I am pretty annoyed about what they’ve done with Nyssa here. She was a girl before, young, but extremely competent and useful. Now they’ve lost Adric and Tegan, and all of a sudden she’s somehow older. Lots of makeup, fancier hair. I just don’t like it.
I guess they decided if he’s only going to have one companion, she has to be older? A woman, not a girl? But she doesn’t need to, and the Doctor doesn’t need that - she was perfectly good before!
Idk, can’t quite articulate why it bothers me. Plus, if we’re going to get Tegan back (and it looks like/I hope we are), will that dynamic change?
Also Colin Baker is in this, as a sort of Gallifreyan Roman Centurion. They sure do like to hire from within/try out their next actors in advance, even in the 80s.
I’m watching Arc of Infinity and drinking mimosas, and I just realized I want to see Benedict Cumberbatch wearing one of these: