A beautiful episode, in which Racist Danny Zuko plots to disrupt the US civil rights movement in possibly the most convoluted way imaginable
The TARDIS steadfastly refuses to land in Sheffield before the Thirteenth Doctor’s investigated a mysterious artron energy trace popping up where it shouldn’t in 1955, Montgomery, Alabama, Deep South, USA. Oddly, quiet, dignified seamstress Rosa Parks is at the heart of the anomaly.
Seems a Stormcage alumnus has made it his mission to sneak back in time and salt the earth before the Civil Rights Movement can flower. With a mere nudge able to knock history forever off course, can Doc and the fam get their new friend Rosa arrested without Ryan getting lynched?
Meanwhile, way out in the lonely gulf of space between Mars and Jupiter, a 2.2-mile-long asteroid spins unseen through the void. In 2010 it’s discovered and given a number, Asteroid 284496, but no name. Then it’s named after Rosa Parks. This means nothing. It floats ever on. The end.
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