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Published on August 10th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

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Time And The Rani DVD Cover

2entertain have released the cover for the September classic Doctor Who DVD release, Time and the Rani, which stars Sylvester McCoy in his first appearance as the Doctor, with Bonnie Langford as Mel and Kate O’Mara as evil Time Lady the Rani

Featuring Sylvester McCoy as the newly regenerated seventh Doctor, this new DVD features the Doctor’s battle with the evil Rani. Packed with extras, Time and The Rani will be available on DVD from 13th September, priced £19.99. We’ve got the cover image just below – plus you can have a look at this hi-res full frontal packshot.

After being attacked by the Rani, the TARDIS crash-lands on the planet Lakertya. On the floor of the console room, the Doctor begins his sixth regeneration…

In his post-regenerative confusion the Doctor is separated from his young companion Mel and tricked into assisting the Rani in her megalomaniac scheme to construct a giant time manipulator.

Lost on the barren surface of the planet, Mel has to avoid the Rani’s ingenious traps and her monstrous, bat-like servants, the Tetraps. She joins forces with a rebel faction among the Lakertyans, desperate to end the Rani’s control of their planet.

The Doctor must recover his wits in time to avoid becoming a permanent part of the Rani’s plan to collect the genius of the greatest scientific minds in the Universe…

Extras:

· 4 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.

· Commentary – stereo. With actors Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford, writers Pip and Jane Baker.

Doctor Who - Time and the Rani· The Last Chance Saloon– by 1987, senior executives at the BBC were on the point of killing-off Doctor Who in the face of stiff fan opposition. Instead, they decided to give the show one last chance… With actors Sylvester McCoy and Kate O’Mara, producer John Nathan-Turner, director Andrew Morgan, script editor Andrew Cartmel, writers Pip and Jane Baker, BBC Head of Series & Serials Jonathan Powell and graphic designer Oliver Elmes. Written by Nev Fountain and narrated by Richard Heffer.

· 7D FX – a look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the story’s impressive visual effects. With visual effects designer Colin Mapson, visual effects assistant Mike Tucker and video effects designer Dave Chapman.

· Helter-Skelter– Graphic designer Oliver Elmes and animator Gareth Edwards talk about how they created the first CGI title sequence in Doctor Who’s history.

· Lakertya – writers Pip and Jane Baker talk about their original vision for the lush forest planet Lakertya and director Andrew Morgan explains why he ended up shooting it in a desolate quarry instead…

· Hot Gossip – Kate O’Mara recalls the fun of working with gossiping friends. With Sylvester McCoy and Andrew Morgan.

· On Location– BBC Breakfast Time’s reporter Guy Michelmore visits the production during location filming for the story’s exterior scenes and talks to John Nathan-Turner, Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and Kate O’Mara.

· Blue Peter – Janet Ellis welcomes newly appointed Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy to the Blue Peter studio.

· Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.

Released on DVD from 13th September, with an RRP of £19.99, you can preorder Time And The Rani from Amazon for just £12.93!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




2 Responses to Time And The Rani DVD Cover

  1. avatar Jez Noir says:

    Finally! Had this on pre-order for ages. Nice set of extras there.

  2. avatar Carn says:

    I will buy for completions sake and the extras might be good but only after I’ve bought nearly every other Doctor Who dvd i still need to get.

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