Nine years ago today, March 26, 2005, the Doctor returned to the small screen. He was still the Doctor, but he was different than he had ever been before. And it was the trip of a lifetime.
I find it hard to convey how, as a fan, it felt, hearing that TARDIS sound at 10 seconds in, not coming from a VHS, not coming from a repeat (rare as they were), but coming from something new and official, that you’d never, ever seen before, for the first time in years. The sound of the universe and all of space and time.