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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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Doctor Who Season 10 Finale Contains Tribute To The Masters Of The Classic Series

Is there anything that pleases Doctor Who fans more than a nod to the show’s illustrious history? If not, then this season has been one of the best fan-pleasing runs of the show. In the last two episodes alone, we have the return of the original design of the Cybermen – last seen in 1966 – and a comeback for John Simm’s Master.

While it’s great to see the actor back in the role, his return has also allowed him to pay tribute to the Masters of the classic series, specifically Roger Delgado (1971-74) and Anthony Ainley (1981-89). Both actors sported a traditional villainous goatee beard, which Simm was keen to bring back here.

He explained the following to Doctor Who Magazine (via DoctorWho.TV):

“Yeah, I just grew it, and turned up at the readthrough, and said, ‘You know, I fancy a bit of this,’ and Steven [Moffat, showrunner] was like,
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50 things for Doctor Who fans to do before they die

Andrew Blair Jun 29, 2017

Feat. graffiti, baking, nuns and talking like an 80s Cyberman, here are the experiences all Doctor Who fans should have at least once...

Obviously it will be tricky to do anything on this list after death (besides I’m saving that time for giving Engines Of War another read), but clickbait headlines own us all now. Think of these ideas listed below as a Doctor Who themed bucket list, and use some of your freedoms to add to it in the comments section.

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1. Go to Paris, stand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, look up at the top and shout 'Bye Bye Duggan'.

2. Find and play the Doctor Who pinball game.

3. Anywhere you see a wall covered in graffiti, find
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The Master Shows Off His Costume In New Doctor Who Photos

Doctor Who fans are currently counting down the days until the weekend, when John Simm’s incarnation of the Master returns to the show for the first time since 2010. The Time Lord villain (who previously battled David Tennant’s Doctor) will face off against Peter Capaldi, as well as bump into his future self – Michelle Gomez’s Missy.

Today, the BBC has released a whole bunch of promo images for the upcoming episode, titled “World Enough And Time,” and, among other things, they give us our first look at the Master’s new duds. You can check them all out down in the gallery below.

Though the Master’s usually a snappy dresser, John Simm’s incarnation was never much of a follower of fashion. In his first appearance, he wore a simple suit and then he swapped that for an old hoodie in his later episodes. For his return,
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The Master Returns In New Trailer And Clip For This Week’s Doctor Who

It’s the moment that fans have been waiting for ever since it was announced three months ago; John Simm’s Master is about to return to Doctor Who! In this week’s episode, titled “World Enough and Time,” the Doctor and his friends Bill and Nardole have a lot on their plate as they have to deal with two versions of the Master and some old-school Cybermen.

As you can see in the trailer above, the next outing for the show will be set on a space station that’s somehow defying the laws of gravity and flying away from a black hole. Following on from her apparent rehabilitation in the past few episodes, the Doctor will take Missy out on a test drive to see if she can actually do some good. Furthermore, there’s also a glimpse of the original incarnation of the Cybermen, returning to the
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Doctor Who: Extremis geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 20, 2017

The references and nerdy spots we caught in Doctor Who series 10: Extremis...

This article contains spoilers. Lots of them.

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Whether you like it or not, we’re now halfway through this series of Doctor Who, and it’s time for the stakes to get higher; we now know who’s in the vault (or at least, who the Doctor thinks is in the vault), there’s a massive alien invasion waiting to strike, and oh yeah, the Doctor’s still blind. While you bite your nails waiting for next week’s instalment, here are our viewing notes with all the vaguely interesting things we noticed about this week’s episode. As ever, if you’ve noticed things we haven’t,
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Doctor Who: Oxygen geeky spots and Easter eggs

Pete Dillon-Trenchard May 13, 2017

So many spoilers, as we go looking for references in Doctor Who series 10, Oxygen...

This article contains spoilers for Doctor Who series 10, up to and including Oxygen.

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Space zombies, near-death experiences and what we can only hope is a temporary change for the Doctor… In Oxygen, writer Jamie Mathieson has quite literally played a blinder. And for the more observant among us, there were a handful of pop culture references and callbacks to earlier stories. Here’s our weekly round-up of the ones we noticed, along with the odd bit of wild speculation and things we just found interesting.

Oh, and look out for an extra article on Monday which takes a closer look at a few bits of graphic design this series - including the answer to a question which has been plaguing some of us for a couple of weeks now.
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Who Is The Master on Doctor Who?

Last week’s episode of Doctor Who concluded with Nardole hearing some very distinct knocking sounds coming from the vault — which led us to believe that The Master was trapped inside. But who is The Master? He first entered the world of Doctor Who back in 1971 when the late Roger Delgado played the role. Since then multiple actors have taken up the baton. From years of watching the series, we do know that The Master was a friend of the Doctor’s and that they went to the academy together as young children. Things changed with regards to their friendship when...read more
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Doctor Who: the behind-the-scenes causes of regeneration

Mark Harrison May 10, 2017

Over Doctor Who's long history, what prompted the decision to leave for those in the lead role?

All sorts of things have killed off the Doctor. In the last half century, Doctor Who's unique approach to recasting the lead character has seen him fettled by old age, as punishment, by radiation poisoning, falls big and small, dodgy operations and time itself. There are plenty of in-universe reasons for why the Doctor regenerates, and the outgoing Time Lord Peter Capaldi promises that his upcoming demise will be suitably timey-wimey, but what of the behind-the-scenes reasons that the Doctor has to go?

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Doctor Who series 9: The Witch's Familiar review

Davros, Missy, Daleks and sewers: here's our spoiler-packed look at The Witch's Familiar, the second episode of Doctor Who series 9.

This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.

9.2 The Witch's Familiar

"I'm dying, Doctor" "You keep saying that, and you keep not dying"

When it comes to the Doctor's key foes that aren't a) people in silver suits or b) killers with egg whisks attached, the best scenes have generally boiled down to two characters having a chat. The genial sequences between Jon Pertwee and Roger Delgado in the old days, for instance. Or the prolonged chinwag between Davros and The Doctor we get in The Witch's Familiar. Heck, it's why I've got a soft spot for 2005's Boom Town. That the episode is willing to put the brakes on for a good conversation. I daresay a few biscuits were in the original draft.

Straight away justifying splitting series 9's opener across two episodes,
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Doctor Who: geeky spots in The Magician's Apprentice

Spoilers: here are our viewing notes for Doctor Who series 9 episode 1, The Magician's Apprentice. There's a lot to spot...

When a show has over 50 years of history, it can sometimes be hard to keep up with all the continuity, callbacks and generally geeky references. Which is why, for series 9 (or series 35), we're trying this extra weekly feature of, effectively, viewing notes.

Which is fortunate because, as you might expect, The Magician’s Apprentice contained more than its fair share of these. Here are the ones we found; if you noticed something we haven’t, feel free to add it in the comments!

This is a very spoiler-heavy article. Thus, we've deployed our spoiler squirrel - Daphne - to stop your eyes accidentally drifting to the text of the article if you want to be spoiler-free. Scroll below Daphne at your peril...

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Jk Rowling vs wizards and 12 more Doctor Who storylines you will never see

Doctor Who warps back on to our screens in two short days, with the premiere of a new 12-part series of sci-fi, sonic screwdrivers and Capaldi attack eyebrows.

But while the BBC has broadcast more than 800 episodes of generation-defining time travels, there's been as many cracking scripts that never made it to our TVs – from key character deaths to Jk Rowling cameos.

1. Jk Rowling vs. wizards

Russell T Davies' first idea for the 2008 Christmas special was to have the Doctor meet Jk Rowling - playing herself - with the pair battling wizards and witches.

David Tennant wasn't fond of the idea - he felt it sounded like a spoof - so Davies quashed the story to placate his leading man. In its place, we got 'The Next Doctor', which was pretty magical in its own right - so no damage, no foul.

2. Stephen Fry's 1920s adventure

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Who's Cool in Who? Rating the 13 Doctors

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Doctor Who is returning next week for it's ninth season. Peter Capaldi is back once again in the title role. He's gotten good reviews for his portrayal of the character. Capaldi is the 13th actor to play the eponymous Time Lord hero. Cinelinx looks back at the previous decades of Doctor Who and rates all the lead actors of the show's long history.

The First Doctor (Played by William Hartnell) was an aging, eccentric curmudgeon. He had little patience and he didn't suffer fools gladly. He could be very intolerant and dismissive of his traveling companions (except for his beloved Granddaughter Susan) although he started to lighten up as the show went on, learning to enjoy a bemused chuckle once in a while. He started out as an anti-hero but slowly grew into the selfless hero we know today.

Actor Score: A- *His ailing physical condition prevents him from getting
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Doctor Who: Get all the gossip from the Comic-Con panel with our live blog

We're in San Diego Comic-Con's huge Hall H and we're feeling pretty excited - because we're about to get a little visit from a Doctor. Yes, it's almost time for the Doctor Who panel and we'll be bringing you all the action.

Peter Capaldi is here for his very first Comic-Con along with Jenna Coleman, Michelle Gomez and Steven Moffat, and we're expecting them to give us teasers about the new series (and there'll probably be a rather entertaining fan Q&A too). So join us from 2.15pm Pt / 5.15pm Et / 10.15pm UK time as we blog it all live...

15:26Right, that's about it for this panel (although Chris Hardwick reveals The Nerdist will have a Doctor Who special on BBC America, The Doctor's Finest, in August)! Thank you all for joining us - and stick around on DS for more Comic-Con coverage.

15:24The end of the trailer
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Roger Delgado’s Last Appearance: Found!

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.

A couple of weeks ago, Doctor Who fan, actor, comedian and presenter Toby Hadoke shared something rather wonderful on his Facebook page, concerning the last few days of Roger Delgado’s life, and the situation regarding his final acting job. For those of you who don’t know, Delgado – the original Master – died in a...

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Is This the “Average” Face of the Master?

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.

Prepared to be a little bit freaked out! Dave Clipson, whose name was officially crowned the Perfect Name For YouTube late last year, has morphed together the faces of the Masters – the in-canon ones anyway. He starts with Roger Delgado, adds in some Anthony Ainley, has a bucket full of Eric Roberts, a dash...

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Michelle Gomez Returning As ‘Doctor Who’ Nemesis; ‘Texas Rising’ Bowing At Mip-tv

Michelle Gomez will return as Missy (aka The Master) in the season premiere of Doctor Who this fall. She joins Peter Capaldi for his second season as the Doctor and Jenna Coleman as companion Clara Oswald. Gomez, whose character is the first feminine form that the Doctor’s longtime nemesis has taken, is a fellow Time Lord who first appeared on the BBC series in 1971 as portrayed by Roger Delgado and was a frequent foil over various incarnations. Since the show came back…
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The Inevitable Return – Missy Stars In Doctor Who Premiere

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We knew she’d be back – Michelle Gomez said she’d be back, we just didn’t know how soon she’d be back. Well, now we know – Missy (Aka The Master) will make her return in the series premiere of Doctor Who later in 2015.

The two-part episode, The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Michelle Gomez is the latest of a long line of actors to play The Doctor greatest nemesis. Starting with Roger Delgado in the early Pertwee years, The Master has plagued The Doctor almost constantly, through a number of regenerations and forms. The latest twist was the reveal that the latest regeneration left The master a woman, played by Michelle Gomez.

Jemma Redgrave will also return as The
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Mike Gold: More Superhero Movies of the Ancients

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Last week, I taunted you with visions of ancient superhero movies – serials, as they were called back then. Today we’d call them really low-budget webcasts. Here’s a few more worthy of your consideration, and this time we’re delving into a trio of iconic heroes from the pulps and newspaper strips – and now, of course, comic books.

The Shadow is the best-known of all the classic pulp heroes, and for a very good reason: many of the more than 300 stories published were quite good. Walter B. Gibson created something magical – a series with a lead character who had plenty of secrets but no secret identity, aided and abetted by a slew of agents who had no idea who their master was. The character’s popularity was enhanced massively by a highly successful radio series, one that gave The Shadow an alter-ego and a female companion and took away most of his agents.
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