Now that 'Doctor Who' has selected Peter Capaldi to take over for Matt Smith in late 2013, fan focus shifts back to the impending 50th anniversary special extravaganza, uniting Smith's 11th Doctor with David Tennant's 10th and John Hurt's mysterious incarnation. The BBC has now begun preparing fans for the big reunion by revealing both the episode's title and extended length, while a mysterious protest of past 'Doctor Who' stars might point the way to bigger surprises in store.
Long before 'Doctor Who' announced the arrival of 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi, fan tongues were set wagging by the mysterious appearance of John Hurt's "forgotten" Doctor at the climax of series 7 finale "The Name of the Doctor." The character has been set up for a major arc opposite Matt Smith and David Tennant in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, but might Hurt return for additional episodes with Peter Capaldi in 2014?
For as much as 'Doctor Who' fans lament that Matt Smith will end his tenure as the 11th Doctor by Christmas 2013, we've still plenty of fan-satisfying action to be had in the upcoming 50th anniversary special, starring former 'Doctor Who' David Tennant and John Hurt. Hurt's mysterious character had been introduced in the closing moments of 'Doctor Who' season 7 finale "The Name of the Doctor," but now new details have leaked providing much-desired clarification on the forgotten "Doctor."
We were already on board with FX's forthcoming pilot adaptation of Guillermo del Toro's vampire novel series 'The Strain,' but the latest casting might prove its most inspired yet. 'Hellboy' and recent 'Doctor Who' star John Hurt has officially joined the cast in an important role, deepening the mystery of 'The Strain's lack of series order.
'Doctor Who' fans have an agonizingly long time to wait between season 7 finale "The Name of The Doctor" and the upcoming November 50th anniversary special, but thankfully the BBC won't leave us hanging on the cliff for too long. Following John Hurt's mysterious introduction, the BBC has released a new Strax teaser video identifying the character, so unravel the latest 'Doctor Who' mystery inside!