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Doctor Who: Time and the Rani, Part One

The newly regenerated Doctor and Mel land on the alien world of Lakertya. With the assistance of the savage Tetraps, the Rani has conquered the planet to allow her to continue her depraved biochemical experiments.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 24x1
Production Number: 7D
Airdate: Monday September 07th, 1987

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Sep 07, 1987

Guest Stars
Donald PickeringDonald Pickering
As Beyus
Kate OKate O'Mara
As The Rani
Mark GreenstreetMark Greenstreet
As Ikona
Richard GauntlettRichard Gauntlett
As Urak
Main Cast
Sylvester McCoySylvester McCoy
As The Seventh Doctor
Bonnie LangfordBonnie Langford
As Melanie
Episode Notes
This was the first episode of the series to air after the death of Patrick Troughton on March 28, 1987. Troughton played the Second Doctor from 1966 to 1969.

This episodes marks the first appearance of Sylvester McCoy (The Seventh Doctor) on the series.

In the regeneration scene, the Sixth Doctor is played by Sylvester McCoy as Colin Baker declined to reprise his role. Along with Richard E. Grant, McCoy is one of only two actors to play two different incarnations of the Doctor.

Along with the First Doctor, the Sixth Doctor is one of only two incarnations of the Doctor to have been played by two different actors on screen: Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.

Episode Quotes
The Seventh Doctor: (his first words) That was a nice nap, now down to business!

The Doctor: Perhaps this is my new persona - sulky, bad-tempered.

The Doctor: I'm as fit as a trombone.

The Doctor: A bad workman always blames his fools.

The Doctor: Like a bull in a barber shop.

The Doctor: You don't understand regeneration, Mel. It's a lottery and I've drawn the short plank.

The Doctor: The more I know me, the less I like me.

The Doctor: Thank goodness in this regeneration I've regained my impeccable sense of haute couture.

The Doctor: Absence makes the nose grow longer.

The Doctor: More hasta, less vista.

The Doctor: The proof of the pumpkin is in the squeezing.

The Doctor: And I'm suffering from post-regeneration amnesia, as far as I can remember.

The Doctor: Time and Tide melts the snowman.

Rani: Leave the girl, it's the man I want!

Other Episode Crew

CreatorSydney Newman
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
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