The promised rebuilds of series 11 episodes continues with “ROSA”, now 30% less preachy than the original.
A few ideas I tried out in the original edit have been reinserted into the latest copy, such as James Blake being sent away to Mill Creek. Another idea I had was to try and remove Krasco entirely and make things a pure historical, but I ran into a couple of narrative and continuity issues with that.
So the simplest solution was to just minimise everything, remove as much of the social commentary as possible, while retaining all of the important story beats
-Rosa being denied passage on the bus serves as the pre-title sequence
-Yaz talking to Ryan about the various advances in history that is to come, scene now ends with Ryan reflecting on his nan’s teachings
-The conversation on the afternoon bus trip is omitted
-Ryan Sinclare meeting Rosa’s husband and Martin Luther King. The aftermath is the only thing retained.
-The song played when Rosa is arrested has been removed, and the reprise for the end credits is also gone, replaced by the Doctor Who theme.