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Old October 22 2013, 03:44 AM   #980
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Re: Wiped Episode Discoveries

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Plus it's the first historical -- I don't think "An Unearthly Child" really counts.
I suppose it should, but I no one counts it as an historical that I know of.
And they're right. History doesn't mean the whole past, it means what's documented about the past. "An Unearthly Child" (or "The Tribe of Gum" or "10,000 BC" or whatever) is set before the dawn of recorded history. So it's not a historical -- it's a prehistorical. "Marco" is the first story set during actual historical (i.e. documented) events.
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