A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Mickey Smith

It’s become a common thread in recent Doctor Who episodes to  emphasize the extent to which the appearance of a time-traveling  eccentric in an inter-dimensional phone box tends to play havoc with a  human’s sense of self. Davros taunts the Doctor about this in Journey’s End, mocking him for turning ordinary people into killers, while affecting a morality about holding a gun.
But  if you were to sit with the Doctor, and go through the effect his  arrival had on all of his companions, Mickey Smith is the one he should  feel no guilt about whatsoever. OK, he stole the man’s girlfriend, but  if we can take anything away from Mickey’s experience meeting his  parallel world doppelganger Ricky Smith, it’s that the soldier was  always within him, waiting to come out….

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A Companion To The Doctor’s Companions: Mickey Smith

It’s become a common thread in recent Doctor Who episodes to emphasize the extent to which the appearance of a time-traveling eccentric in an inter-dimensional phone box tends to play havoc with a human’s sense of self. Davros taunts the Doctor about this in Journey’s End, mocking him for turning ordinary people into killers, while affecting a morality about holding a gun.

But if you were to sit with the Doctor, and go through the effect his arrival had on all of his companions, Mickey Smith is the one he should feel no guilt about whatsoever. OK, he stole the man’s girlfriend, but if we can take anything away from Mickey’s experience meeting his parallel world doppelganger Ricky Smith, it’s that the soldier was always within him, waiting to come out….

read the rest at Anglophenia

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