After dying on the operating table, the Doctor regenerated into his Eighth form in a hospital morgue, on December 31, 1999. Mercurial, frenzied and prone to bouts of amnesia, the Eighth Doctor teamed up with Grace Holloway to save the world from being pulled inside-out by the Master’s hijacking of the TARDIS. With only one TV outing, the Doctor’s adventures once again continued in books, audio adventures and comic strips. It remains unknown whether it was involvement in the Last Great Time War or some other terrible fate that prompted his eventual regeneration into the Ninth Doctor.
I know who I am, I...AM...THE DOCTOR!
I came back to life before your eyes. I held back death. Look, I can't make your dream come true forever, but I can make it come true today.
I love humans. Always seeing patterns in things that aren't there.