Executive producer Julie Gardner observed that the Ninth Doctor gave Eccleston the chance to be "very intense but also frivolous as well. We don’t know about the war between the Daleks and the Time Lords, when the regeneration between the Eighth Doctor and the Ninth happened, or whether there was another, extra Doctor in the middle somewhere, doing stuff that the subsequent Doctors are too appalled to discuss. (COMIC: Pull to Open), When the Then and the Now attempted to ingest the Eleventh Doctor's timeline, the Doctor briefly retro-regenerated back into his tenth and ninth incarnations, but the Then and the Now's attack was thwarted by the presence of the War Doctor, due to him being an "X-rated" period of his life that the Doctor resisted. This wasn't the kind of decision he took in a funk or that he was cross. A submission from H.J. (TV: The Parting of the Ways), The Ninth Doctor spoke with a distinctive Northern English accent, (TV: Rose, World War Three) and had a fondness for saying "fantastic" when he was pleased with something, (TV: Rose, Aliens of London, Father's Day, The Doctor Dances) came across a dangerous situation, (TV: The End of the World) saw something of interest, (TV: The Unquiet Dead, Boom Town) when he was describing a favoured place, (TV: The Long Game, The Parting of the Ways) or was sarcastically expressing displeasure. , Like Delingpole, Andrew Blair found similarities between the Ninth Doctor era and the Third Doctor era, summarising Eccleston's single series as "a modern day season seven". " Marena Manzoufas, head of ABC programming, commented after picking up the series that Eccleston "has brought a new dynamic energy to the role" and the show would appeal to both long time viewers and new fans. (COMIC: The Lost Dimension), The Tenth Doctor held a somewhat low opinion of his immediate predecessor, considering him to be violent due to being "born in battle". (TV: The Unquiet Dead, The Parting of the Ways), While his previous incarnations were rarely heard uttering curse words, the Ninth Doctor used minor curses more freely, (TV: The End of the World) though his TARDIS had a swear filter nested in the translation circuit. A submission from Steven Hudson claimed that Steven saw the Doctor "a couple a years ago" [sic] wearing an Edwardian outfit, rather than his usual leather jacket, but still the individual in Clive's photographs — the Ninth Doctor. Completely broken, the Doctor, along with Jack and Lynda, was arrested for breaking in and out of the games. " According to the Sunday Mirror, an interview for BBC's Doctor Who website that was taken down after his departure revealed that Eccleston had planned to stay for two or three more years. (COMIC: The Lost Dimension), He liked "unsurprising" surprises. Marcus claimed that the man would have to have been in his 70s "now". I've got Rose". (PROSE: A Big Hand for the Doctor), The First Doctor was told of a time he would become the last of his species, (AUDIO: Falling) and was later shown footage of the Ninth Doctor, as well as his ten other successors, by the Testimony when he expressed doubt over the Twelfth Doctor's identity. (TV: Rose, The End of the World, World War Three, The Long Game, Bad Wolf, The Parting of the Ways), Because of the emotional burden he carried with him from the Last Great Time War, the Ninth Doctor was initially reluctant to involve himself in events. Christopher Eccleston He also briefly travels with Adam Mitchell (Bruno Langley), a self-serving boy genius who acts as a foil to the companions but ultimately proves unworthy, and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman), a reformed con man from the 51st century. Matthew Sweet of The Evening Standard highlighted the dichotomy of the character being "brave and wise and brilliant" but also "rough and ready" and "down-to-earth". (PROSE: The Beast of Babylon), The Doctor rematerialised by Rose and Mickey, a few seconds later from their perspective, and told Rose that the TARDIS was capable of travelling in time, before slipping his head back in. (COMIC: Where's the Doctor? The Doctor mounted a Clixian spineback named Tiddles and brought the group back to the peace conferences, where they intercepted the plot to sabotage the conference. One of these messages included telling her to find a video tape, where he recorded a message and spoke with Sally from 2005, explaining where the TARDIS was. , Adam Mitchell joins the Doctor and Rose in the episode "Dalek". (PROSE: The Knight, The Fool and The Dead), Whilst travelling with the Vampires, the Doctor visited Parvanna, one of the least hospitable planets in the Dark Times, accompanied by Ikalla. Buy Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor Novels: 9th Doctor Novels by Richards, Justin, Cole, Stephen, Rayner, Jacqueline, Coduri, Camille, Briggs, Nicholas from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. (TV: Utopia), Knowing that his possession of the vortex energy had caused cellular damage to his body, (TV: The Parting of the Ways) the Doctor looked back on his life, deciding what was "fantastic", and that it "meant a lot". (COMIC: The Transformed), When it came to decision making, the Ninth Doctor would do so in the heat of the moment, focusing more on emotion rather than logic, such as confronting the Nestene Consciousness with anti-plastic on his person, (TV: Rose) throwing himself in front of the Reapers as the "oldest thing in the room", (TV: Father's Day) and offering his Time Lord mind for sale on Fluren's World. The Doctor then received a phone call from Mickey Smith in 2016. After the Doctor used his sonic screwdriver to disable the Cyberman's emotional inhibitor, the Doctor returned to find the Cyberman but discovered that it had left without a trace. , Christopher Eccleston's casting as the Ninth Doctor was announced on 22 March 2004. The Doctor set his sonic screwdriver to explode and was going to sacrifice himself to seal the rift, but Adriana sacrificed herself instead. , Eccleston stated in April 2004 that he did not believe his Doctor would be "as eccentric and as foppish as he was in some of his incarnations". Behind the scenes video (PROSE: The Deviant Strain), The Doctor intended to take Rose and Jack to the planet Kegron Pluva, but instead arrived in 2005 Bromley to investigate a time distortion, where he encountered Das, a Neanderthal who was transported from 29,185 BC to 2005 by a rip engine; a crude method of time travel that prevented anyone who used it from travelling in time again. Seeing that Adam was not intending to cause this level of destruction, the Ninth Doctor told him that this was his chance to prove him wrong over his past mistakes, and Adam turned against the Master, stopping his attempt at causing a cataclysm by blowing up the console controlling the release of chronal energies, but this act left him right in the fray of the resulting explosion. Fighting alongside Jenny using his modified Silurian gun, the Doctor and his future incarnations were soon distracted by a white hole opening up in the sky. The action proved strenuous though, causing the Doctor to cry out in pain after resisting it for several minutes. Jacob DudmanPete Walsh (COMIC: Weapons of Past Destruction).  Between 1963 and 1989 seven different actors played the part. A submission from Helva Soprano said that "this guy" did contract work for her firm of architects "last summer". Travelling to Lend-a-Hand House, the Doctor discovered the Kustollon Igrix had travelled back in time, and planned to use Lend-a-Hand girls, initially made up of female humans, but later including biotechnology grown from Kustollon genestuff, to alter history so that humanity would be given whatever they desire and never venture out into space, and consequently never win a battle between Earth and Kustollia in 3046. (PROSE: The Day of the Doctor) He had an encounter with River Song, who learned quickly not to mention the Time War around him. Other selves & unplaced incarnations (COMIC: Breakfast at Tyranny's), After the Eleventh Doctor was accused of committing deadly crimes against the Overcast, he brooded in the TARDIS for two days, imagining all his previous numbered incarnations, including the Ninth Doctor, interrogating him over the crimes. Which to break out into space to explore and spend some `` quality time '' with Igrix from! 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