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Doctor Who - "A Town Called Mercy" (9/15/12)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by morac, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. MarkofT

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    The Tall City
    Before the Saturday premiere, BBC America ran a couple episodes of ST:TNG. The second one was the one with Worf, his son, and Troi getting trapped on the holodeck in a spaghetti western.

    Best quote was the Marshall's, "Everyone who isn't an American, put down the guns!"
  2. Idearat

    Idearat Active Member

    Nov 26, 2000
    A Fistful of Datas
  3. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    Can't say I was thrilled with Amy pulling a gun on the Doctor.
  4. dtle

    dtle Active Member

    Dec 12, 2001
    Fram, MA
    "Hot Tea, the strong stuff, and leave the bag in"

    I'm gonna use that line now, since I cannot drink alcohol anymore.
  5. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Inside the marshall's office, on the wall by the door was a wanted poster that seemed to jump out at me in one of the shots. I wonder if there was any significance to it, or an inside joke, or anything like that.

    Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it.
  6. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    The wanted poster caught my eye, too, but only because it bore a very very vague resemblance to the line sketch drawing of Heisenberg from Breaking Bad. (Meaning it didn't really look like it at all, but my mind still went there).
  7. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
    "No he isn't, I speak horse, he's called Susan, and he wants you to respect his life choices." :D
  8. morac

    morac Cat God

    Mar 14, 2003
    I posted this in the Season Pass alerts forum, but I'll repeat it here for those that would otherwise miss it.

    There's an error in the guide data for Doctor Who "The Power of Three" this Saturday where it has the first run air date as 9/22/10 instead of 9/22/12, so if you have a first run season pass, the episode won't be automatically scheduled.
  9. nirisahn

    nirisahn Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 19, 2005
    Denver area
    Thanks for the heads up. It wasn't in my to-do list. It is now!
  10. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Oddly, my directv dvr set the midnight show to record but not the 9 pm.
  11. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

    Jan 19, 2005
    high desert...
    Did this episode remind anyone of the original (1978) Battlestar Galactica episode "The Lost Warrior," or does no one remember that show anymore?

    So, for once he's thinking about the victims of his mercy on the Daleks, the Master, etc. There are things that definitly set off The Doctor.
  12. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Or just about any other science fiction series ever done.

    I think the act of Congress that mandates a Groundhog Day episode also mandates an Old West episode, although I'm pretty sure the Groundhog Day episode must come first. And unlike other acts of Congress, this one seems binding on the rest of the world as well.
  13. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    It took me 2 weeks to watch this episode because I was dreading the Old West theme. And I wasn't wrong.
    The whole thing seemed cliche.

    Is there any way we can get that Act of Congress revoked?
  14. Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

    Mar 24, 2000
    Sinnoh region
    Star Trek used it three times - TOS, Next Generation, and Enterprise each had an Old West episode.

    Credit to DW for being set in the actual Old West, however.
  15. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I think each ST series had its own distinct responsibilities under the Congressional Genre Show Required Episodes Act...

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