thefourthman wrote:oh, okay, well, now I guess I know where the numbers come from, but if Hurt is a doctor in between, doesn't that make Smith 12?
For some reason, that's a bone of contention among Who fans. Some swear up and down and although the credit clearly read "Introducing John Hurt as The Doctor", Hurt's character cannot possibly be a true Doctor and must be some sort of anomaly.
Suffice it to say, no one posting this stuff knows the true status of Hurt's character or what legacy he'll leave. It's all guesswork and supposition.
The rest of us will wait and see.