Re: Why the John Hurt Doctor is not considered to "really be" the Doct
Depends. Maybe John Hurt decides immediately after regenerating after his "ears and nose, not bad, liking the beard" routine to abandon the Doctor name. Or maybe Paul McGann renounced it just before regenerating, and therefore Hurt would never really have been a Doctor? Though I guess that would actually make McGann the one who broke the promise.
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