Time and the Rani
7 September 1987
Kate O’Mara (The Rani), Mark Greenstreet (Ikona), Donald Pickering (Beyus), Karen Clegg (Sarn) , Richard Gauntlett (Urak), Wanda Ventham (Faroon) [2-4], John Segal (Lanisha) , Peter Tuddenham, Jacki Webb (Special Voices).
|Written by||Pip & Jane Baker|
|Directed by||Andrew Morgan|
|Produced by||John Nathan Turner|
After being attacked by the evil 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 megalomanic 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…