Doctor Who Recap: Keep Out

The modern western is a fertile ground for writers to play around with morally ambiguous characters, and it was refreshing to see how deep "A Town Called Mercy" was willing to go in its exploration of morality, given that Doctor Who remains family viewing. What was touted to viewers as some kind of shoot ‘em up romp, ended up a thoughtful riff on maybe a half a dozen concepts of different shapes and sizes: High Noon, Leone’s spaghetti westerns, High Plains Drifter, Blade Runner, Frankenstein, The Terminator, and Westworld all leaped to mind while taking in this clever amalgam of ideas. Yet for all its inspirations, "Mercy" was mostly just some excellent, thought-provoking Doctor Who. Read More...


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