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Published on July 13th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

BBC Moon Landing Tie-In

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of man “setting foot” on the Moon, the BBC Official Doctor Who website has announced a 4 part short story s tarring the Tenth Doctor, slap-bang in the middle of the historical event.

Written by Oli Stone, Blue Moon is set over the days of 16th, 17th and 20th July, 1969, and is released on the BBC website this week from Wednesday, 15th July.

Author Oli Smith: ‘I didn’t want the Doctor to take anything away from the achievements of the Apollo mission, but rather to prevent outside influences, both extra terrestrial and closer to home, from manipulating events for their own ends.’

Disappointingly there’s absolutely no mention at this stage of television fakery, photographic anomalies, odd patches of sunlight, wind, structures, bizarre signal clarity, very thin radiation shielding or any other of the long list of inconsistencies that have haunted the moon missions over the last 30 years.

In fact the only thing that comes close to what likely happened (come on – we haven’t been back for 35 years!) is the intervention of aliens…

Looks good nevertheless!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



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