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November 16th, 2013 201 comments

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?






  • 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 😀


    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!

  • 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

  • Exterminator

    November 15th, 2013 - 11:47am

    Opps I spelt McGann wrong.

  • 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 🙂

  • Some bloke

    November 15th, 2013 - 11:01am

    good! 😀

  • booboo

    November 15th, 2013 - 10:56am

    i think its down as an extra

  • Some bloke

    November 15th, 2013 - 10:53am

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

  • sam

    November 15th, 2013 - 9:40am

    maybe the audio plays will be filmed into episodes.

  • sam

    November 15th, 2013 - 9:35am

    i saw that to

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • pwilc1967

    November 15th, 2013 - 8:36am

    That’s Clare Higgins from Hellraiser

  • 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.

  • Matt Smithy

    November 15th, 2013 - 7:33am

    Time Lord’s can control their aging process to an extent, so maybe the war being a TIME war had some effect on this feature, speeding it up.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • MasterKasterborous

    November 15th, 2013 - 12:01am

    The numbers don’t change; Hurt isn’t ‘The Doctor’ he is leaving that name behind. For now at least…

  • doctorpond393

    November 14th, 2013 - 11:36pm

    Moffat has stated that the numbers will not change and McGann will still be 8 and Eccleston will still be 9. Hurt isn’t the doctor. He’s the war doctor.

  • 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.

  • CG

    November 14th, 2013 - 11:18pm

    Please and 8th Dr prequel figure

  • CG

    November 14th, 2013 - 11:17pm

    Yes, lol

  • 76 Totters Lane

    November 14th, 2013 - 10:53pm

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


    November 14th, 2013 - 9:15pm

    i did like it, and its nice to see an ending for the 8th doctor, but i’m not too sure about the whole ‘drink this and you will become this’ thing. it was a bit hocus pocus, and the doctor could’ve become a warrior because he was in the time war, but cass and her talking to the doctor was a great opening scene. i don’t like the numbers changing, as partly we are all used to it, and i thought the numbers suited the character in a weird way…

  • Anonymous

    November 14th, 2013 - 9:14pm

    Series 8-rise of the doctor

    Lunch break of the doctor

  • The 14th Doctor

    November 14th, 2013 - 8:59pm

    In Nightmare in Silver, the Cyberplanner says that the Doctor has over 2000 years of memories in his head. But the Doctor claims to be 1100. So, Hurt’s incarnation must have lived for over 900 years! The “Doctor” is 1103, but the Timelord is closer to 2000!

    That would explain why Hurt looked young at the end.

    Great to see Paul Mcgann back. Fantastic. The anniversary is shaping up wonderfully.

  • The 14th Doctor

    November 14th, 2013 - 8:57pm

    No. 12th body, 11th Doctor. He doesn’t consider the Hurt incarnation to be “The Doctor.”


    November 14th, 2013 - 8:55pm

    I totally agree. Paul McGann’s Doctor should’ve had a series of his own

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