In case we weren’t already hyped about the return of Doctor
Who, over the last few weeks the BBC has been drip feeding us with some
scintillating spoilers for Peter Capaldi’s final series. First we were teased
with the Ice Warriors, then the original 1966 version of the Cybermen, and
finally the jaw dropping revelation that after a gap of seven years, John Simm
will be returning as the Master.
To quote a certain Doctor: “What? What? What?”
There are apparently even bigger shocks to come, but few could have anticipated this, especially as Michelle Gomez will also be starring as Missy, the Master’s latest incarnation.
Cue frantic speculation about how a multi-master story might play out, with one source claiming that Moffat won’t be stopping at just two versions of the Doctor’s nemesis. Whatever the writer has up his sleeve, we can be sure that the Master, as ever, will be putting on quite a show.
From Roger Delgado in 1973 to Michelle Gomez in 2015, and whichever persona happens to be your personal favourite, the character has gifted us with some of Doctor Who’s most memorable scenes.