Doctor Who Looks Thoughtfully Shows Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement
Sci-Fi series Doctor Who has embodied the American social justice in itself as well. The long-running saga saw, for the first time in 37 seasons, a black writer. Sunday Night’s episode of this BBC show left the fans teary-eyed when it glimpsed the monumental protest by Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks refused to give up her political seat for a white man back in 1953-an era when the blacks and the white were kept largely separate by law. Vinette Robinson’s hard-hitting exploration as Rosa Parks has proved to be the greatest controversial feature on the show.
Doctor Who Meets Rosa Parks
This is not the first time Doctor Who trekked back in time. The Sci-Fi show has previously seen figures as noble as Albert Einstein. But this time, the show has managed to create a resonating impact. In the episode, the Doctor and her companions meet civil rights activist Rosa Parks. They watch as she refuses to give her bus seat up for white passengers. Chris Chibnall and the Noughts and Crosses author Malorie Blackman have penned this episode.
What Fans Are Saying
The reactions to the episode were not exactly overwhelmingly supportive. Yet, the narrative was showered with ample critical acclaim. A fan took to Twitter as he expressed.
“Complete blubbering mess at the end of #DoctorWho. Malorie Blackman has created something really special, powerful but not pandering.”
Another fan mentioned:
“One of the best ever episodes of Doctor Who. Very emotional that so many children just learned the story of Rosa Parks through such powerful, honest storytelling. This series is doing so much better. Doctor Who, that episode was goddamn beautiful. I’m welling up.”
Another fan posted
“#DoctorWho was very special tonight. I’ve never been much of a fan tbh but that was genuinely brilliant telly.” The hashtags #DoctorWho and #RosaParks went viral Sunday night, and they are still trending online.
Upcoming Doctor Who Halloween Episode
As this episode exhibited a much needed social message through the story of Rosa Parks. The next is going to be more science-centric. Doctor Who is tipped to air a Halloween special episode next week. And there, it will deal with America’s fear for spiders. The Doctor along with Ryan Sinclair (Tosin Cole). Yaz and Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh) will safely return back to 21st-century Sheffield. There she will set out on her next mission to investigate the strange occurrences with American Arachnids.