Published on April 15th, 2014 | by Philip Bates

Tom Baker: “Doctor Who Almost Makes Me Immortal!”

In preparation for Doctor Who coming to the Horror Channel on 18th April, Tom Baker has spoken about his time as the Doctor.

Tom’s reign as Doctor Number Four lasted from 1975 to 1981, making him the longest-running Doctor… But how does he feel about that?

“Well, it’s a bit daunting really. I’m now 29,200 days old. It’s a pretty daunting thing. I can’t believe it, you know – all that time has passed. Isn’t it amazing; it almost makes me immortal – people are still stopping me in the street and saying: ‘you were really influential in my life.’ I like that a lot…”

And in the minds of many-a-generation, Tom will always be their Doctor. He’s right, of course: it’s a sort of immortality!

Keep an eye on Kasterborous for an extensive interview with the great man.


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When he’s not watching television, reading books ‘n’ Marvel comics, listening to The Killers, and obsessing over script ideas, Philip Bates pretends to be a freelance writer. He enjoys collecting everything.

6 Responses to Tom Baker: “Doctor Who Almost Makes Me Immortal!”

  1. So what’s the source of the quote? The Horror Channel’s website? Your own upcoming interview with Tom?

    • avatar Philip Bates says:

      From our upcoming interview. :)

  2. avatar Rupert says:

    Tom’s appearance in the 50th Anniversary special was the highlight of the year for me. I’d love to see The Curator come back again every once in a while!

    • avatar John Miller says:

      Agree that it was the highlight of the year, but he’s not The Curator, he’s The Fourth Doctor, carrying out missions for the Time Lords after Logopolis, but before Castrovalva. This explains him looking older, as well as various minor continuity errors across the years.

  3. avatar Harry M VanHoudnos says:

    I’m not surprised. Tom has made a GREAT impression on many people and many a fan. If that doesn’t count toward immortality, I don’t know WHAT does!

  4. avatar Ian Scales says:

    Apparently, in one interview about the channel, he discusses Caroline Skinner and how she persuaded him to be in the 50th. Fascinating bit and he praises her highly – interesting small bit about when she left too.

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