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John Simm confirms he’s back as The Master in Doctor Who Series 10

April 6th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ooooooooh…. this is interesting!

It’s been confirmed that John Simm will return to Doctor Who this season as The Master, despite having regenerated into Michelle Gomez’s Missy at some point after the 2010 New Year’s Day episode.

This has always been something that has bugged me about Doctor Who’s long history – why can’t modern Doctors face old versions of Daleks, The Master, Cybermen etc (although I do of course realise that time passes and things change in real life that can prevent such meetings) and finally we may see this addressed in the show, after all several generations of The Doctor have met several times in the show’s history.

John Simm says: “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back. It’s always a pleasure to work with this great team of people and I can’t wait for you all to see what the Master gets up to in the next series. “

Steven Moffat, writer and executive producer, says: “Nothing stays secret for long on Doctor Who but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see exactly what the Master is up to and how he makes his return to face the Doctor. It’s been a huge pleasure to have fan favourites John Simm and Michelle Gomez face to face in the same role! It’s not often you get to see a solo personality clash.”

This could be part of something big throughout this series of Doctor Who as we have already seen the return in the trailer of the classic Mondas Cybermen who we haven’t seen since the era of Sylvester McCoy…

What does it all mean? Will The Doctor face two versions of The Master this year? Here’s hoping…

Doctor Who returns to BBC One with episode one The Pilot at 7:20pm on Saturday 15 April.

Source: BBC

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….