Found another interview with Mark Gatiss where he dishes on more of the stuff about this fab episode of Doctor Who. This one is with Entertainment Weekly.
“Ah, well, it’s the Doctor meets Robin Hood. That’s the most straightforward pitch there’s ever been, really! Steven (Moffat, Doctor Who executive producer) said to me, “Would you do Robin Hood?” And I thought, “Yes!” I’ve always been a huge fan of the Errol Flynn film (1938’s Michael Curtiz-directed The Adventures of Robin Hood), one of the greatest films I think ever made.”
I’ve watched the occasional episode of Doctor Who since it came back on air. I was not a religious watcher – if I happened to find a rerun that caught my attention, I might watch a show or two before moving on to something else.
The casting of Peter Capaldi has changed this. I’m a weekly watcher now, planted in front of the TV at 9:00 pm, ready for some fun.
Episode 3 did not disappoint. The episode was Robot of Sherwood, Clara chose to meet Robin Hood and the Doctor agreed.
The Hollywood Reporter has done a fab interview with Mark Gatiss about this one.
One of my favorite bits from the interview?
Mark Gatiss: “They go back to 12th-century Nottingham and discover that they’re in the middle of the Errol Flynn movie.”
I can’t think of a more fun place to be…
I generally don’t discuss things of a political nature but I saw this bit on TV this morning and it made me laugh. President Obama has great timing and delivery. Starts at about the :44 second mark.