The return of Doctor Who to the tellybox can mean only one thing – a Twitter explosion every Saturday night akin to the entire population of the UK sticking their heads out of the window and shouting at the top of their lungs. This week’s cry was a resounding “Blimey, that was a bit good.” And, “By jove, how on Earth did they keep that secret.”
Good work, Auntie Beeb. But it also proves something about the nature of secrets in this all-digital, all-information, all-instant age – it is possible to keep a secret after all. Albeit not if you follow the official Doctor Who Twitter feed that mentioned a certain character’s appearance they second they popped up on screen. Those poor time shifters/everyone in the world outside the UK, eh?
@ steven_moffat Doctor Who: heartfelt thanks to all the journalists, bloggers, and forum members who kept our little secret for tonight. You are the best!
And also, because we found this taste into the Twitter life of Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat funny:
The SFX Twitter Stream(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
@ ManMadeMoon Just watched trailer for Wreck-it Ralph. Someone at Disney tapped into my childhood and made a film just for me!(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
@ radiomaru I feel like sp vol 1 suffers now because the movie covers it almost verbatim and is so much bigger and more exciting. Book is still good ;o;(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
@ wilw "I sure am glad the SyFy channel is doing more reality shows, instead of original Science Fiction shows!" - Nobody, ever.
I drove the Enterprise MT @ nightcrawlerfan What did you do in high school? Besides be in the unofficial D&D club in your friend's basements.(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
@ edgarwright By the way, the 'Spaced' episode on C4 tomorrow is a repeat, but it does feature CGI Jabba, the spider walk %26 the French plantations scenes.(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)
@ MoTancharoen Thank you so much for all your kind words. We are beyond excited. Here we go! #S.H.I.E.L.D.(opens in new tab)
@ NathanFillion Someone just played the Firefly Theme on set. I'm so giddy, I wanna shoot a Fed in the face!(opens in new tab) (opens in new tab)