captain crow wrote:
This whole "He's got a secret" nonsense is a byproduct of that stupid Cartmel Masterplan isn't it?
Not really. The First Doctor had many secrets. In the beginning his name (which is still a secret of some kind), his time/place of origin and why he was seemingly exiled from his home were all mysteries. The Cartmel Masterplan was an attempt to re-inject some mystery into the Doctor after much of his origins had been revealed over the first 25 years of the program. There are many who feel that the mysteries surrounding the Doctor is part of his charm as a character & the series has attempted to maintain some mystery. This has been played up in recent years, but its been a part of the series since day one.
"Canon is only important to certain people because they have to cling to their knowledge of the minutiae. Open your mind! Be a Star Trek fan and open your mind and say, 'Where does Star Trek want to take me now'." - Leonard Nimoy