For those of you who are dying to see the season finale of Doctor Who, I hope you pre-ordered your Blu-ray copy of the second part of season seven, as about 1,000 plus copies have been shipped early in the United States of America, which includes the yet unaired “The Name of The Doctor,” that reveals the actual name of the Doctor.
The BBC has confirmed the flub via Twitter after two different people posted online that they received and viewed the DVDs in the mail.
Without reposting the entire synopsis, this snippet seems to align with what has been going on in the IDW Publishing series Doctor Who: Prisoners of Time, that we have been reviewing on this site.
The Great Intelligence kidnaps the Doctors friends, including River Song. They go to the graveyard planet Trenzalore.
You can read more (sans the actual Doctor’s name) at ONTD
And though the two or three people who have posted that they have received the DVDs early haven’t posted any major spoilers, that hasn’t stopped someone from attempting to post the episodes online via the various torrent sites. The BBC is currently taking down those posts as quickly as they can, and though you may not be able to access the actual episode before it airs this weekend, it is only a matter of time before the name hits the Intardwebz and everyone loses their stuff.
Honestly, I’m very surprised the Doctor’s name hasn’t been spilled out already, which means fans are either really honest and great, or I’m just not looking in the right place.