Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston has obtained a series of storyboards from the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, where they show how the Ninth Doctor would have been involved if he had made it into the episode.
Andrew Wildman, the comic and storyboard creator, presented Johnston with these storyboards where it shows the Ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston in three scenes.
Wildman had said that the changes to the scenes was a decision by the show runner Steven Moffat.
“My run on the show spanned three Christmas Specials and most of Matt’s final season include his ‘regeneration’. That was me pretty much done other than the huge privilege of being asked to work – albeit in a small way – on the 50th Anniversary special,” Wildman said.
“There were going to be three Doctors in this one. The current, 11th Doctor and the previous two. Okay, so it didn’t quite work out that way in the end as we all know. Contracts are an odd thing and in the end show runner and writer supreme, Steven Moffat, had to come up with something… slightly different. At my time of working on the show however it was three ‘modern age’ Doctors and the current assistant, Clara.”
You can find more storyboard images at Bleeding Cool, including some of the Tenth Doctor.