Asylum of the Spoilers

Doctor Who fans desperate to keep a lid on anything Asylum of the Daleks shaped will be disappointed to learn that already one major newspaper has leaked something of importance concerning the episode.

It’s pretty grim that we’ve got over two weeks to wait and that the press are already making things tough for spoilerphobes, but don’t worry as we’ve got a list of top things to do to avoid spoilers!

Avoid forums

Yep – we just relaunched our own Doctor Who Forum which comes complete with a dedicated area for discussing Doctor Who Series 7. But if this isn’t enough to stop you trying to satiate your need for spoilers, we advise avoiding forums altogether.

Don’t use Twitter and Facebook

You really don’t want to hear from some smart chap or chappess who is intent on spilling everything about Asylum of the Daleks (or other episodes) before you get to see it on TV. Blocking the #doctorwho hashtag is simply not enough – just don’t visit those websites, and uninstall them from your phone!

Don’t click on links related to the episode

If you have to stay on your social networks, then do use a block for the #doctorwho hashtag, as well as avoiding contact with anyone who is likely to be talking about the episode.

Don’t read news

We really, REALLY want to see you every day at Kasterborous. But as there are spoilers around there is a chance that a comment or badly-worded article might give too much away. We’d hate to see you go, and obviously there’s your Artron Energy to think about, but hey, it’s all for the good of your enjoyment of Doctor Who, right?

Switch off the internet

This might not be ideal, but then again if you’re not visiting Kasterborous, what else is there to do with the Internet?

Don’t talk to anyone ever again

Well, within reason. After all, you’ll want to share your delight/disgust (you’re a Doctor Who fan, after all) with the episode with someone…

Lead by example

The chances are that you aren’t alone in your desire to avoid Doctor Who spoilers. Series 7 has been pending (as it were) for some time now, and a lot has already been written about it in the eight month void since Christmas. But you don’t have to succumb, and neither do your friends. Tell everyone that you’re avoiding spoilers and let them know that you hope that they will follow your lead. It might not work; someone might break, but it is certainly worth sharing these ideas with your fellow fans!

Move into a cave

This is perhaps the ultimate spoiler-free move, short of detonating and EMP device and protecting yourself from all communications. It might get a bit cold in your cave, however. At least try and find work as a professional hermit?



Christian Cawley

About

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


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