Doctor Who (1963)

Arc of Infinity, Part One

Season 20, Ep 1, Aired 1/3/83
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  • Episode Description
  • Amsterdam, the early 1980s. Strange forces are at work and two backpackers are caught up in the them. On Gallifrey, a powerful creature is attempting to take over the Doctor. And he has inside help…

  • Cast & Crew
  • Johnny Byrne

  • Ron Jones

  • Peter Davison

    The Doctor

  • Sarah Sutton

    Nyssa

  • Leonard Sachs

    Lord President Borusa

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Rematch Written by Johnny Byrne Directed by Ron Jones

    By shawnlunn2002, Jun 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • The Doctor [ working on the TARDIS ]: Such a simple repair job. Nyssa: Why didn't you do it sooner? The Doctor: Well, you know how it is: you put things off for a day, and the next thing you know, it's a hundred years later!

    Notes (9)

    • DVD: Doctor Who: Time-Flight/Arc of Infinity (BBCDVD 2327) released in August 2007. Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E4190) in November 2007. Video: Doctor Who: Time-Flight (BBCV 5199) released in March 1994. Released in U.S.A./Canada (Warner Home Video E1296) in September 1995.

    • Novelisation: Doctor Who - Arc of Infinity by Terrance Dicks (ISBN 0 426 19342 3) first published by W H Allen in 1983.

    • The working titles for this serial were Time of Neman and Time of Omega.

    • Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka) does not appear in this episode, having been left behind by the Doctor at the end of Time-Flight.

    • Colin Baker, who plays Commander Maxil, would of course later join the cast as the Doctor.

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    Allusions (1)

    • The sound used for the TARDIS recall circuit is identical to the recall sound used in The Hand of Fear, Episode Four.

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