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Industrial Devolution (Blemishing “The Mark of the Rani”)

Industrial Devolution (Blemishing “The Mark of the Rani”)

Time Lords come and Time Lords go, but what about Time Ladies? The Rani is a peculiar case among Gallifrey’s ruling class: an amoral cosmic elitist who just wants to be left alone and occasionally perform horrible experiments on various folks — and isn’t the slightest bit interested in the Doctor. That’s a refreshing change, made even more memorable by holding it right up against the status-quo opposite: the Master himself. Before Missy, before Time Lord gender-flops, and before the Master stopped needlessly messing around with Earth history, The Mark of the Rani is one of the more creative experiments around Time Lord villainy in Classic Who. Just don’t tell the High Council… and stay out of Red Fern Dell.

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Story Essentials

  • Season 22, Serial 3

  • Story number: 139, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Production Code: 6X

  • Writers: Pip and Jane Baker

  • Producer: John Nathan-Turner

  • Aired 2 February - 9 February 1985

Pull To Open: The Mark of the Rani

  • Season 3

  • Episode 22

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