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Old March 20 2013, 03:21 AM   #51
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Re: Was Hartnell first?

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Then again, to complicate things further, I should probably also mention this:
Couldn't those be Morbius' previous selves?

In any case, if the 'Other' is acceptable as canon, then Hartnell is still the first, in a very real sense.
Since the Doctor won the psychic battle I felt it was obvious that those other faces were Morbius. It was a classic example of the hero starting out losing a fight then turning tables to win.
For me, what makes it obvious that those faces are meant to be the Doctor's is that when those faces are being displayed Morbius is
  1. Winning
  2. Saying “How far back, Doctor? How long have you lived? Your puny mind is powerless against the strength of Morbius. Back, back to your beginning…”
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