Title: Doctor Who: “The Brain of Morbius“
Creators: Sydney Newman, C.E. Webber, Donald Wilson
Director: Christopher Barry
Writers: Terrance Dicks & Robert Holmes
Starring: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen
Music: Ron Grainer (theme), Dudley Simpson
Episodes: 4, at 25 minutes; the 5th story (of 6) from season 13
Synopsis: a mad scientist is assembling a body for an evil brain-in-a-jar
How I saw it: on video (rented from Netflix), October 2008
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
7/10 (points off for cinematography, special effects/design and acting) c. 2.6/4 (Good).
This is from the era when Doctor Who was in its prime: Tom Baker’s Doctor with Sarah Jane, up against sci-fi versions of classic horror stories. It’s not a very good episode – one of the worst from the period – but still good.