I’m gonna go out on a limb here and suggest this is the silly fun romp of Series Eight. Saturday we’ll see “Robots of Sherwood” — echoes of the mechanical knight the Sontaran built for Irongron in “The Time Warrior”, perhaps? Or another echo of the clockwork droids? Or something else altogether? I have no idea, but I really look forward to finding out. 😉 This one comes from the brain of Mark Gatiss, who also brought us “The Unquiet Dead”, “The Idiot’s Lantern”, “Victory of the Daleks”, “Night Terrors”, “Cold War”, and “The Crimson Horror” — as well as what is probably his most magnificent contribution to the series, the masterful “Adventure in Time and Space”. He’s also appeared twice as an actor (“The Lazarus Experiment” and “The Wedding of River Song”, the latter with a great deal of prosthetics and a fake accent), but won’t be in this one.
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?
Sounds delightful! I can’t wait. 😉