New guy Steven snuck aboard the Tardis at the end of The Chase, so he’s now the second companion. He’s amusing, but he’s no Ian. He just doesn’t have that “Science Teacher With An Adventurous Spirit” thing going on. It’ll never be the same again. (Sad face.)
Still, that now means the Doctor isn’t travelling with any present day (well, 60s present day) companions anymore – both Steven and Vicki are from the future.
Anyway, I enjoyed The Time Meddler. I did not expect it to be another Time Lord with his own Tardis, even though he’s never referred to us such. In fact, much of the Doctor’s back story (regarding his species and planet) is a mystery at this point.
It was fun to see the other Tardis disguised as something else, referencing the Doctor’s “inferior” version, etc. The character of the meddler was enjoyable to watch, and the “what if” scenario of a time traveller breaking the rules was enjoyable. The 1066 setting allowed for a bit of history, and as the story didn’t rely on special effects or complex props, it has aged relatively well compared to something set on an alien world.