Doctor Who spoilers: Steven Moffat says The Name Of The Doctor will ‘change the course of the show forever’

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Steven Moffat is promising big things from the final episode of Doctor Who’s current series.

The show boss has promised that they can expect pretty major storylines and plot twists in the last instalment of the current run and revealed that the show will ‘change the course of the show forever’.

The grand finale is titled The Name Of The Doctor will apparently reveal one of the Timelord’s most guarded secrets, causing many fans to speculate that they will finally find out his real name.

Moffat refused to confirm or deny those reports and wouldn’t be drawn on the claims, however he did promise viewers that the episode would be a game changer.


‘The episode is full of secrets and surprises that have never been answered in the course of Who, including the Doctor’s greatest secret,’ Moffat revealed.

‘We’ll also find out what it is that makes his new companion Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) so impossible – and there’s a surprise no-one has got right so far.’

Last week a poster for the final was revealed and it showed Matt Smith in his role of The Doctor, seemingly staring through a broken glass window.

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It reads ’his secret revealed’ which of course has ramped up excitement and also features Alex Kingston’s name, meaning her character River Song could well be making a comeback.

Steven previously revealed that there will be a major revelation during the last episode, and he promised it’s a major one that fans will enjoy

‘There’s going to be a revelation,’ he told the Radio Times. ‘I’m not teasing, you’re about to learn something about the Doctor you never learned before. And I think you’re in for a shock.’

The Name Of The Doctor will air on BBC One on May 18. Are you excited? Leave your comments below…



  1. Desariella of Aresia on April 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Can’t wait.

  2. Steve White on April 29, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I think that Clara will turn out to be the Doctors granddaughter.

  3. Destinc on April 30, 2013 at 3:49 am

    They already established his name was, ∂³∑x², in the 70’s; so, unless Moffat is changing it, true geeky Dr. geeks have known for 40 years

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