Doctor Who: Season 24, Episode 4

Time and the Rani: Part Four (28 Sep. 1987)

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The Rani, at last, links the Doctor into her great brain machine, the crowning jewel in her component packet of geniuses brought together to turn Lakertya itself into one vast cerebral mass... See full summary »

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The Rani, at last, links the Doctor into her great brain machine, the crowning jewel in her component packet of geniuses brought together to turn Lakertya itself into one vast cerebral mass capable of redirecting time anywhere in the universe, giving her absolute power over all creation. Written by statmanjeff

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silly but enjoyable
23 September 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I watched this, expecting it to be rubbish. The plot is lightweight and Mel does not compare to other assistants. But Sylvester and Kate o'Mara add some substance to the acting. The visual effects are good and the monsters good. I agree with the other reviewer that this has been unreasonably panned. The amoral and callous Rani has kidnapped the cream of the world's brains in order to gain the power to manipulate time and re-order the universe. She has subjugated the decent inhabitants to effect her wicked master plan. The doctor has just regenerated and is susceptible to her tricks. Of course her plans are thwarted. Yes it's not the plot that makes this story but the catty remarks of the Rani and the malapropisms of Mr McCoy that make you laugh at this enjoyable yarn.


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