The Doctor's party remains divided and scattered as the immense transport docks at the Terminus space station, which turns out to be a leper colony at the exact center of the known universe. As they find their way around and investigate, Nyssa shows signs of contracting the disease. Written by
Did You Know?
This episode contains an infamous scene in which Nyssa drops her skirt. According to the script she was feeling ill and trying to loosen the pressure on her stomach, but this is not clear on screen. In an interview for the book Doctor Who: 25 Glorious Years, Sarah Sutton
suggests it was deliberate Fan Service:
'I still smile when I remember how the Production Office kept getting letters of complaint about Nyssa being too covered up. So that's why when I left the series in "Terminus" I decided to drop my skirt as a parting gesture to all those fans who had written in.
'Mind you, it caused such a stir at the time, and as I'm still being asked about it when I am interviewed, I'm not sure it was a wise thing to have done!' See more
Now we know, don't we? Now we know what it's all about! This is Terminus, where all the lazers come to die. We're on a leper ship! We're all going to DIE!