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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.


  • Commander Strax

    September 16th, 2012 - 3:29pm

    Kahler – Jex.

  • 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.

  • The 14th Doctor

    September 16th, 2012 - 2:27pm


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

  • 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 - 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 - 12:01pm

    Christopher ecleston was good too!

  • 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 🙂 )

  • 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.

  • 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! 😀

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • booboo

    September 16th, 2012 - 10:19am


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Esterath

    September 16th, 2012 - 9:36am

    Completely disagree.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 16th, 2012 - 9:29am

    *That cyborg over there.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 16th, 2012 - 9:27am

    I have the same list.

  • 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.

  • 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! 🙂

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 16th, 2012 - 7:42am

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

  • timelord327

    September 16th, 2012 - 7:32am

    No those two were both filmed in spain.

  • Mr Evil Fez

    September 16th, 2012 - 7:10am

    It has filmed there twice for series 7 part 1.

  • 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.

  • Esterath

    September 15th, 2012 - 11:40pm

    What?! America isn’t taking over Who

  • 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(

  • 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 🙂

  • 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…

  • 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

  • Esterath

    September 15th, 2012 - 10:12pm

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

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