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|By:||David Layton, Los Angeles, United States|
|Date:||Sunday 19 April 2020|
|Rating: || 7|
Planet of the Rani pretty much explains what The Rani was doing on Miasimia Goria, and how it all went wrong even though The Rani will never admit it. Marc Platt has taken what we already know about The Rani and run with it. She is the amoral Time Lord. Unlike The Master, who actually enjoys destroying things and generally being evil, The Rani simply does not care about the fate of others. She is a bit vain, but mostly to her other beings are tools available for her to use or discard as she sees fit. Siobhan Redmond makes a very good Rani, always trying to maintain her cool no matter how much things are not going her way. The story itself is rather adequate Doctor Who, with few real surprises. It is somewhat similar to Time and the Rani, with the Rani temporarily pretending to be someone else, trying to maintain her authoritarian rule, surrounding herself with sycophants, and trying to do this while seeing through to its finish an experiment in creating a universal supermind.