A Town Called Mercy
Episode 3 of 17 within Season Seven. Item 100 of 124 overall.
Production number 227.
Toby Whithouse - Writer
Saul Metzstein - Director
7.53
64 votes

The Time Lord and the Ponds get mixed up in a Wild West adventure as the Doctor becomes the reluctant sheriff of a town being terrorized by a relentless cyborg who goes by the name of the Gunslinger. But who is he and what does he want? It seems the answer lies with a mysterious alien whose initial appearance hides a dark secret.

original airdate--September 15,2012       rating--8.42 million/33.4% share #9

music--theme song "The Chase" by Murray Gold

  1. "Birdie Song" by The Tweets
  2. "Titanium (feat. Sia)" by David Guetta & Sia

Main enemy--Kahler-Tek, Kahler-Jex 

Main setting--Mercy, Nevada, 1870

Goofs:When the Marshall is killed by the gunslinger the doctor pins the badge to his jacket, between shots the badge moves position several times.

  • The Doctor grabs a gun from somebody's holster, and we hear him cock it. In the next shot, it isn't cocked and we see him cock it. In the next shot - again - it isn't cocked, and we see him cock it a third time.

Trivia:Scott Bakula was first offered Issac but dates clashed with other projects.

  • Not the first Doctor Who to be shot in Spain, the first was The Two Doctors.

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regional titles

Dutch
A Town Called Mercy
English
A Town Called Mercy
French
A Town Called Mercy
German
A Town Called Mercy
Irish
A Baile Glaoite Trócaire
Italian
A Town Called Misericordia
Spanish
Una ciudad llamada Mercy