In 1870, the town was in danger of starvation after the arrival of Kahler-Jex, who was being hunted by his cyborg Kahler-Tek for his crimes as a war criminal. Around its border, a circle of rocks and wood was placed so that no one could escape or enter. The Doctor became US Marshal of the town following the death of his predecessor. (TV: A Town Called Mercy)
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- Although the script for A Town Called Mercy never specifies that the town is in Nevada, set decoration heavily suggests that this is the case. Isaac's office, for instance, prominently features a reward poster issued by the office of the Governor of Nevada. The southernmost point of Nevada is also roughly two hundred miles from the Mexican border, as stated by Isaac. A History of Humankind later clarified that the town was indeed located in Nevada.