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Series 8 Filming: A Merry Day

river-spoiler-journalFilming on Series 8 of Doctor Who continued today and some plot details for the third episode of the run have been revealed.

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Pertbaker34
Pertbaker34

It won't literally be Robin Hood. Gatiss will play with the legend, and have a romp with it but it will all have a Doctor Who sci-fi spin. Gatiss is too much of a history buff to use a legend as fact.

DoctorPotterHolmes007
DoctorPotterHolmes007

I hope this is good, because to be completely honest Mark Gatiss is certainly not the BEST director in my opinion!!!

MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

I just know that Capaldi is going to be brilliant. I just know it.

theicewarrior13
theicewarrior13

Clara's wearing very weird, unusual and striking costumes this series? Has anyone noticed?

MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

Mark Gatiss: Do not screw this up like you did with The crimson horror.

Adric the Genius
Adric the Genius

Robin Hood was most likely not real, so why include him?  It may be explained however, or done well enough to be true to history.

Ryan Nicholson
Ryan Nicholson

I know doctor who isn't the most historically accurate show but when you take out the monsters and the doctor is quite accurate. Robin Hood most likely wasn't real so why is he there, I hope it's explained or Gatiss dungoofed, And yes that is a word.

Oodkind
Oodkind

I like the purple shirt with the red on the coat, as seen in the video. It looks really cool. When his costume was first released, it looked too bland, but a nicely colored shirt makes it a lot better.

Badwolf2
Badwolf2

it looks like a lot of fun

Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese
Wibbly-Wobbly is John Reese

I'm betting on the crew singing happy birthday being included on the Behind the Lens... Or maybe they'll dub it with a generic non-copyright birthday song.

Sarah Manning
Sarah Manning

Just a theory here: but judging by Clara outfit would it be a stretch to assume we *might* be seeing a different echo of her? I'm probably just wishful thinking, because I SO hope we get a double-clara episode before the end of her run.

Planet of the Deaf
Planet of the Deaf

The internet is full of pictures of Jenna looking stunning in her red dress :-)


I guess the production team would have expected lots of public scrutiny and fan filming for this shoot, nice location, school holidays etc

PK-S
PK-S

Honestly, just seeing Capaldi shout in that video is giving me goosebumps. 

Liana21
Liana21

I'm looking forward this one, it looks stunning.

I love the story of Robin Hood and I've seen a better photo of Clara's dress, it's precious. And i think the purple shirt suits really cool on Capaldi's costume.

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

ive had a few dreams about Robin Hood some of the guys who have played him have been really cute and I have heard that a man of noble birth at that time wouldn't be seen with people of a lower class, unless they lost their estates to some sheriff

Baker Street is heading Into the Dalek
Baker Street is heading Into the Dalek

I'm liking the look of this one. I've always wondered why Doctor Who's never done Robin Hood, and I've got a feeling that Gatiss will not only do it justice, but it will be one of his best.

DawnTime
DawnTime

Ohh looks good looks like Jenna has hair extentions in or her hair has grown very fast.! I do like it longer.

Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas

Maybe it's not Robin Hood, but some guy who is the inspiration of Robin Hood. Or they're in an alternate reality where Robin Hood does exist...OMG THEY ARE BACK IN THE LAND OF FICTION! 



Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

They look very nice and the guy playing Robin is very cute, maybe Clara will have feelings for him and I love Claras dress

PeterGecko2
PeterGecko2

...So, Robin Hood DOES exist. Didn't see that coming.

The episode looks good, though. Can't wait!

VictorWong1
VictorWong1

Y'know, I just realized -- the purple shirt and dark trousers / coat? It's pretty much Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock outfit minus the coat. Wonder how long it'll be before the Doc gets a red buttonhole on his lapel?

grumpyoldcow
grumpyoldcow

Ooooo, maybe Sherwood Forest will really be the Gamma Forests!

AllonsyGeronimo
AllonsyGeronimo

Robots of Death was good now....Robots of Sherwood...with a .Mark Gatiss Script...AND.Peter Capaldi....This is going to be legen (wait for it) dary!

Calebxy
Calebxy

@Pertbaker34  'Robynhod' and similar forms were given as nicknames to outlaws. There were, therefore, many Robin Hoods. Why do you assume that the one from the ballads didn't exist? 

Liana21
Liana21

I've always thought that the most of myths and legends have a reality base, just oversized and pretty for the public.

ChaseMatthews
ChaseMatthews

Giant wasps and walking blobs of fat are most likely not real. That didnt stop Doctor Who.

Calebxy
Calebxy

@Adric the Genius  'Robin Hood' (or rather, and Old English form of the name) was basically a stock name for outlaws. There were many Robin Hoods. There's no reason to arbitrarily think the one spoken about in the ballads didn't exist.

Ladydetemps
Ladydetemps

@RhonDOH I've already found myself a free pattern....just need to source the fabric....

Liana21
Liana21

Yes, I am, it's gorgeous and I want it.

Exalos
Exalos

@Ryan Nicholson  No, Robin Hood did exist. Actually a lot of Robin Hoods existed. The folk tales just merged them into one person.

Liana21
Liana21

Me too, he look so good

BeyondThePolice
BeyondThePolice

@MindyMcCready  But Clara went into the Doctor's timeline where he died at Trenzalore...right? So Clara's echoes exist at all points in the timelines of Doctors 1-12, but not War. That's what I thought. In any case, though, this would hardly be the first time a companion wore period clothing.


Polyphase
Polyphase

@AllonsyGeronimo It's actually reminiscent of The Androids of Tara but with better robots I hope :)  RIP Mary

Liana21
Liana21

I love The Crimson Horror

MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

@11th Doctors Purple Coat I didn't like it. But I have really high hopes for this episode because it seems like Gatiss is focusing it on a historical character, and the last time he did that we got The unquiet dead, which was pretty good.

MeglosProductions
MeglosProductions

@Hollowquincypl @11th Doctors Purple Coat Journey to the centre of the TARDIS was awful in my opinion. Everything that happened had absolutely no consequence or point, the acting was atrocious and it had the worst...ending....ever. Still better than Crimson horror, though.