The Ninth Doctor

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Actor: Christopher Eccleston

First Appearance: Rose – March 26, 2005

Last Appearance: The Parting of the Ways – June 18, 2005

Total Appearances: 13 Episodes

Time to Watch: 9h 30m 38s

Companions: Rose Tyler, Adam Mitchell, Jack Harkness

Regeneration: To stop an impending Dalek invasion, Rose absorbed the energy of the Time Vortex from the Heart of the TARDIS, which began to kill her. The Doctor kissed her to absorb the Vortex and returned it to the TARDIS, but the damage to his cells caused him to regenerate.

Notable Characteristics: The Ninth Doctor was a survivor of the Time War, and often displayed signs of survival guilt and PTSD. He lived solely for the present, and was brave and wise, while still rough and down-to-earth. His travels with Rose helped him face his past, and they became very close. The origins of this incarnation are largely unknown, though it is revealed he is now the last of his kind.

Notable Episode: The Empty Child & The Doctor Dances were a two episode arc from Season One of the revived series, which premiered in 2005 after a nine year hiatus following the TV Movie. In wartime London, the Child’s plague is spreading and its zombie army is on the move. The Doctor and Rose form an alliance with dashing Time Agent turned dashing intergalactic con man Captain Jack Harkness as they head to ground zero for the mysterious plague. 

Recipe: Thyme War Chips

3 medium large potatoes, peeled
Olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Thyme
Cayenne pepper

Heat oven to 475.

Cut each potato into 1cm-wide slices, then into 1 cm-thick stick. Blanch in a large pan of boiling water for 3 minutes, then drain well.
Shake the potatoes out onto a roasting pan, drizzle with oil, ensuring each chip is evenly coated, then season well.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, turning the potatoes at least twice, until golden brown and crisp.

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