Only yesterday we shared some words from Steven Moffat on what would have happened had Christopher Eccelston agreed to come back for Doctor Who‘s 50th. In another interview, this time with Doctor Who Magazine, Moffat spoke about what he believes The Doctor was up to after the Eighth Doctor regenerated into The War Doctor, John Hurt.
I assume what’s been happening during the John Hurt years that we never saw, is that he battled hard and fiercely in a way that the other Doctors would not have done, and that he was a dangerous and difficult man. But in his view he was not living up to the standards. I mean, by involving himself in an ongoing war – I always thought that sounded odd.
I remember when David Tennant said, ‘I fought in the Time War’. I thought, ‘The Doctor in a war?’ I mean, the Doctor may be saving people at the fringes of a war, or stopping a war, but I could never imagine him being in one. But John Hurt’s Doctor is the one who was.
In my mind I always imagined it was the Eighth Doctor during the Time War, as I’m sure many of you did, too. And really, that is pretty hard to believe, which is why I’m happy to have Hurt step in as the tougher War Doctor.
What about you Bastards, were you happy to see Hurt in the role of The War Doctor or would you have preferred it to be Paul McGann who took part in the Time War?
Source: Doctor Who TV