When I was a newbie Whovian I always thought things like, “There are so many Doctors! How can people remember the actor’s names!”

and now it’s like LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT HOW ONE OF THEM PUT FERRETS DOWN HIS TROUSERS AND ANOTHER ONE WOULD PEE ON GOLF COURSES!!!!

Hey, I just realized something.

In the first episode of New Who, Nine explains that he’s the last Time Lord and briefly mentions the Time War. But I guess I never realized that this is the first time that this is mentioned. So newer fans (like myself) probably nodded without thinking too much about it. But I bet that a lot of the older fans (the ones who watched Classic Who for years) were probably sitting there like, “Uhhhhh….what!?”

The Real McCoy in Season 24

I could never quite put my finger on what was different about Seven in Time and the Rani til I had a browse through screencaps. I love that he spends a decent amount of time in his predecessor’s outfit - it’s very odd but works well. McCoy suits it - having darker hair helps, and it drowns him so he looks quite whimsical in it. But yeah. It’s the hair that’s “off” in his debut story:

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It’s lovely - it’s fluffy and I want to ruffle my hand through it! - but it’s just too neat. We never see Seven’s hair this neat again (indeed, we rarely see him without a hat once he picks out his new costume).

Over the course of Season 24, his hair starts to become more and more ‘scruffy’, unkempt:

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That’s the “definitive” Seven look, for me.

What’s also interesting is how Seven begins with a rough-looking hat. It’s McCoy’s own and it looks a little on the battered side:

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And it’s brilliant! I love that hat.

I think it’s a bit of a shame that they later “neaten” up the Seventh Doctor (the same happened with Matt Smith - compare his hair and appearance in Series 5 to the more ‘styled’ and ‘costumed’ look of Series 6).

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