today in doctor who fandom

BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public. 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.

Hullo there, Doctor Who Tumblr here… *deep breath* Ideally no one should really know anything about the next season of Doctor Who (that hasn’t been purposefully put out by the BBC) until it premieres on August 23rd, but unfortunately some people do.

While it might be tempting to look, it turns out that a lot of people don’t want to know anything at all until the new episodes premiere. Avoiding spoilers is incredibly important to many Whovians - some fans have already started a #KeepMeSpoilerFree campaign on Twitter and Tumblr. Of course, no Doctor Who fan would put themselves in a situation where they had something that they DEFINITELY weren’t supposed to have, and no fan would EVER save material or spoilers to their computers…but if they HAD done that, we would suggest: Option 1: *cyberman voice* DELETE. Spoilers spoil! Option 2: Take those spoilers and put them in a special folder titled “Do not open until these episodes premiere!”  Since we started running the Doctor Who Tumblr, nothing has made us happier than seeing the worldwide fandom come together to celebrate Doctor Who. Today we’re a bigger, more global fandom than ever before and Doctor Who is the most exciting it’s ever been. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could all experience the new series, unspoiled, when it airs on television for the first time, together as a community?  While on Tumblr, we would suggest that you avoid spoilers by tagging all spoiler-y posts with “DW Spoilers” and “Spoilers” and to then install either Tumblr Savior or XKit and block those tags. With XKit you’ll have to install the “Blacklist” extension and add the tag from there. 

With either of those installed and the hashtag blocked, posts that pop up on your dash using that hashtag will be hidden - with XKit you can block the posts from appearing entirely. Both of the websites linked above have detailed instruction on how to install and you can definitely ask around on Tumblr if you run into any problems. Let’s do our best as Whovians to protect ourselves and each other from unwanted spoilers. 

The Fandoms right now...
  • Tyler Oakley fandom: "HAPPPPPY BIRTHHHHHDAY TO YOUUUUU!!!!"
  • MCR fandom: "When I was (sobs) a young boy (sobs)..."
  • Doctor Who fandom: (Prepping for 10 year revival anniversary)
  • Supernatural fandom: (Patiently waiting for full blown Destiel moment)
  • Game of Thrones fandom: "Just three more weeks..."
  • Sherlock fandom: "Just nine more months...and three days..."
  • Other fandoms: "So yeah today's Sunday..."

Happy birthday, David!

You are the favourite Doctor of many Whovians, and you made an awful lot of people love this show and stay as a part of this never-ending fandom. You also made the character of Barty Crouch unforgetable. Also you are famous by Casanova, by Broadchurch and many, many other shows and movies. 

Thank you!