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Robin Hood trivia[edit]

Something worth adding here at some point, by somebody who can write it better than me. When the Doctor is showing Robin Hood his own legend within the spacecraft, with a series of Robin Hood images: The 3rd image is taken from an old black and white Robin Hood television series, which starred Patrick Troughton, the 2nd Doctor. So this is a rare and possibly the only case where something outside of Doctor Who has been referenced which also had a major Doctor Who actor in it, and said major actor is shown in said role. He was actually the first person to ever play the role of Robin Hood in anything on television (There'd of course been films of the character prior to this). Leviathan278

Removed beheading scene[edit]

Apparently before broadcast, a scene where Robin decapitates the Sheriff in the climactic battle was removed. This was also going to reveal that the Sheriff was at least partly robotic. It was removed in light of the beheading of the two journalists by ISIS. Numerous reliable sources are available indicating this.[1] --Ebyabe talk - Repel All Boarders ‖ 02:45, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

It is in the article, under Production (with several sources). --MASEM (t) 03:00, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Trivia[edit]

I know trivia sections are discouraged but I noticed some interesting trivia in this episode. When the Doctor is sword fighting Robin Hood he mentions he has had experience sword fighting before (See the Christmas Invasion and the Sea Devils) and the Sheriff nearly quotes King Henry II's famous "who will rid me of this turbulent priest?" line as "Who will rid me of this persistent doctor?"--Lerdthenerd wiki defender 07:56, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Tom[edit]

I’m probably going to want to check this, when the show gets repeated, tonight.

But didn’t Robin introduce himself — or get introduced — as Tom the Tinker, rather than Tom The Tinkerer?

Cuddy2977 (talk) 10:01, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Forbes[edit]

"Forbes was more positive towards this episode than the previous two..." this is slightly misleading, since the review cited is by a different reviewer than the previous two. His review can be found here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilmidgley/2014/09/06/review-doctor-who-episode-803-the-crucial-plot-that-was-edited-out-with-the-beheading/. Not sure if it merits changing the article: I just thought I would mention it. G S Palmer (talkcontribs) 21:07, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

I've got a number of issues with the critical reception sections this series. I cut the first two down by about a third to remove weasel words, POV statements and hyperbole, along with a excessive number of quotes. I agree that judgments and comparisons such as the one cited above should be removed or rewritten to be more neutral. I also would suggest that the constant noting of reviewers praising the individual actors' performances should be limited; that's pretty commonplace in reviews and results in bloat in the article. Far more relevant is when a reviewer pans a performance. --Drmargi (talk) 21:44, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Air date[edit]

Requesting clarification on why this episode, out of the entirety of the revived show, is the only one that needs a reference for the air date? Many thanks. AlexTheWhovian (talk) 03:07, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

G S Palmer is wrong in this instance. Refs are routinely removed once an episode has aired. The reason should be obvious; a past air date is easily verifiable, even without a source. -- [[User:Edokter]] {{talk}} 10:40, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks, I thought that this was the case, it's the standard that we've normally run by. AlexTheWhovian (talk) 10:46, 11 January 2015 (UTC)