Kids big and small across the Western Hemisphere have no doubt yet to pick their jaws off of the floors. That was a humdinger of an ending. Wonder what it's like for fans who were completely unaware that Hurt would be involved with the show.
Although I otherwise loved the episode, I had to laugh at the pretentiousness of putting, in huge letters next to John Hurt's face, "Introducing JOHN HURT as THE DOCTOR", accompanied by two thundering drumbeats. It made it look like I had accidentally switched channels and was watching some sort of parody movie trailer or something.