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Doctor Who and the Brain of Evil

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One of the many adventures of the first doctor, as briefly seen in the serial "The Brain of Morbius."

My idea about the background for the controversial sequence when the supposed earlier incarnations of the Doctor flash by, is that the Doctor was first an agent of the Time Lords, who sent him on numerous dangerous missions. During these missions he regenerated seven times, wearing a total of eight different faces. It was also during this time period he fathered children, eventually resulting in his granddaugher Susan. Due to making a decision counter to his orders as an agent his memory was selectively wiped and he was given a new set of regenerations. But eventually he rebelled and escaped Gallifrey as the William Hartnell Doctor, stealing a Tardis he now barely remembered how to pilot, and taking his granddaughter with him.

As the now free-roaming Doctor (his former agent code name) he is sometimes contacted or controlled by his former Time Lord bosses when nobody else is deemed suitable (or expendable) for certain missions, and though no longer an agent, he's still sent into these missions.
The 1st doctor pictured above was portrayed by director Christopher Barry in "The Brain of Morbius."
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akirajay38's avatar

I would call Jodie’s run as wobbl, but has produced some of my favorite episodes of the modern era. A lot of what I think doesn’t work comea down to Chibnall and his lack of world building abilities. hes great at character studies, but that doesn’t always work for Doctor WHO. Rosa, Demons of the Punjab and It Takes You Away are brilliant. It Takes you Away instantly reminded me Douglas Adams and I’m glad I’m not alone in that. The One with Tesla I got a huge kick out of.


The Timeless Child stuff, was gonna happen. Somebody was gonna go back to the Morbius Doctors and it just happened to be Chibnall. I don’t have a problem with the Doctor having a secret life before Hartnell, The Time Lords have always been dicks and Having the Doctor getting his mind erased and sent out to pasture is something the time lords would do. I am a firm believer of Season 6B, but I think the CIA erased all of that.


The Timeless Child uses the Other, but over simplifies the story. A lot can be explained away, Jo Martin Certainly peaked my interest. I don’t think her TARDIS is THE TARDIS. It’s just a coincidence and took the appearance of a police box. I also think it was moved there, didn’t just show up on that spot.


When it comes to Canon, even classic WHO would drop all sorts of stuff that broke the show. I recently rewatched The story Mask of Mandagora and the lines around The Secondary Console were very canon breaking. I have always just gone with it. I think that’s the best way to watch Doctor Who.


I always liked the idea of The Morbius Doctors, That the Time Lords have always messed with the Doctor’s memories. I’ve believed that since I was a kid watching Classic Who on PBS.


Anyway, I like your work.

Loneanimator's avatar

I'm glad you like my Who stuff :)

But I'll be short and to the point: I don't like any of the Whittaker / Chibnal era, and the sooner it's gone the better.

dalekdude11's avatar

nice how about some of the other faces we saw

Loneanimator's avatar

I'll do more of the "Morbius Doctors" when I get around to it.

HSeeker16's avatar
Ironically you mostly got it right. :XD:
Loneanimator's avatar

Not according to the current revision of the Doctor, which seems to ignore the history of the past 50 years.

HSeeker16's avatar
What about the parts where there were other incarnations of the Doctor before Hartnell that worked for the Time Lord's? That seems to match, right?
Loneanimator's avatar

Well, that part is the basis of my little theory. But the latest episode that totally reboots the Doctor character is not for me.

HSeeker16's avatar
You're not alone in that... frankly literally no one seemed to like it and rightly so. :XD:
HSeeker16's avatar
WhovianHolmesianChap's avatar

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Loneanimator's avatar

Best reaction I could hope for :)

Greppellio's avatar
So, how does it feel to be, to all intents and purposes, right?
Loneanimator's avatar

I don't mind it :)

BUT current Doctor Who has turned all that on its head now. I'm ignoring everything happening after Capaldi's first season.

Greppellio's avatar
Fair enough. I'd certainly be quite smug if I found out my headcanon had been made practically correct. I can only hope that if nothing else this promotes the idea to do all of the Morbius Doctors (yes I've mentioned that before, but I can't help it, I really love what you did here with the concept)
John-the-Enforcer's avatar
Brain of Evil: Hey, Doc!  Get me a hamburger, will ya?  I keep hearing they're delicious, but I've never tried one.
Doctorwholovesthe80s's avatar
Interesting headcanon!
Loneanimator's avatar
Thanks! I'm not really into fannish reconstructions of stuff that doesn't make sense in movies or TV shows, but I thought I could have some fun with the Morbius Doctors.
SXGodzilla's avatar
Doctor: "It's making a silly face at me, isn't it?"
Brain: :lol: 
Loneanimator's avatar
And the Doctor is here to put an end to that nonsense!
SXGodzilla's avatar
lol darn foolish brains!!! ;p
dalek-hal's avatar
At first i thought that alien Brain was the one from Planet Arous. Or maybe a detailed head monster from Ultraman... Whatever it is, it's scary!
Loneanimator's avatar
The brain monster is my own invention, but certainly inspired by all sorts of things. It was born out of me trying to come up with a very Who-sounding title :)
dalek-hal's avatar
Yes, but it's a scary looking thing! It sort of reminds me of all these floating head aliens on ultraman, but they mostly looked silly. Your brain fiend looks intimidating. And I like the idea of the first Doctor having all these adventures. Your theory aside, he was the only Doctor to have lived his first body to it's natural end. His regeneration was the only natural one. How long did he live? How many adventures did he have before he met those cavemen on Earth?
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