first released on Region 2 DVD.
- 26 - Mary Tamm, who played the Fourth Doctor's companion Romana I, died.
- 27 - The opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games, which had been depicted six years earlier in TV: Fear Her, took place.
- 30 - TV: The Greatest Show in the Galaxy was released on Region 2 DVD, completing the DVD release of Seventh Doctor stories.
- AUDIO: Black and White was released
- AUDIO: The Uncertainty Principle was released.
- AUDIO: The Masters of Luxor was released.
- A new series of audio dramas featuring Iris Wildthyme was released: The Iris Wildthyme Appreciation Society, Iris Rides Out, and Midwinter Murders.
- 2 - AUDIO: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes - Collection Five was released. This is the final collection of CDs containing the remastered, narrated audio of several classic series missing episodes. This volume contains the Second Doctor stories The Enemy of the World, The Web of Fear, Fury from the Deep, The Wheel in Space, The Invasion, and The Space Pirates.
- 20 - TV: Planet of Giants was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 25 - Neil Armstrong, who appeared as himself in archive footage in TV: Day of the Moon, died.
- 27: WC: Pond Life Part 1 was uploaded to the BBC website.
- 28: WC: Pond Life Part 2 was uploaded to the BBC website.
- 29: WC: Pond Life Part 3 was uploaded to the BBC website.
- 30: WC: Pond Life Part 4 was uploaded to the BBC website.
- 31: WC: Pond Life Part 5 was uploaded to the BBC website.
- AUDIO: Gods and Monsters was released.
- AUDIO: The Burning Prince was released.
- AUDIO: Project: Nirvana was released.
- AUDIO: The Rosemariners was released.
- 1 - TV: Asylum of the Daleks first aired on BBC One and BBC America, launching Series 7 of Doctor Who. First appearance of Jenna-Louise Coleman as Oswin Oswald.
- 8 - TV: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship first aired on BBC One and BBC America.
- 10 - TV: Vengeance on Varos was released on DVD as a special edition. Despite being one of the series' first DVD releases, the serial had not been included in the original series of re-releases, Revisitations, but was given a special release due to fan support.
- 15 - TV: A Town Called Mercy first aired on BBC One and BBC America.
- 22 - TV: The Power of Three first aired on BBC One and BBC America.
- 29 - TV: The Angels Take Manhattan first aired on BBC One and BBC America.
- AUDIO: The Acheron Pulse was released.
- AUDIO: The Last Post was released, marking the final contribution of late actress Caroline John to the series.
- 01 - TV: The Ambassadors of Death was released on Region 2 DVD, after a lengthy period of restoration.
- 22 - TV: The Claws of Axos Special Edition was released on Region 2 DVD.
- 29 - TV: Series 7 Part One was released on Region 2 DVD.
- AUDIO: The Shadow Heart was released.
- AUDIO: Return of the Rocket Men was released.
- 16 - TV: The Great Detective - a 'minisode' for Children in Need - aired, acting as a prequel for TV: The Snowmen.
- 25 - Dinah Sheridan died.
- AUDIO: 1001 Nights was released.
- AUDIO: The Child was released.
- 17 - WC: Vastra Investigates, the second prequel for The Snowmen, first released.
- 21 - Daphne Oxenford, who played the Archivist in TV: Dragonfire and the elderly Agatha Christie in a deleted scene from TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp, died.
- 25 - TV: The Snowmen was first broadcast on BBC One and BBC America.