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Happy Birthday, Colin Baker

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Colin Baker was born 8 June 1943 and today celebrates his 71st birthday.

Baker of course succeeded Peter Davison when the fifth Doctor regenerated into his sixth incarnation in 1984. He played the Time Lord until 1986.

Happy birthday Colin! Have some carrot juice on us.

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45 comments
twoheartsonemind
twoheartsonemind

Happy birthday! He's such an underrated Doctor, but he's one of my favorites.

DaftDalek
DaftDalek

Happy birthday, Colin Baker! Looking forward to starting watch your stories!

The Outer Space K9
The Outer Space K9

Colin is great for being  so eager to return to the show after the way the BBC treated him back then. Things are different now and I think that if anyone asked the fans today if they'd like to see him back, the answer would be an overwhealming "yes".I'm glad he doesn't have an attitude similar to Ecclestone's  even though that would be more than justified in his case.

Happy birthday, Colin!

Digglescratch
Digglescratch

Carrot juice, carrot juice, carrot juice- it should be a carrot cake instead for his birthday festivities XD Enjoy your 71st, Sawbones Hex!

NumberNine
NumberNine

One of the best regenerative teasers ever.

TimeLordVictorious
TimeLordVictorious

I have always Loved Colin's Doctor, if it wasn't for season 22 reruns on UK Gold when i was 12 i can honestly say i would never have watched the show when it came back. Thank You Mr Baker.

Unibot
Unibot

Certainly doesn't look 71. Doesn't look a day over 60 if that. 

ahunter8056
ahunter8056

I had no idea Colin Baker was in his 70s! I thought he was only in his 60s.


Adric the Genius
Adric the Genius

Over the past year or so I have come to love the Sixth Doctor; the arrogance and brash nature which Baker depicts offers a welcome change from the charming, friendly Fifth Doctor.  Colin Baker portrayed the Doctor with a difference: "I'm the Doctor, whether you like it or not."

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

It's so lovely to see how his Doctor has been vindicated thanks to Big Finish, going from supposedly "worst" to one of the most respected audio-Doctors. :)

TARDlSkey
TARDlSkey

His Doctor isn't one of my favourites, but only a fool can deny that, despite the troubles he was undeservingly put through, he still showed great devotion and love for the show and character. Happy birthday to a brilliant human being! :)

PK-S
PK-S

Happy Birthday, Colin! Such an underrated actor and an interesting Doctor. But seriously, 71? He looks really good for his age.

The Finn
The Finn

Happy birthday to the actor who portrayed quite possibly the most underrated Doctor ever! Three cheers of "Carrot juice? Carrot juice?! CARROT JUICE??!!" to you.

Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things
Rorschach's_Journal_of_Impossible_Things

Is it just a coincidence that there was a Sixth Doctor article the night before Colin's birthday? Or have DWTV got a Tardis to travel forwards in time? Anyway, happy birthday Colin. Have some carrot juice.  

liveanidea
liveanidea

Just when I've ordered The Trial of a Time Lord :D

cyberbrayde
cyberbrayde

This can not be happening. I remember Dr Who Tv saying Have Some Carrot Juice on us like yesterday! Year went by fast.

Liana21
Liana21

Happy Birthday.

And 71? Really?

I met him on an event and he looks amazing, the TARDIS must really works because all the Classic Doctors look great.

ClassicWhovian
ClassicWhovian

Happy Birthday to a great Doctor and a great guy!


The 11th Doctor
The 11th Doctor

One of the wonders of the Whovian World! Thank you for being so fantastic through your 71 years of life so far, and will continue to do so. :D



TheDreamer
TheDreamer

Wow... 71? Really? He doesn't look that old. I hadn't realised today was his birthday - gonna have to pop one of his episodes in to celebrate! Or 2... Or 6 lol. :D

Happy birthday!

MJJ
MJJ

Happy Birthday, Colin.

Chris502
Chris502

There is no comment that can express just how brilliant this guy is. Happy birthday colin :)

Mercy Reborn2
Mercy Reborn2

Happy birthday Colin he was the nicest person to play the doctor

YaelMoise
YaelMoise

He really has aged well. :) 

Happy Birthday, Colin! :D

supermoff
supermoff

71? Blimey he looks great for his age, a perk of being a Time Lord I suppose :D Anyway, have a wonderful birthday Colin, and may you have many more :)

SteviePenny
SteviePenny

He'll have carrot cake as his birthday cake, with carrot juice to wash it down, with carrot candles and just general carrots everywhere.

Master Michael Moon
Master Michael Moon

This great man has to return to Doctor Who. I don't care. And just for the fun of it, be wearing the 9th Doctors outfit. Many happy returns Mr Baker!

Gallade Zero
Gallade Zero

"CARROT JUICE!?"


Happy birthday, Colin. Hope your day (and your cake) is just as colorful as your wardrobe. :P

MaraBackman
MaraBackman

@DaftDalek Colin is excellent and for the most part he manages to portray the Doctor with dignity, considering how varying the quality of everything else is. He is even more awesome to behold when you take into account how much his tenure was sabotaged by forces beyond his control.

mczolly
mczolly

I hope you'll like him, he is soooo underrated!


TheDreamer
TheDreamer

Happy birthday to you too then. :)

Lord of Time
Lord of Time

I saw a funny PhotoShopped image of Colin's face in Nine's costume and Nine in Colin's coat. Still, I'd happily settle for the blue coat!