John Simm’s ‘The Master’ Returns to Doctor Who!

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 at 7:21 am by         Comment:

John Simm is returning as The Master in this Saturday’s Doctor Who, and I can now we reveal more about his return and provide readers with a brief rundown on the history of the evil Time Lord… Who-er!  

Doctor Who’s tenth series has been called one of the show’s best in recent history, many fans thoroughly enjoying Peter Capaldi’s final outing as the iconic Timelord.

The BBC has released the trailer for ‘World Enough and Time’ — the eleventh episode of the season — featuring Simm’s Master’s return. “Give us a kiss,” the newly goatee’d character says after a montage of clips heavily featuring Michelle Gomez’s incarnation of The Master. 

I must quickly point out though, there’s a welcome return for two classic foes of The Doctor when the two-part series finale kicks off this weekend.

It will see the Doctor and Bill played by Pearl Mackie facing the original and menacing Mondasian Cyberman, while Missy meets The Master, played again by John Simm for the first time since 2010. 

The Doctor and co arrive on a huge spaceship that’s 400 miles long and 100 miles wide and about to be sucked into a massive black hole. Viewers will find out far more about The Master’s earlier history with The Doctor over the two epsiodes, and The Master is in particularly menacing form. 

 “Thanks to the power of time travel I’m back as The Master,” said John Simm. “It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for fans to see what The Master gets up to.”

The shock return inevitably means the Master comes face to face with Missy, even though they’re the same person. As fans will know, Missy is a later incarnation of the Time Lord after he regenerated into her.

As both are time travellers, it’s led to the two incarnations finally meeting up, something which executive producer Steven Moffat, who’s written this adventure, had been keen to make happen for a long time, “I’d always thought it would be fun to have a story where two versions of the Master meet,” he said. “It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash between characters, and it’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role.”

Can’t wait to watch!

John Simm can be seen back in Doctor Who on BBC1 and BBC America this Saturday.

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