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Doctor Who: Time and the Rani (Story 148)

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New to DVD! Digitally remastered Doctor Who classic Time and the Rani! Violently wrenched out of time, the TARDIS is brought crashing down onto the planet Lakertya by the villainous Rani. Caught within the maelstrom, the Doctor is forced to regenerate.

Imprisoning the Doctor in her stronghold, the Rani seizes upon his vulnerable state. By impersonating his friend Mel, the Rani deceives the unwitting Doctor into helping her achieve her audacious plan.

Just what is she up to? Why has she enslaved Albert Einstein and a host of geniuses? And as an asteroid composed of Strange Matter approaches Lakertya, can a weakened Doctor save the universe when he has little idea of who he really is?

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary
  • Photo gallery

  • Product Details

    • Actors: Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Kate O'Mara
    • Directors: Andrew Morgan
    • Writers: Pip and Jane Baker
    • Producers: John Nathan-Turner
    • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
    • Language: English
    • Subtitles: English
    • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
    • Number of discs: 1
    • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
    • Studio: BBC Home Entertainment
    • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
    • Run Time: 100 minutes
    • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
    • ASIN: B004MA1JZY
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,217 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
    • Learn more about "Doctor Who: Time and the Rani (Story 148)" on IMDb

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    Format: VHS Tape
    The TARDIS hijacked! The Doctor is forced to Regenerate, and so begins, possibly, the silliest and funniest Sylvester McCoy adventure ever! We jump right into the main action, with the renegade Time Lord, the Rani, highjacking the TARDIS to use the Doctor's knowledge in one of her unorthodox experiment. There many great things about "Time and the Rani"; The production values, the design, costumes, the Tetraps and their quadruple vision, the Lakyrtians, the giant brain, the special effects and the wonderful OTT acting and over blown dialogue. McCoy's potrayal of the sixth Doctor(in the multi covered coat) is absolutely wonderful as is with the mis-quotes throughout the adventure. Even Mel's part is well written and played out. There's not a scene or a line that needs to be added or deleted. The funniest, silliest McCoy story ever, it's just a shame that more fans don't enjoy this one more.
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    New theme -- the most emotional theme of the Doctors! It gives you the feeling "it's the last doctor theme." First time computer graphics were used. The best theme, in the 1980's is Colins' when he did Trial of a Timelord, which sounds very "dream like." It says Part 1,2,3 4 in the episode rather than on title theme -- much rather like in 1960's Doctor Who. The first story explains the use of the Tardis in the bubble.

    I love the quarry set, the special effects! It looks more 3-dimensonal! It looks like one big area of caves and amongst a huge quarry! I was initially upset that that Colin was fired previously! I didn't enjoy seeing McCoy in Colin's outfit -- he looked awful in it and he was in it for quite a long time almost entirely in episodes 1 and 2. And yes I actually like Mel as a character (she reminds me of Jo so much -- particularly with that similar dialect of the English accent! I don't know why other people didn't pick that up!) but she does scream rather much! It gets on your nerves at times! Especially when she is trapped in one of the Rani's bubbles -- at least the special effects are good though. The screaming is fairly frequent, but it doesn't ruin the story. But...you think to yourself, I don't think someone her age in real life would scream that much! Maybe a teenager 15 years old, no more!

    There are strange creatures that serve the rani -- which have eyes all around their heads which speak in a rather inaudible voice at times. They throw spider webs on their victims to trap them and are quite a bit agile in nature compared with other monsters in Doctor Who.

    In a funny way, when the Rani wants her machine fixed and impersonates Mel, she does look similar I wouldn't mind her as a substitute!
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    Let's be honest. Colin Baker was NOT bad. He was not a bad actor, or a bad Doctor. Sure, he was uppity, arrogant, boisterous, loud, and a little rude, but I found that to be a very interesting way to portray the character. As much as I love Peter Davison, Colin Baker was a pleasant change. And really, he wasn't as bad as people claimed he was (minus the choking scene in Twin Dilemma). He genuinely loved Peri, and you could tell. His tenure was a bit more violent, but they were trying to make it a bit more adult by putting the show back on Saturdays and with new 45 minute episodes. We got some classics in the form of Vengeance on Varos and Revelation of the Daleks, and some blunders in the form of Timelash and Attack of the Cybermen (which wasn't too bad, just not great). And people complained. The violence was too much. Those 7 million faithful viewers were letdown and so was Colin Baker. His next season sucked. And he got sacked.

    Enter Time and the Rani, the beginning of the McCoy era. Where to begin? Yes, it is a very, very, very hated story (not so much as Twin Dilemma, but still). The story is goofy, Kate O'Mara is starring in a panto, and McCoy is literally clowning around, rolling his rrrrr's and acting like a child's street performer. And yet, there's a little bit of pity that goes into this. The writers didn't know Colin wouldn't be coming back, and so they did their best to reincorporate new elements into the script. On the DVD, the writers even mention a request to make the script funnier, and that they could write comedy and they could write drama, but they couldn't do both in the same script. And it shows. The story is a mess. It doesn't really make since, and it drags on a lot. I hate the Tetraps, they're annoying and not well designed in my opinion.
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    There are so many things that don't work with this serial. I can't imagine what people thought watching this for the first time. After a couple spotty years of C Baker I'd imagine that there were people really looking forward to the change. But, as much as I wasn't a huge fan of the previous seasons, I honestly can't say anything redeeming about this change.

    Mel wasn't bad in Terror of the Vervoids (better than Peri on her good days), and while she was a bit of a wall flower in The Ultimate Foe, she's the through-line from the last season. So, you think that we'd get to see her interaction with the new Doctor. Nope. Instead, they are split up at the beginning, and all she does is run around and scream and scream and scream (so much for having a the personality that she was gifted in The Vervoids). She's preaches to anyone that listens about The Doctor's "humanity", but we don't really ever see that she knows The Doctor other than the video of what might happen between the two of them in the future in Trial of the Timelord.

    The Rani was something of an intriguing character in The Mark of the Rani, and it is a bit of a shame that she ended up taking the back seat to The Master. I was looking forward to seeing her character shine, but here she is just too OTT, with nothing interesting to her character. Her only personality trait is that she is evil (oh, I guess she is also conniving).

    McCoy is hamming it up. He doesn't really know what his Doctor is supposed to be like yet, and clearly the writers don't either. That is the least offense, but it exposes how flimsy his relationship is with Mel, and showcases how terrible The Rani is overacting.
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