Saturday, 19 June 2010

The Blink Review: I Am a Clone

The fifth story of the online Doctor Who series, ‘I Am a Clone’, sees the Doctor’s companion Florence wake up in a mysterious world of clones, where they are abused by the human race to help advance their planet. This is yet another powerful story by Daniel Harma, with a deep message at the core of the tale which everyone can relate to, especially in our modern society which is broken.

The terrible treatment of the clones in this story is an excellent parallel to the treatment of many black people who were enslaved by rich men of America and Britain, and tried to break free from their torture by standing up to their supposed ‘owners’. This was clearly shown in the scene when a clone attempts to board a train, trying to prove that he has just as many rights as the other passengers, but is murdered by the ‘superior’ humans who can’t face the truth.

As the story progresses, we learn many emotional facts about this world of both humans and clones, and how there may not be as much difference between them as we were led to believe. The greatest moment of the episode came when it was revealed that this Florence is really a clone, as is every other member of the planet, who all lives in denial. Once again a tear jerking script, with beautiful characterisation and a powerful message.

Rating: 5/5 stars

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