BBCWith the swirling rumors about the Masters return and the intense speculation about if/when the Valeyard will appear, there's one popular Classic Who villain that keeps getting ignored. In all the excitement about which classic era character or creature will be brought into the 21st century, the Doctors Time Lady foe the Rani is getting unfairly overlooked. On a certain level this is understandable; she appeared in only two stories (three if you count the 30th anniversary special Dimensions in Time), but she was a powerful, remarkable adversary who deserved way more screen time than she actually received. For those of you who might not be familiar with her, the Rani was a Time Lady scientist who first appeared in the 1985 serial The Mark of the Rani. From the moment she appeared on the screen for the first time, she was a sharp, demanding presence similar to the Master, but subtly different as well. The Rani had no patience for grandiose blustering; she had a job to do and wanted to get it done. A combination of the cold ruthlessness of the Daleks and the haughty dignity of the Time Lords, she was a memorable villain who deserves a return appearance to our television screens.
Paula Luther hails from Pennsylvania and has been an avid Whovian since 2008. She enjoys writing (obviously), reading, dancing, video editing, and building websites. She has also self-published two books on Amazon, "Bart the Bard" and "Android Mae and Other Stories".