Ben Browder visits Doctor Who as the show tries out a western for the first time in over forty years. Will they do any better this time, or is this “The Gunfighters Part 2”?
“A Town Called Mercy” is one of the first times we all agreed on this show. None of us had any idea what to expect going in – after all, as I mention in the teaser above, the last time Doctor Who did a western it was widely regarded as one of the worst episodes of all time, and was even nominated when An Unearthly Podcast did our Worst Episodes podcast. “Mercy”, while not blowing us away, managed to pleasantly surprise all of us with some of its concepts.