At this very moment in time, on July 7, the world is only 47 days away from brand new episodes of “Doctor Who.” But apparently, that relatively small amount of wait time wasn’t enough for some people. Some people decided to leak the scripts for the first five episodes of Series 8 — which will debut on August 23, if math ain’t your thing — online.
“BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around ’Doctor Who’ Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public,” the studio said in a statement. “We deeply regret this and apologise 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 on 23rd August. 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.”
The leak supposedly occurred when the scripts were sent to BBC Worldwide’s new Latin America headquarters in Miami, where they were being translated. The first episode, “Deep Breath,” was written by showrunner Steven Moffat — but that’s all we’re gonna tell ya, because we’re choosing to take in the magic as BBC intended us to, on the small-ish (but not as small as a computer) screen. That leaves the decision of whether or not to read the scripts up to each and every individual Whovian, but we have full faith that most of you will choose to make like River Song and avoid spoilers like the plague.
We will tell you, however, that K-9 shows up in the first episode and eats Clara. Oh wait, sorry, does that count as a spoiler?