Over the years plenty of my favourite characters have gained the face of a sexual predator, sigh. It’s shattering in so many ways, knowing just how many people seem to get a little power and instantly seem to start abusing women. I don’t know where the Doctor Who fandom is going to go from here, I’ll always be extremely fond of Mickey but obviously seperating a character from an actor is so very hard.
Also, I think more questions are going to be asked soon about rumors flying around about John Barrowman. If they’re true, and I’m pretty sure they are, he needs to be held accountable too. It sucks to lose the heroes of your childhood but what can you do?
Clarke was also a Grenfell campaigner and now I’m seeing the news of his being dropped by BAFTA right next to a headline about current Grenfell protests, which is just surreal.
Okay so the rewatch of the Doctor Who season 4 finale was a BIG undertaking and loads of the cast and crew joined in! And some wonderful person actually put them all together in a list so the whole watchalong was made easier! Woo!
However, I’m gonna do the same thing I did for some of the other rewatches and put all the most interesting tweets together and in order. (Also I added Georgia Tennant’s tweets because they were friggin’ hilarious.) So first I’ve done The Stolen Earth and tomorrow I’ll do Journey’s End. There’s a wealth of fascinating information in there and well, this blog isn’t called Overly Devoted Archivist for nothing.
(Freema is utterly and totally delightful throughout all of this)
(I absolutely love all the Noel-Freema interactions here. Hey hope springs eternal Mickey and Martha will be back one day…)
It’s here, and I’m so very sad. But since this is canon… Mickey and Martha canonically have a son now, and Luke is married to Sanjay, and Tegan and Nyssa are a couple (wow!) and just, it was lovely to see all these characters again. It really was.
Mickey is an expert at hacking computer programs, and understanding how they work, and at one point, recognizes the Doctor and Rose treat him like “the tin dog.” Someone to problem-solve and trouble-shoot, rather than contributing anything more meaningful. When confronted with how to stop a bunch of kids from continuing to upload information from their enhanced brains into a firewall, Mickey simply pulls the plug – but he tries to over-think how to get into the school in the first place, leading the tin dog to remind him “we are in a car” (therefore, can crash through the doors!). Though initially resentful of Rose dumping him for a space alien, Mickey comes to like the Doctor and enjoy their adventures together. He has a general need to care for his grandmother, and often puts himself at…