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September 15th, 2012 74 comments

What did you Think of A Town Called Mercy?

What did you Think of A Town Called Mercy?

The third episode of series 7a has aired so what did you think?, was it the best episode ever or just average.

The Doctor gets a Stetson (and a gun!), and finds himself the reluctant Sheriff of a Western town under siege by a relentless cyborg, who goes by the name of the Gunslinger.

But who is he and what does he want? The answer seems to lie with the mysterious Kahler-Jex, an alien doctor (yes another one!) whose initial appearance is hiding a dark secret.





74 comments

  • Anunearthlychild

    September 16th, 2012 - 9:40pm

    I have enjoyed the new series very much so far. But one thing, to quote an earlier episode the Doctor does not guns.

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    • Esterath

      September 20th, 2012 - 7:56am

      He does guns, Every incarnation has used guns and they weren’t all wimpy about like Ten was. Dear God, Ten gets on my nerves.

  • The Supreme Dalek

    September 16th, 2012 - 10:49am

    What can I say? I just watched this today, and it did not dissapoint! The best episode so far in the series! Great acting from Matt Smith too! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • 47

    September 16th, 2012 - 10:44am

    That was an excellent episode. Intelligent drama. Dealt with care and morality, by being well written and acted, with good character depth and sensitivities.

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  • Jason doctorwhoone

    September 16th, 2012 - 10:32am

    Did anyone else think of the Doctor’s granddaughter Susan when the Doctor says the horse is called Susan ?.

    Perhaps a deliberate reference to Susan herself, seeing as we are only a year away from Doctor Who’s big 50th Anniversary.

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    • McGann is the Doctor

      September 18th, 2012 - 11:46am

      My mom is called susan.

  • the astronaut of death

    September 16th, 2012 - 10:10am

    guys i ve got a question for every one who do you think the villan was in this story

    Kahler-Jex or the gunslinger

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    • Jason doctorwhoone

      September 16th, 2012 - 10:15am

      Originally I thought the gunslinger, but before the episode, the original trailer for the story had me thinking Kahler-Jex was the real baddie, which turns out he was.

      The gunslinger himself reminded me of the Borg from Star Trek – The Next Generation and Voyager, and Robocop, but mostly Robocop himself when his face is seen without his helmet on.

    • booboo

      September 16th, 2012 - 10:19am

      Kahler-Jex

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 11:57am

      It’s hard to say. both of them were normal people transformed by the war… But I think the more evil was kathler-jex.

    • Commander Strax

      September 16th, 2012 - 3:29pm

      Kahler – Jex.

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:47pm

      sorry!

    • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

      September 16th, 2012 - 8:12pm

      jex! he was a bit too good to be true

  • Andrew H

    September 15th, 2012 - 11:27pm

    So when will the usa completely control Dr Who its going that way any way what a shame first torchwood then Dr Who 8(

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    • Esterath

      September 15th, 2012 - 11:40pm

      What?! America isn’t taking over Who

    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:10am

      It has filmed there twice for series 7 part 1.

    • timelord327

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:32am

      No those two were both filmed in spain.

    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:42am

      Well it has filmed in New York for The Angels Take Manhattan.

    • The TARDIS

      September 16th, 2012 - 9:16am

      It does have to be said that the series is becoming more… American. Not complaining, but it is. This series has been a bit too Hollywood for my liking. America will never take over it completely, you don’t get much more British than Doctor Who, but I think that the production team are forgetting about the British origins and focusing on the US viewership.

    • Esterath

      September 16th, 2012 - 9:36am

      Completely disagree.

    • the astronaut of death

      September 16th, 2012 - 9:56am

      the bbc uk are completeley in control of doctor who they just chose tho film in usa this series

    • The 14th Doctor

      September 16th, 2012 - 2:00pm

      It’s become a bit too American, but what the hell, this year has been brilliant so far. I don’t care who runs it as long as it’s good TBH.

    • The TARDIS

      September 16th, 2012 - 2:34pm

      I entirely agree with the 14th Doctor: As long as it’s brilliant and as long as it’s Doctor Who, I don’t care where it’s made.

  • matt smithy

    September 15th, 2012 - 10:46pm

    I really enjoyed it, but did anyone else notic the “dark knight” refrence when the gunslinger said “WHERE IS HE?” (based on “WHERE ARE THEY!”) in a deep batman voice! I really liked the episode. This list is in order of how much I have enjoyed this series so far(number one being my favorite)
    1: Asulum of the Daleks
    2: A town called mercy
    3: Dinosours on a spaceship
    4: The Doctor, the Widow and the wardrobe
    ps: I do REALLY love DoaS, its just there are only 4 episodes so one of them had to be number 3 ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Will

      September 16th, 2012 - 12:39am

      I put them in that order but the doctor the widow and the wardrobe was turd. The rest of series 7 has actually been good.

    • That Cyborg over there

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:56am

      1.) A Town Called Mercy
      2.) Asylum of the Daleks
      3.) Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
      4.) The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

      That’s my list! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 16th, 2012 - 9:27am

      I have the same list.

    • Mr Evil Fez

      September 16th, 2012 - 9:29am

      *That cyborg over there.

  • RiverxDoctor

    September 15th, 2012 - 10:30pm

    to be honest, this wasn’t one of the worst or the best… For me, Its the future or present episodes that I love. Don’t get me wrong they are all great but I just really enjoy future and I think the present is the best. I enjoyed it but it wouldn’t be in my top 10, or even 30. I feel it was to serious, the last episode was fantastic and that is the doctor who I enjoy the most…

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  • daleksean

    September 15th, 2012 - 10:30pm

    i think if you look carefully on the gunslingers face without the robotic part it looks a bit like rory

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  • The 14th Doctor

    September 15th, 2012 - 10:04pm

    For me, Doctor who has scored a hat trick. Three fantastic episode. The next one looks fantastic as well. It’s been good, after putting up with series 6, which seemed all right at the time, but looking back just seems stupid.

    Also, Susan the horse was amazing.

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  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 15th, 2012 - 9:57pm

    on a down side, the titles didnt look good, ep 2 ones are the best.

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  • duckter who

    September 15th, 2012 - 9:41pm

    omg, the doctor is getting darker ๐Ÿ˜ฎ vallyard?

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  • the astronaut of death

    September 15th, 2012 - 9:22pm

    what did you think of this ep booboo

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    • booboo

      September 15th, 2012 - 9:58pm

      Ok, my least favourite of the 3 so far to be honest though

    • Esterath

      September 15th, 2012 - 10:11pm

      Really?! Why?! I loved it! The best out of the three!

  • KORSAIR

    September 15th, 2012 - 9:09pm

    A nice no nonsence story, I liked it.

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  • matparks08

    September 15th, 2012 - 9:08pm

    Last week I was embarrassed to call myself a Doctor Who fan and, having been one for 30 years, it was hard to admit to it…..and then…..rising like a phoenix from the ashes comes, quite possibly, the best story from matt Smith so far – no stupidity, no nonsense characters – a straightforward sci-fi western, action, suspense, drama – just amazing. The cyborg was very threatening (parading around the rocky outcrops like a grim reaper waiting for his time to strike) and excellent acting from all concerned especially the Doctor who finally realised that if he’d killed the ‘threat’ at the start (like Daleks, etc) that millions of people would then not have gone on to die. I know some people like the ‘funny’ Who stories like last week but, for me, this is where Doctor Who should be. icould happily have seen it over two weeks – and in this darker Doctor I could picture Colin Baker throwing jex out to his fate, and Sylvester McCoy plotting how to work out the right decision in the end whilst staring death in the face – which for me made it work even more. i don’t know if next week will live up to this standard (I really hope the Angels story coming up after it will though) and I can happily shout back out again that I’M A DOCTOR WHO FAN!!!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant stuff!

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  • alan morris

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:55pm

    I have watched doctor who since jon pertwee and I sorry to say this doctor we have now is the worst

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    • The TARDIS

      September 15th, 2012 - 8:58pm

      It’s really a matter of opinion, I think Matt Smith brings a very alien feel to the part that the likes of Patrick Troughton and Tom Baker did and that, I hate to say, David Tennant completely lacked.

    • the astronaut of death

      September 15th, 2012 - 9:04pm

      in my opinion matt smith is the best doctor ever

    • The 14th Doctor

      September 15th, 2012 - 10:01pm

      David Tennant overacted in a major way and to be honest, I never understood why people loved him so much. I prefer Matt Smith because he behaves in a more alien way.

    • Esterath

      September 15th, 2012 - 10:12pm

      @The 14th Doctor: Hear! Hear! Matt Smith forever!

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 12:01pm

      Christopher ecleston was good too!

    • The 14th Doctor

      September 16th, 2012 - 2:27pm

      @Whovian

      Absolutley. He was my first Doctor, and I prefer him to Tennant any day.

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:49pm

      Tank you! everyone seems to have forgotten about him but in dalek he was amazing!

  • That Cyborg over there

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:45pm

    It wasn’t good…. It was absolutely brilliant! I had high hopes for this episode and Toby Whithouse did not disappoint. Matt Smith was brilliant as usual and Adrian Scarborough was an excellent choice for Kahler-Jex – he was also brilliant! All in all, a brilliant episode!

    Looking forward to TPOT (I prefer kettles) next week! ๐Ÿ˜€

    P.S I said “brilliant2 a lot, didn’t I? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:44pm

    This has been the best episode of 2005 onwards. Its not confusing, we see a darker side to the Doctor (Valeyard return???), and a amazing Gunslinger. 10/10.

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    • Whovian

      September 15th, 2012 - 8:59pm

      Who’s the valeyard? Is he a timelord? What does valeyard mean?!?!?!

    • The TARDIS

      September 15th, 2012 - 9:02pm

      The Valeyard was everything dark in the Doctor. He tried to nget the Doctor killed in Trial of a Time Lord so that he could have all of his regenerations and exists between his twelfth and thirteen bodies.

    • The TARDIS

      September 15th, 2012 - 9:29pm

      And Valeyard means “Doctor of Law”.

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 12:00pm

      Ohh okay thanks! But can’t that not happen now all the timelords are dead? (btw if you want me to stop asking questions just say so ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    • The TARDIS

      September 16th, 2012 - 12:06pm

      We don’t really know where he came from or how he was made, just that he was everything drk in the Doctor. It’s possible that now all the Time Lords are dead he can’t be brought into reality any more, but it’s also possible that that’s what CAUSES it in the first place.

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:51pm

      oh okay. But the could the dreamlord could have something to do with it? Maybe.

    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:52pm

      By the way thank TARDIS you’ve been really helpful.:D

    • The TARDIS

      September 17th, 2012 - 3:43pm

      You’re welcome! it’s nice to be of help to somebody ๐Ÿ™‚

  • RORY DOCTOR RIVER POND

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:41pm

    Finally! they didnt rush, took it nice and slow, but not too slow. it had a good balance of life and death, interesting to see the doctor lose it, and fantastic cast! brill! my best:

    1 asylum of the daleks
    2 a town called mercy
    3 dinosaurs on a spaceship

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  • sheepinafez

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:36pm

    THAT WAS AWSOMEEEEEE I WISH ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS HAD LIVED UP TO THOSE STANDARDS it seemed very tonned down just like normal doctor who i loved it soooooo much

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  • the astronaut of death

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    brilliant episode loved every miniuit

    p.s we need a cyborg figure

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  • Kevin

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    That is what i’m talking about. Awesome episode, my fav so far, epic!

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  • timelord3

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:33pm

    I loved the way that the Doctor, Khaler Jex and the gunslinger,you think are good or bad and then they end up bad and the good again the somtimes both. and then al good in the end

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  • The TARDIS

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:32pm

    That was… not what I was expecting. Fantastic though, I like it when I’m taken by surprise!

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  • OODSIGMA

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:31pm

    BEST EVER EPISODE, AND NEXT WEEK LOOKS JUST AS GOOD!!!!!!

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    • Whovian

      September 16th, 2012 - 7:54pm

      HEAR HEAR! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Harold Saxon

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:25pm

    That was rare good,a sci-fi western,quite a movie feel to it,impressive and next weeks looks awesome in a ‘amy’s choice’type story kind of way.

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  • Boodleoo

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:24pm

    This episode I think was on par with asylum of the daleks.

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    • Boodleoo

      September 15th, 2012 - 8:37pm

      Maybe even better specially loved the sets and costumes, and acting, and plot and… the list could go on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Doctor Stu

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:23pm

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW LOVE IT!!!!!

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  • BOOBOO JR

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:22pm

    Another great episode, Season 7 is shaping up to be a very good one. TPOT looked great from the next time trailer too!

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  • doctorpond393

    September 15th, 2012 - 8:21pm

    wow!!! That was a great episode! Next weeks looks the best of them all!
    “There are soldiers all over my house and i’m in my pants!”

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