Count Zero wrote:
Mmh, I think I prefer the idea that John Hurt is the actual first Doctor.
Me too, I like the idea that John Hurt is the original original Doctor, and in his Hartnell regeneration is when he made the promise to name himself The Doctor, and help people.
I'm thinking his John Hurt first incarnation he must have done something really really really bad. It makes sense now why he'd want to run a way in a TARDIS and go explore the universe and help people if he did something really bad in his first incarnation, he's been trying to redeem himself all this time. Everything fits into place with this theory.
I really can't see anyone can come to that conclusion - they very clearly set it up so he has to a
Doctor not a pre
-Doctor plus they label him as such - most likely between Eight and what we thought was nine.