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The Ninth Doctor
Portrayed by Christopher Eccleston
Tenure 2005
First appearance "Rose"
Last appearance "The Parting of the Ways"
Number of series 1
Appearances 10 stories (13 episodes)
Companions Rose Tyler
Adam Mitchell
Jack Harkness
Preceding Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann)
Succeeding Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
Series Series 1 (2005)

The Ninth Doctor is the ninth official incarnation of the fictional character known as the Doctor, in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. He is played by Christopher Eccleston.

"Unofficial" Ninth Doctors include the Ninth Doctor played by Rowan Atkinson in the charity parody Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death and the Ninth Doctor voiced by Richard E. Grant in the animated webcast Scream of the Shalka (to avoid confusion with Eccleston's incarnation Grant's Doctor is referred to as the Shalka Doctor by fans). This article is about the official Ninth Doctor, whose tenure as the Doctor made up series 1 of the revived programme in 2005.

Within the series' narrative, the Doctor is a centuries-old alien, a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who travels in time in his TARDIS, frequently with companions. When the Doctor is critically injured, he can regenerate his body but in doing so gains a new physical appearance and with it, a distinct new personality. Eccleston portrays the ninth such incarnation, a brooding and melancholic war survivor after a Time War in which he wiped out both his race and the enemy Daleks. His first companion is Rose (Billie Piper), whom he plucks from obscurity on the planet Earth and to whom he grows increasingly attached. Eccleston's Doctor also travels briefly with unruly boy-genius Adam (Bruno Langley) and with 51st century con man and former 'Time Agent' Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman).



The original Doctor Who television series ceased production in 1989 with the Seventh Doctor. The Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann appeared in the role just once on screen in the Doctor Who television movie in 1996. The appearance of the Ninth Doctor marked the regular return of the character to television screens after nearly sixteen years, and as a result for many young fans and new viewers he was the first Doctor they had ever seen. He was introduced without any information on his recent past; though it is implied in "Rose" that he may have recently regenerated, the exact circumstances of that change, or what caused it, are unknown.

Plot details

The Ninth Doctor is (to the best of his knowledge) the only survivor of the Time War. It is unspecified whether it was this incarnation of the Doctor or the previous who fought in the war, though popular continuity argues that it was the events of the Time War that caused the Eighth Doctor's regeneration into the Ninth.

After his regeneration, he helped save London from an invasion by the Autons, living plastic automatons animated by the Nestene Consciousness. He did this with the help of Rose Tyler, a teenager whom he subsequently invited to be a companion in his travels. The Doctor showed Rose the far future and Victorian Britain (specifically Cardiff, where a space-time rift was revealed to be situated) before returning to Rose's own era, where they fought off an attempt to destroy the Earth by the alien Slitheen family. When they journeyed to Utah in 2012, the Doctor found that a single Dalek was being kept in a secret museum filled with alien artifacts. There, the first details of the Time War fought by the Time Lords and Daleks were revealed, and how it concluded with the mutual annihilation of both races, leaving the Doctor the last of the Time Lords. A young man named Adam Mitchell travelled with them from Utah.

The Doctor, Rose, and Adam travelled to the future to Satellite 5, where they discovered a plot by the Jagrafess to manipulate Earth through its mass media. When Adam tried to smuggle future knowledge back to his own time, he became the first companion to be deliberately expelled from the TARDIS. After this, Rose persuaded the Doctor to return to the day her father, Pete Tyler, died, creating a temporal paradox by saving him, which nearly led to disaster until Pete sacrificed himself to set time right once more.

Following a mysterious spaceship to wartime London in 1941, the Doctor and Rose met Captain Jack Harkness, a confidence trickster and former Time Agent from the 51st century. Jack's latest con nearly caused a deadly nanotechnological plague to sweep through the human race, but he helped the Doctor and Rose end it prior to joining the TARDIS crew.

Going back to Cardiff to refuel the TARDIS from the rift, the Doctor, Rose and Jack found that one of the Slitheen had survived, posing as Margaret Blaine, the city's mayor. Blaine was exposed to the heart of the TARDIS, and was regressed into an egg. It was during this episode that the Doctor first noticed that he and Rose had kept coming across the words "Bad Wolf".

At some point, the Ninth Doctor had at least three unchronicled adventures, involving the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, and the eruption of Krakatoa in the 19th Century. These are revealed in "Rose", but their placement in the Ninth Doctor's chronology remains unknown. In "The Unquiet Dead", he also mentions that he "saw the Fall of Troy; World War Five [and] pushed boxes at the Boston Tea Party" but other than the first instance, when he was the First Doctor, it is unclear whether these were in his personal timeline or that of his past incarnations. He also shared an adventure with Jack and Rose in feudal Japan immediately prior to the events of the penultimate episode, "Bad Wolf".

However, the first of these adventures may actually have taken place immediately after his regeneration, since he is shown in a photo (taken in Southampton in 1912) to be wearing period clothes (Eccleston was dressed and shot specially) which resemble those worn by the Eighth Doctor. The Ninth Doctor refuses to make any concessions to contemporary fashion elsewhere in his travels (though he later insists that Rose dress appropriately for the Victorian era), being very precise about his look, which is deliberately most unlike that worn by any previous incarnations. Also, it is strongly implied that he saved the family pictured with him, by dissuading them from boarding the doomed ship — and, one episode later, he reveals that he himself was on board, and ended up clinging to an iceberg.

When the Doctor and his companions became caught in a series of deadly versions of 20th Century gameshows, they found themselves at the mercy of the Bad Wolf Corporation, based on Satellite Five, but a full century after their last visit. However, the true enemy was soon revealed to be the Daleks. The Dalek Emperor had survived the Time War, and had rebuilt the Dalek race. The Doctor sent Rose back to her own time in the TARDIS, before attempting to destroy the Dalek army. In doing so, he would have been forced to destroy a great part of the human race, which he ultimately finds himself incapable of doing. Meanwhile, after seeing more "Bad Wolf" graffiti, Rose realised it was somehow a message linking her to the events in the future.

Managing to open up the heart of the TARDIS, she absorbed the energies of the time vortex, and used it to destroy the Daleks. In order to save Rose from being consumed from within by those energies, the Doctor absorbed the fatal energy himself. However, the damage to his cells caused him to begin the regeneration process. Finally at peace with himself, his last words are, "Rose, before I go I just wanna tell you — you were fantastic...absolutely fantastic...and d'you know what? So was I!" Immediately thereafter he regenerates into the Tenth Doctor.


The companions of the Ninth Doctor. Rose Tyler, Adam Mitchell and Captain Jack Harkness.

The Ninth Doctor had three on-screen companions during his tenure, the main one being Rose Tyler, who appears in all 13 episodes of Series 1. Adam Mitchell joined the Doctor on his travels at the conclusion of "Dalek" after the Doctor indulged Rose's prodding to let Adam "see the stars" and was rejected by the Doctor after his actions in "The Long Game". Jack Harkness first appeared in "The Empty Child" and joined the TARDIS crew in "The Doctor Dances". In the last episode of the first season, "The Parting of the Ways", Jack is killed by the Daleks but then resurrected by the time-vortex empowered Rose, although the Doctor leaves without him after the battle. He later briefly rejoins the TARDIS crew in the Tenth Doctor story "Utopia" (in which the reasons for the Doctor abandoning him in Parting of the Ways are revealed), and also starred in the spin-off series Torchwood.

On two occasions, the Ninth Doctor invited other people to join him on his adventures but was unsuccessful in having them travel in his TARDIS. Mickey Smith declined when invited (though he would later agree to travel with the Tenth Doctor) and in "The Parting of the Ways", a woman named Lynda Moss accepted the Doctor's invitation but was killed by Daleks before she could travel with him.

The Ninth Doctor's relationship with Rose verged on the romantic, with both of them clearly showing that they cared about each other deeply, although both always denied that they were a couple. On some level, the Doctor's sudden presence in her life fulfilled Rose's need for a strong male figure, having grown up without her father and boyfriend Mickey Smith often proving inadequate in regards to his strength of character. In turn, the Doctor, having undergone the trials of the Time War and still affected by his many losses incurred during the war, found himself encouraged by Rose's resolve, curiosity and compassion. The lone Dalek in "Dalek", having absorbed Rose's DNA, taunted the Doctor by referring to her as "the woman you [the Doctor] love", but the Doctor did not respond. The Ninth Doctor did kiss Rose with some passion in "The Parting of the Ways", although it could be argued that this only was in order to draw out the lethal energy of the time vortex from her body. (See "The Doctor and romance".)


As a character, the Ninth Doctor is less of a central heroic figure than an enabler, encouraging his companions and other people he meets to act upon their more positive impulses. Those he meets (in particular Captain Jack Harkness) often credit him with making them better people (this is indirectly referenced in the penultimate episode of Series 3 when the Master calls the Doctor "the man who makes people better"). He uses this quality alongside his intelligence and the information he gathers to inspire and allow others to act to end the dangers they face, rarely taking direct action himself (although he tended to find himself incapacitated in some manner at crucial moments, therefore requiring the interventions of others).

The Doctor's ninth incarnation was perhaps the most gritty, and informal, masking a lonely, guilt-ridden and melancholic personality with a jovial, witty, forthright and almost manic exterior. Similar to the Fourth Doctor, he would often make jokes in the face of danger, but then become grim and serious when on his own. Like the Sixth Doctor, he also tended to be fatalistic at times, to the point of near-panic when he and Rose were cornered in "The Unquiet Dead" and he realised that he was going to die (this despite the knowledge that he would probably just regenerate). Despite being impatient with humans, whom he often referred to as "stupid apes" -- and Mickey receiving particular scorn and being dubbed "Mickey the Idiot" -- the Ninth Doctor was far more tactile with, and reliant upon, his human companions than previous incarnations. He was notably both sentimental and emotional, especially where his closest friend, Rose, was concerned, to the point of allowing her to view her parents' wedding and later, her father's last moments — this being just one example of his occasional lack of caution.

The Ninth Doctor was quite colloquial in his language and spoke with a distinctly Northern accent. Although the Seventh and Eighth Doctor spoke with non-Received Pronunciation accents, the Ninth's era was the first time this was commented on in the series. When Rose questioned him on why, if he was alien, he sounded like he was from the North, the Doctor retorted, "Lots of planets have a North!"

Much of the Ninth Doctor's melancholy, lack of patience, levels of inaction and hard-bitten edge could be attributed to feelings of guilt at being the sole survivor of the Last Great Time War between the Time Lords and the Daleks, the conclusion of which apparently resulted from his own actions to end the Dalek threat, burning away 10 million of their ships and destroying Gallifrey and his own race in the process. This darker side came to the fore when he encountered the lone Dalek in "Dalek", exhibiting an angry, merciless and vengeful streak which surprised even Rose and led to the Dalek commenting that the Doctor would make a good Dalek. Previously, echoing the ruthlessness of his seventh self, he also impassively stood by as the villainous Lady Cassandra exploded, viewing it a fitting end for her actions (it was left ambiguous as to whether he could have spared her). However, a more light-hearted enthusiasm would surface on occasion, sometimes finding manic delight in tense situations such as his meeting with Charles Dickens (of whom he is a well-versed fan) whilst pursuing a kidnapped Rose. He also displayed a wide pop-cultural knowledge ranging from Dickens to 21st century celebrity gossip, while his joy on saving the victims of the nanogene attack in 1940s London, thus totally avoiding fatalities, restored some of his optimism and self-belief. Ultimately, the Doctor was able to put some of his demons to rest and seemed to find some peace through redemption towards the end of his incarnation. This redemption occurred shortly before his regeneration when he was given the opportunity to vanquish the Dalek fleet once more, but at the cost of the human race. He decided not to do it. When the Dalek Emperor asked if he would rather be a coward or killer, the Doctor merely responded, "Coward. Any day."

In contrast with his successor and in common with his third, fourth and sixth selves, the Ninth Doctor did not shy away from using force in situations he would deem necessary. In "Dalek", he located an alien weapon for use on the last Dalek in existence; were it not for Rose's intervention, he would have used it. In "Bad Wolf", he and his companions escaped from the custody of the Gamestation's armed guards using physical force, with the Doctor throwing a guard against a wall. Later, as he proceeded to the station's control room, he wielded a heavy two-handed weapon, even deactivating the safety as if he was going to use it. However, as he speaks to the controller, he reveals that he had no actual intention of shooting anybody. The Doctor also arranged for lethal weaponry to be used on the Slitheen in "World War Three", sending a missile to destroy the alien family before they could nuke the world.

On several occasions, the Doctor indicates that he is 900 years old, the same age as the Sixth Doctor claimed to be in Revelation of the Daleks. This appears to contradict the original series in which the Seventh Doctor, following his regeneration in Time and the Rani, claimed to be 953 years of age, and who was in turn followed by the Eighth Doctor. To date this discrepancy has yet to be addressed on-screen. (See The Doctor's age.)

The Ninth Doctor's catchphrase, used in a variety of manners, and sometimes ironically, was "Fantastic!" (In 2007, Eccleston joined the cast of the American series Heroes; in the episode "The Fix", Eccleston's character Claude utters "Fantastic!" in the same occasionally ironic fashion as the Ninth Doctor.)


By most standards, the Ninth Doctor had the most unadorned appearance of any Doctor to date. While most of his predecessors had hair that was average-length to noticeably long, Nine's hair was very short and worn close to the skull. He was not known to wear either a scarf or a hat. His outfit consisted of a black leather jacket (often appearing brown due to the studio lighting), dark trousers, heavy boots, and v-neck jumpers of various colors. The ensemble was sardonically said to resemble a German U-boat commander's uniform by Captain Jack Harkness during the events of "The Empty Child", when he met the Doctor and Rose in London during the Blitzkrieg.


The Ninth Doctor's era saw the introduction of a redesigned sonic screwdriver which was more versatile than its earlier versions, with functions ranging from its usual door opening abilities to conducting medical scans, repairing barbed wire and acting as a remote control for the TARDIS. The TARDIS console room also underwent a radical redesign, with an amber and green motif and a more organic look to its components.

The Ninth Doctor was also in the habit of using "slightly" psychic paper — that appeared to be a blank piece of card that had the ability to show the viewer anything that the user wanted them to see. The Doctor used this to fake various means of identification. Jack Harkness also used psychic paper in his capacity as a con man.

The Ninth Doctor modified Rose's mobile phone — which she dubbed the "superphone" — to give it the ability not just to receive and transmit where ordinary signals would not get through, but powerful enough to be able to make telephone calls to any point in time (even calibrating to the time period of the user).

Story style

Under producer Russell T Davies, the new series had a faster pace than those of the classic series. Rather than four- to six-part serials of 25-minute episodes (the most common format of the original series), most of the Ninth Doctor's stories consisted of individual 45-minute episodes, with only three stories out of ten being two-parters. The thirteen episodes were, however, loosely connected in a series-long story arc which brought their disparate threads together in the series finale. Also, like the original series, stories often flowed directly into one another or were linked together in some way. Notably, in common only with seasons 7 and 26 of the original series, every story of the season took place on or near Earth. This fact is directly addressed in the original novel The Monsters Inside, in which Rose and the Doctor joke about the fact that all their adventures to date have taken place on Earth or on neighbouring space stations.

The stories of Series 1 varied quite significantly in tone, with the production team showcasing the various genres inhabited by Doctor Who over the years. Examples include the "pseudo-historical" story "The Unquiet Dead"; the far-future whodunnit of "The End of the World"; Earthbound alien invasion stories in "Rose" and "Aliens of London"/"World War Three"; "base under siege" in "Dalek" and horror in "The Empty Child". Even the spin-off media were represented, with "Dalek" taking elements from writer Rob Shearman's own audio play Jubilee and the emotional content of Paul Cornell's "Father's Day" drawing on the tone of Cornell's novels in the Virgin New Adventures line. Davies had asked both Shearman and Cornell to write their scripts with those respective styles in mind. The episode "Boom Town" included a reference to the novel The Monsters Inside, becoming the first episode to acknowledge (albeit in a subtle way) spin-off fiction.


As noted above, when television audiences first see the Ninth Doctor, it has been an unspecified time since his regeneration, making this one of the few Doctors (the others are the First and Third) whose "birth" has not been shown on screen. However, according to the essay "Flood Barriers" in the 2007 Panini Books reprint collection of Eighth Doctor comic strips from Doctor Who Magazine, strip editor Clayton Hickman reveals that Russell T Davies had authorised the comic strip to depict the regeneration at the end of the story arc, The Flood. The Eighth Doctor would be shown regenerating after being exposed to the Time Vortex and briefly receiving god-like powers in order to stop an invasion of Earth by the Cybermen (similar to Rose's exposure at the end of "The Parting of the Ways" to stop the Daleks). The regeneration would have been witnessed by the Eighth Doctor's companion, Destrii, and Hickman writes that the intent was to continue with a Ninth Doctor: Year One story arc with the Ninth Doctor and Destrii. However, when this arc was vetoed by both Russell T Davies and series producer Julie Gardner, the creative team were unable to come up with another way of regenerating the Doctor without Destrii's presence, and so the decision was made not to depict the regeneration in the comic strip. The reprint collection includes a specially-drawn panel showing how the Ninth Doctor might have looked in the comic strip immediately after his regeneration, wearing the Eighth Doctor's costume and being tended to by Destrii.[1] The Flood concludes with a homage to the ending of Survival, with the Eighth Doctor noting that there is more to explore in the universe with his companion, and muses on acquiring a leather jacket to replace the coat he has lost, implying that the Eighth Doctor eventually dons the Ninth's garb prior to the Time War.

While the Eighth Doctor's Regeneration into the Ninth Doctor is never shown or mentioned, it is implied in the episode "Rose" that it did not occur long before that episode, as the Doctor examines himself in the mirror and appears mildly surprised by his appearance.

The Ninth Doctor also appears on-screen as a sketch (alongside other incarnations) in the book A Journal of Impossible Things by John Smith. A brief holographic clip of him appears in "The Next Doctor".

The Ninth Doctor is also vaguely referenced at the end of "Journey's End", where the Tenth Doctor, about to leave Rose behind with the half-human clone of himself spawned in the episode, refers to the clone's more violent and impetuous personality as being akin to how he was when he and Rose first met, also believing that - as she did during his ninth incarnation - she would be able to help make the clone a better man.

Spin-off appearances


The Ninth Doctor appears briefly in The Tomorrow Windows by Jonathan Morris (which was published before he actually appeared on television). He is also sighted in The Deadstone Memorial. He is mentioned, but not seen, in The Gallifrey Chronicles by Lance Parkin. In that novel, a Time Lord named Marnal points out that the Doctor appears to have three different ninth incarnations: the canonical Ninth Doctor (played by Eccleston), plus the versions from The Curse of Fatal Death (Atkinson) and Scream of the Shalka (Grant).

New Series Adventures


Doctor Who Magazine

Doctor Who Annual 2006

Short stories

Doctor Who Annual 2006

Doctor Who Magazine
  • "Voice From the Vortex" (DWM #364)

See also


  1. ^ Doctor Who: The Flood - The Complete Eighth Doctor Comic Strips Volume 4. London: Panini Books. 2007. pp. 216–223. ISBN 978-1-905239-65-8. 

External links


Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

This page is a collection of quotations from the era of the ninth official incarnation of the Doctor from the BBC science fiction television programme Doctor Who, during which the role of the Ninth Doctor was played by Christopher Eccleston. As Doctor Who stories in other media (such as books, audio plays, etc) are the subject of intense debate as regarding their place in the series' overall canon, these quotations are taken entirely from episodes broadcast on television.




In Rose when realizing the London Eye was a giant transmitter.
In The End of the World when realizing there was no other captain or help on Platform One.
In The Unquiet Dead when first seeing the Gelth.
In Aliens of London after seeing the spaceship crash.
In Dalek at the Dalek's inability to shoot The Doctor.
In The Doctor Dances after resolving the nanogene crisis.
In The Parting of the Ways when saying goodbye (twice) to Rose.

Series 1

Previous to the 2005 season, series were numbered continuously, starting with the First Doctor. But given "Doctor Who"'s long absence from television, the production team chose to restart the series numbering from one.

Series 1 Trailer

The Doctor: Do you wanna come with me? 'Cause if you do then I should warn you, you're gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past. Aliens from the future. The day the Earth died in a ball of flame. It won't be quiet, it won't be safe, and it won't be calm. But I'll tell you what it will be: The trip of a lifetime!

Rose [1.1]

The Doctor: [takes Rose's hand] Run!

Rose: Who are you then? Who's that lot down there? [The Doctor ignores her] I said who are they?!
The Doctor: They're made of plastic. Living plastic creatures. They're being controlled by a relay device on the roof. Which would be a great big problem if- [he pulls a bleeping bomb out of his coat] -I didn't have this. So I'm gonna go upstairs and blow it up. And I might well die in the process. But don't worry about me, no. You go home, go on! Go and have your lovely beans on toast. [suddenly serious] Don't tell anyone about this 'cos if you do, you'll get them killed. [closes the door] [opens it again] I'm The Doctor, by the way. What's your name?
Rose: Rose.
The Doctor: Nice to meet you, Rose. [holds up the bomb, shaking it slightly while grinning.] Run for your life!

Jackie: I'm in my dressing gown.
The Doctor: Yes, you are.
Jackie: There's a strange man in my bedroom.
The Doctor: Yes, there is.
Jackie: Anything could happen.
The Doctor: No. [walks away]

Rose: You can't just go swannin' off.
The Doctor: Yes, I can. Here I am, swannin' off. See ya!

Rose: Who are you?
The Doctor: [turns around] Do you now like I was sayin' about the Earth revolving? [walks toward Rose] It's like when you're a kid. The first time they tell you that the Earth's turnin' and you just can't quite believe it cause everythin' looks like it's standin' still. [looks at Rose] I can feel it. [takes Rose's hand] The turn of the Earth. The ground beneath our feet is spinnin' at 1,000 miles an hour, and the entire planet is hurtlin' 'round the Sun at 67,000 miles an hour and I can feel it. We're fallin' through space, you and me, clingin to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go... [let's go of Rose's hand] That's who I am.

Rose: Hold on, if you're an alien, why do you sound like you're from the North?
The Doctor: Lots of planets have a North!

The Doctor: How can you hide something that big in a city this small?
Rose: Hold on... hide what?
The Doctor: The transmitter. The Consciousness is controlling every single piece of plastic so it needs a transmitter to boost the signal.
Rose: What's it look like?
The Doctor: Like a transmitter. Round and massive, slap bang in the middle of London. [starts pacing] A huge circular metal structure... like a dish... [stops pacing and stands by a railing with the London Eye in the background] like a wheel. Close to where we're standing. Must be completely invisible. [Rose stares at the Eye. The Doctor turns around.] What? [Rose motions towards it. The Doctor turns around again] What? What is it? [The Doctor turns around one last time and finally realizes] Oh... fantastic!

Rose: Hi, I’ve come to see Clive, we’ve been E-Mailing,
Clive’s Son: [turns his head back into the house] Dad! One of your nutters.

Rose: He’s gonna follow us!
The Doctor: The assembled hordes of Genghis Khan couldn’t get through that door, and believe me they’ve tried. Now. Shut up a minute.

Mickey: There’s nothing you can do!
Rose: I’ve got no A levels. No job. No future. But I’ll tell you what I have got. Jericho Street Jr. School under 7’s gymnastics team. I’ve got the bronze.

The End of the World [1.2]

The Doctor: You lot. You spend all your time thinking about dying, like you're going to get killed by eggs, or beef, or global warming, or asteroids. But you never take time to imagine the impossible: that maybe you survive. This is the year 5.5 slash apple slash 26....five billion years in your future, and this is the day, hold on- [looks at his watch, then at the sun] This is the day the sun expands. [Grins] Welcome to the end of the world.

Master of Ceremonies: Who the hell are you?
The Doctor: That's nice, thanks.
Master of Ceremonies: But how did you get in? This is a maximum hospitality zone! The guests will be arriving any minute!
The Doctor: Oh, that's me, I'm a guest. [He holds up psychic paper] See, there's my invitation, "The Doctor, +1" This is Rose Tyler, she's my plus one. Is that all right?
Master of Ceremonies: Well, obviously. Apologies, etc. [Doctor nods in an understanding manner.] As long as you're here, we'd better start.
The Doctor: [aside to Rose] The paper's slightly psychic, makes them see whatever I want them to see.

[Master of Ceremonies announces Cassandra, "the last human"]

Cassandra: [making her grand entrance] I know, I know, shocking isn't it? I've had my chin, completely removed. And look at the difference! Look how thin I am! Thin, and dainty. I don't look a day over 2000! My mother was a Texan, my father was from the Artic belt. They were born on the Earth, and they are the last to be buried in its soil. I have come to bid them "farewell" [sniffs dramatically] But I bring these gifts. Here, the last ostrich egg. Legend says it grew to a wingspan of over fifty feet, and blew fire from its nostrils...or was that my fifth husband. [Crowd laughs politely.] And here, a true treasure. [Little people wheel out an old Jukebox] Historians tell us that this was known as an "iPod". Play on!

The Doctor: [opening Rose's phone] Tell you what. With a bit of jiggery pokery-
Rose: Is that a technical term, "jiggery pokery"?
The Doctor: Yeah, I got a first in jiggery pokery, what about you?
Rose: [playing along] Nah, I failed Hullabaloo.

Cassandra: Moisturize me! Moisturize me!
Rose: [pityingly] Help her.
The Doctor: Everything has its time and everything dies.
Cassandra: But I'm too young.... [she dries out and bursts]

The Doctor: You think it'll last forever. The people, and cars, and concrete. But it won't. Then one day it's all gone. Even the sky. [long pause] My planet's gone. It's dead. It burned, like the Earth. It's just rocks and dust. Before its time.
Rose: What happened?
The Doctor: There was a war, and we lost.
Rose: A war with who? [The Doctor doesn't answer, seemingly lost in thought.] What about your people?
The Doctor: I'm a Time Lord. I'm the last of the Time Lords. They're all gone. I'm the only survivor. I'm left travelling on my own, 'cause there's no one else.

The Unquiet Dead [1.3]

Dickens: What do you mean, you're a "fan?" In what way do you resemble a way of keeping oneself cool?

[Before having a séance]
Dickens: I can't be part of this.
The Doctor: Humbug? Come on, open mind.
Dickens: This is the sort of mummery I strive to unmask. Sèances? Nothing but lumerous tamborines and a squeeze box concealed between the knees. This girl knows nothing!
The Doctor: Now don't antagonize her. I love a happy medium!
Rose: I can't believe you just said that.

The Doctor: I saw the Fall of Troy! World War Five! I was pushing boxes at the Boston Tea Party! Now I'm gonna die in a dungeon.... [disgustedly] in Cardiff!

Gwyneth: And you have come such a long way.
Rose: What makes you think so?
Gwyneth: You're from London, I have seen London in drawings, but never like that. All those people rushing about, half naked for shame. And the noise, and the metal boxes racing past, and the birds in the sky- no, no they are metal as well. Metal birds with people in them, people are flying. And you, you have flown so far, further than any one. The things you’ve seen- The Darkness, The Big Bad Wolf!

Aliens of London [1.4]

Rose: I meant to phone. I really did, I just f- forgot.
Jackie: What, for a year? You forgot for a year?! And I am left sitting here! I just don't believe you! Why won't you tell me where you've been?!
The Doctor: Actually, it's my fault. I sort of, uh, employed Rose as my companion.
Policeman: When you say "companion", is this a sexual relationship?
Rose, the Doctor: [They look at each other and then simultaneously say] No!
Jackie: Then what is it? Because you, you waltz in 'ere all charm and smiles and the next thing I know she vanishes off the face of the earth! How old are you, then, Forty? Forty-five? What, did you find her on the internet? Did you go online and pretend you're a doctor?!
The Doctor: I am a doctor!
Jackie: Prove it! Stitch this, mate! [slaps him]

Rose: She slapped you.
The Doctor: Nine hundred years of time and space, and I've never been slapped by someone's mother.
Rose: Your face...
The Doctor: It hurt!
Rose:You're so gay! [pause] When you say 900 years...
The Doctor: That's my age.
Rose: You're 900 years old?
The Doctor: Yep.
Rose: My mother was right, that is one hell of an age gap.

Mickey walks into Jackie's flat and spots Rose. Everyone falls silent.

Rose: (sees him and sits up, guilty) I was gonna come see ya...
Neighbour: Someone owes Mickey an apology!
Rose: I'm sorry.
Neighbour: Not you! (she nods at Jackie)
Jackie: (defensive) Well, it's not my fault! Be fair, what was I supposed to think?! (she leaves quickly)

Mickey stares at Rose and Rose looks even more guilty.

Mickey: (in the kitchen) You disappear, who do they turn to? Your boyfriend! Five times I was taken in for questioning, five times! No evidence, course! There couldn't be, could there?! And then I get 'er, your mother! Whispering around the estate, pointing the finger, stuff through my letterbox! And all because of you!
Rose: Didn't think I'd be gone so long!
Mickey: And I waited for you, Rose! Twelve months waiting for you and the Doctor to come back!
Jackie: Hold on, you knew about the Doctor? Why didn't you tell me?
Mickey: (he shuts the peep hole and the kitchen door on the eavesdroppers) Yeah! Yeah, why not, Rose? Right? How could I tell her where you went?!

Cornered, Rose shrugs.

Jackie: Tell me now!
Mickey: I might as well, cause you're stuck here! The Doctor's gone. Just now, that 'box thing' just faded away.
Rose: What do you mean?
Mickey: He's left you! Some boyfriend he turned out to be.

Rose runs out into the street.

Rose: He wouldn't just go, he promised me!
Mickey: Oh, he's dumped you, Rose! Sailed off into space! How does it feel, huh? Now you are left behind with the rest of us Earthlings! Get used to it!
Rose: He would have said!
Jackie: (follows them) What you two going on about? What's going on? What's this Doctor done now?
Mickey: (he laughs) He's vamoosed!
Rose: He's not, cause he gave me this! (shows the TARDIS key)

Mickey snorts, unimpressed.

Rose: He's not my boyfriend, Mickey, he's better than that, he's much more important and he - [she stops as the TARDIS key starts to glow; then they hear the TARDIS approaching] I said so! Mum, Mum, go inside! Mum, don't stand there, just go inside, just - Mum -! [The TARDIS appears, glowing and flashing, the materialisation noise echoing and leaves on the floor blowing. Rose groans.]
Mickey: he looks at Jackie, triumphant Huh?
Jackie: How'd he do that, then?

Rose: My mum's here.
The Doctor: Oh, that's just what I need! Don't you dare make this place domestic!
Mickey: You ruined my life, Doctor. (the Doctor turns and looks at him, irritated) They thought she was dead, I was a murder suspect because of you!
The Doctor: (looks at Rose) See what I mean? Domestic!
Mickey: I bet you don't even remember my name!
The Doctor: Ricky.
Mickey: It's Mickey!
The Doctor: No, it's Ricky.
Mickey: I think I know my own name!
The Doctor: You 'think' you know your own name? How stupid are you?

Rose: That was a real spaceship?
The Doctor: Yep.
Rose: So it's all a pack of lies? What is it, then, are they invading?
Mickey: Funny way to invade, putting the whole world on red alert.
The Doctor: (glances at him in surprise) Good point!

Rose: I am sorry.
Mickey: Okay.
Rose: I am, though!
Mickey: (he looks at her sadly) Every day, I looked. On every street corner, wherever I went, looking for a blue box, for a whole year.
Rose: It's only been a few days for me! I don't know, it's... it's hard to tell inside this thing, but I swear, it's just a few days since I left you!
Mickey: Not enough time to miss me, then.
Rose: I did miss you.
Mickey: (he relents) I missed you.
Rose: So, um, in twelve months, you haven't seen anyone else?
Mickey: No.
Rose: Okay... (she grins)
Mickey: Mainly because everyone thinks I murdered you.
Rose: (the grin is wiped off her face) Right.
Mickey: So... now that you've come back... are you going to stay?

The Doctor: All the basic packages.
Mickey: (looks hopeful) You get the sports channels?
The Doctor: (dismissive) Yes, I get the football. Hold on, I know that one. (he points at the screen) UNIT! United Nations Intelligence Taskforce! Good people!
Rose: How do you know 'em?
Mickey: (smug) Cause he's worked for them. (Rose looks at him, startled, then at the Doctor.) Oh yeah, don't think I sat on my backside for twelve months, Doctor, I read up on you! You look deep enough on the internet, or in the history books, and there's his name - followed by a list of the dead!
The Doctor: That's nice, good boy, Ricky!

The Doctor: (gazing up at the helicopter, hands up) Take me to your leader?

Harriet Jones: Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North.

World War Three [1.5]

[The Doctor speaking to the military police inside 10 Downing Street.]
The Doctor: I think you'll find the Prime Minister is an alien in disguise, and- [Glances at military police leader.] That’s never gonna work, is it?
[The policeman shakes his head.]
Policeman: Nope.
The Doctor: Fair enough. [runs]

Mickey is making tea in his kitchen after he and Jackie were attacked by a Slitheen in disguise.

Jackie: You got anything stronger?
Mickey: No chance, I've seen you when you've had a few, this ain't the time for a conga!
Jackie: We've gotta tell someone!
Mickey: Who do we trust? For all we know, they've all got big bog monsters inside of them! And this is what he does, Jacks! That Doctor bloke! Everywhere he goes, death and destruction, and he's got Rose right in the middle of it!
Jackie: Does he have a great big green thing inside him, then?
Mickey: I wouldn't put it past him. But like it or not, he's the only person who knows how to fight this.
Jackie: I think Rose is gonna die... (she breaks down)
Mickey: (trying to comfort her) Come on, if anyone's gonna cry, it's gonna be me. And you're safe here, Jacks, no one's gonna look for you at my flat, especially since you hate me so much.
Jackie: You saved my life! (she pauses) God, that's embarrassing...
Mickey: You're telling me!

(They both smile.)

[after military men are told to execute the Doctor]
The Doctor: Ah, well, now, you see, uh, the thing is, if I was you, if I was gonna, uh, execute someone by backing them against the wall, between you and me, A little word of advice, [there is a ping and a door slides open behind the Doctor] don't stand him against the lift! [steps backwards and the lift door closes]

[whilst being attacked by the Slitheen]
The Doctor: Who the hell are you?!
Harriet Jones: Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North.
The Doctor: Nice to meet you.
Harriet Jones: Likewise

The Doctor: Installed in 1991. Three inches of steel lining every single wall. They'll never get in. [smiles triumphantly]
Rose: And how do we get out?
The Doctor: [still smiling, looks around and then nods] Ah. [still smiles]

Harriet Jones: When they fart, if you'll pardon the word, it doesn't smell like a fart, pardon the word, it's like something else. What is it? It's more like um...
Rose: Bad breath!
Harriet Jones: That's it!
The Doctor: Calcium decay! Now that narrows it down!

The Doctor: Calcium phosphate. Organic calcium - living calcium - creatures made out of living calcium, what else? What else? Hyphenated surname! YES! That narrows it down to one planet: Raxacoricofallapatorius!
Mickey Smith: [dryly] Oh yeah, great. We can write 'em a letter!

Jackie: Gherkins! Yeah, pickled onions! Pickled eggs!
The Doctor: (looks at Rose) You kiss this man?

Rose: Hannibal?
Harriet Jones: Hannibal...crossed the dissolving boulders...with vinegar.
Rose: Well, there you go then. (she raises her glass and they all drink the port)

News Reporter: Yesterday saw the start of a brave new world. Today might see its end.

Harriet Jones: Except it's not your decision, Doctor. It's mine.
Jackie Tyler: And who the hell are you?
Harriet Jones: Harriet Jones, MP for Flydale North. The only elected representative in this room, chosen by the people for the people. And on behalf of the people, I command you: do it.

Slitheen (in human form): Victory should be naked. [transforms back into a Slitheen, along with its brother and sister]

The Doctor: Mickey the idiot. The world is in your hands.

Soldier: Sir, there's a missile-- [runs into a room and sees it full of Slitheen] Sorry! [runs out terrified]

Harriet Jones: Nice knowing you both. Hannibal! [10 Downing Street gets hit by a long-range missile]

Harriet Jones: (stepping out of the safe box) Made in Britain.

Soldier: Are you all right?
Harriet Jones: Harriet Jones, MP, Flydale North. I want you to contact the UN immediately, tell the ambassadors the crisis is over, they can step down. Go on, tell the news!
Soldier: Yes, ma'am! (he hurries off)
Harriet: (surveys the rubble) Someone's got a hell of a job sorting this lot out. Oh Lord! We don't even have a Primse Minister!
The Doctor: Maybe you should have a go.
Harriet Jones: Me? (she laughs) I'm only a back bencher.
Rose: I'd vote for ya.
Harriet: Now don't be silly. I'd better go see if I can help! (she walks off) Taxi! The Earth is safe!

The Doctor: Thought I knew the name. Harriet Jones. Future Prime Minister. Elected for three successful terms, the architect of Britain's Golden Age.

The Doctor: Good lad. Graffiti that again, and I'll have you. Now, off you go. [says to a kid who was scrubbing the words Bad Wolf off the side of the TARDIS]

Rose: He's not that bad if you gave him a chance.
Jackie: He's good in a crisis, I'll give him that.

[After the crashing spaceship is proclaimed a hoax]
Mickey: How can they do that?! Everyone saw it!
The Doctor: Well, that's the thing about you humans. You can always see something that's invisible, but if it's staring you right in the face - nope, can't see it! There's a scientific explanation for that: you're thick!
Mickey: [smiles] We're just idiots.
The Doctor: Well, not all of you.
Mickey: (he sits up a little straighter) Yeah?
The Doctor: (gives him a CD) Present for you, Mickey. It's a virus, put it online, it'll destroy every mention of me. I'll cease to exist.
Mickey: What you wanna do that for?
The Doctor: Cause you're right. I am dangerous. I don't want anybody following me.
Mickey: How can you say that and take 'er with you? (he nods at Rose)
The Doctor: You could look after her. Come with us.
Mickey: (he considers it) I can't. This life of yours... it's just too much, I couldn't do it... Don't tell her I said that.

Rose: I'm not leaving because of you! I'm travelling, that's all, and then I'll come back.
Jackie: But it's not safe!
Rose: Mum, if you saw it out there, you'd never come home.
The Doctor: Got enough stuff?
Rose: (pushes her backpack into his arms) Last time I stepped in there, it was spur of the moment. Now I'm signing up. You're stuck with me! (she points at him and laughs, then turns to Mickey) Come with us, there's plenty of room on board.
The Doctor: No chance, he's a liability, I'm not having him on board.
Rose: We'd be dead without 'im!
The Doctor: My decision is final.

Jackie: You still can't promise me! What if she gets lost, what if something happens to you, Doctor, and she's left all alone, standing on some moon, a million light years away? How long do I wait then?!

Dalek [1.6]

The Doctor: Someone's got a hobby.

The Doctor: Oh, look at you! [camera shows the head of a metal man, a Cyberman's head, which the Doctor finds very intriguing]
Rose: What is it?
The Doctor: An old friend of mine. Well, enemy. The stuff of nightmares reduced to an exhibit. I'm gettin' old.

Rose: If someone's collectin' aliens, that makes you Exhibit A.

Helicopter Pilot: Attention all personnel Bad Wolf 1 descending.

The Doctor: [In a calm but menacing voice] Release me if you want to live.

Van Statten: I'll tell you how they got in: Intruder window.

Van Statten: We're hidden away with the most valuable collection of extraterrestrial artifacts in the world, and you just stumbled in by mistake.
The Doctor: Pretty much sums me up.

The Doctor: So you're an expert on just about everything except the things in your museum.

Rose: Blimey, you can smell the testosterone.

[To Adam.]
Van Statten: You, English, look after the girl. Go and.... canoodle, or spoon, or whatever it is you British do. And you, Doctor-with-no-name, come and see my pet.

Simmons: The Metaltron is resting.
The Doctor: Metaltron?

Simmons: The last person to touch it...burst into flames. [holds out a pair of gloves]
The Doctor: I won't touch it then.

The Doctor: I've come to help. I'm the Doctor.
Creature: [in a raspy, metallic voice] Doc-tor?
The Doctor: [unbelieving] That's impossible!
Creature: The Doctor?! [the Doctor stares into the shadows stunned as the lights turn revealing...]
Dalek: Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!
The Doctor: [pounding on the door] LET ME OUT!

Dalek: You are an enemy of the Daleks! You must be destroyed! [waves its laser around, but nothing more; the Doctor stares in disbelief]
The Doctor: [chuckles] It's not working! [laughs hysterically] Fantastic! Oh, fantastic! Powerless! Look at you. The great space dustbin!

The Doctor: If you can't kill, then what're you good for?

Dalek: I am a soldier. I was bred to receive orders.
The Doctor: Well you're never gonna get any, not ever.
Dalek: I demand orders!
The Doctor: They're never gonna come! Your race is dead! You all burned, all of you! Ten million ships on fire... The entire Dalek race wiped out in one second!
Dalek: You lie!
The Doctor: I watched it happen. I made it happen!
Dalek: You destroyed us?!

[The Doctor realizes what he said; he is silent for a moment]

The Doctor: I had no choice.
Dalek: And what of the Time Lords?
The Doctor: Dead. They burned with you. The end of the Last Great Time War. Everyone lost.
Dalek: And the coward survived.
The Doctor: [in a high-pitched voice] Ohhh. And I caught your little signal. "Help me." Poor little thing. But there's no one else coming, 'cause there's no one else left.
Dalek: [dejected and defeated] I am alone in the universe.
The Doctor: [smiling] Yep.
Dalek: So are you. [the smile falls off the Doctor's face] We are the same.
The Doctor: WE ARE NOT THE SAME! I'M NOT- No, wait. Maybe we are.

The Doctor: Exterminate.

Adam: Nearly caused World War III.

Dianna Goddard: It's been on Earth for over 50 years. Sold to private auction; moved from one collection to another. Why would it be a threat now?
The Doctor: Because I'm here.

Dianna Goddard: ...It came from the sky like a meteorite. Fell to Earth on the Ascension Islands, burnt in its crater for three days before anyone could get near it, and all that time it was screaming. Must've gone insane.

Van Statten: Two hearts! Binary vascular system. Oh I am so going to patent this.

The Doctor: Do you know what a Dalek is, Van Statten? A Dalek is honest. It does what it was born to do for the survival of its species. That creature in that dungeon is better than you.


Dalek: I am in pain. They torture me. But still they fear me. Do you fear me?
Rose: [shaking her head] No.
Dalek: I am dying.
Rose: No, we can help.
Dalek: I welcome Death. But I am glad that before I die I met a human who was not afraid.
Rose: Isn't there anything I can do?
Dalek: My race is dead. I shall die alone.
[Rose reaches out to touch the Dalek]
Adam: Rose, NO! [Rose touches the Dalek and immediately pulls her hand back, leaving a quickly fading handprint on the Dalek's head]
Dalek: [filling back up with life] Genetic material extrapolated! Initiate cellular reconstruction! [breaks the chains holding it prisoner]

Simmons: What're you going to do? Sucker me to death? [Dalek suckers him to death]

The Doctor: Daleks are geniuses. It can calculate a thousand billion combinations in one second flat.

Dalek: [breaks a computer screen and absorbs electricity through it; dents and other things in need of repair seen visibly repairing themselves] Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

The Doctor: That Dalek just absorbed the entire internet. It knows everything.

Adam: Great big alien death machine. Defeated by a flight of stairs.

Dalek: Elevate. [starts to hover up the flights of stairs]

The Doctor: What's the nearest town?
Van Statten: Salt Lake City.
The Doctor: Population?
Van Statten: 10 million.
The Doctor: All dead. If the Dalek gets out, it'll murder every living creature; that's all it needs.
Van Statten: But why would it do that?!
The Doctor: Because it honestly believes they should die. Human beings are different, and anything different is wrong. It's the ultimate in racial cleansing! And you, Van Statten - you've let it loose!

Dalek: I shall speak only to the Doctor.
The Doctor: You're gonna get rusted.
Dalek: I fed off the DNA of Rose Tyler, extrapolating the biomass of a time-traveler. She regenerated me.

The Doctor: If you want orders, follow this one. [tense silence] Kill yourself.
Dalek: The Daleks must survive!
The Doctor: The Daleks have failed! Now why don't you finish the job, and make the Daleks extinct?! Rid the universe of your filth! Why don't you just DIE?!
Dalek: [pauses in consideration] You would make a good Dalek.

The Doctor: Rose! Did you make it?!
Rose: Sorry. I was a bit slow. I just want you to remember: it wasn't your fault, ok? And I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
[Dalek fires, the Doctor removes his earpiece in horror.]

Dalek: Open the bulkhead, or Rose Tyler dies.
The Doctor: Rose, you're alive!
Rose: Can't seem to get rid of me.
The Doctor: [accusingly] I thought you were dead.
Dalek: Open the bulkhead!
Rose: Don't do it!
Dalek: What are the use of emotions if you will not save the woman you love?
The Doctor: I killed her once, [hits door release] I can't do it again.

[Digging through a bin of alien weapons.]
The Doctor: Broken. Broken. Hair dryer... [Pulls big gun out of bin.] Oh, yes! Lock and load!

Dalek: Hear me talk now. Exterminate. Exterminate! EXTERMI-
Rose: Don't do it!

Rose: Never thought I'd feel the sunlight again.
Dalek: How does it feel? [there are whirring sounds and mechanical clicks as the Dalek's chest cavity opens to reveal a small, squid-like mutant]

The Doctor: [greatly confused] What's it doin'?

Dianna Goddard nods and the guard grab Van Statten and start to drag him away.

Van Statten: What the hell are you doing?
Dianna Goddard: Two hundred personnel dead and all because of you, sir. Take him away, wipe his memory, and leave him by the road someplace.
Van Statten: You can't do this to me! I am Henry Van Statten!
Dianna Goddard: And by tonight, Henry Van Statten will be a homeless, brainless junkie living on the streets of Santiago, Seattle, Sacramento... (she turns with a satisfied expression) Someplace beginning with 'S'.

Rose: Maybe some of your people survived.
The Doctor: No. I'd know. [taps his head] In here.

Rose: Adam was saying he's always wanted to see the stars
The Doctor: tell him to go stand outside then, the nest flight to Heathrow leaves at 15,00 hours
Rose: Doctor, he's all on his own...
The Doctor: He's a bit pretty. [The Doctor notices she is crushing on Adam]
Rose: I hadn't noticed.
The Doctor: [The Doctor raises his right eyebrow and puts the Tardis key into the door] On your own head. [he pushes the door open and steps inside, Rose by his side]
Adam: Doctor! What're you doin' standin' inside a box? [the TARDIS begins to leave, the dematerialization noise echoing, the light flashing] Rose? [he steps inside the TARDIS just as it takes off]

The Long Game [1.7]

[The Doctor and Rose exit the TARDIS first]

The Doctor: Okay, it's the year 200,000, we're on a spaceship, no, a space station, go look over there. Okay, off you go.
Rose: 200,000? [The Doctor nods, and leans back against the wall as Adam exits the TARDIS]
Adam: Where are we?
Rose: Good question. Let's see. So, umm, judging by the architecture, I'd say we're around the year [looks at the Doctor] 200,000? If you listen, engines. We're on some sort of space station. Yeah, definitely a space station. It's a bit warm in here. They could turn the heating down. Tell you what, let's try that gate. C'mon.

Rose: [Looking out over the earth] That's...well, I'll let The Doctor explain, he does it better.
The Doctor: The Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. Humanity at its highest.

[Adam faints]

The Doctor: [leans towards Rose, still lookig out over the Earth] He's your boyfriend.
Rose: [ignoring Adam, she too, is still looking out over the Earth; in a monotone voice, which tells the Doctor he's the only man in her life] Not anymore.

[The Doctor, encouraging Adam to explore the station]
The Doctor: The thing is, Adam, 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- or is that just me?

[Rose and Adam head off to explore]

The Doctor: Go on, then. On your date.
Rose: You're going to get a smack you are.

The Editor: It may interest you to know that this isn't actually the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire. It's hardly human at all! It's a place where humans happen to live- [unseen creature protests]-sorry, are allowed to live, by kind permission of my client. [points upwards]
[The Doctor and Rose follow his finger and notice a huge alien creature with ferocious-looking jaws on the ceiling.]
Rose: .... What is it?
The Doctor: You mean that thing's in charge of Satellite Five?
The Editor: "That thing", as you put it, is in charge of the human race. For almost a hundred years, mankind has been guided and shaped. Its knowledge and ambition strictly controlled, through its broadcast news- edited by my superior, your master, and humanity's guiding light: The Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe. [Grins] I call him Max.

Father's Day [1.8]

The Doctor: The past is another country. 1987's just the Isle of Wight.

The Empty Child [1.9]

[The Doctor on red alerts.]
The Doctor: Mauve Alert!
Rose: What's that?
The Doctor: Intergalactic Distress Signal.
Rose: Should that be a red alert?
The Doctor: That's just humans. By everyone else's standards, red's camp. Oh, the misunderstandings - all those Red Alerts, all that dancing.

[Jack Harkness to Rose while she is caught in his tractor beam.]
Capt. Jack Harkness: Could you switch off your cell phone? No, seriously, it interferes with my instruments.
Rose: [as she turns it off] You know, no one ever believes that.

The Doctor: Amazing.
Nancy: What is?
The Doctor: 1941. Right now, not very far from here, the German war machine is rolling up the map of Europe. Country after country, falling like dominoes. Nothing can stop it, nothing. Until one tiny, damp little island says "No. No, not here." A mouse in front of a lion. You're amazing, the lot of you. I don't know what you did to Hitler, but you frighten the hell out of me.

The Doctor: You're very sick.
Doctor Constantine: Dying, I should think, I just haven't been able to find the time. Are you a doctor?
The Doctor: I have my moments.

Doctor Constantine: Before this war began, I was a father and a grandfather. Now I'm neither, but I'm still a doctor.
The Doctor: Yeah. I know the feeling.

The Doctor Dances [1.10]

[The Doctor, Capt. Jack and Rose are cornered by the empty children.]
The Doctor: Go to your room! Go to your room! I mean it. I'm very, very angry with you. I'm very, very cross! GO! TO! YOUR! ROOM! [The children lurch away.] I'm really glad that worked. Those would have been terrible last words.

The Doctor: Sonic blaster, 51st Century... weapon factories at Villengard?
Capt. Jack Harkness: Yeah. You've been to the factories?
The Doctor: Once.
Jack: They're gone now, destroyed. Main reactor went critical, vaporised the lot.
The Doctor: Like I said, once... There's a banana grove there now. I like bananas. Bananas are good.
Jack: Nice switch.
The Doctor: Thanks. From the groves at Villengard. Thought it was appropriate.
Jack: There's really a banana grove in the heart of Villengard and you did that?
The Doctor: Bananas are good.

The Doctor: Don't drop the banana!
Jack Harkness: Why not?
The Doctor: Good source of potassium!

[The empty people close in on the Doctor, Jack, and Rose]

Jack Harkness: [pointing his squareness gun at the empty people] Okay, this can function as a sonic blaster, a sonic cannon, and a triple-enfolded sonic disruptor. Doc, what you got?
The Doctor: A sonic... er... oh, never mind.
Jack Harkness: What?
The Doctor: It's sonic, okay? Let's leave it at that.
Jack Harkness: Disruptor? Cannon? What?
The Doctor: It's sonic! Totally sonic! I am sonic-ed up!
Jack Harkness: A sonic WHAT?!

Jack Harkness: Who has a sonic screwdriver?
The Doctor: I do!
Jack Harkness: Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks "Oohoo, this could be a little more sonic"?
The Doctor: What, you've never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?

Capt. Jack Harkness: Damn it! It's the special features, they really drain the battery.
Rose: The battery?
Jack: I was going to send for another one but somebody's got to blow up the factory.
Rose: Oh, I know. First day I met him, he blew my job up. That's practically how he communicates.

The Doctor: Okay, that door should hold it for a bit.
Capt Jack Harkness: The door?! The wall didn't stop it!
The Doctor: Well it's got to find us first! Come on, we're not done yet! Assets, assets!
Jack: Well, I've got a banana, and in a pinch you could put up some shelves.
The Doctor: Window?
Jack: Barred. Sheer drop outside. Seven stories.
Rose: And no other exits.
Jack: Well, the assets conversation went in a flash, didn't it?

Rose: Doesn't the universe implode or something if you... dance?
The Doctor: [off-handed] Well, I've got the moves, but I wouldn't want to boast.

[Rose turns the music up on the radio and holds her hand out to the Doctor]

Rose: You've got the moves? Show me your moves.
The Doctor: [a bit timidly] Rose, I'm trying to resonate concrete.

The Doctor: All that weapons tech in the hand of an hysterical four year-old, looking for his mummy. And now there's an army of them.

The Doctor: There isn't a little boy born who wouldn't tear the world apart to find his mother. And this little boy can.

The Doctor: Nancy, what age are you? Twenty, twenty-one? Older than you look, yes? [bombs begin to fall]
Jack: Doctor, that bomb, we've got seconds!
Rose: You can teleport us out!
Jack: Not you guys, the navcom's back online, gonna take too long to override the protocols.
The Doctor: So it's volcano day, do what you've got to do.
Rose: [pleading]] Jack!

[Jack teleports out]

The Doctor: How old were you four years ago? Fifteen? Sixteen? Old enough to give birth, anyway. He's not your brother, is he? Teenage single mother in 1941. So you hid. You lied. You even lied to him.
The Child: Are you my mummy?
The Doctor: He's gonna keep asking, Nancy. He's never gonna stop.
The Child: Mummy...
The Doctor: Tell him. Nancy, the future of the human race is in your hands. Trust me, and tell him.

The Doctor: Oh, come on! Give me a day like this, gimme this one!

Rose: Doctor, the bomb!
The Doctor: Taken care of it!
Rose: How?
The Doctor: Psychology.

[Jack's ship appears and freezes the bomb in the air]

Jack: Doctor!
The Doctor: Good lad!

The Doctor: Everybody lives, Rose! Just this once! Everybody lives!

Rose: Look at you, beamin' away like you're Father Christmas!
The Doctor: Who says I'm not, red-bicycle-when-you-were-twelve?
Rose: [shocked] What?
The Doctor: And everybody lives, Rose! Everybody lives! I need more days like this! Go on, ask me anything, I'm on fire!

Boom Town [1.11]

Mickey: *knocks on Tardis door* Jack: *opens door* Who the hell are you? Mickey: What do you mean who the hell am i? who the hell are you? Jack: Look, whatever your selling, were not intersted Mickey: get out of the way *shoves past him*

Mickey: I don't mind you hangin' around with big-ears up there.
The Doctor: Oi!
Mickey: Look in the mirror! But this guy, he's kinda...
Jack: Handsome?
Mickey: I was gonna say cheesy.
Jack: Early 21st century slang, is cheesy good or bad?
Mickey: It's bad.
Jack: But bad means good, isn't that right?

The Doctor: Let me tell you something about the human race. You put a mysterious blue box slap-bang in the middle of town, whaddya you do? Walk past it.

Cathy Salt: [talking about mysterious deaths connected to the "Blaidd Drwg" project] And then just recently Mr. Cleaver, the government's nuclear advisor?
Margaret Blaine: Slipped on an icy patch.
Cathy Salt: He was decapitated!
Margaret Blaine: It was a *very* icy patch.

[the four have just exited the TARDIS]
Mickey: That old lady's staring.
Jack : [Suggestively to Doctor] Probably wondering what four people were doing in a small box.
Mickey: [Disdainful look at Jack] What are you captain of? The Innuendo Squad?

The Doctor: Hello, I've come to see the Lord Mayor.
Idris Hopper: Have you got an appointment?
The Doctor: No, just an old friend passing by, bit of a surprise. Can't wait to see her face!
Idris Hopper: Well, she's just having a cup of tea.
The Doctor: Just go in there and tell her "the Doctor" would like to see her.
Idris Hopper: "The Doctor" who?
The Doctor: Just "the Doctor". tell her exactly that, "The Doctor".
Idris Hopper: Hang on a tic.
[Idris goes inside. There is the sound of a teacup smashing and Idris returns.]
Idris Hopper: The Lord Mayor says "thank you f-for popping by." She'd love to have a chat, but, um, she's up to her eyes in paperwork. Perhaps you would like to make an appointment for next week...
The Doctor: [happily] She's climbing out the window, isn't she?
Idris Hopper: Yes, she is.

Margaret Blaine: Why can't you just leave me alone? What did I ever do to you?
The Doctor: You tried to kill me and destroy this entire planet.
Margaret Blaine: Apart from that.

Margaret Blaine: We're in Cardiff. London doesn't care, the southwest coast could fall into the sea and they wouldn't notice.... Oh, I sound like a Welshman. God help me, I've gone native.

The Doctor: "Blaidd Drwg"
Rose Tyler: What's it means?
The Doctor: Bad Wolf.
Rose Tyler: But, I've heard that before, Bad Wolf.; I've heard that lots of times.... [getting worried]
The Doctor: Everywhere we go, two words following us. Bad Wolf.
Rose Tyler: How could they be following us?
The Doctor: Nah, just a coincidence!

Rose Tyler: I can't believe it! We finally get to go to Raxacor....
The Doctor: [rolls his eyes in frustration] Raxicoricofallipatorious!
Rose Tyler: Raxicorico...
The Doctor: --fallipatorious!
Rose Tyler: Raxicoricofallipatorious! I did it! [The Doctor cheers, and they share a hug]
Margaret Blaine: They have the death penalty.

Margaret Blaine: This ship is impossible. It's superb. How did you get the outside around the inside?
The Doctor: Like I'd give you the secret, yeah.
Margaret Blaine: I almost feel better about being defeated. We never stood a chance! This is the technology of the gods!
The Doctor: Don't worship me. I'd make a very bad god. You wouldn't get a day off, for starters.

Margaret Blaine: I promise you I've changed since we last met Doctor. There was this girl, yesterday. A young thing, something of a danger, she was getting to close. I felt the bloodlust rising just as the family had taught me, I was going to kill her without a thought. And then...I stopped. She's alive somewhere right now, she's walking round this city because I can change, I did change. I know I can't prove it-
The Doctor: I believe you.
Margaret Blaine: Then you know I'm capable of better.
The Doctor: It doesn't mean anything.
Margaret Blaine: I spared her life.
The Doctor: You let one of them go, but that's nothing new. Every now and then a little victim spared, because she smiled, 'cos he's got freckles, 'cos they begged. And that's how you live with yourself, that's how you slaughter millions. Because once in a while, on a whim, if the wind's blowing in the right direction, you happen to be kind.
Margaret Blaine: Only a killer would know that. Is that right? From what I've seen, your funny little happy-go-lucky life leaves devastation in its wake. Always moving on because you dare not go back, playing with so many peoples' lives you might as well be a god. And you're right Doctor, you're absolutely right; sometimes you let one go. Let me go.

Margaret Slitheen: It's so bright...beautiful...
The Doctor: Look inside, Blon Fel Fotch. Look at the light.
Margaret Slitheen:...Thank you... [the light brightens, obscuring her as she disappears]

Bad Wolf [1.12]

[The Doctor has stumbled from inside a closet into a Big Brother-style game show]
Davinadroid: You are live on channel forty-four thousand. Please do not swear.
The Doctor: You have got to be kidding.

The Doctor: Lynda, you're sweet. From what I've seen of your world, do you think anybody votes for sweet?

Trin-E: Just stand still and let the Defabricator work its magic.
Jack: What's a Defabricator?
[Jack's clothes are disintegrated.]
Jack: Okay, Defabricator. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Am I naked in front of millions of viewers?
Zu-Zana: Absolutely.
Jack: Ladies, your viewing figures just went up.

Jack: Now hold on, ladies, I don't want to have to shoot either one of you.
Trin-E: But you're unarmed!
Zu-Zana: And you're naked!
[Jack reaches behind him briefly, and returns holding a very small gun.]
Zu-Zana: But that's a compact laser deluxe.
Trin-E: Where were you hiding that!?
Jack: You really don't wanna know.
Trin-E: Give me that accessory!

[The Doctor and the others stare in horror at a mysterious fleet of ships]
Jack: That's impossible.... I know those ships. They were destroyed.
The Doctor: Obviously they survived.
Lynda: Who did? Who are they?
The Doctor: Two hundred ships. More than two thousand on board each one. That's about half a million of them.
Davitch Pavelle: Half a million what?
The Doctor: Daleks.

Dalek 1: [glances at Rose] We have your associate. You will obey or she will be exterminated!
The Doctor: No.
[Pause. The Daleks glance at each other in confusion.]
Dalek 1: Explain yourself!
The Doctor: I said no.
Dalek 1: What is the meaning of this negative?
The Doctor: It means no.
Dalek 1: But she will be destroyed!
The Doctor: No! 'Cause this is what I'm going to do: I'm going to rescue her! I'm going to save Rose Tyler from the middle of the Dalek fleet! And then I'm going to save the Earth! And then, just to finish off, I'm going to wipe every last stinking Dalek out of the sky!
Dalek 1: But you have no weapons! No defenses! No plan!
The Doctor: Yeah! And doesn't that scare you to death? Rose?
Rose: Yes, Doctor?
The Doctor: I'm coming to get you.

The Parting of the Ways [1.13]

Daleks: [simultaneously] Exterminate! Exterminate!
[fire weapons, none of which so much as touch the Doctor]
The Doctor: Is that it? Useless! Nul points!

The Doctor: [To the Daleks] You know what they call me in the ancient legends of the Dalek homeworld? The Oncoming Storm. You might have removed all your emotions, but I reckon right down deep in your DNA there's one little spark left. And that's fear. Doesn't it just burn when you face me?

The Doctor: [as a hologram] This is Emergency Programme One. Rose, now listen; this is important. If this message is activated, then it can only mean one thing. We must be in danger, and I mean fatal. I'm dead, or about to die any second with no chance of escape. And that's okay. Hope it's a good death. But I promised to look after you, and that's what I'm doing. The TARDIS is taking you home. [Rose protests] And I bet you're fussing and moaning now- typical! But hold on and just listen a bit more. The TARDIS can never return for me. Emergency Programme One means I'm facing an enemy that should never get their hands on this machine. So this is what you should do: let the TARDIS die. Just let this old box gather dust. No one can open it; no one will even notice it. Let it become a strange little thing standing on a street corner. And over the years, the world will move on and the box will be buried. And if you wanna remember me, then you can do one thing, that's all, one thing. [turns to Rose, his voice no longer sounding projected] Have a good life. Do that for me, Rose. Have a fantastic life.

Jackie: Oh Rose, have something to eat.
Rose: Two hundred thousand years in the future he's dying, and there's nothing I can do.
Jackie: Well, like you said, two hundred thousand years, it's way off!
Rose: But it's not! It's now. That fight is happening right now. And he's fighting for us, for the whole planet, and I'm just sittin 'ere eating chips!
Jackie: Listen to me! God knows I have hated that man, but right now I love him, and do you know why? Cause he did the right thing, he sent you back to me!
Rose: But what do I do every day, Mum? What do I do? Get up, catch the bus, go to work, come back home, eat chips and go to bed, is that it?!
Mickey: [resentful] It's what the rest of us do.
Rose: But I can't!
Mickey: Why, cause you're better than us?
Rose: [exploding with frustration] NO, I didn't mean that! I just... [she tries to calm herself down] But it was. It was a better life! And I don't mean all the travelling, and seeing aliens and spaceships and things, that don't matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life.[looks at Mickey] You know, he showed you, too! That you don't just give up! You don't just let things happen! You make a stand, you say no, you have the guts to do what's right when everyone else just runs away and I CAN'T - [gets up and runs out of the cafe]]

Rose: All the TARDIS needs to do is make a return trip, just reverse!
Mickey: Yeah, but we still can't do it!
Rose: The Doctor always said the TARDIS was telepathic, this thing is alive! It can listen!
Mickey: It's not listening now, is it?
Rose: We need to get inside it, Last time I saw you, with the Slitheen, this middle bit opened... and there was this light... and the Doctor said it was the heart of the TARDIS... If we can open it, I can make contact... and tell it what to do!
Mickey: Rose?
Rose: Mm?
Mickey: If you go back, you're gonna die.
Rose: [shrugging] That's a risk I've gotta take. Cause there's nothing left for me here.
Mickey: [staring at her] Nothing?
Rose: [oblivious] No.
Mickey: [obviously hurt] Okay if that's what you think... let's get this thing open. [he leans on the console, holding himself in]

Rose: I am the Bad Wolf. I create myself. I take the words. I scatter time, and space. A message to lead myself here.

Rose: You are tiny. I can see the whole of time and space. Every single atom of your existence, [hold up her hand, her eyes glow yellow] and I divide them. [all of the Daleks dissolve into dust]

Rose: I can see everything. All that is. All that was. All that ever could be.
The Doctor: [gets up suddenly] That's what I see, all the time. And doesn't it drive you mad?
Rose: My head-
The Doctor: Come here.
Rose: -is killing me.
The Doctor: I think you need a doctor.
[The Doctor kisses Rose, absorbing the Time Vortex. She passes out and he sets her gently on the ground before returning the Vortex to the TARDIS.]

The Doctor: [upon realising he is about to regenerate] Rose Tyler. I was gonna take you to so many places. Barcelona! Not the city Barcelona, the planet Barcelona. You'd love it, fantastic place! They've got dogs with no noses! [Laughs] Imagine how many times a day you end up telling that joke and it's still funny!
Rose: Then... why can't we go?
The Doctor: Maybe you will. Maybe I will. But not like this.
Rose: You're not making sense.
The Doctor: I might never make sense again! I might have two heads, or no head. Imagine me with no head, ha! And don't say that's an improvement... But it's a bit dodgy, this process. [pause] You never know what you're gonna end up with.
[The Doctor is suddenly wracked by intense pain.]
Rose: Doctor!
The Doctor: Stay away!
Rose: Doctor, tell me what's going on-
The Doctor: I absorbed all the energy of the time vortex, and no one's meant to do that... [looks up at her] Every cell in my body's dying.
Rose: Isn't there something you can do?
The Doctor: Yeah. Doin' it now. See, Time Lords have this little trick, it's sort of a way of cheating death. Except.... it means I'm gonna change. And you're not gonna see me again... Not like this. Not with this daft old face. And before I go-
Rose: Don't say that!
The Doctor: Rose... before I go, I just wanna tell you: you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And d'you know what? [Pause] So was I! [Rose grins weakly]
[The Doctor's head, arms, and legs explode with the light of the vortex; you can visibly see his appearance changing. The regeneration stops, the golden light dies away and there is a seemingly different person standing where the Doctor was, although he is wearing the same clothes]
Tenth Doctor: Hello! Oka-[gulp and sick expression] Oh... new teeth. That's weird. So where was I? [Pause] Oh, s'right! Barcelona! [grins]

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