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SPOILERS – Who is John Hurt?

July 4th, 2013 by Marc Comments

A Doctor Who costume designer has revealed some spoilery detals about John Hurt’s character in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, describing him as a “dark Doctor”. The legendary actor made his onscreen debut in May at the end of Series 7’s finale, The Name of The Doctor.

Discussing Hurt’s character, soon-to-be-fired costume designer Howard Burden explained: “There was a gap between Paul McGann playing the Doctor and Christopher Eccleston, when we didn’t see a regeneration, and John Hurt will fit into that gap. He is a past Doctor, not a future Doctor.”

So Hurt, it seems, will be Doctor 8.5.  Are we happy with a middle regeneration between McGann and Eccleston?  You all know where to voice your opinions on this one…

In related news The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the BBC’s studios in Cardiff yesterday, where they spoke to Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman and a number of the show’s production team. And here are two videos of that actual event occurring…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….