Whatever you do, Doctor Who fans, stay off the Internet! The BBC reports that scripts for the upcoming eighth season of its wildly popular series (broadcast since 1963, earning the honor of longest-running science fiction/fantasy TV show in the world) have been stolen and posted online. Just over nine hours ago, Deadline.com stated: “BBC Worldwide is currently investigating a security issue around Doctor Who Series 8 where unfinished material has inadvertently been made public.” Take that as you will, but I smell conspiracy… Doctor Who is a fabulously inventive and entertaining series I first saw on PBS in the early 1980s. The show’s absurdist elements reminded me of Monty Python’s Flying Circus—only slightly more sober.
A BBC representative added: "We deeply regret this [loss] and apologize 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 [stolen scripts] and spoilers associated with [them] not to share with a wider audience..." The five boosted scripts were leaked via emails between BBC departments. Color me paranoid, but are NSA authorities certain of Ed Snowden's whereabouts?