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A new Rani with padded shoulders

By:Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
Date:Thursday 22 January 2015
Rating:   7

Bringing back the Rani was always going to be hard and Rani elite is a good attempt. The new incarnation is cold and calculating with a plot that matches her TV appearances.

The story isn't over complex, perhaps too simple with lots of dialog making the plot feel padded. So welcome back Rani let's hope the next one is a little more exciting.

Pontificating Doctor

By:David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
Date:Tuesday 13 October 2015
Rating:   7

"The Rani Elite" features a new incarnation of The Rani, because of the death of Kate O'Mara. Siobhan Redmond is an excellent replacement, instantly making the character her own while keeping in touch with O'Mara's particular brand of cool snide. The story also follows logically from the pattern set in the TV series of The Rani's trying to create some kind of superbrain that will give her access to the secrets of the universe. It's standard fair, not particularly original or deep. It has some funny moments and a few jokes that miss their targets. The major drawback is the amount of speechifying and pontificating from The Doctor. Yes, probably Doctor 6 was the most prone to making speeches, but it happens just a bit too often in this production. These speeches really slow the pace.

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