Re: The Official Speculation Thread about John Hurt's "Secret" Doctor.
At NuWho's series three, the Master and the Doctor say they chose their names at a young age. So perhaps, if Hurt's Doctor is pre-Hartnell, he gave up the name to do that thing he did, and then changed into the Hartnell Doctor?
"Spock...?" Kirk said, whispering.
"I am... most pleased to see again, Captain" Spock formally replied.
McCoy shook his head in disgust. "Oh, for crying out loud, Spock. Its been eighty years!"
"Seventy eight point four years, Doctor."
The Holy Three meet again, in The Return