They've already spoken repeatedly, how many more times should they speak to it?
It must be nice living in a world where you're just happy with whatever people decide to give you!
No, they haven't been straight forward about this at all. They've been deceptive and that's a huge source of the problem. It feeds the crackpots.
Yet the BBC flat out lied in June saying they have no missing episodes. They have no credibility in the fans eyes in regards to missing episodes after that incident. They probably have Marco Polo but they will keep denying it until they release it.
I agree and that's a huge part of the problem. Those who should be trust worthy aren't, which is leading to all sorts of craziness.