|Steven returns this week to the Radio Free Skaro fold after spending the previous week in a Doctor Who-less desolation in the form of the lakes area of Northern Wisconsin. A completely different desolate location (namely, Almeria, Spain) served as the backdrop of Episode Three of Series 7a of Doctor Who, A Town Called Mercy, a sharp-looking homage to the many spaghetti Westerns that were filmed in its environs. The Three Who Rule were surprisingly all on the same page when it comes to how well writer Toby Whithouse, director Saul Metzstein, and the rest of the team brought this episode to being… Also, an unexpected deluge of viewing figures dominates the news list, but is punctuated by the unqualified ratings success of Doctor Who on SPACE in Canada and the gradual realization that what has always been a niche show north of the 49th parallel is becoming part of the mainstream. And, no, we don’t know how to deal with that, either.|
– A Town Called…Mercy!
Jax felt to me like a reformed Davros.
Just a random thought.
A Christmas list reference I think you mean.
I didn’t enjoy this nearly as much as I had hoped to. Beautifully shot, but the plot did not do it for me. I don’t like seeing the Doctor get so angry so fast and have to have Amy talk him down. Where has his Mercy gone? Or what has it done to him? When he was forcing Jex out at gunpoint it was almost like he saw himself. I can’t find the right words, but I didn’t like it. On the surface it was fun, but there was so much dark underneath. Glad the gunslinger had a place in the world.