Let's Do the Time Lord Again: 50 Best 'Doctor Who' Moments

As the new doctor hits American screens, travel back through the highlights of this classic British sci-fi show

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12. 'Introducing John Hurt as the Doctor'

From: "The Name of the Doctor"
Premiere: May 18, 2013

Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith's final full season ended on the planet Trenzalore with a terse caption that posed more questions than it answered. If the character Smith played was indeed the Eleventh Doctor, then who was this aged, battle-hardened figure lurking in the shadows on the planet where the Doctor was destined to die? In a series known for cliffhangers, here was one of the most tantalizing.

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