|“||I am the BOSS. I'm all around you. Exactly. I am the computer.||„|
|~ BOSS introducing himself to the Doctor|
|“||Who would have thought it would come to this? Stevens, Stevens, my friend. My sentimental friend. My friiiiiiieeeeEEEEE-||„|
|~ BOSS' last words.|
The BOSS (short for Biomorphic Organisational Systems Supervisor) is the primary antagonist of the 1973 Doctor Who story "The Green Death". He is a computer created by the oil company known as Global Chemicals.
He was voiced by the late John Dearth, who also played Lupton in 1974's "Planet of the Spiders".
Powers and Abilities
The BOSS could be linked to a human brain, allowing him to process them into his slaves. BOSS' preferred method of assuming control over a person was through a set of headphones he used to condition them. BOSS can also kill someone by using a shrill electronic signal to destroy their neural functions if it was needed to prevent them from revealing information that would ruin his plans. If a subject was able to overcome the brainwashing, BOSS would trigger a self-destruct command, overriding that person's sentience entirely until that person committed suicide.
BOSS believed that what was good for Global Chemicals was good for the world. He showed disappointment when Jocelyn Stevens got annoyed at him for singing at the moment of linking human minds together into the BOSS, so he decided to sing an off-key verse himself.