Think I did 3 stories yesterday as I kept changing my mind about if it was true BBC America had really released the DVD early. Well, I take back my story that doubted the leak, as today, ‘The Name of the Doctor’ is all over the internet for people who want to download it. And I DO mean everywhere. What will this mean for the actual broadcast on Saturday/Sunday? No idea, but now I do have to decide if I am going to download, or wait for the weekend. Every Doctor Who fan has to decide……….This shall be a long day.
UPDATED – AND THAT WAS A SEASON 2 EPISODE UP. MAYBE MY FIRST FEELING WAS CORRECT AND THE LEAK WAS FAKE…..I AM SO NOT SURE NOW, AND ALL I KNOW IS I AM WARY OF ANYTHING.
So, it was meant to have leaked 24 hours ago and no pictures and no torrents have turned up yet? This is some kind of BBC bullshit, cause there is no way fans would not have posted everything about it by now. And this ‘we will give you a clip of Tennant and Smith on Sunday if no-one leaks anything? That is some strange game. And the details that have emerged were from a cinema screening, not from someone having viewed an early released video.
This sums it up well……
In addition, there’s very, very rarely post on Sundays. Plus, the Tumblr-site (located here) reporting it appears to be the only one (which I suppose might be possible, but still highly unlikely) who’s got it, and the only images coming from it. If this was a real leak, the internet would’ve been flooded with torrents and gifs. Even tumblr only has three or four posts claiming to have seen the episode, and they’re saying things that don’t necessarily have to be spoilers – they could easily just be theories.
And there’s more; the Tumblr post went up about ten hours ago. BBC first posted about this maximum three hours ago, with Moffat saying that if the fans kept mum they’d release a clip of Matt & David. Now, do you seriously believe that for those eight hours, no torrents, no gifs, no clear, definite spoilers – not to mention a synopsis of the entire episode – would’ve leaked? I’m sorry but I’m not buying it. There are two solutions; either this is a complete hoax and a publicity stunt or there’s one single person out there who has gotten his/her mail on Sunday and recieved the box by a mistake. If the latter is true, we’ll probably see gifs, spoilers and synopsises, along with torrents, when postal services are up and about again on Monday. If it’s a publicity stunt, which I’m fairly sure it is… Well.
No torrents are up yet, but they shall be I reckon. Not sure if I will wait or not. It is a giant cock-up and someone will be fired.
Next week’s Doctor Who finale ‘The Name of the Doctor’ has been leaked.
The episode is featured on the Series 7 Part 2 Blu-ray release, which was accidentally dispatched early to fans in the US over the weekend.
It emerged earlier today (May 12) that fans who had pre-ordered the boxset in the US had received the Blu-ray before the final two episodes of the current series had been transmitted. Edward Russell, the BBC Brand Manager for Doctor Who, tweeted about the incident and urged those who had received the episodes to not spoil other fans. He posted: “Production error in US means DW bluray shipped early. Let’s hope no one spoils it for those who want to enjoy it together on Sat. Please RT.” There has been no further comments from members of the show’s production team as of yet.