Tom Baker reveals whether or not he'd return to Who again now that Capaldi is the Doctor

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Apr 15, 2014, 1:52 PM EDT

Doctor, Doctor, give me the news ...

In addition to being the longest-serving actor in the part, Tom Baker was also the only classic Doctor to appear in Who's 50th-anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor. In that episode, he played a humble curator who might be a former Doctor. Or is that a future Doctor? To be honest, that whole scene was very weird, and we imagine Tom Baker just made up his own dialogue on the spot, regardless of what was actually written for him.

But, regardless, it's the first time Tom's been on the show (not including Big Finish Audios) since the disastrous 30th-anniversary special, Dimensions in Time.

Twenty years is an awfully long wait. So give it to us straight, doc -- do you think you'll come back again?

I wouldn’t rule anything out. If it was a nice part, with some good lines, I might deign to appear! I greatly admire Capaldi, he’s lovely and apparently he’s a great fan of Doctor Who -- he might ask for me!

Of course, Baker has other things he might be willing to do, saying, "... if someone asked me to do a scene with some other Doctors, I think, if they let me tamper with the script, it would probably be quite droll. I would think about that, yes.”

We're game, although Baker's infamous "tampering with the script" was well known in the past to make many a show writer burst into tears. Still, hard to argue with those results, eh?

But what do you think? Is there room for more Tom Baker in Who? And, if so, what would you want to see him do?

(via Doctor Who TV)