Where's the Time Lord when ya need him?! Unfortunately for the BBC, the police box — and the Doctor — do not exist in real life (or do they??), and the execs can't go back in time to reverse the fact that, as The Hollywood Reporter notes, five Doctor Who scripts have been leaked. The BBC, however, is issuing an apology, which is apparently the best you can do to mitigate thousands of nerds' frustrations when time travel is not a plausible option.
Of course, despite any tiny bits of frustration, geeks are still psyched for Series 8 to commence on August 23, especially since the show will be led by the newest Doctor, Peter Capaldi. Any indication of a sneak peek at the new season is exciting, but fans were likely hoping for items more like photos or teaser clips, not unfinished scripts, which according to Radio Times, got leaked when they were sent to BBC Worldwide's new Latin American headquarters.
Either way, BBC Worldwide is unhappy about what happened, and the network said the following in a statement:
Unfinished material has inadvertently been made public [...] We deeply regret this and apologize to all the show's fans, the BBC and the cast and crew who have worked tirelessly making the series [...] We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world, and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty.
Hopefully, that will rectify the situation for now. Fans will likely remain loyal, as the Doctor Who set is generally a pretty die-hard group of fans, so the network shouldn't be too worried. Once the new season airs, all will likely be forgotten.
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