Last we saw him, in 2010, John Simm’s the Master was a bleach-blond, feral thing who resorted to licking meat remnants from aluminum wrappers. Well, thanks to all things timey-wimey, a favored form of the Doctor’s oldest frenemy is making a comeback, hopefully in better condition. He’ll appear on the tenth season of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi’s last, according to Digital Spy. Simm revealed the news, saying, “I can confirm that it’s true, thanks to the power of time travel I’m back.” Showrunner Steven Moffat also divulged that Simm will share the screen with Michelle Gomez, who plays the Master’s latest regeneration, Missy. Hey, like sniffing the old sweater of an ex, anything that brings us closer to the memory of David Tennant.
The Master. Photo: BBC