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The Final Moments of The Name of the Doctor

The Final Moments of The Name of the Doctor

The Final Moments of The Name of the Doctor – Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 2013



  • sephy

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:53pm

    Guys, Moffat gave a statement on all this before this episode was even released. As part of the 50th he’s bring in Hurt to play the part of the 9th doctor, a regeneration that The Doctor forgot, or supressed the memory of. Which sucks in itself since that means;
    Hurt = 9
    Chris = 10
    Tennant = 11
    Matt = 12

    And a the very beginning, it was said that The Doctor could only have 12 regenerations. Can you imagine being Moffat? “My name is Steven Moffat – And I ended Doctor Who!”

  • The Geordiemaxter

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:50pm

    My super smart friend, thinks that john hurt is the 12th doctor (the last according to a episode 30 years ago) that does something so bad he can no longer call himself the doctor…hence matt smith quoting ‘A name is like a promise…he (john hurt) broke that promise. Saying he stopped calling himself the doctor…which implies he must be a future doctor

    Personly I prefere the endings that some evil alien tries to take over the world and not some cliff hanger that causes your brain too implode

    PLEASE reply your oppinion on my friends theory

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:49pm

    at least someone gets it

  • Erin

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:47pm

    I am also very confused. But he couldn’t be the 13th Doctor because The Doctor can only regenerate 12 times. Meaning if John Hurt is the 9th Doctor, Matt Smith will be the last Doctor. If that’s true, I don’t think Matt Smith is good enough to be the last one, I love him and all but he shouldn’t be ‘The Last Doctor’.
    I have no theory, so I guess I just have to wait and see.

  • Don

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:45pm

    I like all the theories on how John Hurt might be the 9th doctor and how Matt Smith is then the 12th but i think we are forgetting that Clara just went and saw all the doctors and if you listen to what she says…

    Clara : But i never saw that one. I saw all of you. Eleven faces, all of them you. You’re the 11th doctor.

    Doctor Who: I said he was me i never said he was The Doctor.

    So how come Clara didn’t see him?

  • lee

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:42pm

    the actual name of the doctor!

  • booboo

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:41pm

    Well that’s obvious, i don’t see what you mean

  • lee

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:38pm

    John Hurt Is an ACTOR – Not the name of the doctor!!!!

  • booboo

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:37pm

    How so, Clara said she had seen all 11 Doctors but not the Hurt Doctor before.

  • Great

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:32pm

    Mate he is actually playing ……….. Spoiler …………,,,.,…,,,,………….. The 8th Doctor so they don’t have change all the figures and books

  • Scott

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:18pm

    I think or my theories is from reading up on things that the split into two for some reason or another to do with the ending of the time war, this is a separate part of the doctor but it isn’t THE doctor

  • Frankie

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:08pm

    “Clara herself said that the current Doctor played by Matt Smith in todays episode [“I saw your past selves, your the 11th Doctor”], and she said so herself that she never saw the one that’s ment to be John Hurt”

    Yes, but she wouldn’t have seen The Doctor during the Time War because the entire event is time locked…

  • Andrew

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:07pm

    Close, when the 8th Doctor regenerates, it splits into two, he is the 9th doctor but an alternate one who fights in the war, this is only my theory but I think it fits, he broke the name of the doctor because he killed the timelords and daleks ‘without choice’.

  • Some bloke

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:02pm


    John Hurt is rumoured to be playing the forgotten 9th doctor. They are saying something happened in the time war which caused the doctor to forget this incarnation, making him think that eccleston was the 9th doctor when in actual fact he was the 10th 😀

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:02pm


  • Great

    May 18th, 2013 - 11:01pm

    Well the doctor saids his name isn’t the secret the secret is John hurts doctor which is the 8th doctor ( Paul McCann TV movie ). This doctor killed millions in the time war kinda. Anything else just ask

  • lee

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:58pm

    so what is the name of the doctor?????

    if they are using it as john hurt as the new doctor then its a joke!

  • Doctor PSY

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:48pm

    I’m a little bit confused with what is going on, can someone explain it to me?


  • DCW

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:47pm

    I have a theory that John Hurt will play the Doctor by his real name which is ‘The First’ John’s character was the 1st incarnation before Hartnell, he is was evil, more evil than the Master! The anniversary will show what evil he did along time ago, in the end of this process he will die and regenerate into Will Hartnell. In redemption and seeing the error of his ways Will Hartnell declares himself from here on in I shall be The Doctor, in shame of his former self, takes his granddaughter and steals a Tardis thus running away from Gallifrey and temptations and responsibilites thus the quote “I’ve been running my whole life” the evil The First did was to break laws of Time etc!, wanting to control the universe very much like The Master does. This would explain why the Doctor always wants to ‘save’ The Master and cant bring himself to kill him because he saved himself through redemption thus becoming The Doctor, the redemption is in “seeing the universe for what it is” “not controlling it” as he said to the Master in the past. The Doctor learns to care and that all things deserve to live even The Daleks, he always wants The Master to see this, why? Unless he has already been down a dark path and learnt a harsh lesson from it! Maybe the lesson is in his process of being evil Susan’s parents was killed? What better reason for redemption and becoming The Doctor!? And taking her away from Gallifrey and Corrupt Timelords. The Timelords did become bad in the end, we know this having seen them, maybe Will Hartnell saw this eventually happening one day another reason for going, Susan won’t become like them! So takes her away. I don’t believe John Hurt Being the 9th, The 8th Doctor fought and died in The Time War but going back to my point of being redeemed could not kill he’s The Doctor so locks The Timelords in a Timelock, alive but unable to do the Universe harm, why? Because they would have gone onto do what The First aka John Hurt did or nearly did which would have been to destroy all life in the Universe! Come 23/11/13 we will see how close my theory is! “Been running my whole life” running from the only evil he fears himself! I feel this makes the most logical sense and why he is universally loathed, feared but loved!

  • Who 1

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:43pm

    John Hurt is a younger first doctor before he left gallifrey with Susan

  • Gt93

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:38pm

    I think John hurt is the older version of the eight doctor during the time war before eccelston.

  • daryl

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:28pm

    This is what I think:

    Something MUST have happened in the Time War to force regeneration from 8th to 9th. SO, the 10th Doctor said that in the final days of the war the Time Lords changed, became desperate. We seen an example of this in the End of Time.

    Each doctor never seems to age but maybe near the end of the war the 8th Doctor was so tired, so ashamed of what his people were doing and planning that it changed him, it aged him. And when he ended it he had no choice and he did it in the name of peace as it was the same thing to do as he said today.

    And when he ended it he wa so old he just had to regenerate into the 9th. What do you guys think? Please comment!

  • Great

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:13pm

    He is Paul M but older so he’s the 8th

  • Great

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:12pm

    What u think boo boo. Sadly no Paul

  • Great

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:11pm

    Guys chill. The point was John hurt didn’t act like the doctor due to him killing pretty much most the time lords therefore in away he is a doctor but doctor saids he isn’t a doctor as he didn’t act like him so yes John is the doctor but not the doctor we know so making him a kinda 8.5 doctor between Paul and Chris

  • Great

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:08pm

    It expressed the point of the show and brilliant episode sadly no Paul macan it was right problems sadly

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2013 - 10:00pm

    So that’s why we need an updated doctors figure set!

  • Matt

    May 18th, 2013 - 9:57pm

    Thus the theory meaning, that the amended Doctor order would be:

    Hurt: 9
    Eccleston: 10
    Tennant: 11
    Smith: 12

  • Matt

    May 18th, 2013 - 9:56pm

    Theres a theory hes a suppressed memory of The Doctor, that he was the actual Doctor who killed all the Time-Lords to end the Time War etc, and The Doctor didnt want to accept it, and maybe he tried to remove that incarnation from databases? Unless that incarnation only existed in the Time-War? so only other time-lords and Daleks saw it?

  • drjakeyoung

    May 18th, 2013 - 9:46pm

    i think that the doctor and Clara will try and escape, but cannot for some reason, so the Hurt doctor will help them escape, and on the way maybe the 10th doctor try’s to help?

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