Doctor Who Series 3: The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
Doctor Who Series 3: The Sound of Drums
"Is The Master coming back? Who knows?" said Matt Smith last night at the launch of the Doctor Who Christmas special. It’s one of many questions surrounding next year’s 50th anniversary.
But if the Doctor’s arch nemesis did return to wish him happy birthday and destroy the world, who would play him?
John Simm is the most recent actor to fill the role of the evil Time Lord but if he was to regenerate who would Smith like to see take his place?“We’d love to have William Shatner on Doctor Who I’m sure. He’s a sci-fi God! He’d be great,” Smith told Getty, before adding “John Simm is pretty damn good in the role, though”.
Television in their stomachs…
John Simm would like to reprise his role as the Master in Doctor Who, he’s revealed.
“I’d love the opportunity to play him differently,” he told an audience at Cheltenham Literature Festival last week. “I’d love to have another take on him, to be a bit quieter.”
Simm was the seventh actor to take on the role of the Doctor’s arch-adversary – most recently in the 2009 Christmas special – and was notable for his manic cackling.
"There’s a new writer now" he continued, referring to Davies’ successor Steven Moffat – “and I’m sure his take on him would be different so I’d be interested to have a look at it. I’d like to take the Master to a very, very dark place.”
John Simm on filming his parts as everyone in The End of Time.
“Doing the same action all afternoon, that was, ah that was challenging. Shall we say.”
Because everyone seems to like “The Lonely God”, I thought I’d post a few more from that series, which I called “Scenes that Never Happened.” Basically, I wanted to create images around which scenes could be built (and a few of them I did indeed take and build a story around later). These were all done with ink and marker and then touched up in Photoshop.
This is how the feud began.
Saw this in NYC on the corner of Broadway and E 13th. Kinda nervous. Does anyone else hear drumming?
Every Holmes needs a Moriarty, ever Scooby Doo needs an embittered janitor. The Doctor has the Master, a rival Time Lord who appears to be slightly more successful at Time Lording than his eccentric fellow Gallifreyan (fully working chameleon circuit on his TARDIS, for starters), apart from one problem: he’s mad. In fact, he’s mad and he’s bad, and most definitely dangerous to know.
Despite the many battles he has fought with the Doctor, there are still a few unanswered questions follow in his wake.
1: Who came first? The Master or the Doctor? And who needs the other more?
2: Unless a whole series of Time Lords called the Cake Shop Owner or the Blacksmith suddenly turn out to have existed all along, he and the Doctor are the two Gallifreyans who’ve picked job title names, and added the definitive article. Why?
3: Did the Doctor pick his healing name in opposition to the chaos and destruction caused by his former classmate? Or did the Master, on observing what a rogue Time Lord can get away with, choose to follow the Doctor and try to beat him, picking his name as a form of oneupmanship?
4: What does he actually hope to gain with all of his nefarious plans? He’s not really equipped to rule, being cruel and despotic and far, far too capricious to do anything other than turn countries, planets, galaxies upside down and then run off, giggling. In short, what does he hope to be the Master of? Despair? Or is he merely trying to spoil the Doctor’s day?
Answer these questions and more over on Anglophenia.
In the peaceful village of Devil’s End something very strange is happening. A professor is preparing to open a nearby burial mound, and a local white witch foresees death and disaster. Meanwhile, the new vicar looks suspiciously like the Master, and he is using black magic to conjure up an ancient Dæmon. Can the third Doctor (Jon Pertwee), Jo (Katy Manning) and UNIT stop their old enemy before he succeeds?
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Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has dismissed reports that Benedict Cumberbatch is to play the villainous Master on the sci-fi series.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com at the Royal Television Society awards, Moffat said: “People really do sit in rooms and make that stuff up. Look at the filming schedules for Doctor Who and Sherlock - those two shows tend to shoot at the same time. We’d have a problem and there’s only so much I can arrange.”
But he then added, as a quick afterthought: “But who knows what could happen in the future…”
Steven Moffat clarifying that Benedict is not playing the Master. For now. Mmm hmm. (via johanirae)
I have to admit that I do love him.