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Published on April 27th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Teasing The Name of the Doctor…

Doctor Who overlord Steven Moffat has been describing – vaguely, of course – what viewers can expect in the Series 7 finale, The Name of the Doctor.

Says Moffat:

It’s full of surprises and questions that have never been answered in the history of Who, including the Doctor’s greatest secret. We’re not pretending, we’re not kidding, it’s actually going to happen. The episode is called The Name Of The Doctor and involves our hero in a conflict that is very, very personal to him.

Usually he’s saving other people, but this time he might be the one who needs to be saved. We’ll also find out what makes his new companion so impossible and there’s a surprise that no one has got right so far, and one that will change the course of Who forever!

Moffat isn’t the only one with teasing hints, however – Jenna-Louise Coleman has also given fans plenty to speculate on…

The finale story is such a fantastic idea; it’s epic and huge and filled with drama.

It was really exciting to sit down and read the script, she continues. There are little bits and pieces, which Steven planted a couple of years ago. It’s just really clever and a crucial moment in the Doctor’s life that you get to explore with the best baddies! I really think they are going to become another Moffat classic.

That’s quite a compliment – the anticipation builds…

Although we’ve still got three episodes to get through first, so let’s not get too excited just yet…


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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

4 Responses to Teasing The Name of the Doctor…

  1. avatar gavinio says:

    Hope it lives up to the hype. The game-changing cliffhanger at the end of A Good Man Goes To War was a huge let down. The ending of the previous weeks episode would have been more interesting as a mid-series finale – at least from my from where I was sitting.

  2. avatar Geoff says:

    I hate you Moffat! Life is short enough already without you making me wish away the next 3 weeks as fast as I can! Pah!

  3. Among the prior bits and pieces…. The Hungry Earth, where Amy & Rory see themselves across the valley… loose end resolved? Clue??

  4. avatar Shadowfather says:

    I think that, most likely, Clara and The Silence are going to be something related to the Time Lords; ever since The End of Time, I’ve had this nagging feeling they’re not dead. After all, they are hardly going to want to reveal themselves to one member of their race who blew up their home planet.

    It’s also possible that the voice who said “Silence will fall” on the TARDIS intercom was the voice of an actor (I won’t say who) recently photographed working on the 50th Anniversary episode.

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