With Doctor Who Series 6 approaching and talk of the Silence and the Cybermen it is great to be reminded this show is bigger than the next series – there is a wealth of history to refer back to, including the Master’s ability to cheat death.
When asked about the possibility of former Life on Mars star John Simm making a return as the Master, Moffat recalled Simm’s previous comments on the prospect of a return.
“After [his last appearance] he’d been saying, ‘I think now that David [Tennant]‘s left as the Doctor, I would have to leave the Master’.
“He [later] pulled me aside and said, ‘I didn’t mean that! Look at me, I’m fit, I’m okay!’”
Which is great news, and probably something that only requires a script – after all, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes co-creator Matthew Graham is on board this time around with the two parter The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People.We don’t think it would take much to persuade John Simm to return…