nineveh_uk (nineveh_uk) wrote,

Parallel Presidents

I enjoyed Saturday’s Doctor Who immensely*, but next time please could we not have a Default Future/Parallel Virtuous Black President. It isn’t an original statement that the parallel world is Different; it’s been a Hollywood cliché for years. A (British) Indian president, possibly one who wasn’t the embodiment of all that’s good, now that would be different. Doctor Who should not fall back on the Morgan Freeman role.

Or how about being really radical: make the president female. We only make up more than 50% of the adult population. She could be black as well. Or Irish. A female Irish parallel president would be a hell of a lot more suggestive of difference than the standard 50+ black male actor with lots of gravitas we had here.

* Especially In the Jungle, or whatever the song is actually called, and the fact that the cybermen were not extras in spray-painted diving suits.
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