7.3. The Mind Runners
"If you’ve watched Black Mirror or Blade Runner and loved any aspect of them, then I honestly can’t recommend The Mind Runners enough. Rating 98%" - Gallifrey Archive
“With Tom Baker’s effortless charms and the great writing by Dorney, it never gets overly dark, just menacing enough.” Indie Mac User
"⅘ it is a wonderful exercise in world-building that the expanded running time of the two-story format truly allows" Doctor Who Reviews
"This feels in almost equal parts Blade Runner directed by David Cronenburg run through a Douglas Adams filter – make of that what you will but it really is a cracking Doctor Who story." - Planet Mondas
This title was released in January 2018. It is currently exclusive as a download to the BF website
It used to be fun, Mind Running. Hopping into the heads of total strangers to see what they saw, feel what they felt. But one by one the Mind Runners are dying in a wave of suicides. And no-one on the planet Chaldera knows why.
The Doctor, Leela and K9 arrive in the city that covers all of this dying world as it prepares to evacuate its people, and they immediately find themselves involved in a mystery. Who or what is responsible for the wave of death? Is it the motorised cult known as the Digitals? The enigmatic Mr Shift?
Or did all the victims attempt to run the Night Mind, the demonic consciousness of legend that is so twisted and evil that it drives mad all who touch it?
The TARDIS crew are about to find out.
This story continues in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: 7.4 The Demon Rises
(Note that this release is one of four collected together in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 7A)
Written By: John Dorney
Directed By: Nicholas Briggs
Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Josette Simon (Taraneh), Sarah Lark (Jacinta), Alex Wyndham (Raph), Robert Duncan (Krayl / Sternwood / Eldren), Andy Secombe (Cloten / Shift). Other parts played by members of the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor John Dorney
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs
Doctor Who - Fourth Doctor Adventures Previous Release
Doctor Who - Fourth Doctor Adventures
Doctor Who - The Collected 4th Doctor Previous Release
Doctor Who - The Collected 4th Doctor