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The Doctor
Also known as:
Race: Gallifreyan (Time Lord)
Home Planet: Gallifrey
Home Era: Rassilon Era
Appearances:
Actor: Richard E. Grant (voice)

The Ninth Doctor saved the planet Earth from the Shalka in the year 2003.

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Biography

The Doctor had been involved in circumstances which had led to the death of a companion. During these events, he also gave the Master a chance to redeem himself by somehow placing him in a robotic body confined to the Doctor's TARDIS. The Doctor implied that something had happened to the Time Lords.

Arriving in the small Lancashire town called Lannet, seemingly against his own will, he cursed the unknown people he served, telling them "[he] won't do it". The melancholic Doctor met a barmaid Alison Cheney. Together, they fight to save the world, and win against the silicon-based Shalka. Afterwards, Alison left with the Doctor in the TARDIS. (WC: Scream of the Shalka) The two, along with the android Master, shared at least one more adventure together, involving vampires. (WC: The Feast of the Stone)

Characteristics

This Doctor was serious, and often angry, but wasn't averse to the odd bit of fun. He kept an android version of the Master in his TARDIS.

Habits and Quirks

Quotes

"Do you lot use the Euro yet?"

The Doctor, considering what to donate to Mathilda Pierce, an elderly homeless woman.
  • Prime: "We understand the workings of your ship."
  • Doctor: "Really? Could you explain it to me?"
  • Alison: "What are you?"
  • Doctor: "Mildly annoyed!"
  • Doctor: "Don't you ever offer me a gun again."
  • Doctor: "I do however have some last words for the universe and they are ... battery low?"

Mysteries and Discrepancies

  • What in this timeline, had happened to the Time Lords?

Behind the Scenes

Canonicity

Just after the new 2005 series was announced with the official Ninth Doctor, the BBC webcast starring the "new" Doctor, Scream of the Shalka, was released onto the BBC website. This caused this Doctor to be shunted into "unofficial" status. Lance Parkin in his AHistory reasons that since this incarnation of the Doctor never literally specified himself as the ninth (but only heavily implied it) that this version of the Doctor could still one day exist in the Tenth Doctor's future.

In EDA: The Gallifrey Chronicles it is noted that the Eighth Doctor has three possible Ninth bodies: (presumedly) this version, The Curse of Fatal Death version and the official Ninth Doctor.

Possible appearance in The Cabinet of Light

Some fans have noted the coincidental similarity between the unspecified incarnation of the Doctor seen in the Telos Novella The Cabinet of Light by Daniel O'Mahony and the Shalka version.


This article uses material from the "Ninth Doctor (Scream of the Shalka)" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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