Published on August 10th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley
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 Doctorâ€™s battle with the evil Rani. Packed with extras, Time and The Rani will be available on DVD from 13th September, priced Â£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…
Â· 4 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
Â· Commentary – stereo. With actors Sylvester McCoy and Bonnie Langford, writers Pip and Jane Baker.
Â· The Last Chance Saloonâ€“ 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 chanceâ€¦ With actors Sylvester McCoy and Kate Oâ€™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.
Â· 7D FX â€“ a look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the storyâ€™s impressive visual effects. With visual effects designer Colin Mapson, visual effects assistant Mike Tucker and video effects designer Dave Chapman.
Â· Helter-Skelterâ€“ Graphic designer Oliver Elmes and animator Gareth Edwards talk about how they created the first CGI title sequence in Doctor Whoâ€™s history.
Â· Lakertya â€“ 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 insteadâ€¦
Â· Hot Gossip â€“ Kate Oâ€™Mara recalls the fun of working with gossiping friends. With Sylvester McCoy and Andrew Morgan.
Â· On Locationâ€“ BBC Breakfast Timeâ€™s reporter Guy Michelmore visits the production during location filming for the storyâ€™s exterior scenes and talks to John Nathan-Turner, Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford and Kate Oâ€™Mara.
Â· Blue Peter â€“ Janet Ellis welcomes newly appointed Doctor Who Sylvester McCoy to the Blue Peter studio.
Â· Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.
Released on DVD from 13th September, with an RRP of Â£19.99, you can preorder Time And The Rani from Amazon for just Â£12.93!