The spoiler wars are over, and the spoilerphobes have won. Marauding bands of anti-spoiler vigilantes roam the digital countryside, swiftly dispatching any who dare reveal the ending a movie or TV episode before they’ve had a chance to see it. Those lucky enough to survive are brought before the Spoiler Tribunal, where a council of elders uses an esoteric astrological system to determine if a sufficient amount of time has passed to justify the open discussion of plot points, or if it’s been a busy week at work and we were just wiped at the end of the day so we haven’t gotten around to it yet. Those deemed to be dicks out to ruin it for everyone will be tossed into the Pit Of Obfuscation, where no one will tell them what happened on Game Of Thrones last night and the HBO Go is always crashing.
Into this dystopian landscape comes the new Google Chrome browser plugin IMDb Hide Episode Spoilers, which covers up potentially enjoyment-dampening information like the number of TV episodes in which a certain character appears (i.e., if they get killed/written off before the end of the series) on a show’s or actor’s IMDb page. The plugin can also be turned on and off, so you can remain ignorant of who ended up as a zombie buffet on The Walking Dead while still being able to confirm that Aaron Paul played a guy called Sky Commander Winky on one episode of The X-Files. Uh, spoiler alert?
[h/t Laughing Squid]