Plenty of fans are still coasting on their Comic-Con high, while sites such as ours continue sifting through the tons of new announcements and revelations unleashed by the annual pop culture singularity that recently wrapped up in San Diego. It’s always a little sad for those of us who didn’t get to make the pilgrimage out there in any given year, but it seems that Doctor Who fans in the United Kingdom are particularly irritated by one specific element of of this year’s Con programming: the premiere of the trailer for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode. It’s not that they objected to it being shown, of course; they’re just not happy that it premiered here in the States first, rather than in its native country.
As we reported earlier, the trailer was premiered for the Comic-Con crowd during the Sunday Doctor Who panel in the San Diego convention center’s massive Hall H. Once word got out, the nerd rage began simmering across social media, after beaming Comic-Con attendees began gushing about the awesomeness of the Who panel and the new trailer online. Soon enough, the backlash from U.K. fans began. Angry Tweets and Facebook postings all struck the same chord, as reported by the Radio Times: