Prepare yourself, Whovians, Steven Moffat is messing with the canon. At the end of series 7, in “The Name of the Doctor,” we met John Hurt’s character–a version of the Doctor that he has long kept secret. In “The Night of the Doctor,” Steven Moffat shows us how John Hurt’s War Doctor came into existence.
Hold on to the time vortex, folks, this one gets timey-wimey.
I, for one, am happy that this short film features a Doctor who is often ignored in the canon. But I won’t tell you who. Spoilers, darling. Watch and see.
- Big Finish Made Canon by Steven Moffat (doctorwhoarchive.com)
- Doctor Who fans taken by surprise as familiar face returns in mini-episode The Night Of The Doctor (metro.co.uk)