if john hurt is a previously unknown incarnation of the doctor, that would make matt smith his 12th face but technically his 13th and final regeneration - the stolen earth/journey’s end counts as a regeneration.
i am looking forward to either the inevitably ridiculous and terrible retconning or the massive plothole that moffat seems to be so skillful at
A time-traveling alien kidnaps hot chicks and manages to muck things up wherever he goes.
Doctor: We all have a universe of our own terrors to face.
Ace: I face mine on my own terms.
It’s criminal that my favourite Doctor (7th) and Ace go unnoticed by the bulk of Tumblr Who fandom (along with Doctors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8) whilst the new Doctors get billions of gigabytes worth of simpering gifsets.
The boy and girl who waited.