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5.0 out of 5 stars Take one cauliflower and boil..., 20 Jun. 2008
This review is from: Doctor Who - The Brain of Morbius [DVD] [1976] (DVD)
My dear Father has never really "got" Doctor Who, or my love of it. His knowledge of the programme now he is in his 70's is that there is a TARDIS, some Daleks and women screaming occasionally. End of story. However, even he was obviously moved by this classic serial from the 1970's as, whenever he sees something being boiled mercilessly by my Mother on the stove, he refers to it as "the Brain of Morbius".
This is another wonderful release from 2Entertain and the BBC, long overdue in my mind. I remember the wonderful chill at the opening of this story when I was a child. The wild electrical storm, the wind blasted graveyard of a planet, the weird Sisterhood, the sinister surgeon, and all of this still stands up to most scrutiny in this modern time. Oh, sure some of it is a bit creaky in places, and there is one very clear bit where a stunt goes a bit "Pete Tong". But all the plus points are big scorers, you have Tom Baker in fine resonant form as the Doctor, Liz Sladen, never looking lovelier or so helpless (bless!)as Sarah Jane Smith and a fine turn from Operatic warbler Colin Fay as the henchman Condo. The high point though is Philip Madoc as Dr Mehendri Solon. His performance is wonderful, powerful and conveys the tortured brilliance of Solon, and also how low he has fallen and his pathetic existence on the planet Karn.
The "Making of..." mini documentaries on these are always worth a look and, echoing a previous reviewer - please God, let it be a Tom Baker commentary!
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Initial post: 24 Jun 2008 15:28:39 BDT
Bob Marlowe says:
GLAD TO KNOW i'M NOT THE ONLY 1 LOBBYING FOR MORE TOMMENTARIES

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jun 2008 22:38:34 BDT
They are the best, be honest!

Posted on 1 Jul 2008 12:18:47 BDT
Bob Marlowe says:
Let joy be unrestrained, according to Dr Who magazine, it's a Tommentary!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jul 2008 00:01:48 BDT
Back of the net!
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