The story goes that The Name of the Doctor has been seen first by fans in the USA after the BBC America Shop accidentally dispatched Blu-ray and DVD boxsets early – but did it really happen like this?
We’ve discussed this fascinating topic at length in the past week, and while it seems likely that discs were leaked, the lack of torrents or even screenshots from the episode turning up online has been astonishing – Doctor Who fans are either complete technophobes (not true) or else are the nicest fans in the world (true).
However, we were intrigued as to what our readers thought of the leak. Was it real? Could it have been a marketing ploy to generate some finale buzz? We ran a poll to find out what you thought…
Was “The Name of the Doctor” really leaked?
Our esteemed readers (perhaps including you) responded as follows:
- Of course it was! 41.83% (215 votes)
- No, it’s a cynical marketing exercise! 58.17% (299 votes)
As you can see, almost 60% of you thought that this was a cynical plot to get more attention for the season finale!
So did it work? We’ll know tomorrow, but until then, it’s time to prepare for The Name of the Doctor – in just 60 minute’s time!