o here we are, Episode 11 is within our sights and we’re beginning to see a change in one of show’s main characters. Episode 11 also spells the beginning of the end for the current series of Doctor Who. In this blog I will be covering my thoughts on the series so far, the announcements that the people over at the Beeb have been forced to announce because of the tabloids and my overall opinion on Season 10.
As stated in my previous blogs there will be spoilers so tread carefully. Consider yourself warned, I cannot be held responsible for ruining any episodes you have missed. So Season 10? Would have to say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. Its been a pretty decent series, however with the revelation of the Vault’s occupant being Missy was slightly disappointing. That revelation could be seen from the moment Episode One: The Pilot was aired.
However, we’ve seen a completely different side to Missy is this series and we’re given the impression that the Doctor’s arch-nemesis; the Master is beginning to change his/her ways. I don’t really feel ok with the idea of the Master/Missy becoming good. Yes, the character has a strong admiration and respect for the Doctor, but the character still needs to be the Moriarty figure of the show.
Could the female incarnation of the Master actually be misleading the Doctor into a false sense of security by making him and the rest of the TARDIS crew think she’s beginning to change her ways? Time will tell! But I have to say Michelle Gomez’s portrayal of the renegade Time Lord has been stellar in the series. Then again I’ve always liked her portrayal of the Master ever since she joined the show in 2014.
This year’s season finale promises us the return of the Mondasian Cybermen and John Simm is to portray his role of Master, who was last seen on our television screens on New Year’s Day in 2010. From the teaser clips, trailers and publicity images the Master has his infamous goatee again. The look that every incarnation of the Master should have.
Even though we have been told and have seen Simm and the original 1966 Cybermen in the publicity images and clips we’ve been given, it’s certainly apparent the BBC are making a little too much fuss over it. And whenever this happens we hardly get to see the villains that are supposed to be the threat of the story. I’m worried that we’re not going to see enough of John Simm’s Master and the original Mondasian Cybermen.
Please prove me wrong! Though the finale episode has been promised to be a feature-length episode, so I could actually be wrong and Simm and the Cybermen are going to be given some decent screen time. This season finale has also promises that we’re to be treated to the very first Multi-Master story to be seen on screen.
I’m eager to see where the Beeb are going to take this, will Simm’s Master return to actually reveal that Missy is actually the Rani, will he be a figment of Missy’s imagination or will he actually turn up to make Missy return to her old ways of being the biggest megalomaniac of the universe?
Whilst on the topic of the season finale involving two incarnations of the Master, the publicity image for the story is very reminiscent to the image used for the 50th Anniversary Special Day of the Doctor.
Even though the image layout is somewhat recycled I think this is actually the BBC’s way of actually saying it’s what it actually “Yes! This is actually going to happen, it’s what it actually says on the tin!” It’s also been teased that we’re to see more than one version of Cyberman, lets just hope that we won’t be having another Asylum of the Daleks.
Not to mention there's be a large number of rumours doing the rounds that is predicting that Bill Potts is be killed off at the end of series and judging the publicity images/trailers I have a feeling that she is going to be “upgraded” into a Cyberman. I don’t want it to happen because I’ve grown to like Bill, though we have been teased that someone in the TARDIS is going to die. So naturally it could be anyone from the Doctor to Missy.
Though I have the sneaky suspicion that its going to be Bill who’s going to snuff it! As the Doctor once said in Survival "Time will tell, it always does." Doctor Who: The World Enough and Time airs on BBC One on Saturday 24th June at 18:45.