Doctor Who Series 7: The Name of the Doctor

Your Thoughts On Leakgate

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?

Doctor Who Series 7: The Name of the Doctor

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…

We asked:

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!


Christian Cawley

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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