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UNIT on the Brain (Rethinking “The Mind of Evil”)

UNIT on the Brain (Rethinking “The Mind of Evil”)

If you tuned into Doctor Who in the early ’70s, chances are you saw Jon Pertwee in a colorful tuxedo arguing with the Brigadier and UNIT on the best way to take down some inhuman menace whose strings are being pulled by Roger Delgado’s Master. You get that in spades in The Mind of Evil, which makes it a 100% proof 1970s Who adventure, though at times the bloated story feels like they decided to coast almost entirely on the formula, without much attention given to whether any of the multiplying plot threads made sense on their own. Pay no mind — because you wouldn’t want to get stuck with the bill for this one anyway.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 8, Serial 2

  • Story number: 55, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Writer: Don Houghton

  • Director: Timothy Combe

  • Producer: Barry Letts

  • Aired 30 January - 6 March 1971

Pull To Open: The Mind of Evil

  • Season 4

  • Episode 8

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor

Music: Martin West/Thinking Fish

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There are many Doctor Who podcasts. Only one dares review the entire show... in entirely random order!
Join journalists Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor as they summarize stories in record time, play the Whomoji game, enter the History Corner, answer the Four Questions to Doomsday, and cower in fear before the almighty Randomizer.
New episode every Saturday!