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First entrance for Sylvester
on 6 June 2017
I got this because I have The Mark of the Rani which is a nice Colin Baker DVD. This time the Rani has bigger hair, is much more nasty and seems to be in charge of aliens who look a bit like hippies but are apparently half reptiles. A lot of effort has gone into make up with scales and a lot of felt in evidence, felt coats, hats and i think hair. There are giant bats with four eyes and a enormous brain. Well it's Dr Who after all. It's Sylvester McCoy's first entrance as the Doctor and he goes for funny which I don't think works. I liked Sylvester when he was dark and cunning which doesn't come until later and I think if he had taken everything more seriously it would have given more menace to it and it needs something as there's a lot of running about. Kate O'Mara is brilliant as The Rani, she takes her ridiculous role very seriously and so you find her threatening and exciting as a character. She also plays Bonnie Langford's role better than Bonnie herself and changes from funny to dangerous at a drop of a hat. Poor old Bonnie who couldn't act her way out of a paper bag just runs and screams, which she does well but you will soon get sick of that.
It's a classic and better than some.