It would seem that certain websites and fans got their knickers in a twist about the potential return of John Simm as the Master following a Doctor Who-specific question at a Q&A last week.
Asked about the Master at the Cheltenham Literature Festival last week, Simm was enthusiastic about the possibilities of a darker take on the character – but didn’t indicate that there was any discussion that he would be returning. Nevertheless, things got out of control to such an extent that the actor took to Twitter…
Hi folks, the master thing is honestly a non story. I was answering a specific question at a Q+A. s'been taken out of context. #sorry
— John Simm (@john_simm) October 23, 2012
So there we have it – he’s interested in taking the character in a different direction, and that’s all. Which, of course, is fair enough. We’d love to see him back, but anyone under any illusions that such an occurrence is imminent needs to take a step outside (and perhaps load up their Terror of the Autons DVD…)