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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

For the human of the same name, see Antarctica (Human).

Antarctica was a continent situated at the South Pole of planet Earth.

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History of Antarctica

Distant past

12 million years BCE, future Time Lords set up a base in Antarctica and attempted to free the Fendahl for use against the Enemy. (EDA: The Taking of Planet 5)

During the Eocene, the Silurians had at least one city there. (MA: The Scales of Injustice)

Circa 20,000 BCE, two Krynoid pods fell to Earth there and lay frozen and dormant. (DW: The Seeds of Doom)

Modern era

Early modern era

In the 17th century a group of Daleks set up an underground base in Antarctica, where they began capturing Human ships and their crew and used hypnosis to turn them into slaves.

20th century

1920s

Some time prior to April, 1929, Lord Barset went on an ill-fated Antarctic and discovered a city of intelligent reptiles. (DWM: City of Devils, BFA: Frozen Time)

1970s

In the 1970s, the Daleks captured a nuclear submarine and left their base to attack Sydney, Australia, destroying a nearby weather station before doing so. (TVA: *Sub Zero)

The two Krynoid pods were discovered in the Antarctic permafrost. One of the pods germinated in a living Human host, Charles Winlett, shortly before the Doctor arrived at the base there. (DW: The Seeds of Doom)

1980s

A landing party of Cybermen landed in a flying saucer and attacked the Snowcap space tracking station shortly after the Doctor and his companions arrived there in the TARDIS. (DW: The Tenth Planet)

21st century

2000s

In 2006, the FLIPback project was based in Antarctica. (NA: Iceberg)

2010s

In 2010, members of the Blathereen family parked their spaceship there. (SJA: The Gift)

A 2012 expedition by Lord Barset's descendant finds the Doctor's TARDIS. (BFA: Frozen Time)

Post-21st century

In 2595, Bernice Summerfield visited Antarctica. (BNA: The Sword of Forever)

Behind the Scenes

City of Devils and The Scales of Injustice, both by Gary Russell make reference to Endurance, Nicholas Briggs' AudioVisuals story about a 1920s Antarctic expedition which finds a Silurian city. Nicholas Briggs' Frozen Time functions as a sort of sequel to the story, though it replaces the AudioVisuals Doctor with the Seventh Doctor and Silurians with Ice Warriors. (Although the reference in City of Devils still makes sense.)

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Memory-beta

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Antarctica was a continent on planet Earth, comprising much of the planet's southern polar region. It is considered one of the most inhospitable regions on Earth, given its constant sub-freezing temperatures and regular storms.

The Da Vinci Research Base was a top-secret laboratory established in Antarctica, with the purpose of monitoring and adjusting the Earth's ozone layer. It was destroyed in 1984 by Gary Seven and Khan Noonien Singh. (TOS novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)

In the 1990s, the Byrd Research Complex was built near the Ross Ice Shelf. It was abandoned later that same decade, but revisited in 2045 during the investigation of two extraterrestrial visitors. (TOS novel: Strangers from the Sky)

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DC Comics

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Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, overlying the South Pole. It is situated in the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.4 million km² (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Some 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice, which averages at least 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) in thickness.

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Antarctic Circle
The Antarctic Circle is one of the five major circles (or parallels) of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. The area south of the Antarctic Circle is known as the Antarctic, and the zone immediately to the north is called the Southern Temperate Zone.
Glacier Point
In the 30th century, Glacier Point is the Earth's only minimum-security prison. Located in Antarctica, it utilizes geo-thermal energy to tap the mineral resources of the continent's frozen environment. [1]
Southern Ocean
The Southern Ocean comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean. It has also been known as the Great Southern Ocean, the Antarctic Ocean and the South Polar Ocean.


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Wikipedia This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Antarctica. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with DC Database, the text of Wikipedia is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.

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Halo

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Satellite view of the Antarctic continent.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, overlying the South Pole. It is situated in the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.4 million km² (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Some 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice, which averages at least 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) in thickness.

On average, Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Since there is little precipitation, except at the coasts, the interior of the continent is technically the largest desert in the world. There are no permanent human residents and there is no evidence of any existing or pre-historic indigenous population. Only cold-adapted plants and animals survive there, including penguins, fur seals, mosses, lichen, and many types of algae.

The name Antarctica is a romanized version of the Greek compound word Αntarktiké (Aνταρκτική), meaning "Opposite of the Arctic". Although myths and speculation about a Terra Australis ("Southern Land") date back to antiquity, the first confirmed sighting of the continent is commonly accepted to have occurred in 1820 by the Russian expedition of Mikhail Lazarev and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. However, the continent remained largely neglected for the rest of the 19th century because of its hostile environment, lack of resources, and isolation.

The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by twelve human nations; to date, forty-five human nations have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone. Ongoing experiments are conducted by more than 4,000 human scientists of many nationalities and with different research interests.

Historically, humanity has maintained only an extremely limited presence on the continent, due to its largely inhospitable nature and the many necessities for human life, which restrict activity considerably. The region is technically not classed as a country, because no elected government exists and its inhabitants are representatives of other nations.

During the Battle of Earth, the Covenant began excavating near Mount Erebus, on Ross Island, part of Antarctic territory. This excavation was stopped by Blue Team by a HAVOK Nuclear Warhead.[1]

References

  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
Continents on Earth
Africa | Antarctica | Oceania | Eurasia | North America | South America

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Marvel Database

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From Marvel Database

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Antarctica is the third-smallest continent and is 98% covered in ice. Only about 1,000 people are on Antarctica at any given time and none are permanent residents.

A pact know as the Antarctic Treaty was ratified by 12 countries in 1959 stating that Antarctica can only be used for scientific research.

Shortly after his return from the alternate reality created by Franklin Richards, Reed Richards revealed to his family and fellow teammates that a few years prior he had a base constructed there. The Fantastic Four used this base as their temporary headquarters before returning to New York. While there Richards (with the help of test pilot Ben Grimm) conducted tests on the Electromagnetic Meson Velocirator, with mixed results.

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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Antarctica is the massive, ice-covered continent at the southern pole of planet Earth. Several battles in the various Transformer wars have taken place here.

Marvel Comics continuity

A region of Antarctica has been maintained by unspecified means with a tropical climate and many life forms from the Mezozoic Era, including dinosaurs. It was in this region, known as the Savage Land, that the Dinobots fought with Shockwave and became trapped in a tar pit.

Young Corgi

BBTI By the year 2000, the Antarctic had been opened up to oil drilling by the Federation of Western Europe. The discovery at Erebus Fields not of oil, but of a hostile alien civilization was a double-downer for new-age tree-hugging hippie peacenicks everywhere.

Erebus fiends and Fossil Bluff Station (the FWE's research base) are both located about a thousand miles north of the pole.

Unicron Trilogy continuity

In the Transformers video game, Antarctica is the second Decepticon staging ground. The Autobot strike force encounter an abandoned human encampment and a large icebreaker ship. This is also the site of the first of two battles with Starscream.


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