Dear Mr. Baker,
Before going on to the parts that'll make you sigh heavily and your eyes roll, let me just thank you for turning the Doctor into a mythological figure in my private pantheon, along with Sherlock Holmes, Larry Brent, and Maigret. While very much appreciating the new Doctor Who series, the REAL doctor, to me, will always be all teeth and curls with a bass voice between a wide-brimmed hat and a senselessly long scarf.
Having said as much, I guess I have to pose a question as an excuse for posting here and drawing attention to myself (Conan Doyle and Simenon don't seem to reply to my fan mails). So here goes,
Years ago, you said that you'd be prepared to return to "Doctor Who" in the part of The Master. Since The Beatles can't be re-united by now, that must be my own most fervent wish for developments in popular culture. When I go on about it, though, some people seem to think that it'd be sort of cannibalistic or psychotic to do so. "Pff!" say I (and "hic", but that's besides the point), "if they can't seperate the actor from the role, let's go have a gin and tonic."
How would you envision a Master played by Tom Baker? I imagine a rumbling, bassy laughter creeping into impossible places, even the Tardis itself; an arm of an otherwise unseen Master suddenly placing itself around the Doctor's shoulder during an encounter with cybermen, offering a jelly baby; a squirrel in the woods turning to the Doctor, explaining that it's a transformed Master that'll either be eaten by nearby foxes or saved by the Doctor and kill him in return.
Those are some of my thoughts. What were your thoughts of The Master played by Tom Baker?
Best and humblest and such.