Talk:UNIT dating controversy | Tardis | FANDOM powered by Wikia
Dr. Stephanie Barnett is a doctor and highly distinguished surgical resident at Stephanie continues dating Leonard in "The White Asparagus Triangulation". They presumably started dating prior to Season Nine, and first met after she was being understanding. She works as a doctor at Bethesda General Hospital. The UNIT dating controversy is a problem of retroactive continuity (retcon) which has attracted considerable interest from fans and professional Doctor Who.
Has anyone considered what Adric said in "the Keeper of Traken"? He is reading the Doctor's old time Logs. Well, the next page says it didn't happen at all.
Over this page it says it did happen, but many years ago. Well, I suppose it is a bit above your head. And to Sarah Jane "That can't be. You've been to alternate time. Mawdryn undead simply refers to an incident like "The Two Doctors", where the second Doctor gets chosen by the Timelords to stop something and states to the 6th that he has "earned certain privileges" and that they are bound to bump into each other "in future and in past" in complete contradiction to the laws of the Timelords.
Aliens of London dating controversy | Tardis | FANDOM powered by Wikia
Matt Smith in "The wedding of River Song" "crossing my own timestream. Many different possibilities intersecting. One timeline meeting others.
Details of varying significance can easily be changed by random interference in the time stream, whether intentional or not. The Brigadier may have chosen to retire in a different year because of one event or another that either did or didn't happen as a result of another event that either did or didn't happen because of yadda yadda yadda after a temporal anomaly from the Doctor defeating a time-traveling enemy or something. Time is in flux, the past can be changed out of order, and one can have memories of multiple timelines, even if only one if any are correct anymore ask post-"Big Bang" Amy.
It's a show about the Doctor, and others, traveling through time why is it so hard to believe that the dates things happen could change as he did other stuff in the past?
When would he have travelled back in time with the Third or Fourth Doctors? And it's not like he travelled to the Victorian era or retired on another planet.
The discrepancy is about years, well within the Brigadier's original lifespan if he were originally from the late s-early s. And he's living in England as well. And how would he be retired when his birth certificate and service record wouldn't have changed? He still has the same name and history with UNIT, right, despite them ostensibly have happened while he was teaching maths?
Dr. Caleb Rand
And did Benton take the same kind of trip when he became a used car salesman? CITE DEF and the whole "a citation means that you know — because you've actually checked — that the fact appears in that story" applies here? Why are About Time and A History of the Universe linked to at the bottom of the page under a "sources" header?
The other — at Global Chemicals — says April. In6 July was a Sunday; the nearest years in which that date fell on a Friday were, and The Prime Minister in The Green Death, who is only ever seen obliquely, is named as "Jeremy", meaning Jeremy Thorpe of the Liberal Party, which jokingly implies he was going to win the general election.
The Liberals were a minority party.
UNIT dating controversy | Tardis | FANDOM powered by Wikia
This would set the story in late at the earliest, a year after the story aired. Where politics are concerned, the stories offer a picture very different from when they were transmitted. There is a female Prime Minister in 's Terror of the Zygonsfour years before Margaret Thatcher attained the position; the BBC's website claims this Prime Minister is Shirley Williamswho was never even a party leader in real life. In 's BattlefieldBrigadier Lethbridge-Stewart refers to "the King" in a near future, but this could be just a figure of speech as Lethbridge-Stewart is old enough to remember when there was last a male monarch on the throne.
In real life, he died inwhich would date the story before that. The stories don't usually try to predict future fashions or technology, except when it is central to the plot. The result is that the stories look very strongly like the s.
- Navigation menu
- "Someone to Watch Over Me"
An exception is 's The Invasionwhere the fashions deliberately don't jibe with then-current fashions, suggesting a near-future setting for that particular story. The road fund licence tax disk on the Doctor's roadster, Bessiein Robot, is dated to expire in April All registration year letters on the number plates of fairly new cars in the programmes made in the early-to-mid s are contemporaneous.
Someone to Watch Over Me (episode)
Two years before Sarah Jane Smith was travelling with the Fourth Doctor in the serial The Android Invasion, she had researched a story as a reporter about Britain's " Space Defence Station ", which had also apparently been involved in the "first test of the XK-5 space freighter" that made it as far as Jupiter before vanishing. This implies a fairly futuristic space program. On the occasions that money is mentioned, most amounts given correspond to those in use at the time.
In real life, the United Kingdom adopted decimal currency in and was subject to significant inflation. The technology displayed on occasion is more advanced than reality. The characters appear to be using standard technology.
Britain has a seventh manned Mars mission and an astronaut corps by the time of The Ambassadors of Deathwithout a mention of one in previous Earth-set stories. Who Killed Kennedy attributes to cyber-technology recovered after The Invasion but this still means Britain ran seven missions between The Invasion and The Ambassadors of Death ; General Carrington was a Mars astronaut in the past and it's implied some time has passed. The Android Invasion says that two years ago, there was a British mission to Jupiter.
Both Sarah Jane Smith and Jo Grant both believe that interstellar travel was close to being developed at separate times Invasion of the Dinosaurs and Colony in Space respectively.
However, by the time of The Christmas Invasion aired and set inthe British government is boasting about sending an unmanned satellite; in Death of the Doctor aired and set around that timeUNIT have a moonbase and their own rockets; by The Waters of Mars airedset inhumanity still hadn't perfected interstellar travel and wouldn't for about thirty years, a Mars base established the previous year is a highly significant achievement, and Britain lacks a space programme at all.
The Tenth Doctor goes as far as to say Bowie Base One — the first off-world base of its kind — is made up of the "very first humans on Mars", though this is complicated by a claim in an on-screen obituary in the episode which states that a three person team, including the base's commander Adelaide Brooke, landed on Mars when Adelaide was 42 years old, in In the BBC had only two channels though they aspired to launch a third channel in subsequent years.
The actual BBC Threea digital television channel, was launched in Battlefield made in is set in an unspecified near future. The Brigadier has retired from teaching for a few years; he is not many years older than he was in Mawdryn Undead.
He's now married, when he lived alone in Mawdryn. Major Husak is from Czechoslovakiarather than the Czech Republic or Slovakia, but there are also five pound coins and the Brigadier refers to "the King".
The Brigadier appears in Enemy of the Banean episode dated as occurring around the year based upon its setting within the recent Whoniverse ; however, the Brigadier is considerably aged for someone who, based on other evidence, would have been active in UNIT only twenty years earlier. In particular, the Brigadier is considerably older than he was in Battlefield, yet stories contemporaneous to Enemy of the Bane establish that the Queen is still on the throne.
In The Day of the DoctorKate Stewart asks for one of her father's files; she says it may be filed under the 70s or the 80s "depending on the dating protocol", a clear reference to the UNIT dating controversy. No more is said on screen to explain this so-called protocol or how it works. A document prepared during the making of The Invasion by director Douglas Camfield states that he assumed the story was set in The Radio Times programme listing and a continuity announcement at the start of the original transmission of episode one of The Invasion state that the story takes place in Announcements and publicity material were normally produced by the series' production office, usually by the Script Editor.