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In the 1990s, Jack Harkness dropped by the Powell Estate a few times, as Rose Tyler grew up. He didn't dare to directly interact with her for fear of creating time paradoxes. (TV: Utopia) The Soviet Union collapsed during the early part of the decade, (AUDIO: Protect and Survive) becoming the Russian Federation, (AUDIO: Zone 10, TV: Children of Earth: Day Three) and at some point in the 1990s, (COMIC: The Broken Man) Czechoslovakia was divided into two nations: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. (PROSE: The King of Terror)
At some point during the 1990s, the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald went to the West Country Children's Home to investigate the recurring dream of something hiding under the bed. There, they met Rupert Pink. (TV: Listen)
Behind the scenes
- Doctor Who entered its long hiatus, broken in 1996 by the airing of an American co-produced television movie. Intended as a pilot for a US-produced revival of Doctor Who, the film failed to garner high enough American ratings for this to happen.
- The Target Novelisations line came to an end in 1994.
- In 1991, the first line of original Doctor Who novels, the Virgin New Adventures, was launched, followed by the Virgin Missing Adventures line and Decalog short story collections.
- In 1997, BBC Books took over the licence for original Doctor Who fiction and launched the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures, BBC Past Doctor Adventures and Short Trips lines; Virgin, meanwhile, launched the Virgin Bernice Summerfield New Adventures line.
- Big Finish Productions launched an ongoing series of full-licenced audio dramas featuring past Doctors.
- A number of independently made video and film productions were made by companies such as BBV Productions and Reeltime Pictures, some featuring Doctor Who characters and monsters licenced from their creators, while others featured characters identical in all but name to the Doctor and others.
- DVDs were released to the public. The format soon superseded VHS videotape and its compact nature made it more practical for use in releasing complete TV series, with Doctor Who episodes being released from the late 1990s onward.