Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani



[PDF / Epub] ☁ Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani Author Pip Baker – E17streets4all.co.uk En route to Kew Gardens, the Doctor and Peri are than a little surprised when they land in the middle of a slag heap in England at the time of the Luddite uprisingsUnknown to the Doctor, his TARDIS ha En route The Mark ePUB ✓ to Kew Gardens, the Doctor and Peri are than a little surprised when they land in the middle of a slag heap in England at the time of the Luddite uprisingsUnknown to the Doctor, his TARDIS has been dragged off course by the Master who plans to destroy his arch enemy once and for all, and pervert the course of historyBut also present is the Rani, another exile from Gallifrey, who is conducting her Doctor Who: PDF \ own evil experiments on the humans of the nineteenth century Soon the Doctor discovers that the female of the species is far, far deadlier than the male.Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani

Pip Philip The Mark ePUB ✓ and Jane Baker are British television writers best known for their contributions to the long running science fiction series Doctor Who A husband and wife writing team, they wrote four serials for the programme The Mark of the Rani, Parts and of The Trial of a Time Lord aka Terror of the Vervoids and The Ultimate Foe and Time and the Rani They have also written a number of novelisations of Doctor Who: PDF \ the series.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 135 pages
  • Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani
  • Pip Baker
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 0426202325

10 thoughts on “Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani

  1. says:

    I m not entirely sure I understood the Rani s motive The Master s, in this incarnation, is pretty much the same in nearly every story defeat the Doctor, preferably in a humiliating way The Rani needed the hormone the human brain secretes to induce sleep The Bakers never called it melatonin And she had a T Rex embryo in her TARDIS I think the reader is supposed to assume the dinosaur is just another experiment I can buy that, given her callous attitude I m sure there was justification f I m not entirely sure I understood the Rani s motive The Master s, in this incarnation, is pretty much the same in nearly every story defeat the Doctor, preferably in a humiliating way The Rani needed the hormone the human brain secretes to induce sleep The Bakers never called it melatonin And she had a T Rex embryo in her TARDIS I think the reader is supposed to assume the dinosaur is just another experiment I can buy that, given her callous attitude I m sure there was justification for the sleep hormone but I either don t remember it or it was lost in the odd dialect of the setting or there wasn t one The dialect I wish the Bakers hadn t carried that all the way through the book It made for laborious reading Now, the dialogue among the Doctor, Peri, the Rani, and the Master, though OTT campy, was fun That seemed to balance out the regional dialect Not a bad adventure Not great but not bad

  2. says:

    Uninspired retelling of an uninspired story though the filmed version has the benefit of the location shooting The Master seems to have some scheme to divert the course of the industrial revolution by eliminating several of the key figures he somehow manages to divert the Doctor s TARDIS but unknown to him the Rani is also present, following a scheme of her own Too much in the mix and as usual the Master is determined to deal with the Doctor but fails and at the same time interferes wit Uninspired retelling of an uninspired story though the filmed version has the benefit of the location shooting The Master seems to have some scheme to divert the course of the industrial revolution by eliminating several of the key figures he somehow manages to divert the Doctor s TARDIS but unknown to him the Rani is also present, following a scheme of her own Too much in the mix and as usual the Master is determined to deal with the Doctor but fails and at the same time interferes with the Rani Several unanswered questions where is the Master s TARDIS How do the villains escape Certain Death That last is essentially rhetorical the Master always survives, it seems At least we are spared the sight of the Luke tree.Ok but I wonder sometimes, without really wishing to pursue the thought, if the writers are actually any good They seem to have a reasonable spread of stories under their belt but I m not familiar with any of them

  3. says:

    Judging by what they wrote and how they wrote for Doctor Who, Pip and Jane Baker viewed the program as a children s show Everything is pitched to the 10 year old The original brief for The Mark of the Rani was to give The Master a companion, like The Doctor has a companion Instead, the Bakers opted to create their own rogue Time Lord and then spend the rest of the story never missing an opportunity to say how great she is while belittling the other two Time Lords in the story In their noveli Judging by what they wrote and how they wrote for Doctor Who, Pip and Jane Baker viewed the program as a children s show Everything is pitched to the 10 year old The original brief for The Mark of the Rani was to give The Master a companion, like The Doctor has a companion Instead, the Bakers opted to create their own rogue Time Lord and then spend the rest of the story never missing an opportunity to say how great she is while belittling the other two Time Lords in the story In their novelization, there is far too much obvious foreshadowing of the little did he know that variety, and quite a bit of ham fisted exposition, even if it all comes in small doses Even at only 135 pages, this was tough to read

  4. says:

    return return The Sixth Doctor gets a bitof a send off at the start of this book than he did on TV, but that is not hard However, the writing is still naff and there are way, way too many exclamation marks After my third consecutive novel by the Bakers, my brain was in danger of exploding It also fails the Bechdel test on the rare occasions that female characters actually talk to each other, it is about the Doctor or another male charact return return The Sixth Doctor gets a bitof a send off at the start of this book than he did on TV, but that is not hard However, the writing is still naff and there are way, way too many exclamation marks After my third consecutive novel by the Bakers, my brain was in danger of exploding It also fails the Bechdel test on the rare occasions that female characters actually talk to each other, it is about the Doctor or another male character

  5. says:

    The first and strongest of Pip Jane Baker s Doctor Who scripts translates into a solid if florid, first novelization But be warned their loquacious, flowery, grandiloquent language will assault you like an unleashed herd of thesaurus fed wildebeest, stampeding majestically off the page The authors also love love their exclamation points The prologueif that s what it can actually be calledis so over the top ridiculous it verges on the sublime Whatever your ultimate opinion on th The first and strongest of Pip Jane Baker s Doctor Who scripts translates into a solid if florid, first novelization But be warned their loquacious, flowery, grandiloquent language will assault you like an unleashed herd of thesaurus fed wildebeest, stampeding majestically off the page The authors also love love their exclamation points The prologueif that s what it can actually be calledis so over the top ridiculous it verges on the sublime Whatever your ultimate opinion on their lexicography, this opening salvo of Pip and Jane is quite the experience

  6. says:

    return return This is the first of the Bakers novels, and sets a standard for what is to come too many exclamation marks, not quite enough extra background to make sense, and a less than coherent plot though better here than on screen return return This is the first of the Bakers novels, and sets a standard for what is to come too many exclamation marks, not quite enough extra background to make sense, and a less than coherent plot though better here than on screen

  7. says:

    Nice novelization of a pretty weak story Shame really as it has great bad guys, decent historical setting and some good Doctor Peri bits, but the whole thing feels very flat.The Rani was an interesting character Too bad they didn t dowith her.

  8. says:

    An interesting read I love the Rani.

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