The TARDIS takes the Doctor to Sherwood Forest in this week’s episode of Doctor Who…but not without a bit of Sci-Fi still thrown in as the episode is, after all, called “Robot of Sherwood” and features the writing talents of Mark Gatiss in his first script of the season. Because…you know, he doesn’t have enough going on (Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Being Brilliant…)
“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?”
The Doctor does not believe in Robin Hood as he declares, “No damsels in distress, no pretty castles…no such thing as Robin Hood!”…but Clara begs to differ in this sneak peek from Episode 3:
The Robin Hood episode features Tom Riley as Robin Hood, Ben Miller as the Sheriff of Nottingham and Robin’s merry band of robots.
Jenna Coleman gets to channel her inner “Maid Marian”….Oliva de Havilland never had it this good!
The one person Clara always wanted to meet was Robin Hood and now The Doctor has made that possible for her…however begrudgingly. I think Clara is Fangirling here:
But who wouldn’t fangirl over Tom Riley as Robin Hood?
And she gets to don these gorgeously sexy Maid Marian frocks!
The sonic screwdriver in the Sheriff of Nottingham’s hands could prove to be a dangerous combination!
I can already tell I’m going to LOVE this episode! I always do, anytime they take a leap back in time.
Robot of Sherwood airs on BBC1 and BBC America on 6th September
Lady Anglophile…bow and arrow at the ready!