After a very long hiatus from the BBC, the Doctor is back! But he is much different than when we last saw him in Doctor Who the Movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. This version of the Time Lord has a northern accent and wears a black leather jacket.

The Ninth Doctor Who – Christopher Eccleston

Russell T. Davies revived the Doctor Who back in 2005 as its showrunner with Christopher Eccleston coming aboard to play the Ninth Doctor. Eccleston brought a perfect blend of sarcasm and humanity to the role, but he only hung around for a season and he isn’t likely to make a guest appearance anytime in the near future after an alleged fallout with the Head Writer.

The Ninth Doctor Who Quotes

Run!

Nice to meet you Rose, now Run for your life

Time travel is like visiting Paris. You can’t just read the guidebook, you’ve got to throw yourself in! Eat the food, use the wrong verbs, get charged double and end up kissing complete strangers!

Fantastic

Companions

Rose Tyler - Doctor Who

Rose Tyler – Doctor Who

The first person to meet this new Doctor is Rose Tyler (played by Billie Piper). “Rose” is the title of the first episode and re-introduces us to the Time Lord from Gallifrey. When they first meet, The Doctor saves Rose from shop window dummies (Autons)brought to life by the nesteen, then finds her again when one of the dummies hands tries to kill her in her apartment. Rose lives with her Mum Jackie Tyler in an apartment outside of London, and has a boyfriend Mickey Smith.

Later the Doctor and Rose meet the charming con-man/ex time agent Captain Jack Harkness who travels with the Doctor and Rose through time and space.

After many adventures (one season) The Doctor is faced with a terrible choice…either kill his sworn enemy The Daleks or wipe out humanity. Lucky for us he does not make either decision as Rose saves his life by looking into the heart of the Tardis and becomes the Bad Wolf. Nobody is meant to have all that power inside them so the Doctor saves Rose by absorbing all the energy of the Time Vortex (and nobody’s meant to do that) which triggers his regeneration.