DOCTOR: En garde, Morbius.
(The Doctor switches it on. The circle fills with images, first of Morbius and how he originally looked, then the Doctor and his previous incarnation.)
MORBIUS: Is your mind, Doctor, going?
MORBIUS: How far, Doctor? How long have you lived?
(Patrick and Bill, then a man with a moustache, someone with a powdered wig.)
MORBIUS: Your puny mind is powerless against the strength of Morbius.
(More faces, including a William Shakespeare lookalike. Presumably these are Morbius' previous appearances.)
MORBIUS: Back. To. The. Beginning!
(Then there is a bang inside his braincase and it fills with smoke. They both disconnect, and Morbius staggers away. The Doctor falls sideways.)
This thread originally started as a way of discussing whether the Morbius faces were of the Doctor or not:
Our survey final count said
Yep! Why not? We can fit them into the mythology... somehow!: 7
No, you idiot! They are all non-canon - or earlier faces of Morbius!: 7
But since then Chibnall has decreed - albeit in fast and furious flashback that they were, indeed, the faces of the Doctor!
But do you agree with his - and the BBC's official creative decision on this matter?
1. CHRISTOPHER BAKER
2. ROBERT HOLMES:
3. GRAEME HARPER:
4. DOUGLAS CAMFIELD:
5. PHILLIP HINCHCLIFFE:
6. ROBERT BANKS STEWART:
7. GEORGE GALLACCIO:
8. CHRISTOPHER BARRY:
And Chibnall's solution:
Regeneration Limit: How Long Should the Doctor Live?: