Tuesday, 28 August 2012

TARDIS Tuesday: Doctor Who's Forecast Of Moon Landing

Doctor Who - Moon Landing
With the recent passing of Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon,  I thought I'd take a trip back to the 1960s when the Doctor Who comic strip forecasted the moon-landing some four years before it happened and how remarkably close it was to the eventual touchdown date!

We all know The Doctor is capable of travelling in time but occasionally Doctor Who does predict events in the future.

Neville Main who drew the Doctor Who cartoon strip for TV Comic in 1965 put together a three-part comic strip which saw The Doctor arrive on the Moon on July 20, 1970, which coinciding with the first moon landing.

Now this is pretty spectacular because when history eventually unfolded, Apollo 11 touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969, exactly a year before TV Comic's very own forecast.

Above is a representation of the original strip featuring the moon landing and the astronauts apparent discovery of The TARDIS on the lunar surface. It was reprinted by Doctor Who Classic comics in 1994 in colour however I've reverted the strip to Black and White to be in-keeping with the William Hartnell era!

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