“Doctor Who” Goes West in Series 7!
In series six the Doctor wore a cowboy hat. It appears series seven looks to up the ante. With an entire episode set in the old west. The episode entitled “The Gunslinger” was written by Toby Whithouse. It is due to start shooting in Spain later this month. Rumors suggest this show is not merely a Western but done in the style of a Spaghetti Western.
“Doctor Who” has not had a Western themed episode since the 1966 story “The Gunfighters” featuring William Hartnell. “The Gunfighters” is set in Tombstone, Arizona at the time of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. It is largely played for laughs.
Toby Whithouse (above) is best know for creating the BBC’s “Being Human”. But he’s no stranger to “Doctor Who” He wrote the fan favorite story “School Reunion” from series two. As well as series five’s “Vampires of Venice” and series six’s “The God Complex”.