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2002 in

the DWU • production history • vital statistics • releases

Timeline for 2002
21st century | 2000s

1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008

In 2002, the 12-year-old child genius Luke Rattigan invented the Fountain Six search engine, which made him a millionaire almost overnight. (TV: The Sontaran Stratagem)

The main Xhinn fleet were due to arrive in this year. (PROSE: Amorality Tale)

The Seventh Doctor had a 2002 edition of the Baadeker in his TARDIS library. (PROSE: Prelude Birthright)

Dated events

On 30 May, Mary Barton was told by her father that she was adopted. (PROSE: There's Something About Mary)

In early November, the Eighth Doctor, Fitz Kreiner and Sam Jones arrived in San Francisco. Sam and the TARDIS fell into a dimensional anomaly. She was lost, reverting to her original timeline. This version of Sam sacrificed herself to save the TARDIS and San Francisco. (PROSE: Unnatural History)

Alex and Claire celebrate Christmas Eve. (TV: Night Terrors)

On 24 December, Alex and his wife Claire had a Christmas Eve party. Despite the fact that their son George was supposedly born a few weeks later, Claire was not pregnant. (TV: Night Terrors)

Undated events

As the United Kingdom headed for a general election, Sherilyn Harper's far right New Britannia Party (NBP) threatened to hold the balance of power in a volatile political climate. Several assassination attempts were made against Harper, first by unknown gunmen and then by a terrorist organisation called United Front — which also firebombed some district NBP offices in the southeast. These assassination attempts were later discovered to have been staged by the NBP itself. As the crisis deepened, riots broke out in London just before polling day.

This descent into chaos was partly caused by a creature from a distant world, the Fearmonger, which fed off fear. Still, it was helped by Harper's party's attempts to create fear in the British populace. The Seventh Doctor intervened and destroyed the creature — and exposed Harper and her party — by using the skills of "shock jock" Mick Thompson. (AUDIO: The Fearmonger)

On a Saturday, a man was bitten and turned into a vampire. He began killing people to survive and had delusions that he had become a celebrity known as the Capricorn Killer. 52 days after he was infected, he was confronted by the Fourth Doctor and Romana II in a club. The Doctor killed the vampire by stabbing him in the heart with a stake. (PROSE: I Was a Monster!!!)

Nimrod found Cassandra Schofield in Norway. He brought her back to the Forge Alpha Facility using Pegasus One. Unable to control her vampiric instincts, Cassie killed Mark Bradley shortly after arriving. She was restrained and brought to the lower levels of the facility. Dr Edith Crumpton brainwashed Cassie into becoming a loyal agent for the Forge. (PROSE: Project: Valhalla)

A severe drought occurred. (PROSE: The Hollow Men)

Kevin Lee got married. (AUDIO: Snake Head)

Pragostimine was developed as a fertiliser. (PROSE: Happy Endings)

Births & deaths

Mickey Smith's grandmother, Rita-Anne Smith, died. (TV: Rise of the Cybermen)

Jane McKillen was born. (TV: Fear Her)

Ruby Baker was born. (PROSE: Yes, Missy)

Behind the scenes

According to the official SJA website, Sarah Jane Smith recovered a mirror drone in Sosnowiecz, Poland in this year. [1]