John Simm made an appearance on The One Show this week, where he revealed that he would “certainly consider” returning as the Master in Doctor Who.
Simm was last seen in The End of Time Part Two, where he sent Rassilon and the Time Lords back into the time-locked Time War where they rightly belonged. But what became of the Master after that? Well, in all honesty no one knows.
The Master has always found a way back into the Doctor’s life, evading a natural death in The Deadly Assassin and The Keeper of Traken, inexplicably evading his crispy doom in Planet of Fire and even evading total extermination by the Daleks on Skaro in the TV Movie. So logically it would not be that hard to bring him back to menace the eleventh Doctor and his friends.
Simm revealed that:
“There seems to have been a lot of talking about it recently, but I haven’t spoken to anyone about it.”
Now, if there’s talking about it, it looks like it may be all the more likely. Matt Smith revealed that he would like a rematch against the Master and it’s definitely something that Steven Moffat could write a beast of a script for.
But the real question is how much more of the Simm model do we want to see? Certainly his portrayal of the psychotic Time Lord was fantastic but it was paired evenly with David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor. So is it now naturally time for the Simm model to regenerate into a Master that reflects Matt Smith’s Eleventh Doctor?