‘Doctor Who’ Roundup: Did This Fan Video Inspires New Season’s Intro? & Rough Cut of First Episode Leaked to Internet
The BBC continues to shove its fingers into the Internet dike that is spraying Doctor Who leaks and threatens to flood the whole series. First is was scripts, now it’s a rough cut video of the first episode! What next, we get leaks from the Doctor Who movie? Many of you might be worried about spoilers, but we’re gonna be careful to not reveal anything and won’t be posting the video here. We do have a fan made opening that is said to be part of the inspiration for this season’s opening credits.Let’s start with the fan made opening. It’s a lot more fun to talk about. I haven’t tried to find the leaked scripts or the video, but when I came across this video I couldn’t help thinking that Doctor Who fans would love to see it and wouldn’t be spoiled by viewing it.
Others that have read the scripts noted that Billy Hanshaw was mentioned in regards to the new intro sequence. Hanshaw put together this video and posted it to the Internet last year in September. It’s gotten just over 600,000 views as of today. Now some might say that Hanshaw is a professional, and he is, he works on commercials and Corporate media, but this is his personal love letter to Doctor Who. That said, check out his opening credits below:
Pretty damn sweet in my opinion. I’m sure that Steven Moffat and the BBC have punched up the real opening with shots and voice overs of Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman, but I like this intro. Check the comments on the video, lots of people point our the script mention, thankfully without any additional spoilers.
On to more serious news. Just as the scripts leaked to the Internet, the latest leak is a video of the entire rough cut of the first episode. Before you run and try to find it here’s a screen shot that shows how rough and unprocessed the video is. I wouldn’t waste my time with it.
This video leak also originated from the BBC’s Worldwide’s Latin America headquarters in Miami, and surprise-surprise, it’s the same place the leaked scripts came out of, who would have figured that? The scripts and videos were sent early for translation for airing in Latin American countries. I guess once the scripts were leaked without any videos that everyone at the BBC thought it was over, but it sadly wasn’t.
Now desperate Doctor Who fans that just can’t wait can find the rough cut of the first episode Deep Breath online. There’s no color, limited CGI effects and doesn’t feature the new opening sequence mentioned in the scripts. The BBC responded to this latest leak saying:
This is part of BBC Worldwide’s ongoing security investigation into leaked unfinished Doctor Who materials. This content is currently being removed and originates from the same Miami server disabled last week, it is not a new issue. We’d like to thank the amazing Doctor Who fans who are continuing to keep fansites and social media spoiler-free.
That’s it, I’m not going to discuss and details about the episode because as I said, I’ll wait for the fully completed episode in August. Something I would like to talk about is the new ebook about the Cybermen, Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File. It’s free to download for those in the UK until July 31st. The rest of us can buy it over at Itunes or Amazon.
The Doctor Who: Cybermen Monster File ebook is an interactive history of one of the Doctor’s most famous foes. Every version of the Cybermen is brought to life using clips, fabulous photos and in-depth info plus there’s a brand new adventure written by Joseph Lidster… In Cybermen: Status Update a young man is all that stands between freedom and a world ruled by Cybermen! You can read the story or hear it delivered by the Voice of the Cybermen himself, the brilliant Nicholas Briggs.
Here’s the promotional video for the latest story.
It looks like a lot of fun. I’ll be downloading this instead of looking for spoiler leaks.