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Moon Landing was a TV Comic story featuring Dr. Who, John and Gillian.

Summary[]

In 1970, the first men from the planet Earth land on the Moon. The two astronauts are dismayed to discover the Doctor's TARDIS. Going to investigate, they fall down a crevasse. Fortunately, Dr. Who, John and Gillian see what has happened and come to their aid. They return to the TARDIS to talk, where the astronauts voice their concern that they were not the first men on the Moon after all. However, Dr. Who assures them they were the first men to set foot on the Moon and then bids them farewell. As the TARDIS departs, the astronauts wonder if they have just experienced space hallucinations.

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References[]

  • The Daily News reported on the shuttlecraft launch.

Notes[]

  • Published in 1965, this story makes the remarkable prediction that the first manned Moon landing would occur on 22 July 1970, being late by only one year and two days.
  • In the comic, 20 July was given as the date of launch according to a newspaper, with the landing happening two days later. In real life, 16 July was the date of the launch, with the landing happening four days later.
  • This comic also predicts the first moon landing would be done by two men: Colonel Roberts and Major Simms in the comic, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in real life.
  • The Doctor's first on-screen visit to the Moon was in The Moonbase, two years before NASA did so in real life.
  • The 1969 Moon landing by Apollo 11 has also been mentioned in Doctor Who media, notably in the novel Who Killed Kennedy and the television story Day of the Moon.
  • This story is given the title of Moonshot in the "Comics Checklist" section of DWM 62.

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