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Years of interest

The 23rd century saw humanity still reeling from the Dalek invasions of Earth in the previous century. Earth was dominated by corporations. (AUDIO: Faustian) At this time global warming finally caught up with the planet. (GAME: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada)

The Eighth Doctor's companion Sam Jones spent three years in this time zone, from approximately 2202-2205, while she was separated from him. (PROSE: Seeing I)

In the early 23rd century, the Septima IX generation ships were commissioned and built in the dockyards of the Mars Orbital. One generation ship, G7-MXX, carried generations of humans on their journey to the rimworlds on the galactic rim. (PROSE: In Passing)

In 2233, the Master manipulated human scientist Lila Kreeg into helping him escape the Time Vortex. With her aid, he took over Drake Interplanetary, (AUDIO: Faustian) and turned it into the most powerful company on Earth. (AUDIO: Prey) The Dalek Litigator attempted to ensure the Master's execution at this time, arranging for bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori to be hired to kill the Master. (AUDIO: Vengeance) Vienna pursued the Master and Lila through London, ultimately failing to kill him. (AUDIO: Prey)

The Daleks launched another invasion of Earth, with a Black Dalek Supreme leading a single saucer to London accompanied by the Dalek Litigator, who was hunting the Master. The Master massacred the Daleks, leading to the Litigator contacting the Dalek Parliament who ordered the invasion be abandoned. The Master killed the Supreme and forced the Litigator to flee by temporal shift, taking the saucer for himself. Before he could use it to leave Earth, planning to devastate the planet as he left, Lila and Vienna sent it into the Time Vortex with him onboard. (AUDIO: Vengeance)

In the later half of the century, a series of Summerfields were directors of the Caprisi Military Academy. (PROSE: Dead Romance)

The Corsair kept a sub-dimensional void in a hatbox in 23rd century Swindon. (COMIC: Weapons of Past Destruction)

The Great Recession occurred during this century and went on to affect much of Mutter's Spiral. The resulting economic difficulties coupled with technical issues surrounding the planned atmospheric ionisation technique led to the Martian terraforming project being cancelled. Although the plan was altered so as to create several artificial suns and place them in orbit around Mars, it never got off the drawing board due to the high financial cost involved. (AUDIO: Deimos)

Eventually three-quarters of Earth's landmass was drowned by water. Humans built islands and colonised parts of the oceans for research and other uses. London was totally flooded. (GAME: TARDIS, Shadows of the Vashta Nerada) Elsewhere on Earth, the underwater base Poseidon 8 was invaded by the Vashta Nerada, infected with an illness and attacked by a rampaging alien shark after the USS Eldridge nearby released a burst of vortron radiation. During a Yuletide season in this century, the Eleventh Doctor found a cure for the illness, while Amy helped him send the shark and Vashta Nerada back to their rightful times and places. (GAME: Shadows of the Vashta Nerada)

The Eleventh Doctor obtained Bobby Moore's jersey at a Venusian auction. (COMIC: They Think It's All Over)

In 2294, the people of Venice prepared for the city to finally submerge into the waters of the Laguna, as part of a century-old curse. The Eighth Doctor discovered the curse's true nature and preventrd the city's sinking. (AUDIO: The Stones of Venice)

Parallel universe[]

The Fourth Doctor with James T. Kirk. (COMIC: Assimilation²)

In a parallel universe, Earth was a member of the United Federation of Planets during this century. In the 2260s, the Fourth Doctor travelled to the planet Aprilia III, where he met Captain James T. Kirk, Mr Spock, Dr. Leonard McCoy and Montgomery Scott of the Federation starship USS Enterprise and assisted them in defeating a Cyberman invasion of the planet. (COMIC: Assimilation²)