Doctor Who Season 8, Episode 1 Leaked and Uploaded to The Pirate Bay
By Tarun Mazumdar | July 15, 2014 2:41 PM EST
Scene from "Doctor Who" Season 8 has leaked and it landed on The Pirate Bay. The footage is watermarked and unfinished. Apparently, the leaked footage has markers which points out that it was meant for a Brazilian subtitling company.
According to TorrentFreak, "Doctor Who" Season 8, Episode 1 was leaked over the weekend and later it was uploaded to The Pirate Bay.
The footage from "Doctor Who" Season 8 was named as a "pre air screener." Reportedly, it is one hour and 16 minutes long.
The leaked copy of the upcoming season of "Doctor Who" is unfinished. It is monochrome and watermarked.
The video shows the text - "Property of BBC Worldwide. For screening purposes only," and "Prepared for Marcelo Camargo at Drei Marc."
TF noted that Marc Drei Productions is a company owned by Marcelo Camargo. This Brazil-based company does subtitling job. However, no reports suggest that Marc Drei Productions is behind the leak of the unreleased footage.
This is not the first time something like this has happened to BBC and "Doctor Who." Scripts of the new season were leaked.
According to BBC, five scripts for the upcoming series of the how leaked online before the broadcast.
BBC Worldwide confirmed the leak and issued a statement.
"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."
"We would like to make a plea to anyone who might have any of this material and spoilers associated with it not to share it with a wider audience so that everyone can enjoy the show as it should be seen when it launches. We know only too well that Doctor Who fans are the best in the world and we thank them for their help with this and their continued loyalty."
"Doctor Who" Season 8, Episode 1 premieres on August 7 and Peter Capaldi stars as the Doctor.
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