Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Keywords

Latest topics
» 150 - The Valeyard
Yesterday at 18:37 by The Eternal Dalek

» Future figures
Sun 20 Jan 2019 - 2:01 by The Eternal Dalek

» Series 11 soundtrack
Mon 17 Dec 2018 - 10:38 by Admin-Emperor Dalek

» Doctor Who magzine 2018
Mon 17 Dec 2018 - 10:28 by Admin-Emperor Dalek

» Fourth Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith
Sat 15 Dec 2018 - 13:08 by The Eternal Dalek

» The Macra Terror.
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 8:11 by Admin-Emperor Dalek

» 13th Doctor 5.5" figure
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 8:04 by Admin-Emperor Dalek

» The Collection - Season 18 blu ray
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 7:59 by Admin-Emperor Dalek

» Doctor Who Season 19 Blu-Ray - 26th November 2018
Fri 7 Dec 2018 - 7:56 by Admin-Emperor Dalek

March 2019
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Calendar Calendar

Affiliates
free forum

The most tagged keywords


Was Doctor Who racist?

Go down

Was Doctor Who racist?

Post by Admin-Emperor Dalek on Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 9:32

An argument has broken out within Doctor Who magazine. One of the Time Team said Talons of Weng Chiang is racist (because they made actor John Bennett to look like a Chinese man than have a real Chinese man play the part). Marcus Hearn the editor of the magazine has written an editorial in DWM defending it; Do you think its racist? In case anyone has never seen it, here is a clip.
I don't agree its racist, different era and times. 





Admin-Emperor Dalek
Admin-Emperor Dalek
Admin

Posts : 7548
Join date : 2013-01-28
Age : 50

http://doctorwhotoys.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Was Doctor Who racist?

Post by LastOfTheSonics on Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 11:39

Well not really, no. Finding an Asian actor could be difficult given locations and actor timetables, and besides they maybe couldn't find an Asian actor who went well with the part, therefore casting a non-Asian actor was there only choice. It's not racist, it just had to be done.

At first I thought this was going to be referring to the portrayal of Toberman in Tomb of the Cybermen as a black slave. For the record I don't think that story is racist either.
LastOfTheSonics
LastOfTheSonics
The Sixth Doctor's TARDIS

Posts : 1808
Join date : 2015-07-28
Location : The Sonic Technology Workshop

Back to top Go down

Re: Was Doctor Who racist?

Post by Admin-Emperor Dalek on Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 12:35

Good point about Toberman, but he was more a servant.
Admin-Emperor Dalek
Admin-Emperor Dalek
Admin

Posts : 7548
Join date : 2013-01-28
Age : 50

http://doctorwhotoys.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Was Doctor Who racist?

Post by The Eternal Dalek on Thu 23 Aug 2018 - 12:40

Admin-Emperor Dalek wrote:Good point about Toberman, but he was more a servant.

Toberman was supposed to be deaf, but thanks to a few lines getting cut a sympathetic story about a man being tempted to cure his disability at the cost of his mind, we ended up with an accidental stereotype when the original intention lost its context.
The Eternal Dalek
The Eternal Dalek
Classic Silurian 2

Posts : 787
Join date : 2013-02-16

Back to top Go down

Re: Was Doctor Who racist?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum