July 2, 2015

Doctor Who: The Gunfighters

The Doctor, Steven, and Dodo get themselves mixed up with Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Johnny Ringo, and the Clantons in Tombstone. It's a Western Doctor Who! This one wouldn't have been so bad if they didn't have the same song playing again and again whenever there wasn't anyone speaking. It was already driving me insane by the end of the first episode. By the end of the second, I was yelling at my computer, "Make it stop!!" It was awful and annoying. Even worse, when characters sang in the episode, they sang the song that kept playing over and over in the background...

Here's something else that sticks out about this episode. The Doctor has a toothache, so he goes to Doc Holliday to have his tooth out. Why doesn't the Doctor go somewhere with modern medicine? He has his tooth pulled with no painkillers! Anyway, Steven was acting like an idiot, as always, and someone needs to make Dodo go away. We all know the OK Corral story, so that about sums up this one.


Doctor: First
Companions: Steven, Dodo
Episode: #25, "The Gunfighters," four parts- 'A Holiday for the Doctor,' 'Don't Shoot the Pianist,' 'Johnny Ringo,' 'The OK Corral'
Adversary: the Clantons and Johnny Ringo
Classic Lines: the Doctor, to Steven: "You can't walk into the middle of a Western town and say you come from outer space! Good gracious me! You'll be arrested on a vagrancy charge."
Tuck This Away to Impress Your Friends: When the Doctor gives an alias at the beginning of the story, he says his name is Doctor Caligari. 
Next Up: "The Savages"

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