History Recap / DoctorWhoS3E8TheGunfighters

4th Jun '17 10:47:22 AM shawn_allen
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Played with: As the Doctor and Steven climb the stairs, the barkeep looks directly at the camera and says, "Looks like Doc's next extraction's gonna be a bullet," supposedly to the pair.
9th May '17 8:55:40 PM bowserbros
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The one with singing.
10th Apr '17 3:47:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* IdiotBall: The Doctor, in addition to being more of a CloudCuckooLander in general, forgets that frontier dentistry is MeatGrinderSurgery, [[TheTeetotaler refuses whiskey]] even to numb the pain of a tooth extraction, and refuses to believe that Doc Holiday is trying to use him as a decoy and is not actually his friend even though it's blatantly obvious.
6th Apr '17 8:35:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* BriefAccentImitation: Steven and Dodo adopt absolutely horrible [[note]]pity the actual American characters' accents aren't much better[[/note]] American accents while trying to be cowboys in 1880s Tombstone. The natives of Tombstone just assume Steven and Dodo are insane. The Doctor sticks to his usual English accent and blends in a lot better.
15th Mar '17 11:12:11 AM ThunderingTyphoons
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* AdaptationExpansion: Donald Cotton's novelization has Doc Holliday relating the story's narrative from his deathbed!

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* AdaptationExpansion: Donald Cotton's novelization novelisation has Doc Holliday relating the story's narrative from his deathbed!



* {{Deconstruction}}: On the other hand, while the outlaws seem to be fun guys, they're both dangerous in groups and cowardly in small numbers. (And those are ''the Clantons''). The idealist outlaw type is completely deconstructed by Johnny Ringo (though reconstructed by Doc), who has no honor, as a gunfighter or as a human being. Ringo is the only one who isn't shown to have ''any'' redeeming qualities.
* DepravedDentist: Doc Holiday. The Doctor of all people doesn't seem to see it.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: On the other hand, while the outlaws seem to be fun guys, they're both dangerous in groups and cowardly in small numbers. (And those are ''the Clantons''). The idealist outlaw type is completely deconstructed by Johnny Ringo (though reconstructed by Doc), who has no honor, honour, as a gunfighter or as a human being. Ringo is the only one who isn't shown to have ''any'' redeeming qualities.
* DepravedDentist: Doc Holiday.Holliday. The Doctor of all people doesn't seem to see it.
11th Oct '16 2:16:21 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DanBrowned: Script Editor Donald Tosh once went on record as claiming that the story, set around the 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral, was historically accurate. Even though it gets such minor details as who was killed during the shootout and who was there wrong, along with making up fictional family members for the real-life participants.



* ThePianoPlayer: There's a subplot about the saloon trying to find a new piano player because their old one was shot last week. Eventually the Doctor's companions are forced to play at gunpoint.
--> '''Dodo''': "Do you know the song?"
--> '''Steven''': "Let's hope the piano knows it!"



* TitleDrop: The Doctor introduces himself to the Earps with a very long, muttered name, provoking the response "Doctor who?"
--> '''The Doctor''': "Precisely".



* TheWestern: A surprisingly rare genre in ''Doctor Who''. The next one wouldn't be until the Eleventh Doctor visited [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]] in 2012.

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* TheWestern: A surprisingly rare genre in ''Doctor Who''. The next one wouldn't be until the Eleventh Doctor visited [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]] in 2012.2012.
* TheWildWest: Being a western, this is the obvious setting.
16th Sep '16 9:25:39 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe (InUniverse): Doc Holliday eventually says this to Dodo.


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* UnwantedAssistance: Doc Holliday eventually tells Dodo to stop helping him.
3rd Aug '16 10:54:35 PM foxley
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* CouldntFindALighter: Johnny Ringo lights his cigar from a lantern in the saloon.
15th Jul '16 6:00:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Where to start?



* TheWestern: A surprisingly rare genre in ''Doctor Who''. The next one wouldn't be until the Eleventh Doctor visited [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]] in 2012.
* [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: David Graham (Charley the Bartender) was one of the two main voice actors for the Daleks throughout TheSixties.

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* TheWestern: A surprisingly rare genre in ''Doctor Who''. The next one wouldn't be until the Eleventh Doctor visited [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]] in 2012.
* [[YouLookFamiliar You Sound Familiar]]: David Graham (Charley the Bartender) was one of the two main voice actors for the Daleks throughout TheSixties.
2012.
15th Jul '16 5:59:04 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The novelisation gives some backstory. Reuben Clanton, specified as the eldest brother, was killed by Holliday for cheating at cards and Holliday proposed to Kate after she set fire to the tavern to stop Reuben's friends killing him. Ringo spends much of his earnings as a hired gun on classic works and delights in conversing with the Doctor in Latin phrases, while Phineas repeatedly tries to come up with colourful similes. Pa Clanton is campaigning to be mayor, with most of the onlookers at the gunfight being his supporters.
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