This guy doesn’t get nearly enough attention. Everyone fawns over 10 or 11, or hotly debates Capaldi as 12, but Eccleston gets glanced over.
Eccleston NAILED the Doctor coming back from the Time War crap. He was every bit as good of an actor as 10. Unfortunately, he wasn’t as good-looking, and part of me thinks that’s what kind of screwed him over. That and the fact that we didn’t have as many episodes to get used to him as we have had with the other guys.
Give the 9th Doctor his due, dagblastit!