‘Doctor Who’: 9 Burning Questions For ‘Robot Of Sherwood’

September 7, 2014 1:02 PM

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Not to editorialize too much, but “Robot of Sherwood,” the third episode of the eighth series of “Doctor Who,” may be one of the funniest and best-structured episodes of all time. It’ll take a few more viewings to determine whether it reaches the lofty heights of a “Blink,” but writer Mark Gatiss crafted a great, standalone hour that also raises plenty of questions about the future of the series.

…And why do all these robots want to get there? In the past three episodes, we’ve seen Missy (Michelle Gomez) rescue both a cyborg and a space soldier from the moment of their deaths, stealing them to a place she calls paradise. This week, the robots crashed on Earth (shades of the season opener, bt...

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