The BBC show Doctor Who follows the adventures of a humanoid alien, The Doctor, and his varying cast of companions through all of time and space in his ship, the TARDIS. Though he has many faces, The Doctor is always the same man inside thanks to his ability to regenerate when he's close to death. By regenerating he gains a new face, a new body, and new character traits, however, he always remains the "savior of the universe." The Doctor is known for his changing appearance, along with that comes his ever-changing wardrobe. All throughout time and space, the Doctor can't resist a hat when he sees one. From fezzes to cowboy hats, the Doctor has worn them all. Check out some of his most memorable hats throughout his 1,200 years exploring the universe. We have yet to know which hat, if any, the new doctor, Peter Capaldi will be wearing for the 8th season of Doctor Who, airing Saturday August 23rd on BBC.
The role of The Doctor has been assumed by 12 respected actors, each bringing their own quirks and characteristics to the programme. Along with his Mark I Type 40 TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), the time travelling rogue has blasted his way across space, but not without gaining some enemies in the process.
We all remember that scathing infographic from 2014 insisting that since Steven Moffat took over as show runner, the show began to heavily fail the Bechdel Test.
For those who haven't been on the internet before, the Bechdel Test is a way to measure the engagement of a work of fiction's female characters. Invented by cartoonist Allison Bechdel, the test only requires three things:
Blogger, Sarah Barrett, disagrees with the study and has since started her own, watching and recording the conversations of female characters in all 117 Modern Who episodes. Her findings (above) paint a much different picture. See more of her thoughts at Doctor Who TV.