Whilst the 50th Anniversary special, Day of the Doctor, paired up two NuWho Doctors and brought us a brand new War Doctor, fans were still disappointed not to see Christopher Eccleston’s Ninth Doctor. However, now we can find out what the episode would’ve been like had he have been in it.
“Christopher Eccleston said no, and that was awful, that was just awful. I was so depressed that day, because I’d written most of the script and he was in it. I didn’t know what to do.”
– Steven Moffat
But now, fans will get a chance to see an excerpt from the early draft, which will appear in A Second Target For Tommy, a collection of Doctor Who short stories published by Obverse Books, with all the proceeds going to writer Tommy Donbavand, who is currently battling cancer.
Donbavand wrote several stories for the Doctor Who Adventures magazine, as well as the Eleventh Doctor novel Shroud of Sorrow. He also wrote strips for the Beano, including The Bash Street Kids and Bananaman. until March 2016 when he was diagnosed with cancer, forcing him to stop writing and be hospitalised.
For more on Tommy Donbavand, visit his blog Tommy vs Cancer.