Tom Baker's Message For Doctor Who's Anniversary Is a Perfect Reminder of How Delightful Tom Baker Is

Image: Still via Youtube
Image: Still via Youtube

Today is not just Thanksgiving in America, but also Doctor Who’s 54th anniversary. That means while the U.S. has spent its day cramming Turkey into its collective self, well wishes of many happy returns have been sent to one of the U.K.’s most venerable scifi shows. Naturally, Tom Baker’s the best, by the virtue of him being... well, Tom Baker.


54 is an odd number to celebrate, but with a groundbreaking new Doctor and a whole changing of the guard due this Christmas, the future’s looking bright for adventures in Time and Space right now. Still, any excuse to watch Tom Baker be delightfully charming, eh?

Only Tom Baker can get away with slyly putting down his fellow Time Lords with a big, beaming grin on his face like that. The happiest of all the Doctor Whos, indeed.

[Radio Times]

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I cant pick a favorite, there is something I like about almost all of them (sorry Colin) and on any given day depending on my mood there are a handful that could claim the #1 slot.

One thing that I like about Tom Baker is how long he stayed in the role. I wish these modern Doctors would commit to the role for a good while.