Doctor Who Rogues Gallery: The Rani
BBC Blogs- America - almost 5 years
The Rani, played by Kate O'Mara
Just to clear things up, last week we were talking about the Master and the Doctor, and discussing how their names are unique among Time Lords, being a combination of the definitive article and a job title, one which also happens to encapsulate their relationship to other species (I’ve added this last bit, cos I think it’s what I was trying to say at the time but failed to do so).
There are other Time Lords whose names are also their career status (the Monk, the Corsair) but these are inward-looking titles, describing little about their attitude to everyone else. You can’t be a Master without a domain, or a Doctor without patients (or a War Chief without a war, which says something about the mentality of that particular Time Lord). And then there’s the Rani.
Rani is the Urdu/Hindi word for “queen,” which of course means she also needs to have a populace to rule over. The curious thing about her name is that it’s descriptive in one sense: she need
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