Rate & Discuss: The Name of the Doctor

May 18th, 2013
Warning! This article and its comments may contain spoilers...

Clara is summoned to an impossible conference call, alerting her that the deadly Whisper Men are closing in on Vastra, Jenny and Strax. Someone is kidnapping the Doctor’s friends, leading him toward the one place in all of time and space that he should never go.

So there we have it. Series 7 reached its huge climax tonight as secrets were revealed.

It was the one we have all been waiting for with the hours of anticipation and speculation all leading up to this moment. The question on everybody’s lips has been “Clara who?” and we’ve all been concocting our own theories as to who this “impossible” girl might be after we met in Asylum of the Daleks. Unlike the Doctor, we were expecting her to pop up again in The Snowmen, and he has been on a mission of discovery ever since…

As well as that, the Doctor had to deal with the consequences of his “greatest secret”, which laid hanging in the balance as the Great Intelligence returned to lead him towards the one place in time and space he should never visit. Ready and waiting for our Time Lord at the fields of Trenzalore was a trap ready to unravel his past, present and future.

On paper The Name of the Doctor was an epic adventure which spanned the history of the series itself, as everything was set in place for the next time we see the Doctor later this year in November’s 50th anniversary extravaganza (no biggie!). So what did you make of tonight’s events? It is said they’ll “change the course of Who” forever, but is it a change for the better? Were the answers we got a worthy pay off? And what about that ending – the “moment of all moments”? There is lots to be said about the finale – and then some – and one place to do it so discuss all the drama below. Spoilers!

Stick with us as we bring you all the post-Series 7 news and prepare for something big…

Rate this episode
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
(58 Votes, Average: 4.88/5)
82 comments on this article
  1. Simon
    September 22nd, 2013 at 12.25pm | #1

    Here a clue and a question… The Doctor has been removing himself from history page by page..so people are forgetting who the Doctor is… so… What to say he didn’t do the same thing with his own name because of what he did…. because if anybody remembers his name then they remember what HE did……
    Or reference The Shakespeare code…. there is power in name…. so just how powerful is ************* then? You see even if you know the name you cant type it or remember it because its physically impossible!!!! Its been wiped from time and space

  2. Wolfoe
    October 13th, 2013 at 10.21am | #2

    Look, the doctor regenerated and the writer changed, change of doctor means change of personality, it would be boring if EVERY DOCTOR was the exact same personality just with a different look

Comment pages
1 ... 3 4 5
Leave a comment
By commenting you agree to our comment rules.
Search WhovianNet
Latest Poll

The Thirteenth Doctor is... Jodie Whittaker! Initial thoughts?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
The End of Twelve
Discuss your theories regarding the Twelfth Doctor's regeneration
Torchwood Series 5
Find out more about the brand new audio series of Torchwood, Aliens Among Us
Buy The Doctor & I
Pre-order WhovianNet's 'The Doctor & I'
Class Series 2
News Categories
News Archives
RSS Feeds

WhovianNet offers RSS feeds, so you can get our latest news posts to your preferred RSS reader! Here are the links you need...

Get an avatar!
Want your own avatar next to your comments on WhovianNet? No problem - find out how to get one by clicking here!