It's a new month and that means a few regular features will be unspooling here at "Inner Toob".
First up is "Fanficcer's Friend", in which we supply a picture to inspire those who write fan fiction. And since it's June, my birthday month, I figured we'd use a picture that can be tied in to one of my top ten favorite shows.
As always, we don't use pictures from other TV shows in which actors who play well-known Toobworld citizens are seen together, but in different roles. Those are scenes that have already played out in the TV Universe and there are enough reruns in Toobworld as it is. Instead we use pictures from sources outside Toobworld - from movies or perhaps even from the news.
So this month I want to suggest a look at the life of a former Companion from 'Doctor Who', Perpigilliam "Peri" Brown, who traveled with the Doctor in his Fifth and Sixth Incarnations.
Since the series was revived in 2005, we've seen not only old villains return to action but also allies like the soldiers of UNIT, former Companions Sarah Jane Smith and K-9 and even the Fifth Doctor himself. As the series continues under new leadership with Stephen Moffet, who knows? Maybe we'll even see other characters return, like Ace, Nyssa, Tegan, maybe even Jamie and Zoe! If so, what have they been up to during that time when we couldn't see them?
With that in mind, here's a picture of the actress who played Peri, Nicola Bryant. She's seen here as an "escort" named Beverly in "Parting Shots' with Chris Rea, who played the lead character Harry Sterndale.
She was hired along with another girl, who was downstairs servicing Harry's friend John. The funny thing is that John was played by Peter Davison, who played the Fifth Doctor - if Nicola Bryant had only taken that secondary role, just think of the fan-wank that would result from such a scene! The Doctor and Peri going at it!
Then again, don't think 'pon it too much. You'll go blind.
So instead we have Beverly and Harry seen here in the movie universe. But if we transfer this scene into the TV Universe, then we could say that it's a picture of Peri during her life after traveling with the Doctor. She doesn't have to be seen as a call girl in this new aspect; it could be that she's just satisfying the needs she neglected while she was with a somewhat asexual being like the Gallifreyan Time Lord.
And that's another reason I ran this picture during my birthday month. A chance for some whoopie! Woohoo!