Quote: sootyj @ 30th May 2014, 5:02 PM BST
\I think it's interesting because it shows Bechtel test pasting dramas are usually far more interesting.
The point isn't whether dramas pass, fail or are held back a year in order to do re-takes - The Bechdel Test is a pointless arbitration that has no bearing whatsoever on the artistic merit of a dramatic production.
It's basically made up, busy bodying, subjective feminist nonsense which for some reason, complete morons take seriously.
As for Doctor Who or any other show that features a male hero character surrounded by minor characters - male or female - his story is going to be the thrust of the show and his actions dictate the narrative. And the inverse is also true - Buffy The Vampire Slayer was full of dudes who would only talk about Buffy when they met up.
In the case of Who - when his female companions meet other women and their only connection is Doctor Who, what the hell are they supposed to talk about? Arsenal's spectacular come back in the FA Cup Final?
The only bit of Doctor Who that isn't sexist is having a central male hero who uses his brain instead of violence to solve problems. But that's about it, he ticks all the other sexist boxes we associate with male heroes.