DVD review

Doctor Who: The Brain Of Morbius

Doctor Who: The Brain Of Morbius

A classic from Tom Baker's second series, inaugurating the show's weird psychedelic gothic phase, like a cheap, spiked Hammer horror. On a desolate, storm-wracked planet, the Doctor and companion Sarah-Jane stumble into a Frankenstein plot: an obsessive scientist has saved the brain of Morbius, an infamous, Hitleresque renegade Timelord, executed for intergalactic war crimes.

Now, having already stitched together a monstrous shambles of a body, he only needs a head to put it in... Low on budget, but big on story, ideas, and atmosphere.

EXTRAS: 4* Commentary (featuring Baker, hurrah!), making-of, galleries.

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Pic credit: PA Photos

Rating: 4 / 10

(Retail DVD/ 2 Entertain, Full screen)


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