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BBC Apologizes For Doctor Who Leaks

There were several rumors about how the five scripts and full episode of next season’s Doctor Who leaked. Turns out it wasn’t malicious. Just not very smart.

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“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.

Thought the statement does not give details, reports are that the episodes and scripts were shared via a public FTP site. (For those who don’t know what that is, think “DropBox.”)

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The Real History of Science Fiction

BBC America continues to try to break out from under the umbrella of their parent company overseas with another spot of original programming. This time, they’re bringing us a talking head documentary series called “The Real History of Science Fiction.”

Below we’ve got the list of stars they’ve rounded up, other than the ones featured here.

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Anansi Boys Being Developed for a Miniseries

And the hits just keep on coming for Gaiman. First it was Joseph Gordon-Levitt optioning Sandman. Then it was American Gods being pulled from development hell by Fremantle. Now it’s RED productions, who create some of the really good stuff you see on BBC, picking up Anansi Boys.

From Gaiman’s journal:

Other TV news also came to fruition today, although I do not have anywhere to link you to, so you will have to take my word for it: Anansi Boys is going to be made into a TV miniseries in the UK, by RED, for the BBC.

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BBC One’s Xmas Shows Trailer

It’s a mash up of all the shows BBC One will be showing this Christmas season, (including Toy Story 3 apparently.) The main reason to watch it is it has more footage in it for the Doctor Who Xmas Special than the actual teaser than ran after “Day of The Doctor.”

But before you do, I better warn you, there’s a moment that’s so seriously gag inducing, it made me hope that the Doctor’s regeneration happens ASAP. Also that said regeneration fixes this relationship with Clara right quick.

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