Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor

With just under ten days to go until Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, the powers that be have hit us with a rather tasty mini-episode which answers the question: where does John Hurt's Doctor fit into the chronology of the show? So many answers. So many puns. So watch it...



6 comments:

Tim said...

Blimey! This is was an amazing surprise for the fans. At last we get a glimpse of what Paul McGann's eighth could have been (on TV at least - his adventures on the Big Finish audio stories are many and varied) and it was flippin' great.

And now we know where the 'War Doctor' fits in. Loved the fact that John Hurt appeared as a much younger man, a subtle implication of the length of time his incarnation was in place, judging by his old age at the end of 'The Name Of The Doctor'.

Also, a lovely role-call of the Eighth's companions - only ever part of the audio adventures; now officially part of the canon.

All this, and Clare Higgins leading the Sisters Of Karn! Outstanding.

Really looking forward to 'The Day Of The Doctor' now. If it's anything like this fans old and new will be well pleased.

Mark Greig said...

Moffat, you magnificent lying bastard. I could kiss you.

Iago said...

Excuse me whilst I go sacrifice some livestock in Moffat's name.

That was sensational on so many different levels and for so many different reasons.

a.m. said...

So does this mean Eccleston is 10, Tennant is 11, and Smith is 12? That's going to be way too hard for me to get used to...

I loved this prequel though and can't wait for next weekend!

Juliette said...

So completely torn between joy at getting to see Eight on screen again at last and sadness that it was only for 7 on the internet! I sort of hope quick flashes of this scene might make it into the special... Great to see the image of young John Hurt at the end too, nicely done (even if it does make me picture the Doctor as Caligula!)

I had such a stupid grin on my face when McGann appeared, as I'm one of those people for whom he's MY Doctor :) I don't listen to Big Finish, but I've heard of them, and the shout-out to his companions there was really lovely.

TheShadowKnows said...

That would seem to make the next Doctor the last one, unless he gets a new regeneration cycle (or maybe those rules don't apply anymore, since the Time Lords are gone).