Subject: I, uh, think I forgot the year 2000 existed.
Posted on: 2021-08-27 13:08:48 UTC

I definitely had 1999-2002 down as a two-year span in my head. I don't... really know how that happened.

Anyway, yes. :) Word Worlds being Word Worlds, I don't think they can know about the Last Great Time War (since it hadn't been written yet), but causality is a murky thing with Time Lords. They could definitely be feeling ripples from it before it technically exists. That would mean they basically spent their entire third regenerations feeling irrationally cranky, up until the series aired in 2005 and they realised they were rationally cranky.

Come to think of it, wasn't there a Time War in the books or audio plays? Huh, looks like there were several, but Romana III presided over the destruction of Gallifrey in 2000. So A&D (and Morgan, though she was still hiding her species) were in an uncomfortable situation where their planet might or might not be dead, with rumours of a new series already in the air (not NuWho, but the Scream of the Shalka version), plus the temporal ripples from the Time War. Zoinks!


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