Galactic yo yo wrote:https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/doctor-who-takes-worst-enemy-13438469
I guess Remberance of the Daleks and Human Nature/Family of Blood don't exist anymore.
Sci-fi has always used aliens and such to analyse and discuss various topics of human behavior and Doctor Who is no different. This article seems to willfully ignore this fact in order to drum up some controversy. The Daleks are and have always been Nazis with their obsession with racial purity and seeing all other life forms as inferior to them rolling around with their arm in the air in the classic sieg heil position. With sci-fi you have a great opportunity to dissect these themes in depth because you remove the people and the history and are able to fully dissect what it is that creates these behaviors and prejudices.
The issue with Doctor Who tackling this directly is they are most certainly going to have to sugar coat this for tea time viewing, you're not going to be able to show racism in all its ugliness at 7 o'clock. Secondly and far more concerning is that from what I can tell from the plot someone has traveled back to stop Rosa Parks from sparking the civil rights movement (can't see this not being preachy to the point of cringe) and the Doctor has to put things right. So the black civil rights movement may in fact have a white woman to thank for it all... ouch.