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September 6th, 2014 163 comments

What Did You Think of Robot Of Sherwood?

Now that the Third episode of series 8 has been aired what did you think? Was it everything you had hoped for or not what you expected…

In a sun-dappled Sherwood forest, the Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars and strikes up an unlikely alliance with Robin Hood.

With all of Nottingham at stake, the Doctor must decide who is real and who is fake. Can impossible heroes really exist?




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Series 8 of Doctor Who returns to UK TV screens on 23rd August, starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara.

The series is set to open with a feature length episode titled “Deep Breath”.

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163 comments

  • Andrew

    September 11th, 2014 - 10:52pm

    I have never before passed comment about any episode of DW on any forum. I grew up with Jon P and Tom B’s Doctors and have loved the new show – but ‘Robot of Sherwood’ was truly dreadful. Despite some good moments there has been a marked decline in quality over the last 18 months. Time for the show runner to regenerate methinks.

  • Anonymous

    September 11th, 2014 - 8:54pm

    i would actualy say its improved since clars joined

  • Anonymous

    September 11th, 2014 - 8:54pm

    I thought he accepted to return to write an episode for Series 9???

  • peter

    September 11th, 2014 - 4:55pm

    the programme has gone downhill fast since clara has taken over as assistant she is properly a good actress but not right for this part. the new doctor is ok but he needs a chance

  • the astronaut of death

    September 11th, 2014 - 8:25am

    well they are not going to bring r t d back

    anyway moffat has already asked him to return for an episode and he declined

  • RICHARD WORONOWICZ

    September 11th, 2014 - 12:01am

    Sorry its late, corrected my spelling errors.

    I got to agree with you , bring back russell T davies. P L E A S E.

    I never got into Steven Moffat’s stories, they tend to be too complex at times. I don’t how the young kids understand his episodes.

    What I particularly miss about Russell T Davis
    is his season final episodes. They were always had a big climax. Like when the Daleks met the Cybermen, or when all the companions were brought back together.
    In the Moffat season finals there seem to missing the action and climax. In fact they sometimes they seemed quite dull, like Pandora’s box. Which was a shame, because the previous episode of bringing all the Doctor’s monsters seemed a great idea.

    I know people complained about Matt Smith’s doctor, but was a good actor trying to work with a Steven Moffat script. When Matt appeared has guest star in Sarah Jane series, he was much better than in his own series. RT Davis did the writing

    I got to admit that I’m struggling with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor, especially understanding his what he is saying a lot of the time, and I’m English born and bread. I don’t know how the American or Australian viewers cope with understanding his accent.

    If Peter does not work out , then they should bring back Paul McGann, he was excellent in the NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR.

  • RICHARD WORONOWICZ

    September 10th, 2014 - 11:49pm

    I got to agree with you , bring back russell T davies. P L E A S E.

    I never got into Steven Moffat’s stories, they tend to be too complex at times. I don’t how the young kids understand his episodes.

    What I particularly miss about Russell T Davis
    if the season final e[isodes that he created they were always a big climax. Like when the Daleks met the Cybermen, or when all the companions were brought back together. In the Moffat season finals there seem to missing the action and climax.

    I know people complained about Matt Smith’s doctor, but he was hoe he was written by Steven Moffat. When Matt appeared he guest starred in Sarah Jane series, he was much better than in his own series.

    I got to admit that I’m struggling with Peter Capaldi’s Doctor and especially understanding what he is saying a lot of the time, and Im English born and bread. I don’t know how the American or Australian viewer cope with understanding his accent.

    If Peter does not work out , then they should bring back Paul McGann, he was excellent in the NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR.

  • Kevin Cupit

    September 10th, 2014 - 7:06pm

    Im gonna be one of few but I am really enjoying the series so far & to all you negative “fans” subsribe to Netflix & watch some American dribble

  • Jammy2305

    September 10th, 2014 - 4:04pm

    Thank you for the reply booboo! Certainly changes the perspective on the episode!

  • valdez

    September 10th, 2014 - 12:13pm

    I’m really disappointed with the season so far. The level of writing (Did the Doctor get his sonic screwdriver back or not? What’s with all the snappy juvenile retorts? It used to take me a moment to “get” the humor, now it’s all too easy. Where’s the emotion? I’m not feeling it.) has dropped considerably. The editing is a nightmare. The music (where is the thumping “we are about to throw down” motif?) is unnoticeable. Does Moffet still work over there? Who’s in charge? Capaldi has potential. Let’s do this right. .

  • Andrew

    September 10th, 2014 - 11:44am

    The new doctor comes across as unfriendly and argumentative. I simply haven’t bonded with him; he doesn’t seem to like other people.
    It also seems like Jenna is simply working with Peter Calpaldi and there is no off screen relationship/friendship as was apparent when Matt was the doctor. Rumours of her leaving Dr Who may me more than just rumours.

  • fj

    September 10th, 2014 - 9:58am

    I agree: the stories so far are not interesting, and the way scenes are put together is sort of messy.

  • mat518

    September 10th, 2014 - 9:48am

    For the love of the tardis! This episode is beyond belief. Stupid and dumbed down, bring back russell T davies. P L E A S E. – I have watched every episode of WHO from the 1st episode. The reboot with Christopher Eccleston brought a real earthyness about the show, gritty and show stopping. David Tennant bought forward a compassion that was glue the audience could connect. Matt Smith bought a conservative realism and gentle steel to the show.

    Peter Capaldi brings an iced edge that if used effectively and written well, would bring “edge of your seat” stuff.

    All I can say is that the story lines are letting the show go downhill and letting down Peter. is it lazy writing? I don’t know. But if

    It can’t rely on the momentum of DVD sales to pull it through. It starts and stops with the writing. come on Steven Moffat only good writing can rescue Dr Who from another future hiatus lasting 16 years.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 10th, 2014 - 2:43am

    For me:
    Deep Breath – 6/10
    Into the Dalek – 9/10
    Robots of Sherwood – 8/10

  • big gan

    September 9th, 2014 - 11:45pm

    I think some people are forgetting that its supposed to be a family show. As a big fan since I was 7 and still am (now 45) I thought it ticked all the boxes. I remember asa child being scared to death of dr who and the brain of morbius, looking at it now makes me laugh. We need the new generation to love it as well so it will continue.

  • Doctordredd67

    September 9th, 2014 - 10:46pm

    I agree, Jenna looked stunning. 😉

  • Dave

    September 9th, 2014 - 12:16pm

    Absolutely agree RassilonRocks. Stories are just stupid. Some of the Dr Who fundamentals seem to have changed. The Tardis travels by dematerializing. It shouldn’t fly through the air. And the Doctor fighting Robin Hood with a spoon against a sword.

  • booboo

    September 9th, 2014 - 12:08pm

    a big scene was cut robin chops the sheriffs head of during the sword fight and it rolls on the floor and speaks revealing him to be part human part robot – he then puts his head back on and the fight continues

  • Jammy2305

    September 9th, 2014 - 12:02pm

    What exactly was cut? Everyone keeps talking about it without actually saying what happens and where…

  • Dorian Gray

    September 9th, 2014 - 1:22am

    *Beautiful* sorry spellcheck

  • Dorian Gray

    September 9th, 2014 - 1:20am

    The story line was fun, nonsense but fun, i feel it was a true look at how peter is making the doctor his own and well jenna was just butiful

  • RassilonRocks

    September 8th, 2014 - 10:48pm

    It wasn’t awful, doctor who needs to appeal to children as well as hardcore fans. This episode whilst considered light for us olders would be perfect to role play in the playground with robin hood and spoon swordfighting. Imagine how important that is for someone who is still trying to accept a scary old man taking over from their fun, childish doctor.

  • Anonymous

    September 8th, 2014 - 7:07pm

    Nothings going on, the first three episodes have been absolutely brilliant aswell as the acting and the storylines 😀

  • juls

    September 8th, 2014 - 4:56pm

    sob sob sob sob sob I have watch DR Who since I was a child …have waited with baited breath to watch PC as the DR ……have watched first 3 episodes is utter rubbish . bad acting . bad story lines !!!!!!! what is going on ???????????????????

  • Whoever

    September 8th, 2014 - 4:12pm

    I was unsure when I heard Capaldi was to be the new Doctor but I am won over completely. He makes a refreshing change and the humour is well written. Matt Smith never did it for me (sorry Matt) with just the occasional good episode but this season is looking very good indeed.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 8th, 2014 - 3:41pm

    The Doctor wasn’t joking about it being a spoon, he was confident in his ability to wield the spoon. That’s not being stupid, that’s being awesome, especially considering he actually disarmed Robin Hood with it. You’re saying the Doctor’s confidence in his ability to wield a spoon is more stupid than fart-joke monsters or aliens made of fat?
    The Doctor’s exclaimed using the word “God” before, and in The Seeds of Death (a Second Doctor story), he exclaimed “Oh my heavens!”. If you live in/visit one place long enough, you tend to pick up it’s mannerisms and phrases, and the Doctor visits Earth more than any other planet in the universe. Honestly, why does something like that even matter???

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 8th, 2014 - 3:35pm

    1. Clara hasn’t done much outside of the “of the Doctor” trilogy, and even that hasn’t really upstaged the Doctor.
    2. Danny Pink is clearly a very different character from Rory, and I seriously doubt that they’ll be like another Amy and Rory.
    3. What was wrong with Amy and Rory?!? They both grew, developed, and in Amy’s case, matured over the course of their adventures with the Doctor.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 8th, 2014 - 3:30pm

    Yes! Finally! Someone else who likes Victory of the Daleks!!! 😀

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 8th, 2014 - 3:28pm

    Fun fact my Dad told me while we were watching the episode: Patrick Troughton was the first actor to play Robin Hood onscreen.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    September 8th, 2014 - 3:26pm

    I felt it was a very fun episode, which is a nice change of tone after the darkness of Deep Breath and Into the Dalek. For me, a lot of the appeal of Doctor Who comes from the fun of each adventure. This was definitely a fun one. The plot was simple with decent foreshadowing, the dynamic between the Doctor and Robin Hood never failed to amuse me, Clara continues her trend of being a more consistent character from the previous three episodes, the Sheriff was a bit campy, but fun nonetheless, the robots were menacing until they were defeated by dishes, and the darker Twelfth Doctor fit in surprisingly well. I wasn’t expecting much from this episode, but Mark Gatiss delivered, and like The Unquiet Dead, Victory of the Daleks, Night Terrors, and Cold War before it, Robots of Sherwood is a very enjoyable episode to me. 9/10.

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