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The Night Of The Doctor is Here – But Which Doctor?

The Night Of The Doctor

The Bringer of Darkness, the Oncoming Storm, the Doctor, the Warrior – A Time Lord! The 50th Anniversary features Matt Smith, David Tennant and a mysterious incarnation played by John Hurt. Only one appears in the mini episode, The Night Of The Doctor. But which?







  • José A. Machado

    November 23rd, 2013 - 7:32pm

    Have sucsses Dr Who because Daleks.

  • Anonymous

    November 19th, 2013 - 1:34pm

    So I’m a bit consumed… I only started watched doctor who from matt smiths eleventh hour! Loved the way he brought the show to life! But I’m confused with this ‘bad wolf’ story line! I need to know what it is before the 50th so if any one can explain then thank you!

    • The 13th Doctor

      November 19th, 2013 - 4:00pm

      In series 1 of the new series (Chris Eccleston) the words ‘bad wolf’ followed The Doctor and Rose everywhere. In the finale Rose absorbs the time vortex destroy the dalek fleet (who are attacking Earth). She then takes the company name ‘Bad wolf’ (corporation) and spreads the words through time to lead herself there. It is now used as a warning to signal a major event threatening reality

    • Anonymous

      November 19th, 2013 - 6:11pm

      So what is bad wolf? I know it’s rose Tyler but what is it and what does it mean? Who created it??

    • MasterKasterborous

      November 19th, 2013 - 8:13pm

      It is nothing physical, it is a message created by Rose which she scatters through her time stream to warn her that she needs to go back to the Doctor on Satellite 5.

    • Anonymous

      November 19th, 2013 - 8:51pm

      Cool got it! So she plays bad wolf in 50th?(from what it looks like!)

    • Anonymous

      November 20th, 2013 - 2:36pm

      Rose was Bad Wolf it ment that with the power of the tardis in her she had the power to make her bring jack back to life and to destroy the dalek fleet.

    • Daniel

      November 30th, 2013 - 10:07am

      The phrase “Bad Wolf” confused me during revived series one because I kept on thinking that it was some reference to Fenric from the original series. The fact that Rose could have invented any old phrase to send a message to herself escaped me.


    November 18th, 2013 - 5:10pm

    I could exterminate Doctor Who fan Whovian 14 on Deviant Art, he wrote this as a joke which completely fooled me, the little devil 😀 –


    Dear all Doctor Who fans.
    Due to overwhelming response to The Night of
    the Doctor, a 50th Anniversary prequel, the BBC
    have decided to cancel the current series of
    Doctor Who, to focus on a full series featuring 8th Doctor Paul McGann. A full statement from Steven Moffat will be released tomorrow.

    So glad this was just a joke, the cheeky devil 😀

    • #savetheday

      November 21st, 2013 - 7:16am

      The little Daleks!

  • the ergon

    November 18th, 2013 - 11:03am

    This filled out that 9 year gap in such great style. Gave me goosebumps and a lump in my throat to see the doctor back on Karn again. I,m all for an 8th doctor mini series now. Preferably with the ubiquitous sheridan smith as lucie ‘bleeding’ miller.

  • Andre Pacheco

    November 17th, 2013 - 11:45am

    IN the audio drama he had ninth doctor cloths and a ninth doctor sonic screwdriver

    • Anonymous

      November 21st, 2013 - 12:28pm

      No he didn’t. It was an entirely different costume and a custom made screwdriver. Nothing to do with Eccelston’s costume.

  • Andre Pacheco

    November 17th, 2013 - 11:41am


  • Andre Pacheco

    November 17th, 2013 - 11:40am

    # I KNOW

  • Anonymous

    November 17th, 2013 - 8:05am

    Booboo have I got this right?:

    John hurt is NOT the doctor, as we all know the doctor is a time lord. He chose the name ‘the doctor’ because he helps people. The incarnation of this particular time lord chose to go to war. This is not seen as helping people, which is why matt smith said ‘not in the name of the doctor’ this shows he did a sin and is not classed as ‘The Doctor’

    So on this time lord there have been twelve(thirteen include peter capaldi) different faces but only eleven(twelve including peter capaldi) are called the doctor!

    • 100000BC

      November 17th, 2013 - 1:49pm

      Pretty much sums up what we reckon so far.

  • #savetheday

    November 16th, 2013 - 5:44pm

    I dont understand what people have against the Movie. SFX had something about Paul McGann saying it wasn’t great.
    I thought that it was great to have a Movie about him, even if he didn’t have episodes.

    • #savetheday

      November 16th, 2013 - 5:45pm

      I think it was a really good idea to keep his regeneration a secret until now, as more people would see it.

    • Whoisthedoctor

      November 17th, 2013 - 12:32am

      I love the movie and this but could not imagine a series in the movie style, I think it was good that it never took off because it probably would not of lasted a long as the 2005 reboot has

  • Thomas Jennings

    November 16th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    I’d love them to do loads of shorts containing the 8th Doctor- and why not? They’d only have to do one now and again…and how VERY happy us die-hard whovians would be!

  • WFK DVD Collector 13

    November 16th, 2013 - 2:32pm

    Paul McGann is such an amazing actor, it would be so sad if Steven Moffat didn’t give him his own 8th Doctor spin-off series. Deffenatly going to buy the 8th Doctor audio plays by Big Finish now thier cannon with the show! 🙂

  • The Master

    November 16th, 2013 - 10:32am

    I think it’s safe to say that in 17 years Paul McGann hasn’t changed 🙂

  • Daveroper00

    November 15th, 2013 - 7:17pm

    I love the costume. I think it’s time for a new series with the eighth doctor, but he needs more! It’s time he had more of an opportunity to be let out of his magical blue box again! And I’m ecstatic that he mentioned Lucy, Molly,Tamsim, and others because that makes the audio adventures link with the series!

  • prof horner

    November 15th, 2013 - 7:09pm

    What a shame Paul Mcgann is not in The Day of the Doctor. He is up there with the best of them . This is a brilliant mini episode and makes you want to see more of him.

  • fordpaul2011

    November 15th, 2013 - 6:58pm

    there needs to be more eighth doctor episodes,they can use the nineth/tenth doctors tardis whose to say he didn’t change it.also the new series doesn’t have to feature all the new twelth doctor,why not put in a few eighth doctor travels or film it and show it as as a spin off like the sarah jane series,THE EIGHTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES.

    • 100000BC

      November 15th, 2013 - 7:04pm

      It would be more logical to use John Hurt’s new TARDIS from the 50th, as he is between Paul and Chris.

    • fordpaul2011

      November 15th, 2013 - 7:36pm

      who says john hurts doctor has a tardis!!!

    • dalek eternal

      November 15th, 2013 - 8:09pm

      johns hurts tardis is seen briefly in the 50th trailer its slightly different to the 9ths

    • 100000BC

      November 15th, 2013 - 8:26pm

      It looks VERY different to the 9ths!

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2013 - 8:32pm

      Yeah but the floors different and his console his different

    • dalek eternal

      November 16th, 2013 - 2:59pm

      the walls seem the same and It has a white floor and the console seems to have extra bits

  • Dorium Maldovar

    November 15th, 2013 - 5:41pm

    This was brilliant!

    We’ve GOT to have some more McGann episodes!

    • Derek Browell

      November 16th, 2013 - 12:14pm

      Aggreed….Paul deserves at the very least another special.Lets get everyone on board for this.

  • Anonymous

    November 15th, 2013 - 4:16pm

    Well the 8th Doctor adventures deffenatly are now!!!

    But I’m not sure about the other ones…

  • Dalek Control

    November 15th, 2013 - 4:15pm

    Action figure please!!! 😀

    • Andre Pacheco

      November 18th, 2013 - 4:59pm

      you have the eighth doctor figure

  • The Moffat Paradox

    November 15th, 2013 - 12:17pm

    So much then for the theory I came across on YouTube that John Hurt’s “Doctor” is really Omega who since the events leading up to the “Pandorica Opens” has been pulling the wool over the actual Doctors eyes and creating false memories since his 11th regeneration.

    That this is him trying to use the time locked last great time war/ fluxes in time to finally escape from his anti-matter prison by hoodwinking the 10th and 11 Doctors.

  • dalek eternal

    November 15th, 2013 - 12:02pm

    I think mcgann could be the best doctor of them all if we was given some more episodes he makes such a big impression in the movie and this minosode that he deserves more episodes

    • Some bloke

      November 15th, 2013 - 2:40pm

      Look at Big Finish’s range! He’s just as marvelous in them as he is in this 😀

  • Some bloke

    November 15th, 2013 - 10:53am

    Will this be included on ‘The Day of the Doctor’ dvd?

    • booboo

      November 15th, 2013 - 10:56am

      i think its down as an extra

    • Some bloke

      November 15th, 2013 - 11:01am

      good! 😀

    • Doctor who

      November 20th, 2013 - 7:20pm

      I think is the 8th doctor.

  • sam

    November 15th, 2013 - 9:40am

    maybe the audio plays will be filmed into episodes.

    • videogamemad00

      November 15th, 2013 - 5:40pm

      While it’s a nice idea, I can’t see thst happening.

  • Exterminator

    November 15th, 2013 - 9:01am

    There’s always a chance that peter capaldi could have a 2 dr’s type story in series 8 where he meets Paul McCann. How good would that be!

    • McGann is the Doctor

      November 15th, 2013 - 11:43am

      it wouldn’t be good it would be amazing.

      But I doubt he would have a multi-Doctor story in his first season, I’m hoping there is a proper McGann series or atleast he appears in the Day of the Doctor special 🙂

    • Exterminator

      November 15th, 2013 - 11:47am

      Opps I spelt McGann wrong.

  • rick facer

    November 15th, 2013 - 8:52am

    I think this episode just shows what a shame and a waste it was not to have a few series of doctor who with paul Mcgann, I think he was one of the best doctors ever, but we never had the chance.

    • Derek Browell

      November 16th, 2013 - 12:23pm

      I totally agree….Lets ask them to do a McGann Special

    • Anonymous

      November 22nd, 2013 - 6:01pm

      the new doctor should by young

  • Hector Sandler

    November 15th, 2013 - 8:02am

    Yell Paul McGann was great as the 8th Doctor & friends with his processor who took over the 7th Sylvester McCoy. It would be great if came back for revival series in 2005 instead of Chris Eccleston. He was the love figure or maybe first doctor to be love figure doing the love scene with his companion.

  • the astroanut of death

    November 15th, 2013 - 7:33am

    just noticed the tardis flying to wards the crashing ship had st john ambulance sign
    but when it got in the ship it was gone

    • sam

      November 15th, 2013 - 9:35am

      i saw that to


      November 15th, 2013 - 12:46pm

      its not the first time that’s happened. remember during season five after the tardis had rebuilt itself in the 11th hour, during the space flight sequences during flesh & stone – it showed the badgeless, different shade of blue doctor 10 tardis. it always amuses me and my 6 year old son – he spots it too! slight continuity blip!

    • Anonymous

      November 15th, 2013 - 3:49pm

      but in the commentry of flesh and stone they resolved it by saying now and then the chamilion curcit blips making it go bakc to its previous exterior

    • Anonymous

      November 17th, 2013 - 7:16am

      Also in Time of the Angels when the Doctor catches River Song from the ship the Tardis didn’t have the st johns badge either

  • the astroanut of death

    November 15th, 2013 - 7:10am

    not that I did not love this episode

    I would have preferd them to leave it to the 50th mabry to it in a flash back or somthing

    • Freya

      November 29th, 2013 - 8:14am

      Flashback to McGann during the 50th episode? Up on the big screen in 3D? Yes, that would have been wonderful!

      I hope everyone here has signed the petition for an eighth doctor series. It’s long overdue!

  • Tony P-J

    November 15th, 2013 - 4:33am

    So good to see Paul McGann on screen as the 8th Doctor, this was beyond expectation and a great tribute to him and his character after so many years on audio. Exciting, thrilling and left me wanting more 9th Doctor on the screen. Heres to the 23rd Nov 2013. I feel like the biggest kid again. FANTASTIC!

  • CG

    November 14th, 2013 - 11:21pm

    So does this mean that after John Hurt is the 9th Doctor?
    I thought McGann was superb, I would love a few more little episodes with him in it.

    • Derek Browell

      November 16th, 2013 - 12:18pm

      Yes, I agree. Lets have a special… could provide a break for Peter C ,once he starts his run….

  • 76 Totters Lane

    November 14th, 2013 - 10:53pm

    I like how the Doctor says “is it going to hurt?” . Yes, John Hurt.

    • CG

      November 14th, 2013 - 11:17pm

      Yes, lol

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