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Doctor Who Fans Given 'Goosebumps' Over 'Inspirational' Rosa Parks Episode

Doctor Who Fans Given 'Goosebumps' Over 'Inspirational' Rosa Parks Episode

Doctor Who were left sobbing over Sunday night's 'inspirational' episode centred around civil rights activist Rosa Parks, played by Vinette Robinson.

Viewers praised the BBC One show for giving them 'goosebumps' as they saw the Doctor take her new companions Yas, Ryan and Graham back 1950s Alabama, where even they couldn't escape the civil injustice.

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Airing in the UK's Black History Month, the episode saw Jodie Whittaker's character arrive in Montgomery in 1955, just before Rosa famously refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white person, kickstarting the civil rights movement.

The episode, which was written by Naughts and Crosses author Malorie Blackman, also features Martin Luther King and Emmett Till as they journey through American history.

Thankfully, the Doctor and her team arrive just in time to witness the incredible moment that would completely shift the future, however they were forced to foil a plot that would prevent the incident from ever happening, thus preventing the civil rights movement from ever happening.

Credit: BBC One
Credit: BBC One
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Viewers were left in tears during the 'inspirational' episode which highlighted the plight of the racism in the 1950s.

At the end of the episode, the Doctor said Rosa "not only changed the world, she changed the universe," before her death in 2005.

The closing credits hadn't even finished rolling in before people rushed to Twitter to praise the pivotal episode.

"Getting actual goosebumps watching this episode of Doctor Who with my children. An amazing episode about an incredible lady, Rosa Parks," one emotional viewer said.

Another added: "The fact Doctor Who is addressing racism in such a direct way is amazing."

"I'll be honest, I haven't been won over by the newest series of Doctor Who," a third commented. "I think Jodie makes a great Doctor, but I haven't been hooked. Until today. I've loved this episode, it's actually made me a bit emotional, go Rosa Parks!"

Featured Image Credit: BBC One

Topics: Entertainment, TV News, TV Entertainment

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

 

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