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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.


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 10:04pm

    I’m actually considering the Clara that was behind the Tenth Doctor to be Oswin Oswald sometime before she was a Dalek, since she’s wearing the same dress she wore in her dream in Asylum of the Daleks.

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 10:02pm

    I believe she meant she shaped who he is today

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 10:00pm

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

  • DrWhoFan

    May 23rd, 2013 - 9:29pm

    Actually there are a total of 13 possible regeneration and we are on the 10th of 13. So the shows producers probably just didn’t want to risk tying in another 3 actors who might not be around for regenerations 11-13. Just practical.

  • 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.

  • 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 - 1:55pm

    The problem with the “granted more regenerations” theory is that the Master had used up all of his and had to steal bodies to survive. The Doctor had only used a little over half, and RTD himself admitted the 507 regenerations was a joke.

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 1:35pm

    That’s because she was up to the point in time when he went into Trenzalore. If she had gone any further into the future, she would’ve crossed her own timestream, which cannot happen (Unless time has already been destroyed).

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 1:28pm

    Can’t argue with the top 3!

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 23rd, 2013 - 1:26pm

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

  • Doctor J

    May 23rd, 2013 - 12:59pm

    My Theories

    1.John Hurt is and older version of the 8th Doctor.

    2.He is between Doctors 8 and 9.

  • Doctor J

    May 23rd, 2013 - 12:57pm

    Doctor J (still forgot put my name down)

  • Anonymous

    May 23rd, 2013 - 12:53pm

    Forgot to put my name down Doctor J so its still my results

  • Anonymous

    May 23rd, 2013 - 12:50pm

    1.The Name of The Doctor
    3.The Crimson Horror
    4.Nightmare in Silver
    5.Journey to The Centre of The TARDIS
    6.Cold War
    7.The Bells of Saint John
    8.The Rings of Akhaten

    I changed my mind about Journey and Nightmare so I switched them around.

  • Aiden

    May 22nd, 2013 - 7:08pm


  • Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2013 - 6:09pm

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

  • 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!

  • Doctor Who

    May 21st, 2013 - 9:51pm

    He didn’t run past Clara when she was in inside his time stream crying but you could see Clara standing behind David Tennant over looking the library (which is strange they chose to show that scene because people thought Clara was CAL) when she first jumps into it and shows the edited clips of past Doctors


    May 21st, 2013 - 8:24pm

    It can t be a incarnation before William Hartnell because ever since the show s revival everyone is talking about the time war

  • sheepinafez

    May 21st, 2013 - 5:00pm

    im guessing tennant

  • cyberman2

    May 21st, 2013 - 3:59pm

    david tennant gave river the sonic

  • 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

  • Anonymous

    May 21st, 2013 - 1:55am

    Who’s ur first

  • 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.

  • Dr moo

    May 20th, 2013 - 8:03pm

    I loved the episode but not the outcome. I love u matt smith

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