What if there was a way to enter the minds of the recently dead and bring them back to life…but only for a short time? Anyone who has lost someone close to them would no doubt jump at the chance for even a few more minutes with that person, especially if the person died suddenly and without a sense of “closure.” This notion is at the core of Doctors, a new science fiction TV project from…(checks notes)…Fox. Well, damn.
THR reveals that Fox has snagged the TV rights to indie comic creator Dash Shaw’s graphic novel Doctors, which was published just last month. The book is about one Dr. Cho, who has created a device that lets him and his team infiltrate a dead person’s fading consciousness in the form of a memory and resurrect them briefly. In the graphic novel, Cho is hired by a woman to bring back her mother, who was killed in a random accident. The scientist hits a snag when the mother doesn’t want to come back at all. See, in the world of Doctors, the dying “unconsciously create the afterlife they want, or feel they deserve, in their minds before everything fades to black.” So the question is posed: is it right to drag them back out of that fleeting final bit of happiness, even if it isn’t real?