Doctor Who is a television series that understands the danger of plot spoilers. Throughout the series’ fifty-year duration, the Doctor has discouraged all of his time- travelling companions from visiting their past or future selves. To do so is called ‘crossing your own time stream,’ and is very, very bad. Discovering ‘spoilers’ about your future life (or spoiling the future by talking to your past self ) causes a time paradox, creates a rift in both time and space and can actually lead to the destruction of the universe (or of all universes – yes, there are many). The word ‘spoilers’ became somewhat of a catchcry during the series’ most recent seasons, as the character River Song said it to the Doctor every time he inquired about his own future.
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