Mr. Denton on Doomsday

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  • 8.0

    Good Episode

    By tea62, Feb 17, 2014

    There are some light, humorous moments, good suspense, likeable characters, and a good twist at the end. Not an A+ episode, but a solid, enjoyable A-.

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  • 6.5

    Watch Just for Martin Landau!

    By kiamacricket, Jun 15, 2013

    I always hope for more whenever I watch this episode. It has plenty of elements to really make it a cracker, but it just seems to fall short. Martin Landau is great. :)

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  • 7.0

    A washed up gun-slinger is given a second chance.

    By leebrown1990, Nov 13, 2009

    Things moves along at a pretty steady pace so there's plenty of time to attach ourselves to the main character. Al Denton who starts off an alcoholic wollawing in self pity, who takes abuse and sings his dingnity away for dregs of beer. Becomes a respected figure in the town when his gun-slinging abilities sunddenly return after finding a mysteriously abandoned gun. The transition is enetertaining and believable; when Al can shoot well enough to kill anyman, everyman gives him respect. When we learn why Denton laid down his weapons in the first place things get more intresting as we know this isn't the way he would like to earn his respect. There's no honour for him in blowing away strangers who challenge his quick draw, killing day after day until he takes a bullet instead. When the first of said challenges comes his way the mysterious Mr Fate gives him an elixer that will give Al an edge in the shoot out. But theres an intresting twist due to more of Mr Fates medling and a nice morale to boot.

    There's some good characterisation and some nice plot elements, however I did find it odd when he lost the ability to shoot again. Pretty solid stuff, but not amazing.moreless

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  • 6.3

    About a drunk in the old west who gets a reprieve--only to be caught in a gunfight with someone else who got the same reprieve--and winds up never being able to shoot again.

    By cdman3, Jul 31, 2007

    It's a good episode with a good message, but it's kinda slow compared to the episodes I really liked. Martin Landau shows why he was a premiere actor and that he plays a good badguy. A young Doug McClure shows his penchant for old west shows. The writing is average, the plot is average, but the actors do shine. But what really makes this episode interesting is Henry J. Fate, the mysterious old codger with the wagon full of elixirs. "Fate" stepped in, according to one of the townsfolk. This episode is good, but could have been even better than that.moreless

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