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May 19th, 2013 229 comments

The Name of the Doctor Past References

Did you spot all the past Doctor references in The Name of the Doctor?

The Aztecs

The first Doctor clips were a were a mix of archive footage from The Aztecs and new footage.



The Five Doctors

The second and Third Doctor clips were originally from The Five Doctors

Name of the Doctor


The Invasion of Time

The Fourth Doctor clip was from The Invasion of Time


Arc of Infinity and Dragonfire

The Fifth Doctor clip was from The Arc of Infinity, the Sixth Doctor clip was new footage and the Seventh Doctor clip was from Dragonfire.


The Name of the Doctor

The Eight Doctor may have appeared briefly just before the Second Doctor clip (blink and you’ll miss it!). The Tenth Doctor also appeared briefly.


From left to right: The First Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Fourth Doctor and the Mystery Doctor.



  • Ryan Denyer

    June 24th, 2013 - 7:23pm

    Maybe the John Hurt Doctor occurred between 2 & 3, we never actually saw the second Doctor regenerate into the 3rd, maybe Moffat has played on this? Maybe the JH Doctor did something terrible here and people are thinking “Oh my god, it’s the time war Doctor etc”, Steven Moffat is clever remember, he wouldn’t make it that obvious

  • Sherlock Holmes

    June 20th, 2013 - 7:51am

    Brilliant ! Thank you …

  • lepter

    June 17th, 2013 - 9:30pm

    I think he is the doctors dad. The woman covering her face in End of time was his mother. His name is john doctor.


      July 17th, 2013 - 7:46am

      I agree!! the doctor said”i said it was me but i never said he was the doctor” Its not the doctor its the doctors dad and his mum was the one in the end of time with her hands over her face or the could of died in the time war???????

  • The truths beyond

    June 17th, 2013 - 9:32am

    Do not know if you know but 1966 did a movie called: The Daleks invade the land and who plays the Doctor in that movie is not William Hartnell or Patrick Troughton, that they came in that movie may be John Hurt.
    Obviously the age of John Hurt is inconsistent with the provisions of Doctor Who but whatever Patrick Troughton was one year younger than Jon Pertwee. John Hurt also can be an incarnation of the Doctor from Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee Patrick Troughton that came out of Doctor Who Jon Pertwee in 1969 and entered in 1971.
    This is my opinion and all information gets from the classic series of Doctor Who so we’ll know on the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who who is John Hurt.

    • lepter

      June 17th, 2013 - 9:23pm

      that was the movie, DALEKS INVASION EARTH. Peter cushing was the doctor. Not connected with tv doctor who but a remake of the TV series.

    • paulpat99

      July 1st, 2013 - 8:52am

      it was not produced by the BBC the movies so they have no relation to the program

  • Anonymous

    June 10th, 2013 - 9:45pm

    Shorly john hurt can’t be the valeyard because he dosent have the ability to regenerate which is why he acted in the way he did in toatl

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2013 - 10:08pm

      Watch the Classic story A Train of a Time Lord Pts 13+14 The Ultimate Foe. We find out that the Valeyard was the Doctor between his regeneration 12 and 13.

    • Anonymous

      June 18th, 2013 - 10:10pm

      Bluming fast fingers that was Trial of a Time Lord and Not Train

  • Adam

    June 4th, 2013 - 2:41pm

    What if John Hurt actually is 8? We never saw 8 regenerate. Isn’t it feasible that 8 ended the time war going all renegade and actually aged? I know its not the most spectacular theory but yea. Just a thought.

    I would really like Hurt to be either the Valeyard or a Past regeneration. But I do hope his story is Dark.

    • John Smith

      June 5th, 2013 - 7:16pm

      Then why didn’t they just get Paul McGann on board? He’s expressed interest in returning to the show, and it would be a bit of a slap in the face to just have someone else play his character.

    • Alan

      June 6th, 2013 - 10:58pm

      People forget when david tennant had to regenrate but put the reformation of cells energy into his hand which formed another half human doctor this means that he used up another regeneration but i fell the writers of doctor who have forgot this as each time lord has 12 regenrations and he has repeatedly said i hav one regeneration left. As for the john hurt as the doctor theory i feel that the doctor chose his name as fathers choose names for kids to hide the fact and the disgrace that john hurt brought to his real name and as for the theories on why did the tardis explode it was said to explode because of a malfunction that was unknown as well as i feel the tardis dislikes tara as she is an anomaly in the universe and we all know that the tardis hates paradoxes i also feel as tara has like 1000 different lifes she unwittingly helps john hurt do the disgracious thing. But as i was saying before i feel the doctor has tried to leave that behind perhaps (as we already know he use to have a family) john hurt thought best to kill/destroy his family instead of runnin off with the doctor an living happily this means the doctor couldnt bare it chose the name doctor so that he could lead a new life

    • Frank Vesel

      June 7th, 2013 - 5:42pm

      I’d like to think he’s the Valeyard. I seem to recall that would place him between the 12th and the 13th. My theory is John Hurt’s evil deed isn’t the time war so much as the Doctor only has 12 regenerations, and he selfishly does some Master-like trick (perhaps sacrificing innocents) to get more regenerations. With Tennant, he said he had to stop the Time Lords as much as the Daleks because of what the time war was turning them into, so I don’t think the Doctor’s shameful act has to do with the time war itself. November can’t come quick enough πŸ˜‰

  • Skaroman

    June 3rd, 2013 - 3:41pm

    The universe is cracked
    The Pandorica will open
    Silence will fall
    when the question is asked
    on the fields of Trenzalore at the fall or the eleventh: Doctor Who?

    Did Moffat plan all this right when he took over?
    And who is causing all these strange events?!

    • theimpossibleboy

      June 8th, 2013 - 11:19am

      Well lets see if we can untangle this:
      The Silence hoped to prevent the Doctor from answering his name at Trenzalore when the Great Intelligence threatened to kill his friends. The Silence did not want this to happen, as his name opened the doors to the Doctor’s Tomb. If the doors had never been opened then Clara would never have jumped into the time stream and inadvertently discover the Doctor’s secret: the John Hurt Doctor. We have no idea why the Silence did not want John Hurt to be discovered, all we know is that his discovery will lead to the Fall of the Eleventh, (Matt Smith regenerating in the Christmas Special). We also no that the Silence were VERY desperate for this discovery to never occur (the translation: Silence MUST fall), so much so, that they thought that blowing up the universe, killing the Doctor in the process, was a better fate for the universe than John Hurt being discovered. They attempted to blow up the TARDIS and destroy the universe and the Doctor in the resulting explosion. They decided on a particular date for this explosion: the 26th of June 2010. The Pandorica Alliance were not in favour of the Silence’s plan, so believed that if they could trap the Doctor in the Pandorica, he would never be able to pilot the TARDIS to the 26th of June. However when the TARDIS was taken over and sent to this date, River was on board and not the Doctor! The Universe blew up, but luckily the Doctor was able to reboot the universe with the Big Bang Two. While the explosion was still a possibility in our reality, cracks in time were created but were closed up after the reboot. The Silence did not stop there and realised that they would have to find a more subtle method of killing him. They kidnapped Amy and replaced her with a flesh avatar, and then kept her asleep and pregnant, with the occasional word of encouragement from Madame Kovarian, one of their leaders, who saw Melody Pond, the child of Amy and Rory as ‘Hope in this endless, bitter war’ against the Doctor (presumably trying to prevent the question from being answered and John Hurt being discovered. Of course,t heir plan to raise Melody as the perfect assassin to kill the Doctor on the shores of Lake Silencio, never worked, and once again the Doctor found a way to cheat his demise, by simply operating the Teselecta in his place. Since then the Doctor has been hiding himself from the Silence, the Universe believed he really was killed in Utah, and data records of the Doctor are slowly being deleted. But certain beings knew better and set about a trap to lure the Doctor to Trenzalore and open the doors to the tomb, (so that he could ‘reverse’ the Doctor’s victories, Clara stopped this by jumping into the time stream)but his greatest secret was always waiting for him and John Hurt was discovered who did something that ‘wasnt in the Name of the Doctor’. So, finally here we are at the final piece in this very bizarre puzzle, where we finally find out why John Hurt is so dangerous and why he should never have been discovered. In answer to your question then, I definitely think Moffat has planned all this from the beginning, although certain elements do feel as if they have been made up as he goes along!

    • Anonymous

      June 20th, 2013 - 9:08pm

      the sielence could be doing it to stop the great intelegence from reversing the doctors victory’s which would destroy the universe and the tardis exploding might of been the grat intelegenc

    • haz

      July 2nd, 2013 - 5:24pm

      Who was speaking when the tardis screen cracked Davros Maybe

  • timelord327

    May 31st, 2013 - 6:44pm

    i think that johns doc is ‘the doctor’ between eighth and ninth but matt is the eleventh ‘doctor’ yet there have been 12 incarnations of that timelord.

    • Anonymous

      June 2nd, 2013 - 6:30pm

      What is going on on dr who


    May 29th, 2013 - 5:04pm

    Am i the only one who understood those references

  • dotorpond393

    May 28th, 2013 - 5:34pm

    Have people really not thought about the fact that the 11th doctor said: I said he was me. I didn’t say he was the doctor.

    • Rose Tyler I-

      June 5th, 2013 - 6:05am

      before the doctor took the name to doctor.

    • Yarner

      June 7th, 2013 - 9:09am

      Yeah, but Eleven said: “he’s the one that broke the promise”, which should mean the promise (ie the name “Doctor”, meaning someone who puts things right) already existed.

    • Katrina

      June 7th, 2013 - 9:13am

      I know! I’ve explained that John Hurt is the same person / character as The Doctor, but he isn’t / doesn’t go by the name “Doctor” to my friend twice. πŸ™‚ It baffles me that people keep missing that when they talk & speculate about him.

    • Anonymous

      June 20th, 2013 - 9:21pm

      john hurt is the doctor inbetween the 8th and 9th he is probaly the doctor from the time war because the doctor’s name is written in the book the history of the time war in journey to the center of the tardis and john hurt doctor says he did something but the 11th doctor says he didnt do it ubder the name of the doctor and that is why his name is written in the history of the time war therefore proving that he is the incarnation from the time war and was inbetween 8th and 9th

  • time and relotive dimens

    May 27th, 2013 - 8:51pm

    the 6th doctor running looked like ammelia too me

  • qodrn

    May 26th, 2013 - 6:55pm

    It might be the cold medicine, but I am wondering: Do the clips chosen of the other Doctors actually mean specific things about the 50th other than them simply being there?

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 24th, 2013 - 1:06pm

    You know, I hate to state the obvious, but it just has to be said! This episode actually features all Eleven Doctors! It’s the first episode since Dimensions in Time to feature every Doctor!

    • Chris Miller

      May 26th, 2013 - 2:09pm

      First episode since 5 doctors. Dimensions only featured 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

    • master spectacular

      May 26th, 2013 - 4:32pm

      Actually, No, since the 3 doctors b/c the five doctor only showed stock footage from Shada for Tom Baker’s bit.

    • MasterKasterborous

      May 30th, 2013 - 10:33pm

      But this only used stock footage of most of the doctors with a few recast, so really the only one by your terms is The Three Doctors.

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 31st, 2013 - 9:29pm

      The First and Second Doctors were seen briefly as floating heads in Dimensions in Time. The Five Doctors has the First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Doctors in it, however briefly any one of them was in it.

    • m

      August 1st, 2013 - 1:49am

      actually in the eleventh hour when he’s talking to the ship he points out all the dangers to earth from before and asks “what happened to them?” and then the heads of all the previous 10, and it’s them not recasts come up.

  • McGann is the Doctor

    May 22nd, 2013 - 12:12pm

    Did anyone notice the 8th Doctor was briefly in it ? he walked past Clara before she turned and saw the 2nd Doctor.

    • dalek eternal

      May 26th, 2013 - 8:02pm

      yes but it was just for a blink of an eye

  • Onewar

    May 22nd, 2013 - 12:26am

    I really wanna know who Hurt is and i cannot wait so long.

    But.. Woop Woop Vivid Sydney is holding a doctor who night, June 1st:D

    I still dont like clara even though her mystery is solved. she just gets in the way of River and the doctor

  • JAys

    May 21st, 2013 - 4:08pm

    Potentially the Valeyard… The master says early on that the valeyard is a future incarnation of the Dr… and an mash up of all of the
    Dr’s darkness.

    And the GI said the valeyard was a future name for the dr (or one of his versions)

    And with the possibility of a paradox (<3) it could well be the dr always klnew/knows its a future self who already ended the timewar crossing his own timeline.

    Hell who cares tho! epic episode, now a bloody long wait :S


      May 21st, 2013 - 7:58pm

      In it I can t wait for 6 months

    • McGann is the Doctor

      May 22nd, 2013 - 12:10pm

      The Valeyard isn’t a mash up, it’s the personification of the Doctor’s negative energy. ‘mash up’ ? πŸ˜† !

    • JAys

      May 23rd, 2013 - 2:22am

      Mash up,:P couldnt think of the word i wanted at the time.. amalgamation, combination.. yada yada πŸ˜€ hat to google the exact.

      Master: “an amalgamation of the darker side of the Doctor’s nature”

    • Desariella

      May 23rd, 2013 - 5:39pm

      The Valeyard was created somewhere between the Doctors 12th and 13th life. The Master really didn’t expalin beyond that ion “Trail of the Timelord”

    • The 42nd Doctor

      June 11th, 2013 - 7:13am

      When considering the Valeyard and the Not-The Doctor (which is what I’m calling the incarnation played by John Hurt πŸ˜‰ ), there is another regeneration that people seem to be forgetting.

      Firstly, the placement of the Not-The Doctor in his (the Doctor’s) personal timeline.

      As far as I can tell, there are three possible time placements for the Not-The Doctor:

      1. The original Gallifreyan, before becoming the Doctor – The only problem with this is you can’t break a promise you haven’t made yet. But who knows, perhaps Time Lords can; πŸ˜‰

      2. The Time War, between the Eighth and Ninth Doctors – the most logical and most likely, but I don’t believe Steven Moffet would be that obvious;

      3. Exiled, between the Second and Third Doctor – we never did see the actual moment of change somewhere between The War Games part 10 and Spearhead from Space part 1. Forced to regenerate at the hands of the Time Lords, the Doctor (or Not-The Doctor in this case), may have lashed out and done some pretty horrible things, that he would later regret once he had cooled down a bit. To complete the rejection of this incarnation, he may have put his Second incarnation’s cloths back on before becoming the Third Doctor…

      Only problem with this, it sort of wipes out the lovely TV Action Comics, where the Second Doctor was on Earth in exile, before being forced to regenerate at the hands of a bunch of scarecrows.

      Now onto the Valeyard. Regardless of where we put the Not-The Doctor, the Doctor’s later incarnations would look like:

      Doctor’s ninth regeneration (tenth incarnation) – Christopher Eccleston

      Doctor’s tenth regeneration (eleventh incarnation) – David Tennant

      Doctor’s eleventh regeneration (twelfth incarnation) – Also David Tennant (at the beginning of Journey’s end, he used up a regeneration, though he only used the energy to heal himself, transferring the rest of the energy into his severed hand, which helped create the Half-Human Meta-Crisis Doctor)

      Doctor’s twelfth regeneration (thirteenth incarnation) – Matt Smith.

      This means the Half-Human Meta-Crisis Doctor would be the Valeyard, brought into existence between the Doctor’s twelfth and final incarnations.

      How the Half-Human Meta-Crisis Doctor, who can’t regenerate (played by David Tennant) turns into the Valeyard (played by Michael Jayston) remains to be seen (but I’m sure the Time Lords could manage it somehow).


  • Daveroper00

    May 21st, 2013 - 3:41pm

    I think that John Hurt’s Doctor is what was in Room 11 in The God Complex, or is it just me?

    • handbot10

      May 21st, 2013 - 6:48pm

      i agree

    • cyberman2

      May 21st, 2013 - 7:45pm

      acctually i think it was the doctors tomb cause he cant go there, the cloister bell was on in room 11 and his tomb and its the most dangerous place in the universe

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 24th, 2013 - 1:04pm

      We all know the Doctor bears a huge ammount of guilt for all the pain and misery he’s caused in the process of saving the universe. He must have seen something that ties into his inner darkness.

    • dotorpond393

      May 28th, 2013 - 5:32pm

      but the doctor says: Who else. WHO else?

    • luvtheponds

      June 3rd, 2013 - 6:46pm

      Right, behind each door was what you feared the most, so the Dr fears himself more than anything? Possible.

    • Adam

      June 4th, 2013 - 2:43pm

      I actually think it was just The Doctor in his room. Either that or River Song.

  • Mister

    May 21st, 2013 - 3:26pm

    Was the 9th Doctor in the opening scene with all the others?


      May 21st, 2013 - 7:57pm

      No he only comes when 1,6,5 and 4 walk past Clara

  • Time Vortex

    May 21st, 2013 - 2:55am

    Has anyone Else noticed that when the doctor regenerates, he looks younger? Or is it just me?

    • Time Vortex

      May 21st, 2013 - 2:56am

      Because really? If my hypothesis is true, that can’t be the 12 or the 13 or anything like that, so yah, maybe an aged 8

    • Time Vortex

      May 21st, 2013 - 2:57am

      The 12 or 13 doctor

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 21st, 2013 - 4:35am

      The Second, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors were all older than their predecessors.

    • drjakeyoung

      May 21st, 2013 - 9:27am

      you mean he 3rd. The second was younger.

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2013 - 10:38am

      No, its just you.


      May 21st, 2013 - 7:55pm

      Time vortex he s supposed to get younger get doctor who visual dictionary it will help you out.

    • Colleen

      May 22nd, 2013 - 3:46am

      Except that the current Doctor was going to be cast a little older, and Matt blew them away at the audition. It’s not always the case anyway – the actors aren’t all getting younger.

    • McGann is the Doctor

      May 22nd, 2013 - 12:11pm

      is this a joke ? Everybody has noticed

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 31st, 2013 - 9:31pm

      Sorry, I did mean to say Third.

    • AmericanGirl227

      June 22nd, 2013 - 6:32am

      Guys, ive only seen pics of like, 1-2 because I started watching at Christopher eccleston

  • random

    May 21st, 2013 - 2:20am

    i loved the ep to be honest. it doesn’t matter to me if he’s the real ninth or before the first matt smith is still the 12 incarnation of himself that’s for certin

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 31st, 2013 - 9:31pm

      Unless he’s between some of the Doctor’s regenerations.

  • Jasonsdofg

    May 21st, 2013 - 1:36am

    Is it possible that John Hurts Doctor could be an aged 8? The Time War would have raged for years and we know the toll it took on The Doctor so couldn’t he be 8 at the end just before regenerating into 9? That’s my theory anyway.


    May 20th, 2013 - 6:47pm

    These are all the doctors that could come for 50 th aniverssery if possible they ll need someone for 1,2,3 and 4 and 6 because there old.5,7,8 and 9 could come as well and 10 is already coming.

    • Sdogga Man

      May 21st, 2013 - 1:37pm

      Well first of all Nine is not coming. Christopher Eccleston is basically finished as the Doctor. And not every doctor is coming/will be represented.


      May 21st, 2013 - 7:52pm

      I guess that s true 9 s already said he s not coming it would be good if he did though.But 8 said he might come.


    May 20th, 2013 - 6:28pm

    That s what I m saying Martin


      May 20th, 2013 - 6:35pm

      Forget this message

  • Liam

    May 20th, 2013 - 3:40pm

    Its interesting reading all the comments here and elsewhere- me and my partner both got a completely different take. Where as most reckon John Hurt is a Time War era ‘renegade’ regeneration- we thought John Hurt is pre-William Hartnell era.

    So… John Hurt’s incarnation did something so awful (or SOMETHING) that shortly after he regenerated into William Hartnell, taking on the ‘Doctor’ mantle as a redemptive step to be a better person. This way, there are still 11 regenerations as we’ve always know them, still 11 Doctors just as there have always been- therefore removing this retro-active continuity the Time War renegade version would introduce.

    Everyone seems to have a pretty good idea of what happened in the Time War, spelling it out in the anniversary just doesn’t seem too exciting to me. Wouldn’t it make more sense from a story telling perspective for the anniversary episode to celebrate a mystery RIGHT from the start of the Doctor’s origins, rather than a Time War introduced in 2005 and repeatedly discussed since?

    • whofan4ever

      May 20th, 2013 - 4:49pm

      that is a great point
      I kind of hope you’re right

    • Tom

      May 20th, 2013 - 8:26pm

      I reckon that John appears between 8/McGann and 9/Eccleston. The awful thing he did was end the Time War, which would have been an act of peace and sanity.

    • Tom

      May 20th, 2013 - 8:27pm

      … but you’re right that it would be a boring story. We still don’t know what caused the cracks in Smith’s first season. ^_^

    • LumatTheEwok

      May 20th, 2013 - 8:47pm

      The Cracks in time were caused by the TARDIS exploding.

    • TheOncomingHurricane

      May 20th, 2013 - 11:05pm

      ‘He’s the one who broke the promise’

      How can you break a promise that’s yet to be made?

    • some guy

      May 21st, 2013 - 1:43am

      TheOncomingHurricane – It’s a wibbily-wobbily, timey-wimey thing. (or…the same way you can archive something that hasn’t happened yet. If you’re a TARDIS…)

    • ziggle

      May 21st, 2013 - 2:22am

      it cant be between 8 and 9 thats not a secret it has been discussed many times and smith said he is my grates secret and we already know about the time war and that the doctor ended it by blowing the time lords and daleks away

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2013 - 2:24am

      Lumat, the cracks were caused by the tardis exploding, but who caused it to explode? We still have to find that out

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 21st, 2013 - 4:37am

      I thought it was said somewhere in Day of the Moon that the Silence caused it’s explosion.

    • Sdogga Man

      May 21st, 2013 - 1:44pm

      As far as i’m concerned, John Hurt’s doctor comes years later (hence being an older actor – at last) who broke the promise. Sonce all 11 so far have been doing good, and since there’s no reason ANOTHER time war could break out, the doctor continues going on doing good until one day, (tardis sounds here) doctor 18 or 26 or whatever steps out into a war. Naturally he wants to help out. He tries to find the usual win-win situation and fix everything.but this time he cant. So he does the best thing he can. But he kills in the process, and so corrupts the Name of the Doctor. Hence, we follow the storyline of John Hurt, the bad doctor, until Matt Smith’s airtime is ready to be played again. hence, filler episodes. But i reckon in the end when the Hurt doctor has to make his big choice, something will happen like Smith comes in and stops him or something. That just seems probable. That’s just what i got from it, anyway. I’ll stop there, shall i.

    • Becadroit

      May 22nd, 2013 - 6:42am

      No, ending the time war is ok. The Doctor is at times at peace with it, and sometimes not, but he is always the Doctor and it was necessary for the story/character. I think whatever promise the Valeyard/Not-Doctor broke was a different when and possibly a different dimension and will end/begin with a battle with his selves. Perhaps it was before 1st Doctor, perhaps it is after the last Doctor (!). But to have his time line/wibbly mish mash as a memorial was brilliant. He runs out of regenerations, but his identity/ies remain intact. He and the TARDIS become the one thing. Still want to know how River knows his name and how he could say it ‘one time’…note I want to know how, not the actual name.

    • Dylan

      May 23rd, 2013 - 4:18am

      In order for him to have broken a promise, he has to have made it. So it isn’t before 1. I agree with Tom who said he ended the time war. We know he intentionally destroyed the Time Lords from 10, so this must be who did it. That’s why 11 knows who he is and that what he did was an act of peace and sanity.

    • luvtheponds

      June 3rd, 2013 - 7:04pm

      From previous ep the Daleks call him “the predator”, and “the dark lord”; people from the gamma forest know him as the “great warrior” as for the meaning of the name Doctor. So if he did do something, as John Hurt’s Dr that would tarnish the name, then these might be clues to that point. I love it, so timey-wimey, such a great ride!

  • MikeyP

    May 20th, 2013 - 3:31pm

    For anyone complaining we didn’t find out the Doctors name….

    Its Bob Smith.

    OK, I made that up to prove a point but you see how rubbish it is to know!

    • Anonymous

      May 20th, 2013 - 5:27pm

      Bob smith????

    • MyLittleTripod

      May 20th, 2013 - 6:30pm

      It’d be both Awful and Hilarious if the Doctor’s Name was: STEVEN MOFFAT

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2013 - 2:26am

      Mabye he will say his name is Matt smith! Or Hugh, get it? Doctor Hugh

    • Time Vortex

      May 21st, 2013 - 3:00am

      Yah…. I don’t get it

    • Dalek Sec

      May 21st, 2013 - 12:44pm

      What about doctor house?

    • JamieRose

      May 21st, 2013 - 5:34pm

      I get it! Dr. Hugh… everyone has just been spelling it wrong THE WHOLE TIME! hahahha!!!

    • Rose Tyler I-

      June 5th, 2013 - 6:16am

      When the doctor said please and the door opened I thought it was his name until we saw River say I said it for you

  • Dennis

    May 20th, 2013 - 3:25pm

    After watching what I thought was the best episode since the series came back. It brought back a a scene staring Peter Davidson, when he was called bact to the time lord council and he met a friend from long agao, and they talked about his name!! I can’t find this episode anywhere, can anybody remember this?

    • Gill Bernard

      May 20th, 2013 - 3:32pm

      Hi Dennis,
      I think the episode you’re referring to is The Trial of A Timelord.

    • Dan

      May 20th, 2013 - 9:34pm

      sounds like The Armageddon Factor, with Tom Baker? He meets an old friend, Drax, from the Time Lord Academy; Drax calls him Theta Sigma, his academy name.

    • john smith

      May 22nd, 2013 - 1:30am

      “The Trial of A Timelord” was collin baker not peter davidson

    • Jennifer

      May 24th, 2013 - 2:21am

      The one you’re thinking of is Arc of Infinity, which had Peter Davison as the Doctor, but Colin Baker had a small role as a Time Lord guard named Maximillian. It also happened to be where they pulled the 5th Doctor footage from.

    • Anonymous

      May 25th, 2013 - 1:38pm

      That was the Sixth Doctor/Colin Baker and it is Peter Davison!!!!

  • Neil

    May 20th, 2013 - 1:34pm

    The first reference to a name was in the very first episode “The Beginning” where Ian Chesterton refers to him as “Dr. Foreman” !! as his Granddaughter was known at school as Susan Foreman, and the Tardis was in Foreman’s Junk Yard!!

  • Eric Sykes

    May 20th, 2013 - 1:19pm

    they should have left the Brig in shot

    • DALEK121

      May 20th, 2013 - 3:59pm

      I agree, it would have been nice to see other classic characters other than the past doctors…

  • Stuart Morrison (Morriarty)

    May 20th, 2013 - 10:38am

    As a long time fan of the show, Saturday felt like Christmas.

    It was brilliant! Loved every minute of it.

    In terms of theroies regarding Hurt, I think the action he took that was not in the name of the Doctor could potentially be commit suicide, ie forced regeneration out of shame of actions taken in war, although this could be a little bit too dark of a theme for the little ones.

    I just got this gut feeling you know…

    Anyway this and rings of Akanten were the best episodes of an otherwise lackluster series.

    In terms of my Favourites this season 7B.

    1. The Name of the Doctor
    2. The Rings of Akanten
    3. The Bells of St.John
    4. Cold War
    5. Hide
    6. Nightmare in Silver
    7. The Crimson Horror
    8. Jorney to the centre of the tardis

    Some might think that Journey merits a higher position but I was bored stupid and too many missed opportunities and corridor running with weak acting and a big solve all deus ex machina at the end = Weak.

    Crimson horror sent me to sleep too…

    But this is a return to form and a great anniversery present for fans!

    • john smith

      May 22nd, 2013 - 1:37am

      agree with jorney but nightmare in silver i thought was great acting by MS and i enjoyed it almost as much as the name of the doctor. on a whole this series has been weak to say the least, and i feel this has been the case since moffat took over. now moffat is playing around with regens, already people are speculating that matt smith is now the 12th regen and that i have issues with. as any DW fan knows the doc can only regen 12 times if MS is now the 12th this means DW lays in his hands because if he moves on like david T did that it no more who!. i hope to god im wrong!!

  • John

    May 20th, 2013 - 9:48am

    The way the 2nd Doctor runs is hilarious

    • Sdogga Man

      May 21st, 2013 - 1:47pm

      #lightening the mood and pointing out things no one else thought of because we were all caught up in the conversations of the actual name / future doctor

      Thank you.