"He married Freema which I didn’t mind; it was a good character arc. A lot of Mickey happened by accident. I came in and played him quite badly in season one. We didn’t know what Doctor Who was going to be – it was a kid’s show, right? So there’s me, doing the big eyes, grinning like an idiot. It’s partly my fault, I didn’t rehearse, but I wasn’t really told about the tone of the show either.
Season two, Russell T Davies started writing the character more towards me, because he knew me, and Mickey became a little bit darker. By season three, Kidulthood had been out, so I had the stubble and low-cut hair. And then in my last episode I’ve got a huge beard because I was in the middle of filming Neil Marshall’s Centurion. So mostly by coincidence, Mickey has this arc from nerdy guy to bearded freedom fighter. I thought that was cool.”
- Noel Clarke, May 10
Day 8 - Favorite Underrated Character - Mickey Smith
He was the Rory of the Rose years but didn’t get the love like Rory did.
He is such a cute little puppy-face, i feel so bad for how he’s treated
9 is such a cockwad to him
9 was a shit to him and so was Rose
And he didn’t get the love because he’s a MOC.
Plain and simple.
Nine is only nice to the deserving poor, ie, white and not too sexual.
Funny, fandom is the same way.
eleven characters’ younger versionsFranz Drameh as young!Mickey Smith (Doctor Who)
I’m sorry, you were saying?
I will leave my mark, soul, everyone will know I was here…
Could someone please explain why the Doctor Who fandom generally laughs over Mickey and then says Rory is wonderful? So far as I can tell they’re actually pretty similar characters… And both awesome…
I apologise if I offend anyone, it’s just a pattern I picked up on…
I’d say it’s mostly the way they’re treated in canon. Mickey gets the tin dog label while Rory actually got respected. :/
I’ve wondered about this a lot, and alas, I fear the most obvious answer is probably the real one…
But it seems to me that Moffat liked Rory much more than RTD liked Mickey, sigh. Mickey may have grown into a hero but RTD’s writing him as a comic buffoon in the beginning sure as heck didn’t do him any favours. (And I’m positive there’s a racialised aspect to some of that, but I don’t know enough to really talk about it, alas.)
I’m gonna try and think of a fandom nickname for Mickey that’s not ‘Mickey the idiot’ because Mickey is no idiot, I hope we can agree…
Sometimes I see ‘Defender of the Earth’ used on gifsets and I really like that one. But my favourite one that’s sprung from my own head is ‘The Man Between Two Worlds’.
My friends have always been the best of me.
Sudden unexpected call to the fandom: we have got to find a better nickname for poor Mickey…
gladdecease asked for Mickey and/or Martha + emotions, and I chose Mickey! Here he is!