Re: The Official Speculation Thread about John Hurt's "Secret" Doctor.
Given that The Beast Below was his second episode after taking over from RTD, does this also imply that Moffat had been planning and laying the groundwork for this 50th anniversary story since 2010?
I wouldn't go that far. More likely, Moffat had an idea of a dark Doctor who gave up the name for a while and the 50th ended up being the best opportunity to tell that story.
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