A personal tribute to the Doctor's "Best Enemy" and my favourite Adversary, the rogue time lord Known universally as "The Master".
I tryied to include every known incarnation, including the Geoffrey Beevers' and Alex MacQueen versions from Big Finish' audios and the Gordon Tipple one extermianted by the Daleks at the beginning of the 1996 movie (wich probably is also the Basil Rathbonesque one featured in the Virgin new adventures book "First Frontier"); i sadly could not add the one from the comic book story "the Glorious Dead",but i incuded the Masters' Tardis in the form of the Melkur from "The Keeper of traken" instead.
P.S. a special thanks to Mr Clayton Hickman himself who allowed me to use the Beevers master likeness he devised for the cover of Big Finish' audio "Master"
1. Alex MacQueen
2. Robert Delgado
3. Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers (including the version from "Master")
4. Michelle Gomez
5. Derek Jacobi
6. Anthony Ainley
7. John Simm
8. Eric Roberts
Not including William Hughes and Gordon Tipple as it wouldn't be fair since they aren't well known.
According to the BBC, technically the Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers (Both Beevers') are the same incarnation as Roger Delgado's Master. Delgado got blown up, and burned, becoming Pratt/Beevers (Bottom), then stole the body of Ainley, then lost Ainley and became Beevers (Top) again.
I believe the order of Masters is:
William Hughes: 1st
Roger Delgado/Peter Pratt/Geoffrey Beevers: 13th
Ainley: Technically 13th, but different body
Roberts: Technically 14th, different body again
and Gomez: 18th
Some say he was another body that the Master stole like Tremas (Anthony Ainley) or Bruce Gerhardt (Eric Roberts), others say that the Ainley Master managed to find a way to purge not only the Cheetah Virus he contracted from "Survival", but also Tremas' remaining Trakenite dna, making the Master a pure Time Lord again, giving him at least a few, new regenerations, just in time for the Doctor's companion, Ace McShane, to shoot the Master in the back, making him regenerate into Gordon Tipple's master, described as resembling, famous Sherlock Holmes actor, Basil Rathbone.
But there are those who say he was just a standin for the Ainley Master, which is why the stolen body of Bruce had the Yellow Eyes, because of the Cheetah Virus, though it could be his eyes were from the Death Worm Morphant the Master had tied his consciousness to when he was Exterminated by the Daleks.
and yeah i thought that The Master after getting sucked into the eye of harmony was split into 3 splinters
The Gas Essences Master from MasterMind was one- perhaps with energy from The Eye of Harmony reverted his dna to The Geoffrey Beevers incarnation which began to transform his possesed victims faces into The Geoffrey Beevers Master
The Glorious Dead Master is a 2nd splintered Master which was saved from The Glory (Personally i thought that he looked like Johnathan Pryce's Master)
and The Remaining Third One is The Eric Roberts Master that is still trapped in the eye of harmony- River Song made a refrences in The Doctor Who Game The Enternity Clock that in the tardis walls she could hear the wailing cry of an american
but yeah thats my theroy
1) It was only 6 minutes
2) The Doctor could have easily saved Cass several different ways: A) Materalise the ship around her (like in To The Death, Dark Eyes, Parting of The Ways) B) extended The Tardis forceshield around the ship thus extra protection C) Magnetron the ship away from Karn
3) I had no sympathy or likability for Cass- the way she said "then you are going to die right here- best news all day" was wrong- her basically being racist towards the doctor and the fact that 8 didnt really try to win her over in order to trust her
4) The Manner of The Doctor's Death was unheroic- it would have been more emotional had he tried to save a ship of Refugges being attacked by Daleks, The Doctor could have saved the others but stayed to find a child that was left behind but is killed by a dalek and that The Doctor is seperated from his tardis on the crashing ship craddling the dead child as he prepares for his own death and then cut to Karn....it would have been actually heartbreaking and poetic rather than The Doctor banging on the airlock door for 5 seconds.
5) The Whole Sisterhood of Karn thing feels like they manipulated the events to force the doctor to come to Karn
6) When this mini-episode came out it came out after Dark Eyes 1 which was The Doctor's journey to find hope and after this aired it was like- all that promise from Dark Eyes leads to this- it ruins any future impact the audios have now
7) We have waited 17 Years for Paul Mcgann to come on screen agian and Moffatt kills him off for 6 minutes and creates A NEW DOCTOR instead of Using Mcgann for Day of The Doctor! that is Criminial- i mean Day of The Doctor didnt feel like a 50th Annivesary Special but rather a "10 year annivesary of The New Series- i mean the archive footage of former doctors feel incredibily shoehorned in like why not get McGann to film any scenes for Day of The Doctor while the filming of Night of The Doctor?
8) Had McGann been in Day of The Doctor (we would have had atleast 1 classic Doctor in the special- Tom Baker doesnt really play The 4th Doctor but an original character) it would have been brilliant- A Doctor that was so filled with life in the tv movie now a broken man on a sucuide mission- Bad Wolf helping 8 get peace and saving Gallifrey/Ending the time war would have been the best ending for McGann to end with hope- completing his mission of finding hope in Dark Eyes but no Moffatt isnt intelligent enough to think that way
9) The Regeneration was pants- there wasnt even a transformation scene just basically a photoshop image of a young John Hurt on a cup after 8 drinks a cup and looks like he is going to throw up and the fact that during the filming Paul Mcgann played The War Doctor in those scenes... its like Really?!? whats the point of it