Self-effacing Noel Clarke – the proverbial ‘tin dog’ – has dismissed himself from appearances in, arguably, two of the biggest sci-fi events of next year: the long awaited Star Trek sequel Star Trek Into Darkness and the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Clarke, who played Tenth Doctor companion Mickey Smith, is adamant that he won’t be amongst the litany of potential returnees to the Doctor’s birthday bash:
I loved Doctor Who, it was a great experience. Who knows? I would never not [return] if I was asked, but I do my films now.
Clarke added that he has continued to watch the show and is a fan of the Eleventh Doctor himself Matt Smith:
One thing he’s less sure about his whether not he’ll appear in the final cut of Star Trek Into Darkness.
Hedging his bets, Clarke told BBC Breakfast news that he was unsure if his role will definitely appear in the film – which describes as a ‘great adventure’ – as he has hit the cutting room floor on other big blockbuster movies:
However, sometimes being removed from a film is a blessing in disguise: