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May 18th, 2013 373 comments

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.





373 comments

  • LEWIS

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:06pm

    What’s the doctors name and I hope john Hurt is not the next doctor oa and also I wouldn’t get my hopes up about John Hurt being the doctor because everyone thought David Morrisy was gonna be the next doctor but he wasn’t.

    And Steven Moffat said he had no plans of changing Matt Smith.
    also what was the doctors name. πŸ™‚

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  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:06pm

    As Jo Grant says in Death of the Doctor: “Which Doctor? The Doctor? My Doctor?”

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  • Doctor WTH?!?!?!?

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:05pm

    That was not a particularly good episode of doctor who. Steven Moffat said we would find out who Clara is. She’s a bleeding LEAF!!!! And to put John Hurt as the Doctor?!?! Matt has signed up for series 8, as has Coleman. That story made absolutely NO SENSE!!!!

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    • Run You Clever Boy And Remember Me

      May 18th, 2013 - 9:12pm

      Isn’t that the point of Doctor Who? To keep your head spinning? To make you want to watch on? The John Hurt thing is going to be almost like a side story, I’m sure. Don’t worry, Doctor Who will always confuse all of us!

  • drjakeyoung

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:03pm

    best episode ever!!!

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  • Jacob Adams

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:02pm

    Moffat, how could you? I feel like that cliffhanger has mucked up the whole of the history of Doctor Who. That’s another wasted regeneration. He’ll be used once and then he’ll never be used again, like the eighth Doctor. Why has he done this? How many regenerations are we going to waste?

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    • leebebbs

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:04pm

      Nobody should be concerned with the number of regeneration. Get on with loving the possibilities. You’re missing the whole point of what Dr. Who is and what it stands for. πŸ™‚

    • Jacob Adams

      May 19th, 2013 - 9:50am

      I jut re watched the episode and have found that the end is in fact brilliant. However, the initial thought of the ending was horrific due to the shock of it all. I had to re watch the episode to actually like and enjoy that ending.

  • JOHN HURT

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:01pm

    What I’m guessing is that that John Hurt plays the Doctor before he was called the Doctor. Thus he may have been far darker as his clothes represents.

    OR

    Due the fact that the 50th involves the 10th Doctor and Rose, it could be a missed or partial tear in time that has allowed this ‘dark’ incarnation of the Doctor to occur.

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  • Imaginethatnodoor

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:00pm

    Best new series episode yet. I knew John Hirt was going to be an evil doctor for ages though

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  • the astronaut of death

    May 18th, 2013 - 8:00pm

    hi guys im in hospital now just had a heart a tack after watching this episode

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    • matt982

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:04pm

      Are you serious or joking?!

    • the astronaut of death

      May 18th, 2013 - 10:11pm

      joking but I almost did

  • bob

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:59pm

    Second best modern who story after blink!
    Liked the colourised footage of the first doctor.

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    • run you clever boy and remember

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:31pm

      same – that was good

  • Fez Master

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:57pm

    THIS EPISODE WAS AMAZING!!!

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  • whofan4ever

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:56pm

    John hurt will be one of the following
    The first doctor
    The real doctor who ended the time war and the doctor as we know him is a hoax who has acted to be him and pretended to be him

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    • olletsoc

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:02pm

      John Hurt is The Doctor, He was the one who fought in the time war, but ended it by doing something terrible (we don’t know what yet, but he probably killed all the timelords), so he chose not to call himself ‘the doctor’ as he went against his own rules.

    • derfdghjknm

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:18pm

      or the vallyard

    • Madeline

      May 19th, 2013 - 9:15am

      We know what happened to end the Time War. The Doctor killed almost all the Timelords and almost all the Daleks. It’s old news. It’s been done. There has got to be something more interesting, something different, something new.

  • Midnight52

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:56pm

    WoW! Totally blown away – makes up for quite a bit of mot-too-good episodes this season. John Hurt is The Doctor? First thouights were “That was a pre-Hartnell incarnation” but now thinking “Is he a post-Smith Doctor?”

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    • Midnight52

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:58pm

      Err – ‘Not-too-good’ not ‘Mot-to-good’… Wilf gets everywhere

    • NigelM

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:08pm

      He can’t be a post-Smith Doctor because Smith recognised him and knew about the things he had done. The Doctor cannot know his own future so I’m guessing he’s pre-Hartnell in some way.

    • Luke

      May 19th, 2013 - 1:54am

      Cant be post Smith causw Smith wouldn’t have knew who he was I think a time war doctor or the very first doctor or the valeyard

    • Madeline

      May 19th, 2013 - 9:16am

      The Valeyard is a post-Smith Doctor incarnation.

  • KORSAIR

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:55pm

    They saved the best for last,I really enjoyed that.

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  • the eternal doctor

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:54pm

    that was the best episode ever I had cybermen in my tummy omg I can not get over that how can any episode beet that πŸ™‚

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  • Dan

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:52pm

    John hurt “The Doctor” he’s the one who killed the time lords and the dales at the end of the time war. That’s what I think πŸ™‚

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    • Dan

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:53pm

      Ha ha dales I meant daleks

  • Mystery

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:52pm

    The episode was great, but the cliff hanger was awful. It ruins doctor who. The secret of the time war, the mystery that kept you thinking what happend, how many monsters did the doctor face how brave he was. And to introduce a new actor to play him it’s rubbish, the doctor with eleven faces, the oncoming storm, the one who put a stop to the time war but on ones noes how’s. rubbish. True critic opionon

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    • olletsoc

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:54pm

      I think the John Hurt incarnation of the Doctor is not called ‘The Doctor’, as the 11th Doc mentioned, he chose to be called the Doctor, the word for healer. I think the John Hurt doctor fought in the time war, and killed all the timelords, and as a result, decided that that incarnation should not be called ‘the doctor’.

    • Mystery

      May 18th, 2013 - 9:21pm

      Maybe we will have to wait and see

    • Madeline

      May 19th, 2013 - 9:31am

      There is no mystery to the Time War thing! It was hell. The Timelords were going to destroy the Universe. The Doctor had to stop them. He did what he had to do. We’ve heard about it since 2005. Eccleston was guilty and angry. In “The End of Time” we got plenty of details. And then Ten(nant) sent them back, so essentially he killed them all again. And Matt Smith said, “Fear me. I killed them all.” I know it still weighs on his conscience, but he did it to SAVE THE UNIVERSE, not because he likes killing people. But there’s no secret, no mystery. What more could there be to it? Frankly, I can’t see there being any more I’d want to hear about it, so I hope it’s something new and different.

  • run you clever boy and remember

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:51pm

    that was the best ep ever!!!!!
    whispermen were fab, the ending – brilliant. glad the name werent reaveled and confused about the ending.john hurt as the doctor. which doctor…..

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  • leebebbs

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:49pm

    Amazing – so many questions… a bad doctor? Is anyone speculating about the link between the Doctor and the Master, like me?

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    • nigel matthews

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:05pm

      thats the first thing that went through my head, also born to save the doctor?, spoilers? (Old Woman,s A Rascal) work that one out

    • Obsie

      May 18th, 2013 - 9:50pm

      Very much so, since they were always meant to opposite sides, a bit like Sherlock and Moriarty. So it is possible that John Hurt could be the darker side of The Doctor, going back to the Valyard, an intermediate stage of regeneration (incarnation?) Good question leebebbs. Can you speculate more, it,s all very
      intriguing.

  • Still Not Ginger

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:49pm

    AMAZING!! ok can someone tell me who clara is, it went to quick for me!!

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    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:56pm

      when she whent into the wierd light thing(doctors timeline)she got scated into the doctors timeline as diffrent pepole E.G owswin oswald and clara oswin oswald.
      there!

    • Still Not Ginger

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:59pm

      ok thanks but why does she say run you clever boy and remember? why doesnt she remember the doctor?

    • cyberman2

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:06pm

      each time she said that it was an echo of her saying remember me. also she cant remember the doctor sometimes because it has to be that way that time or things things might change

    • DoctorClara

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:14pm

      She doesn’t remember The Doctor because the Clara’s in the Doctor’s past are copies of Clara not the real one. That’s why she doesn’t remember saying run you clever boy and remember when she was Oswin and the victorian Clara.
      Hope that helps!

    • nigel m

      May 19th, 2013 - 12:30am

      clara is the doctors and river songs daughter (born to save the doctor? spoilers/ why was she still there? she was pregnant)

    • Still Not Ginger

      May 19th, 2013 - 10:10am

      thanks DoctorClara it helped!! thank you!

  • Anonymous

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:49pm

    what is the doctors name

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:13pm

      It was never revealed – Thankfully πŸ˜€

    • Mandrelcheese

      May 19th, 2013 - 1:32pm

      Kevin. Yep, that was the Doctor’s name. No, seriously.

  • Johnnyg

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:48pm

    Amazing but really didn’t understand the end? Can somebody explain?!

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    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:50pm

      John hurt will probably play a version of the doctor using a different name or his real name.

    • Fortean Joe

      May 19th, 2013 - 6:35pm

      The clue to the end of this episode is the title “(In) The Name of The Doctor” and the Dcotor’s line that he chose his name as a promise [to the universe]. He states that John Hurt is him but is an incarnation that broke that promise, meaning he [John Hurt] was not the Doctor (despite the titles that flash up).

  • The reasonably big intelligence

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:48pm

    OMG THAT WAS BLOODY AMAZING I SERIOUSLY MIGHT EXPLODE!!!!!!!
    Too late…

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  • timey wimey things

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:47pm

    john hurt ??????????

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  • TnTKid

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:47pm

    WOW! JOHN HURT AS THE DOCTOR! DOCTOR WHO!

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  • doctor4131

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:47pm

    wow that was really good. but no teaser of matt and david at the end like steven said there would be πŸ™

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    • The Doctor

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:49pm

      Yeah, because people revealed the end online … Unfortunately

    • crazy guy

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:06pm

      no its online now

    • cyberman2

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:07pm

      DAMN U INTERNET!!!!!!!

    • cyberman2

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:07pm

      oh never mind

    • Anonymous

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:08pm

      no they didn’t!
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01972h5

    • cyberman2

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:11pm

      link please

    • doctor4131

      May 18th, 2013 - 8:25pm

      Oh. i thought it was going to be a teaser from actual anniversery not an interveiw. oh well i guess we will just have to wait until september/october/early november for a trailer.

  • paul

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:46pm

    John Hurt as THE DOCTOR

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  • The Silent Silent

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:46pm

    Really cool # amazing

    What did it mean as john hurt as the doctor??

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    • the eternal doctor

      May 18th, 2013 - 7:50pm

      john hurt is the doctor

  • matt982

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:46pm

    That was Brilliant!!! πŸ™‚

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  • crazy guy

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:44pm

    that was just awesome XD

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  • Doctor Stu

    May 18th, 2013 - 7:35pm

    OMG

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