RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,579
Posts: 5,403,233
Members: 24,865
Currently online: 535
Newest member: shyrim

TrekToday headlines

October-November 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Cho Selfie TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

TPTB To Shatner: Shhh!
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure Display Box
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

The Red Shirt Diaries Episode Five
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

Shatner In Trek 3? Well Maybe
By: T'Bonz on Sep 28

Retro Review: Shadows and Symbols
By: Michelle on Sep 27

Meyer: Revitalizing Star Trek
By: T'Bonz on Sep 26

Trek Costumes To Be Auctioned
By: T'Bonz on Sep 25

Hulu Snaps up Abrams-Produced Drama
By: T'Bonz on Sep 25


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Doctor Who

Doctor Who "Bigger on the inside..."

View Poll Results: 'Who' is John Hurt
The original incarnation of The Doctor (pre-Hartnell) 9 9.09%
The 9th Doctor, the one who ended the Time-War 57 57.58%
The Doctor's final incarnation, the 13th Doctor 3 3.03%
Something else entirely 30 30.30%
Voters: 99. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 19 2013, 08:29 PM   #1
Procutus
Admiral
 
Procutus's Avatar
 
Location: Falling from Cloud 9
One particular SPOILER from The Name of the Doctor

I'm just curious to see what others here are thinking. After watching the final five minutes again, I'm almost certain he's the ninth incarnation of The Doctor.
__________________
Proud user of Windows XP since 2006.
Procutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 08:46 PM   #2
Timelord Victorious
TARDIS Janitor
 
Timelord Victorious's Avatar
 
Location: Germany, Earth, the Solar System
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

I'd say he is the real ninth Doctor, but not the one who ended the war.

Would be better for the character if that was Ecclestone, being forced to make up for what Hurt did and destroying the Timelords and Daleks in the process.
Timelord Victorious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 08:52 PM   #3
Procutus
Admiral
 
Procutus's Avatar
 
Location: Falling from Cloud 9
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

Timelord_Victorious wrote: View Post
I'd say he is the real ninth Doctor, but not the one who ended the war.

Would be better for the character if that was Ecclestone, being forced to make up for what Hurt did and destroying the Timelords and Daleks in the process.


I hadn't thought of that, but it sounds good. It's a pity that Eccleston didn't agree to be a part of the November Special, especially if we're right about Hurt being the incarnation just prior to him.
__________________
Proud user of Windows XP since 2006.
Procutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 08:53 PM   #4
Wereghost
Commodore
 
Wereghost's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland.
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

There's a possibility of him being the final incarnation, but I think that the ninth is more likely given Eleven's famiiarity with him. This also fits in, I think, with Ten's statement to Sarah Jane that he's changed half a dozen times (given that she briefly met Five in The Five Doctors).

Another question concerns what he's going to be called in the anniversary special. Maybe he'll be from a point prior to whenever he discarded the name of the Doctor.
__________________
Time is the boss of me.
Wereghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:03 PM   #5
Worf2DS9
Writer
 
Worf2DS9's Avatar
 
Location: Canada, eh
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

I don't want him to be "the real" 9th Doctor because that would be just a big eff-u to what we've known since 2005. I'd rather he be Doctor 8.5 than 9. I'd rather him be something else entirely.
__________________
Shorts in: SNW5 | SNW7 | SNW9
+ Star Trek: Corps of Engineers - "The Light"
+ Full Throttle Space Tales #3: Space Grunts - "Rush"
Worf2DS9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:11 PM   #6
Gov Karnstein
Admiral
 
Gov Karnstein's Avatar
 
Location: Gov Kodos Regretably far from Boston
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

Going by the costuming, and that there were some talks to try and get Eccleston involved in Who again, I would guess he's the pre-Eccleston Doctor from the Time War.
__________________
We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound... our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass. We live in music, in a flash of color... we live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star! Endora, Bewitched
Gov Karnstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:30 PM   #7
3chordboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: West Yorkshire, GOC, UK
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

if the name The Doctor is supposed to be a promise then trapping billions in a time lock and leaving them to die goes completely against the notion of a doctor doing no harm. got to be the real 9th doctor...
3chordboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:33 PM   #8
Procutus
Admiral
 
Procutus's Avatar
 
Location: Falling from Cloud 9
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

3chordboy wrote: View Post
if the name The Doctor is supposed to be a promise then trapping billions in a time lock and leaving them to die goes completely against the notion of a doctor doing no harm. got to be the real 9th doctor...


It really is the theory that makes the most sense, but I wouldn't put it past The Moff to try to turn this into something a bit more complicated.

But the dialogue between Hurt and Smith sure make it seem as if Hurt is the real 9th. The name, the promise and what little we know of the Time War... It makes sense.
__________________
Proud user of Windows XP since 2006.
Procutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:36 PM   #9
Haggis and tatties
Rear Admiral
 
Haggis and tatties's Avatar
 
Location: Glasgow
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

I think he is either McGann's doctor but a older version, or he is the Doctor before Hartnell, and he did something so bad that when he changed into Hartnell, his doctor ran away and tried to make amends for it all.
__________________

Haggis and tatties is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:36 PM   #10
Allyn Gibson
Vice Admiral
 
Allyn Gibson's Avatar
 
Location: South Pennsyltucky
View Allyn Gibson's Twitter Profile Send a message via AIM to Allyn Gibson Send a message via Yahoo to Allyn Gibson
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

I wonder if we'll get the iconic "John Hurt Is The Doctor!" cover from an upcoming issue of Doctor Who Magazine.
__________________
"When David Marcus cited the great thinkers of history -- "Newton, Einstein, Surak" -- Newt Gingrich did not make his list." -- 24 January 2012

allyngibson.net
Allyn Gibson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:36 PM   #11
3chordboy
Lieutenant Commander
 
Location: West Yorkshire, GOC, UK
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

Procutus wrote: View Post
But the dialogue between Hurt and Smith sure make it seem as if Hurt is the real 9th. The name, the promise and what little we know of the Time War... It makes sense.
plus all the 'splosions of the time war will look great in 3D for the 50th special!
3chordboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:41 PM   #12
C.E. Evans
Vice Admiral
 
C.E. Evans's Avatar
 
Location: Saint Louis (aka Defiance)
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

I voted for "Something Else Entirely." He's the Doctor in the same sense the Valeyard is--he is, yet isn't.
__________________
"Everybody wants to rule the world..."
C.E. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:51 PM   #13
Procutus
Admiral
 
Procutus's Avatar
 
Location: Falling from Cloud 9
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

3chordboy wrote: View Post
Procutus wrote: View Post
But the dialogue between Hurt and Smith sure make it seem as if Hurt is the real 9th. The name, the promise and what little we know of the Time War... It makes sense.
plus all the 'splosions of the time war will look great in 3D for the 50th special!


Admittedly, I'd like to see more of what happened in the Time War on screen. It's a huge part of DW history that is basically unexplored, and this could be the means to do it.

OTOH, if Hurt does turn out to be pre-Hartnell, it would greatly play up the 50th anniversary theme, by going back to the very beginning and finding out what made him steal the TARDIS and flee Gallifrey in the first place.

Either way, I'm on board for this ride. I haven't been this psyched about DW in a very long time.
__________________
Proud user of Windows XP since 2006.
Procutus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:52 PM   #14
Nagisa Furukawa
Commander
 
Nagisa Furukawa's Avatar
 
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

Worf2DS9 wrote: View Post
I don't want him to be "the real" 9th Doctor because that would be just a big eff-u to what we've known since 2005.
How so? No one's denying that the Eccleston Doctor is a Doctor, after all he was explicitly shown in the web, we heard his voice, and he was one of the body double Docs at the very end. It would just mean that the Doctor we thought was the 9th is actually 10th, Tennant is 11th and Smith is 12th. Nothing disrespectful about moving the numbers up one.
__________________
I am the one who guided you this far.
Nagisa Furukawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2013, 09:52 PM   #15
JoeZhang
Vice Admiral
 
JoeZhang's Avatar
 
Re: John Hurt as The Doctor

Haggis and tatties wrote: View Post
I think he is either McGann's doctor but a older version
I thought we saw McGann's doctor run by?
JoeZhang is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.