On June 18, 2005, the final episode of Doctor Who Series 1, Parting of the Ways, aired. This episode would make the end of Christopher Eccleston’s run as the Ninth Doctor and usher in a newly regenerated Doctor that would be destined to steal Rose Tyler’s heart.
David Tennant finally landed the role he had always dreamed of, The Doctor. And it is a seriously fantastic role to land. His 10th Doctor would go on to become one of the most iconic Doctors in the series. He certainly was for me.
Let me set the stage – Parting of the Ways
We meet the Tenth Doctor when he suddenly appears in place of Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor in a ball of regeneration energy. The Doctor was forced to regenerate after he kissed Rose Tyler in order to absorb the Time Vortex and save her life, but no one is meant to do that.
As a result, all of his cells began to die forcing him to regenerate in order to save his own life. He would still be the Doctor, but at the same time he would be someone different. All the same memories, but a different person. Regeneration is scary.
Here is that moment. We said goodbye to Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor and Hello to David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor.
He was new, but oh the adventures he would have.