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Arc of Infinity: Part One 

On Gallifrey, someone on the high council is perpetrating a treasonous act - transmitting the Doctor's bio-extract from the space/time matrix to an anti-matter being. On Earth, two English ... See full summary »

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On Gallifrey, someone on the high council is perpetrating a treasonous act - transmitting the Doctor's bio-extract from the space/time matrix to an anti-matter being. On Earth, two English lads spend their last night in Amsterdam sleeping in a crypt where they're attacked by an alien creature under the same anti-matter being's control. Written by statmanjeff

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Peter Davison and Eric Saward were both baffled why the serial was set in Holland. See more »

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The Doctor: Well, you know how it is. You put things off for a day, the next thing you know it's a hundred years later.
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Referenced in Dark Horse (2011) See more »

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It starts off well enough
19 August 2015 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The follow on story from the much maligned Time Flight, now i'm one of the minority that has a soft spot for it, but i know it's universally disliked, could Arc of Infinity offer a greater appeal?

It kicks off on Gallifrey, a rogue Timelord speaks to a seemingly extra terrestrial being, and soon states the Doctor must be used in their plan. The Doctor, travelling with just Nyssa (deep joy) is hijacked in space by the being, and the scene is set in Amsterdam, where we meet our two travellers Colin and Robin. The rogue Timelord is covering his tracks with murder on Gallifrey and has transmitted the Doctor's Bio data extract. The creature has attempted but failed to bond with the Doctor. The TARDIS is recalled to Gallifrey by order of the high council. The Doctor doesn't get the welcome he hoped for as he's detained by chief guard Commander Maxel.

I love the fact it's just the Doctor and Nyssa, definitely his best companion, she could have been even better if she'd had more solo time.

The costumes are so much fun, I like the assembled high council, there are some noted thespians on display, Elspet Gray, Leonard Sachs and Michael Gough, bliss!!

The Ergon is the all time daftest who monster, it's like a GM Emu, it is remarkably bad.

It's great that we're on Gallifrey, nu Who has definitely been robbed of a few Gallifrey stories.

The story and script are actually really clever, it is delivered slickly, it feels intelligent without being over complex.

I loved Colin Baker's Maxel too, a return would have been fun at some point.

The Amsterdam setting is great, it makes a nice change, it has a continental feel. Good old JNT.

Overall, flawed I know, but the first part of Arc of Infinity is not half bad it's set the scene well, and had lots happening

7/10


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