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The Brain of Morbius
I know I talked my head off (get it?) in PODSHOCK #327 about how much I love THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS, but I'm not through yet. If you're already sick of me talking about it, and why wouldn't you be, really? Then move along -- nothing to see here ...
... Still with me? Oh, good.
I mentioned on #327 how much I appreciated the screenwriting touch, the elegant pathos of having Condo's arm sacrificed to Solon's master work ... and of Condo then seeing the arm and recognising it. I realized later that this is only part of a larger virtue of this script. Where BRAIN OF MORBIUS excels, I think, is in putting sympathetic characters in credible danger. And maybe nowhere is this more striking than in the plot element of Sarah Jane's temporary blindness.
A little tidbit we failed to mention in Doctor Who: Podshock 327 reveiwing 'The Brain of Morbius' was the Tribbles of Morbius (or Dr. Solon).
Episode 7, Dave? What of the episodes 1-6? Not a post here about it, Dave? Oh well.
This episode went out on BBC7 on Friday, 23rd April 2010 at 9:30am BST. It is available to listen to via the BBC iPlayer (without location restrictions) for the week (6 days left at the time of this posting).