|Timeline for 1973|
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1973 was the year that a film version of The Three Musketeers was released. Genetic material from its principal stars, Michael York, Oliver Reed, Richard Chamberlain and Frank Finlay was used to create Reprises of d'Artagnan, Athos, Aramis and Porthos in Europa in the 33rd century. (PROSE: Managra)
According to some accounts, the Third Doctor's exile on Earth ended in this year. (PROSE: Verdigris, The Spear of Destiny et al) Iris Wildthyme was also exiled to Earth in this year. (AUDIO: The Land of Wonder)
On 23 February, the Vietnam War ended with no clear victor. At the same time, Doctor Albert Gilroy invented his artificial intelligence Isley, and Major Geoffrey Redvers arrived home in Chicago from his post in Saigon. (PROSE: Nuclear Time)
On a Thursday in July, Iris Wildthyme and Panda purchased an office in South Kensington. For the next three days, Iris and Panda occasionally visited the office to drop off dangerous artefacts collected during their adventures.
On the Saturday, Iris and Panda vaporised their office, destroying everything inside. Also that day, Vince Cosmos performed at the Hammersmith Odeon with the Tomorrow Twins playing support. He was attacked by Martian Time Agents and rescued by Panda and Simon. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)
Kathleen Dudman, Ace's maternal grandmother, died this year. Although she was only three years old at the time, Ace distinctly remembered that her mother Audrey cried for days afterwards. (AUDIO: Night Thoughts)
Behind the scenes
- In a deleted scene from Love & Monsters, it was stated that Elton Pope was born in 1973.
- According to a sighting report sent to whoisdoctorwho.co.uk by someone named Thomas, the Ninth Doctor was seen in a roller-disco in this year.