As we get closer to the arrival of the new Doctor a new promotional picture has been released with Peter Capaldi taking center stage against the backdrop of the previous Doctors. But look closely. It’s missing one important member – John Hurt’s “War Doctor”. I don’t understand why they did this. You could argue that John Hurt was only a guest appearance and that this poster is for all those who have carried a series. But wait; Paul McGann is there and all he ever got was a tv movie and webisode.
In a single episode John Hurt got to portray one of the most important incarnations of the Doctor and as such should definitely be included in material such as this. There’s probably some boring legal reason he isn’t on there but whatever the reason it is a shame.
Anyway, we at the Order of Trinity are looking forward to seeing Capaldi in action. There has been a lot of reservation about having him as the next Doctor but we have a lot of faith in him to pull it off. Interestingly, he previously appeared in the episode “The Fires of Pompei” as a Roman. Someone else was in that episode who became a regular too – Karen gillan playing a Soothsayer. That’s two series regular actors who have emerged from that episode.