Prime Winner (6.02)

Big Finish - Short Trips Season 6

Peri’s internal dialog is what makes this story interesting – she is afraid to say things as she doesn’t want to sound stupid. A LOT. Though that doesn’t seem to be the case on TV, honestly! She says whatever’s on her mind. But perhaps that’s just my Big Finish listening experiences with Peri taking over as she has a much better relationship with the 6th Doctor in the Big Finish stories.

The Doctor and Peri end up in a gaming hall of a ship that’s in distress. There’s a time loop someone’s using to win at the gaming tables and a faulty stabilizer that’s allowing the ship to get too close to an anomaly of some sort. So the Doctor wanders off to save the day while Peri watches the loop progress. I expected that Peri would have a little more to do and I was a bit disappointed that Nicola Bryant didn’t have a few lines to go all 6th Doctor on us. She has a few where he’s speaking but mostly, it’s her we follow. Not a fantastic story. Nice but not outstanding.

Nicola Bryant

Writer: Nigel Fairs

Director: Lisa Bowerman

Release: March 2016

Laura Vilensky 2019