212. Vampire of the Mind
'There’s a lot of death, deception and dastardliness. This is Doctor Who at its darkest; and it’s delightful' 9/10 Gallifrey Archive
'This story is very clever in that it ties so much of the Master’s history with the Doctor into the Master’s Future with the Doctor and yet you could totally enjoy this story without knowing ANY of it. Which makes this tale one of the best possible scenarios for a new listener coming into a story involving these two,' 5/5, Grawlix Podcast
'The monsters are surprisingly effective... It would have been all too easy to have the Master hypnotising a bunch of locals to do his bidding, but when you learn who they are and what happened to them it adds an extra layer of ruthlessness that suits the villain perfectly,' 9/10, Blogtor Who
'Colin Baker vs Alex MacQueen: A match made in heaven. MacQueen seems to be the go-to incarnation for meeting Doctors out of order... How can the Seventh Doctor not know who the Master is in future stories if he met him in his sixth life?' 9.5/10, Doctor Who TV
Somewhere off the South Coast of England, there’s a lonely island. On that island stands a solitary castle, long since abandoned – haunted, they say. But the truth is, that castle houses something far worse than mere ghosts.
The castle is what lies at the end of a trail followed by the Doctor in search of several missing scientists – all of them connected to the top secret Dominus Institute and its elusive CEO, Sir Andrew Gobernar…
But the Doctor will soon discover that he’s the one being haunted, by a ghost from his past… or perhaps, his future.
Written By: Justin Richards
Directed By: Jamie Anderson
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Alex Macqueen (The Master), John Standing (Professor Threadstone), Kate Kennedy (Heather Threadstone), Neil Edmond (Boatman/Guard/Blank), Catriona Knox (Landlady/Blank), Elliot Levey (Gobernar/Blank). Other parts portrayed by members of the cast.
Producer David Richardson
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs