robot_of_sherwoodWe have all had that one fictional character that we longed to meet, regardless of the fact that they were…well, fictional. King Arthur, Malcolm Reynolds, Arthur Dent, the Doctor. Sure, we’re aware that it’s “impossible”, but how incredible would the experience would it be if it were to happen?

This week, we’re venturing back in time to Sherwood Forest in 1190 (ish), as we review Robot of Sherwood, the third episode of Series 8. While Clara meets her childhood hero and his band of Merry Men (so coined by her, apparently), the Doctor stumbles upon robotic knights working with the Sheriff of Nottingham in a potentially disastrous plot. Ha ha! HA HA!

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3 Thoughts on “Robot of Sherwood”

  • Great podcast I was interested by the point about expectations of darkness because I was originally confused by people who said it was too silly, this about the family show with decorative vegetables. On the BBC Extra behind the scenes stuff they’ve being posting them on their YouTube channel for international viewers although there was some trouble with the first one being region locked so I’m not sure if that was fixed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3skJiWEeKKA

    • Awesomesauce! Thank you very much. I’m sure I’ll enjoy these, hokey narrator or not.

      And I honestly didn’t recognize that it was my expectations that made me dislike this episode until I said it in the cast. Once that point hit, you can kinda hear my whole view on the episode shift into “yeah, not what I was hoping for, but it’s goofy fun.”

  • I absolutely enjoyed the episode. I’ve liked all of this season’s, and really like Capaldi’s Doctor.

    About the grumpy Doctor (what did you call him, a curmudgeon?) … he’s a throwback to Hartnell, particularly the early episodes. The spoon thing was great (callback to Sylvester McCoy, I thought), and the whole idea of getting an opinion, particularly a wrong one, and sticking with it way too far is consistent with Tom Baker’s Doctor.

    Maybe I’m just tired of the kids that have been carrying the mantle for so long that I’m looking for reasons to like a grown-up Doctor. Whatever the reason, I am liking him. And, I really liked the old school feel of the episode.

    That being said, I’m looking forward to the next episode, and the scary thing under the bed. Doctor Who has always traditionally done a great job of appealing the the things that scare the kids. I’m looking for more of that next episode.

    Thanks again for your podcasts.

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