As a researcher, the rich and creative fandom discursively surrounding a text that does-not-quite-exist yet provides a mélange of data.
With episode 6.06 having transmitted in the US, and 6.07 – the ‘game-changing’ midseries finale – already broadcast in the UK, this week seems like a good time to ponder the issue of Doctor Who spoilers.
Why do news media circulate comic book spoilers before special issues hit the stands?
When is a spoiler not a spoiler? What responsibilities do those writing on media have to alert readers to the presence of potential plot-spoiling information in their work? What do you think?