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084 THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS by Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes

Illustrated by ctrayn

SEASON 13 / STORY 5

Mad scientist Mehendri Solon is building a body from spare parts to house the disembodied brain of the evil Time Lord Morbius. And the Doctor’s head might indeed by the final piece.

FACTS ~

  • DOCTOR: The Fourth Doctor
  • COMPANIONS: Sarah Jane Smith
  • ENEMIES & ALIENS: Morbius and Mehendri Solon
  • SPACE & TIME: Karn

DID YOU KNOW? ~

  • This story famously hints that the Doctor might not actually be in his fourth body by showing the images of many more Doctors on a countdown that starts with his 3rd, 2nd and 1st faces. The faces were provided by members of the production team including the writers and directors. However, these faces can easily be argued to be the earlier incarnations of Morbius, rather than the Doctor.
  • This story is an alien retelling of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, part of a loose gothic thematic arc during this era of the show.
  • This story features a Mutt, first seen in The Mutants.