If you didn't know, earlier this week, the scripts for the first six episodes of the upcoming Doctor Who: Series 8 were leaked online. The full first episode followed shortly after. Since that time, the Doctor Who fanbase has helped contain the leak by mostly ignoring it.
From a statement by the BBC...
BBC Worldwide has taken this issue extremely seriously, and disciplinary action has been implemented as a result of the incident. While there is still a risk that this leak will result in more of this content emerging, so far the impact has been contained to a limited amount of this material through a combination of fans efforts and the plan that we put in place using new technology and internal manpower to limit any illegal activity. Our sincere apologies again to [showrunner] Steven Moffat, the cast and production team who toil long hours to make the show in Cardiff, the BBC and of course the fans who expect so much better.To all the fans who haven't looked at the leak, well done!
Soon you might be able to ride around in a TARDIS or soar over 221B Baker Street in a giant ferris wheel.
BBC Worldwide has signed a deal with London Resort Company Holdings to feature characters from its shows in an amusement park that is expected to open in 2020.
This means themed rides and attractions featuring characters and elements from "Doctor Who," "Sherlock," and "Top Gear" among others.
It will "combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture," according to The Guardian.
The $3.14 billion London Paramount resort is being constructed in Kent and – in addition to the rides – there will be a water attraction, a 2,000-seat theatre and 5,000 hotel rooms.
The BBC has announced a four part mini-documentary series, The Real History of Sci-Fi to begin airing on April 19th, the same day their newest hit Orphan Black begins its newest series. The four episodes will cover the history of popular sci-fi themes including Time, Invasion, Space and Robots.
The list of contributors is huge. Big names in the sci-fi world like Nathan Fillion, William Shatner, Ursula K Le Guin, Edward James Olmos, and Zoe Saldana (just to name a few) are set to appear. And of course Doctor Who will be represented by David Tennant, Steven Moffat and Karen Gillan. If that's not enough for you Whovians, the whole thing is narrated by the frequent Who writer and Moffat's Sherlock partner, Mark Gatiss.
I'm personally most excited about the Robots episode. What about you?