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'Doctor Who' fans angry at Comic-Con exclusive 50th anniversary video

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Doctor Who fans have expressed their frustration at the first 50th anniversary trailer being shown exclusively at Comic-Con.

The short trailer hasn't been made available online for fans who were unable to attend the San Diego fan convention, angering fans of the sci-fi show online.

The Doctor (Matt Smith) in Doctor Who: 'The Bells of St John'

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The Doctor in The Bells of St John



The Comic-Con video was designed as a special treat for the fans who queued and paid for tickets for the convention, but this hasn't stopped non Comic-Con attendees from complaining.

A selection of comments on the Digital Spy Doctor Who forums are below:

saladfingers81: "So all those years I spent buying the DVDs and the books and the merchandise when the show was off air and the conventions attended not to mention paying the licence fee that you know, helps make the show...all that doesn't matter. I don't get to enjoy the trailer for fiftieth. We get nowt. Nothing. Nada.

"But hey! It doesn't matter. They're too busy on their knees kissing the feet of Uncle Sam to care about us sad sacks! What do we matter? We get to see a Tardis at an airport. What a fun packed year it continues to be for us!"

Amyy.: "Sure, we'll get the trailer eventually. But the fact it's ready, it's been shown, and we have to miss out. Not cool."

YorkshireKat: "Even a scene by scene description of the trailer would of been fine for a geek like me."

Daleks in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special

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Daleks in the 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special



StarryNight: "I think we have a right to legitimately complain that the trailer is being made available first to an audience who have not paid a licence fee that pays for Doctor Who to be made in the first place. Seems a bit rich to me tbh. They've of course paid a lot for their tickets to comic-con but none of that is going back to the BBC as far as I know."

Ryanellis: "Come on now guys calm down. We did get 3 frames (of about 135,000) from the episode. Why should we be entitled to more? The people of Comic-Con are just generally better people than all of us and definitely deserved the trailer for no reason whatsoever."

SilenceWillFall: "While people in the audience were told not to take any footage of the trailer, they weren't told not to release information about what is in the trailer. So we have had quite a few websites actually providing very detailed descriptions of the trailer that have very hard to avoid if you read Doctor Who related websites. So we basically know every single detail of that trailer and yet are unablle to see it, how is that better for anyone?"

The BBC did release some new information about the Doctor Who 50th special last night, confirming Digital Spy's exclusive report from earlier this year that the Daleks would be involved in the story.

Matt Smith bid farewell to Doctor Who fans at this year's Comic-Con, while Jenna Coleman made her debut at the convention.

[Comic-Con 2013 - In Pictures]

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