In “The Face of Evil: Part Four,” which premiered on Jan. 22, 1977, the Doctor tries to make peace between the Saveteem and Tesh tribes. In the middle of the episode, the Doctor tells his future companion Leela:
You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit the views.
I enjoy the new series, and have liked quite a few of the various actors that have portrayed the character, but Tom Baker was the first Doctor I watched as a kid on public television. He’s always been my favorite.