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The Rani on Koturia with the Sixth Doctor and Peri
The sixth story of the ‘Doctor Who’ Puffin e-shorts series is ‘Something Borrowed’ by Richelle Mead. Here’s a YouTube interview with Richelle Mead.
Richelle Mead is well-known for writing the ‘Vampire Academy’ book series and the ‘Bloodlines’ book series. I’m surprised no bloodcurdling vampires appear here. 😀 It’s intriguing to note Richelle is the first female writer for the Puffin e-shorts series of ‘Doctor Who’ and she won’t be the last one! 🙂
‘Something Borrowed’ (not to be confused with the ‘Torchwood’ episode 😀 ) features the Sixth Doctor and Peri. The story is divided into six chapters. It’s taken from Peri’s point of view since it’s narrated by her in the first person. The audiobook version of this story is read by…Sophie Aldred? 😐
Sophie previously read ‘The Roots of Evil’ in the Puffin e-shorts series in ‘Doctor Who’. Whilst Sophie is a good narrator and voices well for the Sixth Doctor and Peri, I wonder why Nicola Bryant didn’t read this story herself. Wouldn’t it make more sense since Peri reads the story from her perspective?
In this story, the Doctor and Peri visit the planet Koturia, which has a city modelled upon Las Vegas. The Doctor and Peri attend the wedding of the son of an old friend of the Doctor’s. It isn’t long before the wedding gets hijacked and it turns out the Rani is out to cause trouble again on Koturia. 😐
I enjoyed the rapport featured between the Sixth Doctor and Peri in this adventure. It feels extra-special with the appearance of the villainous Rani in it. I also like the reference made to the Doctor and Peri meeting the Rani before in the TV series, since this takes place after ‘The Mark of the Rani’.
‘Something Borrowed’ rating – 8/10
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