There were some of us–and you all know who you are–who held our collective breath when John Hurt started to “wear a bit thin” and gloriously started glowing near the end of The Day of the Doctor.
Had Steven Moffat pulled another one? Had Christopher Eccleston secretly agreed to make a cameo appearance as a newly-regenerated Ninth Doctor? Well, as we now know, the answer was sadly no. The scene does come tantalizing close, though, as the glimmering War Doctor’s eyes and ears seemingly start to morph…and CUT!
Well, some fan out there just couldn’t take not seeing a full regeneration scene, and created some wizardry on his or her computer. As seen on this very well-done video, the skilled fan has added just a few scant seconds, but it’s just enough to see the Ninth Doctor’s face fully regenerated in all his glory. It’s like years of waiting have finally come to an end.
Now, if the fan could just do something about those ears…