Steven Moffat reveals 'how much I hate' spoilery Doctor Who fans

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Dec 14, 2012

In Doctor Who, the mysterious River Song keeps warning the Doctor and his TARDIS traveling companions about "spoilers," and thanks to Twitter, Facebook and other such social media, we have to tread carefully, because spoilers can be found everywhere. And showrunner Steven Moffat has made it quite clear how much he HATES it.

In a recent interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Moffat talked about how much he hated the so-called Doctor Who fans who keep spoiling his sci-fi series by revealing major key plot points before the show even airs on TV, saying:

"You can imagine how much I hate them. It's only fans who do this, or they call themselves fans." Adding "I wish they could go and be fans of something else."

The Doctor Who showrunner then went on to talk about how a fan had posted, on an Internet forum, the entire plot of the first two episodes he'd seen during a press screening—even after the production team had asked people not to reveal anything.

"It's heartbreaking in a way because you're trying to tell stories, and stories depend on surprise. So to have some twit who came to a press launch, write up a story in the worst, most ham-fisted English you can imagine, and put it on the internet [is heartbreaking]. I just hope that guy never watched my show again, because that's a horrific thing to do."

Moffat then added:

"Stories depend on shocking people. Stories are the moments that you didn't see coming, that are what live in you and burn in you forever. If you are denied those, it's vandalism."

Do you agree with Moffat? Do you think there are too many spoilers out there? Or do you actually like being spoiled?

(via BBC News)

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