This was a nice way to spend the morning. Like so many others, Tom Baker is "my" Doctor. My first time seeing Doctor Who was on my PBS station the first day we moved to NC (I was 6), and we cut on and found the first episode of "The Ark in Space," and I was hooked from then. I agree that he remains "the" Doctor for many. My rankings of the others can change over time, but he stays my favorite, especially from those first three seasons.
My dad actually recognized him from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, and, after seeing it one Saturday afternoon on TBS, that drove me to want to see other roles he was in. I can remember watching the episode of Remington Steele and The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood just to see him. I also remember watching his Hound of the Baskervilles on A&E in the mid-80s. Years later, I remember being amused to find him in Pasolini's The Canterbury Tales, and I finally saw him as Rasputin in Nicholas & Alexandra, which I think is one of his best performances. His work remains fun, including the good run on Monarch of the Glen, where he came on playing a brother to Richard Briers' character.
Thanks for another trip down memory lane.
Hugh H. Davis
Wanted: Legends of the West (Empire & Excel) and other western historically-based figures. Send me an offer.
Especially looking for Western/Frontier Town, Kit Carson.