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History of Antarctica Edit
Distant past Edit
Modern era Edit
20th century Edit
In 1903, the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition arrived at Laurie Island, off the coast of Antarctica. The expedition was visited by the Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon and Zoe Heriot. (PROSE: Mirth, or Walking Spirits)
In 1910, Captain Robert Scott travelled from Cardiff to Antarctica. It took him until 1912 to get there and he died shortly afterwards. (TV: To the Last Man) News reached England that he was dead in February 1913. (AUDIO: The Fog)
Some time prior to April 1929, Lord Barset went on an ill-fated Antarctic expedition and discovered a city of intelligent reptiles. The Daily Telegraph reported on 12 April that the expedition was lost. (COMIC: City of Devils, AUDIO: Frozen Time)
Two Krynoid pods were discovered in the Antarctic permafrost. One of the pods germinated in a living human host, Charles Winlett, shortly before the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith arrived at the base there. The base was destroyed when Scorby set a bomb on the power lines. After the Krynoid threat was destroyed, the Doctor and Sarah accidentally materialised on the continent due to a fault in the Doctor's TARDIS. (TV: The Seeds of Doom)
In December 1986, a landing party of Cybermen arrived in a flying saucer and attacked the Snowcap space tracking station shortly after the First Doctor and his companions arrived there in the TARDIS. The Doctor defeat the Cybermen but the stress of doing so resulted in his regeneration into his second incarnation. (TV: The Tenth Planet)
21st century Edit
A 2012 expedition by Lord Barset's grandson found the Doctor's TARDIS, as well as a comatose Seventh Doctor suspended within a block of ice. They revived the Doctor from his coma. (AUDIO: Frozen Time)
Post-21st century Edit
After the United Planets government had come into power, the Anti-Dalek Force, let by Joel Shaw, Mark Seven and Reb Shavron, discovered that the Daleks were using a neutronic power unit to melt the Antarctic ice cap and flood the rest of the world. (COMIC: Flood!!!)
By 7214, the continent was fully urbanised, aside from a small part of the territory as a nature preserve. In that year, it hosted an invasion of Autons led by the Master, foiled by the Sixth Doctor. (COMIC: Facades)
In the distant future, Clara Oswald and the Twelfth Doctor landed on a spaceship in what Clara thought to be Antarctica, but was in reality the Pollyanna, the first of the Ninth Era sunships, which was circumnavigating the Sun. (COMIC: The Eye of Torment)
Behind the scenes Edit
- City of Devils and The Scales of Injustice, both by Gary Russell make reference to Endurance, Nicholas Briggs' AudioVisuals story about a 1920s Antarctic expedition which finds a Silurian city. Nicholas Briggs' Frozen Time functions as a sort of sequel to the story, though it replaces the AudioVisuals Doctor with the Seventh Doctor and Silurians with Ice Warriors. (Although the reference in City of Devils still makes sense.)