30 Days of Summer Time Doctor Who Day twenty: Think of the last movie you saw. Would the protagonist be a good companion? Or maybe they’d be the villain?
The last movie I saw was Submarine. The protagonist, Oliver, is a typical ’80s Welsh schoolboy: self-obsessed, trying to develop (but still lacking) empathy, and ultimately good at heart but just getting lost along the way. He’s a compelling character to watch in a realistic story, but in a story like Doctor Who I don’t think he’d cut it. He’s like a younger Adam Mitchell.
(And while my previous paragraph makes it sound like I think having a teenage boy on board would be a bad thing, I don’t; I truly believe that Adric was a good companion. Adric had a decent sense of logic, though; Oliver lacks that. Adric would sometimes act on his emotions, but Oliver is purely emotionally driven. Not a good thing when thrown into high-stakes situations without another, less impulsive emotion to balance it out).
And villain? Pssh, this kid could barely pull off a break-in.
Oliver: a well-intentioned kid, just someone I wouldn’t invite on the TARDIS.