"The Coming Thing" is Brisco County Jr.'s pursuit of the next big technological breakthrough at the turn of the century. This Western TV show is set in the 1890s when all sorts of new technologies were being invented. In the first episode Brisco explains that "The Coming Thing" is just over the horizon, it's not here yet so we don't know what it is, but hints and glimpses of future technology can be seen everywhere. The show is packed with fun science stuff and the characters encounter new technologies like rockets, motorcycles, scuba diving apparatus, secret military tanks, hamburgers, sunglasses, and more. Throughout the show you hear Brisco mutter under his breath with a smile, "ah.. the coming thing."