Some years ago I saw part of an episode of a sci-fi miniseries (maybe British) with a brain in some research laboratory. It was the brain of a man who died many years ago.

The time is in the future (I think), and the scientists managed to resurrect the brain with some kind of electrical futuristic equipment, some wires and sensors. We see strange flashbacks of the past mixed with unfocused images of the scientist.

The brain is kept inside a liquid and gradually with time he understands what happened, that he was brought to life, and connected to a some kind of equipment that allows him to see, watch, and think. The scientists explain everything to him and I remember that in the end he gets some kind of body but I'm not sure.

Does anybody remember the name of this nineties TV series or made-for-TV movie?


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Could it have been Cold Lazarus? The time is right (it was shown in 1996), but some of the details might be different (I think it was a head, not a brain). However, it was a TV mini series (shown in the UK on (unusually) both BBC1 and Channel 4).

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    Yes you are right!!! It is indeed a head, not a brain... I'm sorry but it was a very long time ago and I didn't remember this... Many thanks Wikis, I am very happy :)
    – Paulo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 12:48
  • @Paulo: lucky guess... :) Glad to help. Nov 25, 2011 at 13:30
  • @Paulo This series is actually available on 4 on demand spotted it over the weekend. Nov 24, 2014 at 9:08

Could it have been "The Brain of Morbius" serial from Doctor Who?

  • No, it's not "The Brain of Morbius"... I'm almost sure the mini series I'm looking for was made in the nineties (1990-99)... Many thanks anyway...
    – Paulo
    Nov 25, 2011 at 1:33

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