Jump to content
msc

Tom Baker

Recommended Posts

That's right, the big guy gets his own thread after his appearance on BBC1 tonight reminded me to start a fucking thread for him.

 

Tom Baker, The Doctor Who to anyone with a vague awareness of the show, is 86 now, and has apparently been in frail health the last few years after a lifetime of booze started to catch up. Apart from his 7 year lead role in Doctor Who and its lifetime of pop culture references, he was also famously Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra. He's also the narrator of Little Britain, Captain Redbeard in Blackadder and the voodoo loving artist in Vault of Horror.

 

Anyhow, here he is on BBC1 an hour ago:

 

EWUDl8CUEAM8IDb?format=jpg&name=large

 

nintchdbpict000000243163.jpg

 

Proper future DL front pager.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Never heard of this guy. 7 years wow, that’s pretty cool. I never really watched Doctor Who, Is it any good?

  • Haha 1
  • Confused 1
  • Shocked 1
  • Facepalm 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been well over 30 years since Doctor Who actually appeared on the list, I think it’s time for another one to appear on the list. 

  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He looks great for his age, he could easily pass as ten years younger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

Been well over 30 years since Doctor Who actually appeared on the list, I think it’s time for another one to appear on the list. 

I think Sylvester McCoy arguably looks worse to be honest. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, msc said:

That's right, the big guy gets his own thread after his appearance on BBC1 tonight reminded me to start a fucking thread for him.

 

Tom Baker, The Doctor Who to anyone with a vague awareness of the show, is 86 now, and has apparently been in frail health the last few years after a lifetime of booze started to catch up. Apart from his 7 year lead role in Doctor Who and its lifetime of pop culture references, he was also famously Rasputin in Nicholas and Alexandra. He's also the narrator of Little Britain, Captain Redbeard in Blackadder and the voodoo loving artist in Vault of Horror.

 

Anyhow, here he is on BBC1 an hour ago:

 

EWUDl8CUEAM8IDb?format=jpg&name=large

 

nintchdbpict000000243163.jpg

 

Proper future DL front pager.

Tom looks a bit thin but not too bad all things considered. He still has a great head of hair. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Deathrace said:

I think Sylvester McCoy arguably looks worse to be honest. 

 

That was McCoy actually looking better than when I saw him 7 years ago! Although he had bad gout issues back then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is  Tom Bakers face getting thinner  or does it just look thinner because he's not able to get a haircut during the lockdown and it's getting a bit bushy?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Man About The Forum said:

Colin Baker looks like a better candidate for a sudden death.

I hope not. Colin is great but he is a bit overweight. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

I think Sylvester McCoy arguably looks worse to be honest. 

My sister in law has met him and said he’s a right cunt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Lard Bazaar said:

My sister in law has met him and said he’s a right cunt.

I may be wrong but the two Bakers - Tom and Colin - strike me as far more personally likeable than Davison and McCoy. I don't see Davison featuring on here for a long time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

I think Sylvester McCoy arguably looks worse to be honest. 

I hope that's not an O-men....

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He looks ok for 86 - interestingly i didnt hear him take part in the Little Britain sketch through - he had returned for the radio special in October.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the 50th anniversary special he appeared on at the end he walked with a cane:

 

 

Go to 1:40.

 

1 hour ago, Deathrace said:

I think Sylvester McCoy arguably looks worse to be honest. 

 

He was in Sense8 in the last few years and he looked quite well there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, CoffinLodger said:

Is  Tom Bakers face getting thinner  or does it just look thinner because he's not able to get a haircut during the lockdown and it's getting a bit bushy?

 

Defijitely thinner, and overall he seems to look smaller and frailer, which is what old age does to you. Still pretty good for 86. 

 

He's occasionally to be seen in Tenterden Waitrose, usually down the wine aisle. Crowborough Waitrose is another Tom-spot. I, of course, have never seen him which makes me sad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Bibliogryphon said:

I hope that's not an O-men....

Patrick Troughton (another former Dr Who) was in The Omen!!

Incidentally, a lot of disappointment (& even anger)in the Whoverse that Christopher Ecclestone was the only living Dr Who not to appear in the Big Night In Dr Who segment last night. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, The Watcher said:

Patrick Troughton (another former Dr Who) was in The Omen!!

 

But he wasn't an O-Man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was Blackbeard??? I can't believe I never realized that.

 

You have a woman's hands...

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this the Tom Baker who did the narrating on Little Britain? Sorry, I'm not familiar with too many British celebs. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, The Watcher said:

Patrick Troughton (another former Dr Who) was in The Omen!!

Incidentally, a lot of disappointment (& even anger)in the Whoverse that Christopher Ecclestone was the only living Dr Who not to appear in the Big Night In Dr Who segment last night. 

Isn't Ecclestone notoriously reluctant to engage with the Dr Who fans and has spoken of not particularly enjoying playing the role? He strikes me as a bit like Davison in that regard. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well the BBC sabotaged his career for several years after he left so I don't blame him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom Baker always seemed immortal, in a Brian Blessed kind of way. Looking less so these days though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

Isn't Ecclestone notoriously reluctant to engage with the Dr Who fans and has spoken of not particularly enjoying playing the role? He strikes me as a bit like Davison in that regard. 

 

Seem to recall it stemmed from him thinking he was a serious actor and was fed up with Barrowman and others not taking anything seriously, with the latter constantly exposing himself on set, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Youth in Asia said:

Well the BBC sabotaged his career for several years after he left so I don't blame him.

 

Yeah, he left over a disagreement with one crap director, at least one other person, and a temperamental producer, and he's still quite clearly fucked off by the BBC closing ranks when he got sacked off the show.

 

 

Obviously I don't think Tom is snuffing it in the next week (well, I hope he doesn't) but he made a rare TV appearance and I was surprised he didn't have a thread of his own despite being a huge British icon. So now he does.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

Important Information

Your use of this forum is subject to our Terms of Use