The Boy That Time Forgot (BF #110) is the middle audio of the Doctor & Nyssa’s Victorian trilogy, and I can never decide whether I love it or loathe it. I’ll explain after the spoiler-cut.
The clip above brings out one of the unusual facets of Nyssa: she’s not human, despite appearances, and she views humanity from outside. Also, depending on the scriptwriter, she truly appreciates the Doctor’s gift of travel, and her scientific curiosity trumps her irritation at his erratic navigation skills.
I love Bea and Rupert, the Victorian guest characters in this story, and I’m fascinated although not quite convinced by the scorpion-and-spider civilization. I think it’s a good story. On the other hand, I sometimes refuse to accept this audio as canon.
Nerdy things: ”Nyssa… that is brilliant!" — the Doctor after she comes up with a way back from Earth’s distant past, after they’ve lost the means he used to strand them there.
Author: Paul Magrs, who also wrote The Wormery, among others.
nyssa stories #24 Year: 2008
Okay, now for spoilers…