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« on: July 16, 2011, 10:14:58 pm »


Perpugilliam Brown, known simply as Peri, was an American college student turned companion of the Doctor during his fifth and sixth incarnations.

Peri studied botany and also had an interest in archaeology, fueled by her parents' own passion for the subject. Circa 1984, she encountered the Doctor and Turlough on Lanzarote. The shape-shifting android Kamelion, controlled by the Master at the time, assumed the form of Peri's step-father, Professor Howard Foster, and later that of the Master himself, before seizing control of the TARDIS to take her to the planet Sarn to meet the real Master. After the destruction of Kamelion and the defeat of the Master, Turlough decided to return to his homeworld, Trion, and Peri joined the Doctor on his travels.

After contracting spectrox toxaemia,and then getting accidentally involved in local politics on the twin planets of Androzani Major and Minor, Peri first got abducted by Sharaz Jek, and, upon her escape, began to die from the disease. The Doctor saved her but, not having enough bat's milk (which acted as an antidote) to save himself, regenerated into a very different new and unstable persona. At the peak of his madness, the Doctor attempted to throttle Peri to death - Peri is the only companion known to have suffered a physical assault at the hands of the Doctor. Still, he managed to regain his wits enough that Peri accepted the change enough to continue to travel with him together. Perhaps due to the assault, Peri continued to appear ill at ease with the Doctor from time to time although their relationship became more comfortable as time went on.

In the year 2379, on the planet Thoros Beta, home of the despotic capitalists known as the Mentors, Peri was separated from the Doctor. She met the warrior king Yrcanos from the primitive planet Krontep, who took a liking to her. Kiv, a Mentor, had Peri abducted and taken to his laboratory. The Doctor and the TARDIS were removed from Thoros Beta thanks to the telepathic summons to the Space Station Zenobia, the High Council of Time Lords, so that he could not interfere. As the Doctor watched from Zenobia, Kiv transplanted his consciousness into Peri's body, whereupon Yrcanos burst in and destroyed her body as a form of mercy-killing. Despite the Doctor's horror at learning this, the destruction of Peri's mind and her death had never actually happened. After the defeat of the Valeyard, The Inquisitor revealed that Peri and Yrcanos fell in love and she decided to spend the rest of her life with him.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2011, 11:25:54 am »

Can we ban negativity in here? I mean, I can't think why anyone would have anything bad to say, but still.... Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2011, 04:39:27 pm »

I usen't to like Peri, but she's grown on me, especially since reacquainting myself with Caves of Androzani, The Two Doctors and Trial of a Time Lord.  She's still not one of my favourites, but I enjoy her when she's on form.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2011, 08:10:56 pm »

I just think she is brilliant, and she totally saved this story from being completely unwatchable. She has been my favourite companion for about 20 years and I don't ever see that changing
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2011, 08:54:01 pm »

I am pretty much in agreeance with Nyki. I never really disliked Peri, but she never was one of my favourites either. Her accent was usually quite amusing, especially given that she sounded like she was from different areas of the States in every story she was in, sometimes changing several times within just one story. She was definately one of, if not the strongest companion since Romana and until Ace
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2011, 02:48:09 pm »

I always thought Peri was pretty cool. She was certainly far less annoying than some others that I could mention. As companions go she was probably one of the more loyal and underrated and I though she worked perfectly with Six. She was great in this story, I thought.
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2011, 05:20:27 pm »

I like Peri from what I have seen, but judging her on this story she was a bit whinier than I would have liked. I suppose though that that sort of makes sense within the story, but it didn't make it any less annoying
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 11:21:01 am »

She was probably one of the only decent things about this story. She moaned a fair amount but I didn't dislike her or have issues with the character/portrayal
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 02:50:47 pm »

I like her. Admittedly, I havent seen much of her, but if this story is anything to go by then I don't see any reason why that opinion should change. I'm only surprised she didn't smack the Doctor in the mouth for being such an arse
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2011, 10:07:45 am »

I like her. Admittedly, I havent seen much of her, but if this story is anything to go by then I don't see any reason why that opinion should change. I'm only surprised she didn't smack the Doctor in the mouth for being such an arse

She definately should have Tongue

This isn't one of Peri's strongest stories, but she is still good here. There are others we will come to though where the character is far stronger and gets more of a chance to shine
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 05:32:21 pm »

I wasn't too keen on her in this. I didn't dislike her but I didn't love her either. She was mainly just a bit whingey. Generally I quite like the character though
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 09:46:43 pm »

On the whole I don't mind the character. There are times when I watch her and think she is brilliant and then other times where I find her insufferable, but for the most part I think she was a good companion
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