So, I listened to Peri And The Piscon Paradox a long, long time ago. And when I met Nicola Bryant at Sheffield Comicon a few years ago I told her that when I listened to Piscon I like legit started crying.
And she told me that another big finish employee, a former police officer, had told her he’d been driving home listening to it and he’d actually had to stop and pull over his car. Because he realised that in a few minutes he’d be crying hysterically and probably shouldn’t be driving a vehicle while his eyes were bleary.
Peri and the piscon paradox is amazing. And it punched me in the gut forty times before it made the “real” ending for Peri a lot better.
Six: Mm, we could, you know, go for a walk along the beach later…
River: We could…
Six: And I spy a little store selling ices at the end of the pier!
River: Oh yes!
Six: We could, um, dream… a little…
I’m not okay with how adorable these two were in The Diary of River Song, not in the slightest. What did I do to deserve a scene where Six and River have tea together and he bashfully proposes a date inside her dreams? What did I do to deserve any of the Six/River scenes? (I know they had to save the world ‘n all… I kinda wish they had been able to dream together I’m so schmaltzy…)
Nicola: “We were doing our rehearsals…and we were doing this particular scene…Colin ends up cowering behind me, kneeling on the ground…and I’m standing there ready to be shot….there was a moment where we just finished that scene and I just felt these teeth sink into my buttock. …And of course, it was Colin’s!”
Colin: “It was one of those moments when you do something and you think ‘Why didn’t I engage my brain before doing that?’”
Nicola: “It wasn’t in the sense of painful, but it was very present.”
Colin: “A very friendly nip, which was entirely inappropriate. …the big mistake I made …I bet [Kevin] a fiver that he didn’t dare bite Nicola Bryant’s bottom.
Nicola: “Which [he] did when we were rehearsing the part where [he] gets stuck in the gastropod goo. And I’m running there going sort of like “How can I help?” and he said “Well, you know- ACK!” and at that point, ANOTHER set of teeth!