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…)
As you may know, a thousand-page report regarding Grenfell Tower has been released. I did once live in a building with appalling fire safety standards, but not anymore and I don’t live in London. I woke up the morning afterwards to see the horrible news. It’s still horrible, and at the moment I think the most sensible thing I can do is pass on the words of Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke. He does live there, and one of his friends lost their niece in the fire.