My local PBS station played several of Tom Baker's seasons over and over again when I was a kid, so I've always had a strong fondness for him. After being mostly disappointed in the NY's Day episode, Revolution of the Daleks, I sought out Classic Who and have been watching Baker's first season for the past few days.
There was some fun stuff with K1 being internally conflicted as to whether he should attack or not but, overall, I found Robot to be mostly clunky. Enjoyed Sarah Jane finding her way into trouble, and the Think Tank Director, Hilda Winters, being the dastardly villain. I was somewhat relieved when this one was over.
The Ark in Space was much better. More suspenseful and I found myself more engaged in the action pieces. Enjoyed Vira, and of course, Noah is the captain of the Ark. Noah pulling his green, transforming hand out of his pocket was probably more frightening when I was a kid but it made me smile.
Really enjoyed The Sontaran Experiment. Probably because it was a quickie but Styre found a little place in my heart by the end.
The Genesis of the Daleks is still one of my favorites. Lots of fun banter about time travel, and the morality of killing something that will become a killing machine without a conscience in the future. Even with the modest nature of the sets, most of the action pieces were still exciting. I liked Sarah Jane being off on her own for most of it. But good grief, I'd forgotten how much Davros screams almost everything he says. I was randomly screaming, "You will obey!", to myself several times the following day. Wait, did Davros die at the end???
And Revenge of the Cybermen to close out Baker's first season. I still love that Cybermat and want one of my own. I was kinda jealous when Sarah Jane got attacked by it. *chuckle* The sound of the Vogan's artillery was so entertaining that it got stuck in my head. The bow of the Cybermen's ship still looks like it's smiling at me.
Onto The Terror of the Zygons!