"Why didn't you do it sooner?"
"Well, you know how it is. You put things off for a day, next thing you know it's a hundred years later."
-- Nyssa and the Fifth Doctor, Doctor Who: "Arc of Infinity"
Hello again, everyone! My partner in time Jesse Jackson and I are back with a new episode of Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast! This time, we discuss "Arc of Infinity", the first serial from Doctor Who Season 20 in 1983, featuring Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan Jovanka, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Ian Collier as Omega, Michael Gough as Councilor Hedin, and Colin Baker as Commander Maxil!
In this episode, Jesse and I discuss things like Jesse not recognizing Michael Gough as Alfred Pennyworth from the Batman movies, Colin Baker making his Doctor Who debut as Maxil, why "Arc of Infinity" was partially filmed in Amsterdam, original plans for Louise Jameson to return as Leela and how some of her key plot points were given to Nyssa instead, Colin Baker landing the part of the Sixth Doctor by being entertaining at a wedding reception, the Fifth Doctor repairing one thing in the TARDIS but putting off all the other repairs that needed done, Time Lords being arrogant assholes, Nyssa showing a much stronger side with her protectiveness of the Doctor, wondering why Maxil has such a grudge against the Doctor, Tegan's return with a new pixie haircut after "Time-Flight", the really big coincidence that Tegan's cousin ended up under the thrall of Omega, wondering what the hell is up with the Ergon, my explanation for why the Sixth Doctor ended up with Maxil's face, Councilor Hedin turning traitor against Gallifrey to help Omega return from the antimatter universe, Omega only caring about escaping the antimatter universe, the Doctor shooting Omega with a gun, our favorite quotes of the episode, my Reverse the Reverse the Polarity segment, new feedback from Holly Mac and Dave Proctor, our upcoming discussion of the infamous Doctor Who story "Timelash", and more!
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