Moon Landing was a TV Comic story featuring the First Doctor, John and Gillian.

Summary Edit

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.

Characters Edit

References Edit

  • The Daily News reported on the shuttlecraft launch.

Notes Edit

  • 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.

Continuity Edit

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