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Dr Who: Robot of Sherwood
Spaceship Dispatcher
peladon wrote:

Also it looks increasingly as if its to become the Clara show - a 20something earth woman with more wit than a 900 yr old time lord

Merely the different personalities of two strong characters who express themselves in different ways. Sounds like a recipe for great drama to me, especially when played by two such exceptional talents.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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JustBrad
peladon wrote:

Also it looks increasingly as if its to become the Clara show - a 20something earth woman with more wit than a 900 yr old time lordAngry


As long as it isn't over done, I prefer this to the days of the companion whose only lines were, "What are you doing, Doctor?" and "What's that, Doctor?"
 
Space Chopper
Enjoyable hokum- it's clear that Gatiss loved his Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks movies as well as classic Who- Robin cutting the banner with a dagger and sliding down it was a direct lift from Fairbanks' The Black Pirate. This was kind of 'Dr Who meets Robin Hood- Men In Tights', and it was rather fun!
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Klenotka
JustBrad wrote:

peladon wrote:

Also it looks increasingly as if its to become the Clara show - a 20something earth woman with more wit than a 900 yr old time lordAngry


As long as it isn't over done, I prefer this to the days of the companion whose only lines were, "What are you doing, Doctor?" and "What's that, Doctor?"


Definitely. 12 is shaping up to be one of the more interesting Doctors (with a personality for a change), with Clara serving as his human interface. Didn´t Sarah Jane often "translate" the Doctor talk to others? Wink
I love Jenna this season. I liked her before but her Clara was more of a plot device than a real character. Where 11 was like "no, no, you can´t do that.", 12 says "Do the clever thing." and sends her to do something. It is very refreshing and it actually shows how much he trusts her )and that she is the only one he cares about at this point).
Peter and Jenna are perfect. Their chemistry is very natural and Jenna obviously benefited from more mature actor (professionally) and Doctor.
I can´t wait to see what happens next.


I already dread the moment when Clara will leave - either this season or next, it will be very sad (and played marvelously by both of them)
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Gauda Cheese
Soon as I saw Gatiss' name i groaned. This was just a hokey runaround where nothing major happens. if you skip it you miss nothing.

The Troughton cameo was pretty cool though.

This new show started in 2005 and even now I still cringe at the Doctor making sexual innuendo's.

On a plus, the screwdriver isn't being used as much.
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JustBrad
Klenotka wrote:



I already dread the moment when Clara will leave - either this season or next, it will be very sad (and played marvelously by both of them)


Perhaps, but it will be time. Two to three seasons should be the max for a companion.
 
Coser
Not that fussed, to be honest.

First we had a re-hash of David Tennant's "Girl in the Fireplace", a theme that seems to be running through all this season, with a dash of Matt Smith's "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship".

Then we had William Hartnell's "Planet of Giants" with a Dalek twist.

Now Jon Pertwee's "The Time Warrior" complete with robot knights.

I know Peter Capaldi wanted to return to the style of the classic doctors, but I didn't think he wanted to rip off most of the stories too!

And couldn't they have done a better job with the costumes? Robin's was entirely the wrong colour, and the entire band was made up of stereotypes, no wonder the Doctor thought something was wrong with them.

(Robin wearing green is most likely a mistake based on the use of "Lincoln Green". Lincoln was not known for green dye, and it was probably a mis-read of "Lincoln Grain", which produced a dye of a reddish colour.)
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Travisina
Coser wrote:

And couldn't they have done a better job with the costumes? Robin's was entirely the wrong colour, and the entire band was made up of stereotypes, no wonder the Doctor thought something was wrong with them.

I think that was the whole point!

Coser wrote:(Robin wearing green is most likely a mistake based on the use of "Lincoln Green". Lincoln was not known for green dye, and it was probably a mis-read of "Lincoln Grain", which produced a dye of a reddish colour.)

That's really interesting. How many other legends centre on mis-readings and mistranslations? I've heard that Cinderella's glass slippers were actually fur slippers in the original French, the confusion arising between the two identical-sounding words vair (fur) and verre (glass).
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JustBrad
Coser wrote:
...and the entire band was made up of stereotypes, no wonder the Doctor thought something was wrong with them.


Ah, yes, but where do those stereotypes come from?

Hooded Man
Hooded Man's Large Friend
Fallen Friar
Local Rogue
Traveling Bard

All based on actual 12th century accounts, though not necessarily in the same place at the same time. And the Hooded Man of Barnesly was known to have a rivalry with the local sheriff, who later moved and became sheriff of Nottingham. Well, that's one historian's Connect The Dots theory anyway... Smile
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
There's also a local theory around these parts that the Nottingham itself is something that has become changed over time and the basis for the legend was actually Northampton, as some elements of the legend fit here better than there.

*but I would support that Grin
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trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
loved every minute! Okay, it's not a serious story... but since that was obviously never the intention, it would not be fair judge it as anything other than the light relief adventure that it actually was. In that regard it was a whole lot of fun


But that's enough about "The Horns Of Nimon", what did you think about "Robot Of Sherwood"? Grin Grin
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
trevor travis wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:
loved every minute! Okay, it's not a serious story... but since that was obviously never the intention, it would not be fair judge it as anything other than the light relief adventure that it actually was. In that regard it was a whole lot of fun

But that's enough about "The Horns Of Nimon", what did you think about "Robot Of Sherwood"? Grin Grin

Ah... if only The Horns of Nimon had been as much fun as DW:RoS Grin

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Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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JustBrad
Robin Hoooo-ooood, It is I...... The Serrrrr-ifffff....
 
trevor travis
JustBrad wrote:

Robin Hoooo-ooood, It is I...... The Serrrrr-ifffff....


Massive pity Graham Crowden died a few years ago.... it would have been perfect casting. Grin
 
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I enjoyed this episode.
A possible them I picked up on was the idea that the Doctor may have become too cynical, so much so that he has trouble believeing a hero like Robin Hood might be real.
 
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