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Doctor Who: what next for Missy and the Master?

Mark Harrison Jul 3, 2017

After the Doctor Who series 10 finale, what might be the future of the Master's character? Spoilers...

This feature contains spoilers for Series 10 of Doctor Who, including The Doctor Falls, from the very beginning.

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Peoples of the universe, please attend carefully. In life, nothing is certain but death, taxes and the Master coming back to Doctor Who every once in a while. First appearing in 1971's Terror Of The Autons, Roger Delgado's original incarnation even appeared in every single story of the eighth season, with various nefarious schemes designed to threaten or simply annoy the Doctor.

Over the rest of the classic series, he menaced later Doctors as the decrepit Peter Pratt, the full-on Kentucky fried Geoffrey Beevers, the wry, murderous Anthony Ainley and the 90s action movie baddy Eric Roberts. He was a master of disguise,
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Take A (Master) Class In Doctor Who History With This New Promo

With John Simm having made his return to Doctor Who for the first time since 2010 in last week’s episode “World Enough and Time,” it seems like an opportune moment to remind ourselves of the long history of the Doctor’s nemesis the Master, doesn’t it?

The short video you’ll see above runs through the Master’s many regenerations at a rather quick pace. If you need some reminding, the uber-villain has gone through seven different incarnations over the decades. First, there was Roger Delgado (1971-73), followed by a horribly disfigured version (Peter Pratt, 1976; Geoffrey Beevers, 1981) and then there was Anthony Ainley (1981-89). The one-off Doctor Who: The Movie featured Eric Roberts as the Master in 1997 before the revived series cast Derek Jacobi in 2007. John Simm then took over, followed by Michelle Gomez in 2014.

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Charity Doctor Who convention in Bedford this weekend

Den Of Geek Apr 6, 2017

We've been asked to give a quick plug for this weekend's Doctor Who convention in Bedford. Happy to do so...

A quick word from the organisers of a Doctor Who convention in Bedford this coming weekend...

Bedford’s third Doctor Who charity convention is coming up on Saturday 8th April. Bedford Who Charity Cons are fairly new on the convention scene, but it’s worth saying that they’ve established a fine reputation as fun, relaxed, friendly and informal events, with audiences and guests equally strong in their praise.

This year, Maureen O’Brien will be coming; Maureen’s very seldom able to make Doctor Who conventions and this is a rare opportunity to meet her. Organiser Simon Danes wants to stress, though, that there’s no sense in which any guest is more important than any other; they’re all equally welcome! Joining Maureen will be her contemporary,
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Big Finish Celebrate his 45th Anniversary with The Two Masters!

Philip Bates is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

They are the Master, and you will obey them! This summer, Big Finish are bringing many-a-fans’ dreams alive with The Two Masters, played by the audio incarnations of the Time Lord, Geoffrey Beevers (who debuted in The Keeper of Traken) and Alex Macqueen. The different incarnations will meet the Fifth and Sixth Doctors separately before facing off against...

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'The Audience': Theater Review

Geoffrey Beevers plays Queen Elizabeth II's starchy Equerry-in-Waiting in The Audience, opening the play and then returning at intervals to sketch in the historical background, illuminate the rituals of etiquette and even talk us through the décor of the room at Buckingham Palace in which the British sovereign holds weekly catch-up meetings with her Prime Minister. The equerry functions as a guide, which is appropriate, since Peter Morgan has written not so much a play as a high-toned Anglophile tourist attraction; a reverent theme park ride through six decades of crown and government. And while the writing

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Cover Art for Death Match Starring Tom Baker & Louise Jameson Released!

Christian Cawley is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Heroic producers of Doctor Who audio adventures Big Finish have released the stunning cover art for April’s Fourth Doctor Adventures release, Death Match, in which the Doctor, Leela and K9 find themselves face to face with the Master… Starring Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, John Leeson and with Geoffrey Beevers as the Master, the sysnopsis is intriguing…...

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"I am The Master!": Who is Doctor Who's greatest nemesis?

Missy -> Mistress -> Master. We should've really seen it coming, and to be fair, some of us did.

He's a notorious insatiable fibber, that Steven Moffat, so as soon as Doctor Who's head writer, executive producer and chief keeper of secrets declares an element from the show's past "over" and "done", it's a fair bet that said element will be rearing its head sometime soon.

Just so, Michelle Gomez was unveiled as the ninth actor to play the maniac Time Lord on Saturday night, and the first ever female to take on the part - a game-changing moment in Doctor Who history.

But if you're a series newcomer with no clue who this 'Master' is - or you're only familiar with depictions of the character post-2005 - then Digital Spy has assembled all of the pertinent information you'll need before this week's 'Death in Heaven'.

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Doctor Who reveals Missy's true identity in shock twist

Warning: This article contains spoilers which some readers may wish to avoid.

Doctor Who revealed the true identity of Missy (Michelle Gomez) in tonight's episode 'Dark Water'.

The enigmatic villain was unmasked as a new incarnation of The Master in the first of a two-part finale.

First appearing in Doctor Who in 1971, The Master – a rival Time Lord – was originally played by Roger Delgado.

Peter Pratt, Geoffrey Beevers, Anthony Ainley, Eric Roberts and Derek Jacobi have all taken on the part, with John Simm last playing the character in 2010.

Gomez – who first appeared as 'Missy' in Doctor Who's series eight premiere 'Deep Breath – is the first female actor to ever play The Master.

Doctor Who continues next Saturday (November 8) with special hour-long episode 'Death in Heaven' bringing its latest series to a close.

Doctor Who series 8 finale: Read synopsis for 'Death in Heaven'

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Doctor Who: returning villain rumour

Pinches of salt at the ready, The Daily Star has published its latest Doctor Who exclusive...

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Potential spoilers for Doctor Who series 8 if there's the slightest chance this rumour is true.

First off, there might be something to this one, even if it does come from The Daily Star's wonder emporium.

Noises have been heard for a while now about the planned return of The Master to Doctor Who, and now a tabloid has thrown its er, weight behind them. As reported by Doctor Who TV, The Daily Star has announced that Who "bosses have secretly plotted to bring back the Time Lord's arch enemy for a big cliffhanger", adding "it's rumoured that they're looking for a Hollywood actor to take on the role".

John Simm was of course the most recent actor to take on the role of the Master in Doctor Who, the latest on a list
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First guests announced for McM Comic Con / Memorabilia Birmingham

Whether you’re into Doctor Who and Star Wars or The Wire and Sherlock, there’s a great line-up of special guests coming to the NEC on 22-23 March for McM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia. Here are just a few of them!

British actor, writer and director Phil Davis has appeared in a host of top TV shows including Whitechapel; Sherlock, Being Human, Merlin and Doctor Who, while his movie credits include Alien 3, Quadrophenia, Notes On A Scandal, Secrets & Lies and Vera Drake, for which he was BAFTA-nominated. Paul McGann – Famous for playing the Eighth Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television film – a role he reprised in 72 audio dramas and the 2013 mini-episode ‘The Night of the Doctor’ – and for starring alongside Richard E. Grant in much-loved 1987 black comedy Withnail And I. Clarke Peters – Best known as detective Lester Freamon in acclaimed crime drama The Wire, as well as
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'Doctor Who' 50th Celebration: Peter Davison confirmed to appear

New details of BBC Worldwide's Doctor Who 50th Celebration have been announced.

Peter Davison is the latest star to be added to the guest-list for the three-day event, which takes place at ExCeL London from Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24.

The fifth Doctor actor joins Matt Smith and former Doctors Tom Baker, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy in attending the celebration.

It has also been confirmed that 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' will be screened, in 2D and free of charge, on the evening of Saturday, November 23.

The screening will have limited availability and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with Saturday attendees due to be e-mailed shortly with details about how they can reserve a seat.

The full guest list for all three days is as follow:

Friday, November, 22:

Waris Hussein, Anneke Wills, Kate O'Mara, Richard Franklin, Matthew Waterhouse,
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The Audience Movie Review

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Title: The Audience Director: Stephen Daldry Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Elwyn, Haydn Gwynne, Richard McCabe, Nathaniel Parker, Paul Ritter, Rufus Wright, Edward Fox, David Peart, Geoffrey Beevers, Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber, Nell Williams, Charlotte Moore, Harry Feltham, Matt Plumb, Spencer Kitchen, Elaine Solomon, Jonathan Coote, Ian Houghton, Jenny Ogilvie. ‘The Audience’ is an extraordinary experience that welds the noble art of theatre with that of film-making. The story spills out from the quill of Oscar nominated writer Peter Morgan and the direction of three-time Academy Award nominated and Tony award winning Stephen Daldry. The play screened live on June 13 from the Gielgud Theatre and was broadcast to cinemas around [ Read More ]

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Doctor Who Mega Review – Big Finish’s July Releases

Welcome to my Big Finish mega-review for the month of July! I’m also including one June release, since I wasn’t able to listen to it until just this month. Enjoy!

Companion Chronicles 8.01 – “Mastermind”

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Vault – an archive of alien artefacts securely stored deep beneath the Angel of the North.

There’s also a prisoner in the Vault. An extraterrestrial known as the Master. He has been on Earth for some time, but now he’s under lock and key.

This is his story.

Or, as Captain Ruth Matheson and Warrant Officer Charlie Sato discover… perhaps it is theirs.

Starring: Geoffrey Beevers (The Master), Daphne Ashbrook (Ruth Matheson), Yee Jee Tso (Charlie Sato)

This is easily the best audio this month, and one of the best Companion Chronicles stories period. The story itself revisits the Unit vault, previously seen a few chronicles ago, and brings
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Doctor Who: Spearhead From Space Blu-ray review

Review Andrew Blair 15 Jul 2013 - 06:09

An oft-released Doctor Who adventure gets a high-definition reissue. Spearhead From Space is well worth picking up, Andrew writes...

Spearhead From Space has been released several times (twice on VHS, four times on DVD, and it's on iTunes). Due to it being entirely on film as opposed to video (industrial action meaning it had to be filmed largely on location, where film would be used instead), it is the only story from the original run of Doctor Who that can be released on Blu-ray without upconversion, and so here we are.

I was unable to get a copy of the omnibus edition I rented from a video shop in Hereford in 1994 for comparison, but certainly the picture quality here is as crisp as Quentin or Quavers. Blemish free, it's never looked better, and it's always looked good. Derek Martinus and his camera and editing crew throw in flourishes throughout,
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The Deadly Assassin: Doctor Who classic episode #8

We delve deep into Timelord society in a political thriller based loosely on The Manchurian Candidate

The Deadly Assassin: episode three (13 November 1976)

Spoiler Alert: We are discussing some of the Doctor Who adventures broadcast over the past 50 years. In this blog, we're looking at part three of The Deadly Assassin. It contains spoilers both about the specific episode and the story as a whole.

The Deadly Assassin sits as curio in Who-lore, an accident of circumstances that conspired to turn out another classic. This is when we first delved deep into Timelord society, in a political thriller based vaguely on The Manchurian Candidate. And Timelord society proved to be less idyllic than many had thought. The Doctor is called back to Gallifrey in the midst of a Presidential handover, but on his journey he is horrified to witness a premonition of the President being murdered, and more horrified still to
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Photo Flash: Back as The Queen! First Look at Helen Mirren, Michael Elwyn and More in The Audience

Joining Helen Mirren who plays The Queen in the world premiere of Peter Morgan's The Audience are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major, Rufus Wright as David Cameron and Edward Fox as Winston Churchill. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth is played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams. David Peart plays James Callaghan who is joined by ensemble members Jonathan Coote, Ian Houghton and Charlotte Moore. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
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Helen Mirren Stars in The Audience, Beginning Tonight in the West End

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in the world premiere of The Audience are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth will be played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams.
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Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren as 'The Queen' in The Audience

Joining Helen Mirren as The Queen in this world premiere are Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Robert Hardy as Winston Churchill, Richard McCabe as Harold Wilson, Nathaniel Parker as Gordon Brown, Paul Ritter as John Major and Rufus Wright as David Cameron. The Equerry is Geoffrey Beevers and the role of Young Elizabeth will be played by Bebe Cave, Maya Gerber and Nell Williams.
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New Multi-Doctor Audio Adventure To Be Released For The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration

Big Finish Audio has announced they have their own plans to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary this year. While most of the BBC's plans for the celebration are still a secret, Big Finish has said they will be bringing together the Fourth (Tom Baker), Fifth (Peter Davison), Sixth (Colin Baker), Seventh (Sylvester McCoy) and Eighth (Paul McGann) Doctors together in a new 100-minute story. The new adventure, which will be called Doctor Who: The Light at the End, will deal with the potentially imminent destruction of the Time Lord in his many incarnations. For more on the special and who else will be included, hit the jump. Writer, director and executive producer Nicholas Briggs says of the project, “We wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged multi-Doctor story for this very special occasion, and it’s wonderful that all the surviving Doctors threw themselves behind the project so enthusiastically.
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Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann for 'Doctor Who' audio special

Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann for 'Doctor Who' audio special
Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are to star together in a brand new Doctor Who audio drama. Big Finish will celebrate Doctor Who's 50th anniversary in November with 'The Light at the End', a story that brings together the Fourth through Eighth Doctors to avert a universal crisis. 'The Light at the End' will also feature a gathering of popular Doctor Who companions, including Leela (Louise Jameson), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Peri (Nicola Bryant) and Ace (Sophie Aldred). Geoffrey Beevers is to reprise his role of The Master from the 1981 Doctor Who serial 'The Keeper of Traken' as well. Nicholas Briggs, writer of 'The Light at the End', said of the project: "[Big Finish] wanted to do a proper, fully-fledged (more)
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