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.
Pic credit: PA Photos