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What Did You Think of The Name of The Doctor?

What Did You Think of The Name of The Doctor?

Clara receives a letter summoning her to a mysterious meeting, where she is given a message for the Doctor.

The meaning is uncertain, but when an enemy strikes the Time Lord is left with no choice but to travel to the one place in time and space he should never go – into a deadly trap that threatens to unravel his past, present and future.

Now that the final episode of series 7b has aired in the UK what did you think? Was it the best episode ever or just average.



  • dimondeye76

    June 14th, 2013 - 1:02pm

    allso WHAT IS THE DOCTOR REAL NAME i mean comon they have to reveal it some day or time yeah sea what i did thire that was clever.

  • dimondeye76

    June 14th, 2013 - 12:54pm

    i think matt smith is one of the best actors so far in doctor who 2013 thirteen but then again so was david tenant i think matt smith is the best actor to play doctor who and i wish him the best in his future carrer i also think that benedict cumberbatch who playes sherlock to be the next doctor i think hell be grate but we will sadly miss matt smith and the doctor as he moves on in life goodbye matt smith 🙁


      June 15th, 2013 - 8:24am

      even though id love it if benedict cumberbatch was dr who

      that would never happen

      but I wish it would

    • James Chumsa-Jones

      June 30th, 2013 - 8:25am

      I don’t think Benedict Cumberbatch should be the next doctor. I think he should be The Master instead since he played a great villain in Into Darkness.

  • WFK DVD Collector 13

    June 12th, 2013 - 6:24pm

    My Ratings for Doctor Who Series 7.

    1. Asylum of the Daleks 2/10
    2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 4/10
    3. A Town Called Mercy 4/10
    4. The Power of Three 6/10
    5. The Angles Take Manhattan 8/10
    Xmas Special. The Snowmen 3/10
    6. The Bells of Saint John 7/10
    7. The Rings of Akhaten 1/10
    8. Cold War 8/10
    9. Hide 6/10
    10. Journey to the Center of the TARDIS 5/10
    11. The Crimson Horror 4/10
    12. Nightmare in Silver 4/10
    13. The Name of the Doctor 9/10

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2013 - 12:49pm

    Name of the Doctor blew me away. I was bored at the start and then somebody said “Who would be stupid enough to steal a Tardis ?” And I was like like “SAY WHAT ?! ah no way ! They’re showing that ?!” AWESOME

    asylum of the daleks 6/10
    dinosaurs on a spaceship 8/10
    a town called mercy 3/10
    power of three 7/10
    angels take manhatten 7/10
    the snowmen 10/10
    the bells of st john 10/10
    rings of akhaten 6/10
    cold war 7/10
    hide 5/10
    journey to the center of the tardis 9/10
    the crimson horror 5/10
    nightmare in silver 8/10
    name of the doctor 10/10

    • Anonymous

      June 27th, 2013 - 12:51am

      No it was horrible, they killed the great intelegiance without ever whoing us an updated yeti design. It was basicly promised to us ounce he was reintroduced but yet again moffet spits in our faces by only showing us a one second snippet of one from the web of fear. So dissapointed, moffet should stop perverting a great show and leave

  • harry

    June 3rd, 2013 - 8:07pm

    my thoughts on series 7
    asylum of the daleks 3/10
    dinosaurs on a spaceship 8/10
    a town called mercy 5/10
    power of three 5/10
    angels take manhatten 4/10
    the snowmen 3/10
    the bells of st john 7/10
    rings of akhaten 6/10
    cold war 8/10
    hide 5/10
    journey to the center of the tardis 4/10
    the crimson horror 9/10
    nightmare in silver 6/10
    name of the doctor 2/10
    these are my honest opinions of series 7

    • mickey miller

      June 4th, 2013 - 12:38am

      i am a very very big fan of doctor who I love 10th and 11th doctor`s

  • William Stucken

    May 30th, 2013 - 6:14pm

    What was the docters name again?

    • Gfmdt

      June 1st, 2013 - 5:43am

      I will very very much miss Matt Smith, that’s all I know! I’ve greatly enjoyed him in this role. He is my Doctor Who. But he is an actor of quality and of course it’s time to move along. Best wishes, Mr. Smith! We’ll be looking out for ya!

    • sharon anne bell

      June 1st, 2013 - 8:10pm

      John hurt is not taking over has the doctor, matt smith confirmed he will be back next year for doctor who series 8 so do not panic at all.

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2013 - 8:11pm

      But the BBC hasn’t, all they have done is confirm series 8

    • ellen

      June 5th, 2013 - 4:15am

      Not looking forward to the Christmas episode cuz the Dr’s gonna regenerate. Love Matt as the Dr, and am sad to see him go. Wishing him the best and will be looking forward to seeing him again.

    • ellen

      June 5th, 2013 - 4:39am

      Good, maybe he’s NOT leaving then. it was sad enough when Amy and Rory left, it would be super fantastic if Matt didn’t!


      June 15th, 2013 - 8:26am

      no he is definitely leaving
      he has confirmed everything with BBC and they are trying out for the Role of the Doctor right now

  • the astronaut of death

    May 26th, 2013 - 4:22pm

    this is my list of best episodes of series 7

    1. the name of the doctor
    2.the angels take Manhattan
    3.the rings of akhaten/the snowmen
    4.jorney to the centre of the tardis
    5.night mare in silver
    6.cold war
    7.dinisoures on a space ship
    8.the crimson horror
    9.alsylum of the daleks
    10.a town called mercy
    12.the bells of st john
    13.the power of three

    • John Hurt is the Doctor

      June 2nd, 2013 - 8:49pm

      Mine is
      1. Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
      2. The Angels Take Manhattan
      3. The Snowmen
      4. The Crimson Horror
      5. Asylum of the Daleks
      6. Nightmare in Silver
      7. A Town Called Mercy
      8. Cold War
      9. The Bells of Saint John
      10. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
      11. The Rings of Akhaten
      12. The Name of the Doctor
      13. Hide
      14. The Power of Three


    May 26th, 2013 - 1:38pm

    Dalek: the Supreame Clara wasn’t splintered through time she was scatered throught the doctors timeline not time and evin if she was you stil couldn’t have guesed that’s what happened to her 🙂

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 26th, 2013 - 10:32pm

      There’s no real difference, splintered or scattered, the different Claras were different versions of the original who jumped in. And why couldn’t I have guessed? Anyone can make theories.

    • MasterKasterborous

      May 28th, 2013 - 12:58pm

      I think he was more making the point that she was scattered though his time line rather than just time.

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 28th, 2013 - 1:35pm

      She was splintered through time. The Doctor’s time.

  • Doctor Anon

    May 24th, 2013 - 2:26am

    There are two possibilities: I believe the John Hurt Doctor is the Doctor who fought in the Time War. But McGann either regenerates early in the Time War and Hurt becomes a battle hardened Soldier Time Lord before destroying Galifrey and the Time Lords before regenerating into Ecclestone (which would renumber on subsequent Doctors) – Or and this is my favourite suggestion – McGann fights in the Time War before destroying Galifrey and the Time Lords, which causes a regeneration, but because of what he has just done there is an inner conflict during the regeneration and he is reborn as twins (making both Hurt & Ecclestone the ninth doctor), later on the Hurt doctor regenerates into his tenth incarnation becoming the Valeyard.

    • Whovian

      May 24th, 2013 - 6:51pm

      there might be another possiblity in Moffat’s awesome writing

    • LEWIS

      May 26th, 2013 - 3:26pm

      good thery but I stil agree with whovian oh and if JOHN HURT WAS A PREVIOS DOCTOR THAT WILL MAKE MATT SMITH THE 12TH DOCTOR

    • Anonymous

      May 29th, 2013 - 1:34pm

      Not if he was split into twins – they would both be the 9th doctors 🙂

  • DrWhoFan

    May 23rd, 2013 - 9:04pm

    Actually I think there is a simple reason for not revealing the Doctor’s true name.

    He is a time travellor. As he stated “Maybe the most prolific one ever…Therefore his grave is possibly the most dangerous place in the universe.”

    If someone had his true name and the ability to travel to his beginnings they could eliminate him from time and therefore undue everything that was done. The GI coudn’t go back beyond where the time tunnel started, which was when Dr Who started time travel, therefore he could only alter the timeline from there and not completely get rid of him.

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 2:01pm

    I just realized, I was right about Clara! I’d thought she’d been splintered in time like Scaroth in City of Death, and I WAS RIGHT! 😀 Anyway, the final scores for the season are:
    Asylum of the Daleks: 10/10
    Dinosaurs on a Spaceship: 8/10
    A Town Called Mercy: 9/10
    The Power of Three: 6/10
    The Angels Take Manhatten: 7/10
    The Snowmen: 4/10
    The Bells of St John: 7/10
    The Rings of Akhaten: 9/10
    Cold War: 8/10
    Hide: 7/10
    Journey to the Center of the TARDIS: 7/10
    The Crimson Horror: 9/10
    Nightmare in Silver: 8/10
    The Name of the Doctor: 9/10

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 23rd, 2013 - 10:00pm

      On second thought, Name of the Doctor deserves a very well earned 10/10!

    • The TARDIS

      May 26th, 2013 - 7:09pm

      I thought that as well! Between the Crimson Horror and Nightmare in Silver, i said to my mum that she would be like Scaroth, splintered through time, the same person but living (and dying) in different times. She just laughed, but then had to accept… I was right. 🙂

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 26th, 2013 - 10:34pm

      I know another person suggested it, not sure who, but either way, never underestimate the power of SCAROTH, Last of the Jaggaroth! 😀

  • Aiden

    May 22nd, 2013 - 7:08pm


  • Morriarty

    May 22nd, 2013 - 9:11am

    Hmmm, taken from Wikipedia….

    The ancient Jews considered God’s true name so potent that they believed its invocation conferred upon the speaker tremendous power over his creations. To prevent abuse of this power, as well as to avert blasphemy, the name of God was always taboo, and increasingly disused so that by the time of Jesus their High Priest was supposedly the only individual who spoke it aloud — and then only in the Holy of Holies upon the Day of Atonement.[4]

    This theroy about him being the creator of the universe seems to be gaining some weight!

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 23rd, 2013 - 1:26pm

      It’s an interesting theory, but it would be kind of offensive towards religious people.

    • harold richards

      May 25th, 2013 - 8:41pm

      Well, towards the end of the classic series, they tried to re-establish the mystery behind the Doctor. There were references to “the time of chaos” and Ace even asked, “Who are you?”

      So if not the creator of the Universe, I’d like to see that he had something to do with beginnings on Gallifrey or even Earth. In some ways, I guess the latter has already been established.

      Jesus was a Time Lord.

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 26th, 2013 - 10:35pm

      It was planned that the Doctor would have been revealed to be The Other, a Time Lord who helped Rassilon and Omega shape Gallifrey. I’m afraid I don’t know anything more than that.

    • ellen

      June 5th, 2013 - 4:29am

      I disagree. Jesus isn’t merely a Time Lord, he CREATED the Time Lords!

  • outnumbered

    May 21st, 2013 - 9:13am

    i know you is in the 50th

    its a old monster

    and its hidden in series 5 and six

    • River song

      May 26th, 2013 - 1:30pm

      Just say what it is.

    • The TARDIS

      May 26th, 2013 - 7:11pm

      Omega? There were all them logos on the clerics uniforms.

    • outnumbered

      May 28th, 2013 - 9:26am

      tardis u r right it is him

  • John Tsang

    May 20th, 2013 - 10:36pm

    After reading all the comments, I have come to think of the possible scenarios.

    1/ We see some crisis event which involves the Matt Smith and David Tannet’s doctors. It relates to the Hunt Doctor who is a pre-Hartnell Doctor. What we might possibly see is a sort of pre-sequal (like the reboot of the Dark Knight and Star Trek)..the Doctor origins which leads to the stealing of the Tardis.

    2/ It is the Hunt doctor who is involved in the Time War and this is used as flashbacks in the future involving the current doctor.

    3/ The Hunt is not the real doctor but actually the Master who has returned working in partnership with the Great Intelligence.

    4/ It’s actually Matt Smith’s last time as the Doctor and he regenerates into the Hunt Doctor. Although from a reality point of view, I can’t see a great actor like Hunt who want to be involved in a long term tv production. Think of the salary the BBC has to pay him!

    Really we don’t know what SM is upto for the 50th Anniversary but it must be something exciting and I like to think it will tie up lose ends such as how come the Doctor never anything about Torchwood. How is it he can’t remember Clara over the years.

    1/ The Hunt Doctor is a pre-Hartnell doctor and what we might possibly see is a pre-sequel – the story of the Doctor leading to stealing of the TARDIS.

    • DrWhoFan

      May 23rd, 2013 - 9:14pm

      That would require Hartnel to be the first regeneration and not the original Dr, which goes against the set history. The present Dr would be the 12th regeneration and the 11th official Dr.

  • poobar73

    May 20th, 2013 - 6:35pm

    I loved it. It showed why Matt Smith is my 2nd frav
    Doctor 🙂

    • Anonymous

      May 21st, 2013 - 1:55am

      Who’s ur first

    • sheepinafez

      May 21st, 2013 - 5:00pm

      im guessing tennant

    • Anonymous

      May 22nd, 2013 - 6:09pm

      1 Tom Baker
      2 Matt Smith
      3 Patrick Troughten
      4 Jon Pertwee
      5 David Tennant

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 23rd, 2013 - 1:28pm

      Can’t argue with the top 3!

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 24th, 2013 - 1:07pm

      Actually, my top 5 are
      1. Matt Smith
      2. Tom Baker
      3. Patrick Troughton
      4. Sylvester McCoy
      5. Either Christopher Eccleston or Peter Davison, can’t decide

    • Whovian

      May 24th, 2013 - 6:38pm

      my top 5 are
      1. Matt Smith
      2. Patrick Troughton
      3. Peter Davidson
      4. David Tennant
      5. Sylvester Mccoy

    • John Hurt is the Doctor

      June 2nd, 2013 - 8:51pm

      Sylvester McCoy
      Matt Smith
      David Tennant
      Tom Baker
      Peter Davison

  • Jane

    May 20th, 2013 - 6:24pm

    Could John Hurt be Rivers DR,the one who gives her her own sonic screwdriver?

    • cyberman2

      May 21st, 2013 - 3:59pm

      david tennant gave river the sonic

    • Dalek: the Supreme

      May 24th, 2013 - 1:08pm

      No, she had it before she met the Tenth Doctor. We don’t know which Doctor gave it to her.

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