This week saw our beloved TARDIS duo take a spin into the past–specifically the 1190’s at Clara’s request. Why? Because she wants to meet Robin Hood. Be warned, spoilers lie ahead.
The Doctor keeps insisting that Robin Hood is just a legend; Robin Hood is convinced he’s quite real, and Clara doesn’t understand why they’re bickering like five-year-olds. This Doctor definitely has a sulky streak. And mad fencing skills. With a spoon.
Doing a period episode was a refreshing change of pace because no one can do costume dramas like the BBC. Okay, so the robots may negate the whole “period episode” angle, but it was still fun. I wish they’d do more of them in the future. They wouldn’t necessarily have to have any science fictions elements; it’s been awhile since we’ve had a strict historical done in the same vein as “The Aztecs” or “The Reign of Terror”, and I think they should start bringing those back.