Doctor Who, British Sci-Fi, meets Rosa Parks, U.S. civil rights legend

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  1. Supreme Allied Condista

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    For those who have not watched any of the new series of Doctor Who, the time-travelling Time Lord is now a Time Lady!

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    Totally awesome episode, just aired tonight.

    SEASON 11 — EPISODE 3
    Rosa
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    “If she can live here her whole life, a couple of hours ain’t gonna kill me.They ain’t gonna kill me, right?” Montgomery, Alabama. 1955. The Doctor and her friends find themselves in the Deep South of America. As they encounter a seamstress by the name of Rosa Parks, they begin to wonder: is someone attempting to change history?

    Guest stars: Vinette Robinson and Josh Bowman
    Written by: Malorie Blackman and Chris Chibnall
    Directed by: Mark Tonderai



    Will there ever be a black woman Doctor Who, I wonder?

    Maybe there already has been?


    (As likely as Banksy being Doctor Who anyway!)
     
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    kazenatsu Well-Known Member Donor

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    They ruined this series just like they ruined the Indiana Jones franchise.
    I hope they have a parallel universe ploy someday where the entire timeline after 2005 never happened.

    Meanwhile, I suppose we'll be seeing an Afro Dr. Who in the next incarnation...
     
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    Why not?

    Personally I want someone like Ernie Dingo to be the next doctor!
     
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    Bit unsubtle airing this in the time of increased racial tensions
     
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    Why does the new Doctor travel forward in time?
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    Because she needs a man to reverse to Tardis ;)
     
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    The actress playing Rosa Parks did a terrible southern accent. Frankly I expect better from Brits.
     
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    "Rosa Parks ain't do nothing but sit her lazy black a(*)(*) down"

     
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    I didn't think it was going to get any worse than Capaldi.......and then it did. The thing is that its not the Doctor who I actually like better than Capaldi but the writing on this season has become absolutely atrocious. Its like the PC police have completely taken over their studio. The had an episode where a alien bounty hunter was trying to kidnap a human target and the guy pushes the alien off of a crane and the Doctor yells at him that he had no right to do that. WTF! A guy thinks and alien is going to kill or harm him has no right to protect himself? ****ing A. Then there is an "anti-Trump" episode where the only one making good decisions is the Trump guy. The Doctor was literally upset that he shot a giant spider who was slowly suffocating to death because it had grown to large. According to the writers it was more humane to let the animal slowly and painfully suffocate to death than give it a quick death. They also thought it was humane to simply trap the baby spiders in a safe room and just let them starve to death I guess because it was "nonviolent". I skipped the Rosa Parks one because I knew that was going to be a completely disaster.
     
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    Actually, yes! :-D

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    Jo Martin, in costume, as Doctor Who.

    RadioTimes: Doctor Who just made history by casting its first black Doctor
    https://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2020-01-26/doctor-who-first-black-doctor/

    "Jo Martin has been unveiled as a surprise former incarnation of the Time Lord in a momentous first for the sci-fi series

    In a momentous twist, the latest episode of Doctor Who revealed a previously unknown incarnation of time-travelling hero the Doctor – and for the first time in the sci-fi drama’s history, the character is being played by a black actor.
    Specifically, Jo Martin (Back to Life, Holby City) plays the previously unseen regeneration of the Doctor, who is only revealed as a different version of Jodie Whittaker’s Time Lord in later scenes of Vinay Patel and Chris Chibnall’s Fugitive of the Judoon.
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    Ah, a black woman Doctor Who makes an appearance! :cheerleader:

    Perhaps inspired by my video from 2008?

    Dr Rice - that's who! Condoleezza Rice as Doctor Who


    (Hey if Condi can become Doctor Who, do you think she could be elected PRESIDENT!)

    So the BBC finally cast a Doctor Who in Condi's image - and she looks the part beautifully!
     
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    Seems more like a nod to Whoopi Goldberg almost being cast in the role in the 1990s.
     

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