Doctor Who: The Doctor's greatest secret will "make viewers' jaws drop," says producer

There's plenty of Doctor Who news going around as we gear up for the show's return on March 30. Earlier this week, we were treated to four new movie-style posters for upcoming episodes (very exciting indeed), while yesterday we were treated to a rather humorous clip from the show's next episode, "The Bells of Saint John." Now, it appears, we've got some new scoop regarding the Doctor: he's got a very, very big secret. 

Now, it might be easy to assume that this secret is his name -- after all, that's the mystery the series has really been focusing on recently: "Doctor who?" has been described as being 'the final question.'

But Doctor Who's producers, playing their cards extremely close to the chest, are talking about a secret that doesn't seem to be the Doctor's name. In fact, they seem to be very deliberately hinting that it isn't. 

Whatever this secret is, producer Marcus Wilson has recently teased the secret as being pretty mindblowing. "It will make viewers’ jaws drop," he told TV & Satellite Week. "You thought you knew everything about the Doctor? Well, you never saw this coming."

That certainly could imply quite a few things, and it doesn't seem like there'd be too much to be gained from speculation. If you feel like you know what Wilson is talking about, though, please let us know in the comments section below. 

Wilson had even more to share, though -- most interestingly, regarding the show's 50th anniversary special. “[Showrunner] Steven [Moffat] has written a script that would make James Cameron weep. It’s a story that sprawls through space and time. It will be a huge epic," he is quoted as saying. James Cameron crying? You have my attention, Doctor Who. 

Check out more of what Wilson had to say here

Doctor Who will air "The Bells of Saint John" Saturday, March 31 on BBC One in the UK and BBC America in the US. 


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Written by: mcpherson
Mar 20th, 2013, 3:25 pm

Images courtesy of BBC One


Message Posted On Mar 23rd, 2013, 4:17 pm
Yeah Tennant your a bastard for leaving.

Message Posted On Mar 22nd, 2013, 1:46 am
No idea what the big secret is but somehow I doubt it's going to be that big of a deal (or a game changer). Just another gimmick to keep fans chomping at the bit. For The Loora. Everyone has their favorite Doctor and every time a new one shows up (which is inevitable given the nature of the Doctor) it leaves some people unhappy. I pretty much like all of them for different reasons even if I like some more than others. Plus, if I quit watching the show because they changed the actor then I'd pretty much only wind up missing out on all of the other things that make the show great.

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Message Posted On Mar 21st, 2013, 4:10 am

Change is what has kept this fantastic show going for decades and hopefully for decades more.

The big secret..... well..... um..... I happen to know what it is and if you really want to know, then keep reading BUT, if you want to be supprised you should stop reading this post right now.

OK, the secret is that not only is he not the last of the Time Lords (once again) but that he is the father of  whole new race of them. This goes back to the story "The Doctor's Daughter" After she left that planet she traveled all over the universe and made her own time machine and eventualy gave rise to a new family of Time Lords.

Now wouldn't that be interesting, but if you thought it just couldn't be true, you'er right. It's just something to make you think. But I think they just might be bringing the daughter back to shake things up a bit.

The Loora

Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 11:18 pm
I want David Tennant back :( I can't stand Matt Smith. I loved the show and stopped watching after Smith's 3rd episode. Couldn't stand him, his "companion" and somehow the entire Show felt diffrent and boring. I know Smith has a lot of fans on his side but I just can't help it. His version of the Doctor ruined the show for me.
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