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Doctor Who "The Power of Three" 9/22/12

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by zordude, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
    Were self cocking revolvers available at the presumed time that this episode was set?
  2. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Did you mean in the old west episode ("A Town Called Mercy")?

    I don't remember a hard date for that episode, but a google search tells me that Colt patented their first double action (self cocking) in 1877 and began selling them in 1880. That fits into the old west era, so it doesn't seem totally out of place.

    (And obviously they'd exist in "The Power of Three" because it's set in the present ;))
  3. pteronaut

    pteronaut Killer of Threads

    Dec 26, 2009
    Yes, I posted in the wrong thread, thanks for answering anyway. :eek:
  4. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    He just seems to be recycling.
    I suspect he doesn't have an original idea in his head.

    You can have him.
  5. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Not sure why you think Moffat recycles -- look at the brilliant originality displayed in the Doctor/Amy story arc in series 5, for example:

    -- The Doctor visits with a young girl at various points in her life. She thinks of him as her imaginary playmate while a child, but as she ages she realizes he is something more and is in fact from another world. In the end, he saves her from a great evil and she, in turn, saves him

    Oh, wait, or was that "The Girl in the Fireplace"? ;)

    Moffat does like recycling his ideas, indeed...

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