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Timeline for 2021
21st century | 2020s

2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019 • 2020 • 2022 • 2023 • 2024 • 2025 • 2026 • 2027

When the energy crisis worsened in 2021, Damien Stephens formed the GlobeSphere Corporation and took over the business. He had vast solar panel fields built on the Moon, which were intended to channel energy directly to Earth. (AUDIO: Energy of the Daleks)

At this time, the Pan-US Corps had W stations in outer space, and, according to the Seventh Doctor, China "pretty much [ran] the Moon". Europe was also a major superpower in 2021, and sought to partake in the colonisation of the Solar System which was due to follow. The United Kingdom, however, lacked a space programme. The C-Programme, involving Cyber-conversion, was their solution to this. (AUDIO: The Harvest)

On Dalek Day, which occurred before or during 2020, a Dalek vowed that its kind would return and attack Earth on the first of January, 2021. (AUDIO: Incoming Transmission) Incidentally, January would see the occurrence of the 2021 Dalek civil war. (TV: Revolution of the Daleks)

After their separation in the previous year, (TV: The Timeless Children) Yasmin Khan resumed her travels with the Thirteenth Doctor, following Ryan Sinclair and Graham O'Brien's decision to retire from the TARDIS team. (TV: Revolution of the Daleks) Yaz and the Doctor would go on to have various adventures as a duo before being joined by Dan Lewis later in the year. (TV: The Halloween Apocalypse)

Dated events[]

Ten months after being returned to Earth in the "spare TARDIS", Yasmin Khan missed the passing of the New Year as she continued to wait for the Thirteenth Doctor. When the Doctor, joined by Captain Jack Harkness, returned to Earth, they became embroiled in the 2021 Dalek revolution. (TV: Revolution of the Daleks)

Ryan Sinclair was expecting his father Aaron to return from the oil rigs "a couple of weeks" after the New Year. (TV: Revolution of the Daleks)

Relatively early in the year, food bank volunteer Dan Lewis was told his horoscope for the new year, telling him that the colour blue and the letter D would be important, and that his lucky number would be thirteen. (TV: Welcome to the TARDIS…)

In September, Steffi Ehrlich was born in Iserlohn, Germany. (TV: The Waters of Mars)

In October, the Seventh Doctor and Ace investigated mysterious goings-on at St. Gart's Brookside Hospital in London and discovered a Cyberman threat. An emergency room nurse, Thomas Hector "Hex" Schofield, celebrated his twenty-third birthday on 12 October in the course of assisting the duo. He then joined them aboard the TARDIS. (AUDIO: The Harvest)

On 31 October, Dan Lewis was captured by Karvanista to save him from the Flux. He was subsequently saved by the Thirteenth Doctor and Yasmin Khan. (TV: The Halloween Apocalypse) The same day Three Minute Eclipse took place, caused by Lupari ships. Sontarans managed to attack Earth fractions before Lupari formed their shield. (TV: War of the Sontarans)

Dan Lewis returned to Liverpool on the 2 November at 20:10. He sneaked into a Sontaran flagship, based in Liverpool Docks, from where he contacted the Thirteenth Doctor. Together with Karvanista, who saved Dan from the execution, they used the ship to ram the Sontaran fleet, creating a massive temporal reaction and erasing Sontaran invasion from Earth history. (TV: War of the Sontarans)

Undated events[]

Iris Wildthyme and Panda visited Hong Kong. (PROSE: The Shape of Things)