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If you watched the last episode of Doctor Who you missed something pretty important. Find out what it is.
Last Saturday, the Doctor Who episode "Robots of Sherwood" aired and there was one scene missing. After the tragic death of US journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic State (ISIS) militants last week BBC decided to cut a scene. A BBC spokesman said "In light of recent news events, we have made an edit to episode three out of respect." The reason given was, "The scene has been reported to feature a beheading of a character during the episode, which in light of the murder of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff has been considered inappropriate for this broadcast."
"Robot of Sherwood" is the third episode of the eighth series of Doctor Who, the British science fiction television show about a time traveling "Time Lord" known as "The Doctor." The episode was written by Mark Gatiss and directed by Paul Murphy, and first broadcast on September 6, 2014. The episode stars Peter Capaldi as "The Doctor" and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. It guest stars Tom Riley as Robin Hood and Ben Miller as the Sheriff of Nottingham.
On August 18, 2014, a rough version of the episode was leaked online. It's black-and-white, and the visual and audio effects and music are pretty rough. So far, three episodes have been leaked including "Deep Breath" and "Into the Dalek". The BBC urged fans not to spread spoilers from the script and episodes. Doctor Who fans have been phenomenal in supporting this initiative. We never even looked for it until after we watched it. But, now that the episode has aired, we can't see any harm in sharing what was cut. But first...
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So, what was cut?
In the final battle between Robin Hood and the Sheriff Robin cuts off the Sheriff's head. The head then rolls to the ground and starts talking.
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM: I forgot to mention M'Lady that the skyship fell on me. And my rude mechanical friends took good care of me. Very good.
CLARA: You're a robot too.
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM: Half of me M'Lady. The rest of me is talent and pure flair!
THE SHERIFF'S BODY HOLDS A SWORD AT CLARA'S NECK.
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM: Surrender or the wench dies.
ROBIN HOOD THROWS THE SHERIFF HIS HEAD WHICH HE REATTACHS
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAM: Thank you
ROBIN HOOD: Call it a sporting gesture. One which will cost you.
THE SWORD FIGHT CONTINUES
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After that it continues as aired. It's a pretty big cut when you think about it. Without it, you have no idea there's anything different about the Sheriff.
What do you think of the cut scene? Do you think it's good that it was cut out? Do you miss Tina?
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