British Doctor Who fans are not pleased that a trailer for the upcoming fiftieth anniversary special was screened last weekend at Comic Con.
A vocal group of fans believe that British viewers should have been allowed to see the trailer first.
Writing to Radio Times’ twitter account, one angry fan said “I don’t understand! This is a UK show and we don’t get to look first? How is that right or justifiable?”
Another wrote “They don’t care about their UK fans any more. It’s all about making it big in the US.”
“They don’t care about their UK fans any more,” another laments, “it’s all about making it big in the US.” While over on Facebook, talk turned to the popular argument of who pays for what: “No offence to American fans, but this is a British show… The least we can get is a trailer when we are the ones who pay the license fee!”
This isn’t the first time U.S. fans have got a look at an anniversary special before the U.K. viewers did. Back in 1983, “The Five Doctors” was screened on NJN (New Jersey Network) before it aired in Great Britain.
Are the British fans right or should they just chill out?