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     Friday, May 25 2007 @ 12:24 AM EDT
    here's the whole wakipedia article

    In the 2005 Doctor Who Confidential episode "The Dark Side", current executive producer and head writer Russell T. Davies said that he thinks the Master may return, though it would take 'a writer who can do it properly'.[citation needed]

    The Master did not reappear in the first two series of the 2005 Doctor Who revival. Furthermore, in The End of the World the Ninth Doctor (played by Christopher Eccleston) claims that all the other Time Lords had been destroyed in a Time War and in Dalek, said that he "would know", in his head, if any remained. However, the episode Gridlock (2007) suggested the possibility of the existence of another remaining Time Lord: the Face of Boe's last words were "You are not alone".

    In the character's absence from the screen, press speculation has run rampant about his potential to return. During the second series of the revived Doctor Who, it was heavily rumoured that Anthony Stewart Head would play the character when it was first announced that he had been cast for an episode of the series[citation needed]; the actor did appear in the second series, but played a new villain as opposed to the Master. Tom Baker has wryly suggested that he should be cast as the Master, as a tip of the hat to the old series.[3]


    Sir Derek Jacobi and John Simm as they appear in Doctor Who.In 2007, the tabloid newspaper The Sun claimed [4] that John Simm will play the Master. Simm has been cast to play a politician called Mr. Saxon.[5]. The same article also discusses the casting of Derek Jacobi as a character called the Professor in the episode Utopia: it is suggested that his character will start as a seemingly benevolent figure whose real identity will be revealed when the Doctor sees him regenerate. Utopia is also the episode directly preceding Simm's appearance in the two-part season finale The Sound of Drums and Last of the Time Lords - which has excited speculation that both actors will be playing new incarnations of the Master. Other speculation has centred on a range of theories, including the fact that "Mister Saxon" is an anagram of "Master No. Six"[6].

    In an interview broadcast on BBC 6Music on February 13, 2007, Simm refused to confirm or deny details of his role.[7] The BBC has also remained quiet on the issue. On Saturday 24 February, during an interview on Soccer AM, Simm's Life on Mars co-stars appeared to confirm accidentally that Simm was filming on Doctor Who. Phillip Glenister, who is Simm's co-star in Life on Mars, also confirmed the rumours in a comment he gave to The Sun at the Royal Television Society awards. In BBC-released promotional images from the episodes in which Simm appears. Another report from The Sun claims that actor Michael Sheen was also in the running to play the character,[8] but producer Julie Gardner has denied this.[9] In a trailer released after The Lazarus Experiment, the character of Mr Saxon is seen smiling at a television camera in front of the Palace of Westminster, and in the boardroom of 10 Downing Street tapping on a table in 4/4 beat in time to the incidental music, while wearing an oxygen mask (other people are sprawled around him on the floor and over the table, either unconscious or dead).

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Tuesday, May 29 2007 @ 09:47 PM EDT
    has anyone noticed that harold saxon (according to his myspace site) is 43 and a sagitarius?

    that means he will be 44 this years having been born in 1963 between nov 23 and dec 22.

    the original air date for the series was nov 23, 1963!

    hmmm...

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     Tuesday, May 29 2007 @ 10:03 PM EDT
    has anyone noticed that harold saxon (according to his myspace site) is 43 and a sagitarius?

    that means he will be 44 this years having been born in 1963 between nov 23 and dec 22.

    the original air date for the series was nov 23, 1963!

    hmmm...

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     Wednesday, May 30 2007 @ 06:53 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  nigel] has anyone noticed that harold saxon (according to his myspace site) is 43 and a sagitarius?

    that means he will be 44 this years having been born in 1963 between nov 23 and dec 22.

    the original air date for the series was nov 23, 1963!

    hmmm...


    Replied to in your 'harold saxon's birthday thread.

    But I do like these things for the fans.

    Cheers, daveac

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     Sunday, June 10 2007 @ 04:08 PM EDT
    I couldn't think of any where better to post this note - but the Sunday times TV magazine 'The Culture' lists for next Saturday's episode (Utopia) with a photo of Derek Jacobi (The Professor) with an interesting tease written below it.

    I can't host the photo I'm afraid, so for reference the photo displayed says beneath the word (WHITE):
    "Masterful"

    A further suggestion that it is in fact 'the professor' who is the Master and not John Simm. However, I would hope that the episode where the Master returns would be listed in theat Saturday's 'Choice' listings - the Times have chosen not to list Doctor Who as a 'Choice' listing. So perhaps the word is just misdirection?

    > end of white

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     Sunday, June 10 2007 @ 04:43 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  whodovoodoo] I couldn't think of any where better to post this note - but the Sunday times TV magazine 'The Culture' lists for next Saturday's episode (Utopia) with a photo of Derek Jacobi (The Professor) with an interesting tease written below it.

    I can't host the photo I'm afraid, so for reference the photo displayed says beneath the word (WHITE):
    "Masterful"

    A further suggestion that it is in fact 'the professor' who is the Master and not John Simm. However, I would hope that the episode where the Master returns would be listed in theat Saturday's 'Choice' listings - the Times have chosen not to list Doctor Who as a 'Choice' listing. So perhaps the word is just misdirection?

    > end of white

    *You Know the drill -

    Jacobi has already playes the Master in Scream of the Shalka and roumors of a regeneration scene occouring in Utopia have been rife for months. I still say wait and see, I think we are looking at something else entirely.
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     Sunday, June 10 2007 @ 04:59 PM EDT

    Without exactly stating what I'm referring to here (to avoid inviso-spoilers, per the above - but frankly, it should still be obvious - Razz) I'm going to go out on a limb here and guesstimate that both are one and the same. Even this week's Confidential (at the very end) seemed to make vague allusions that might confirm this.

    And it makes sense, for the most part. But we'll see. I personally can't wait! Big Grin

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     Sunday, June 10 2007 @ 11:54 PM EDT
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    he's got that smile.................

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Saturday, June 16 2007 @ 11:37 PM EDT
    That is not dead which can eternal lie,
    And with strange aeons even death may die.

    "Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth."
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     Monday, June 18 2007 @ 03:07 AM EDT

    Since the thread is technicaly about the final 2 eps and partialy covers a ring on Saxon's right hand, I thought it might be appropiate to mention that ring on his left hand here. Freeze frame picture on the home page of our humble site.

    Just for political reasons? A further RTD agenda?

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     Monday, June 18 2007 @ 08:45 AM EDT
    Just confirming that "Mister Saxon" is actually an anagram for "Master No Six". The BBC Fact File for the episode Utopia lists the following regenerations of The Master:
    [Quote  by:  BBC Fact File] The Doctor has now encountered six versions of The Master. The actors who have played him are:

    Master No. One - Roger Delgado (1971-73)
    Master No. Two - Peter Pratt (1976) and Geoffrey Beevers (1981)
    Master No. Three - Anthony Ainley (1981-1989)
    Master No. Four - Eric Roberts (1996)
    Master No. Five - Sir Derek Jacobi (2007)
    Master No. Six - John Simm (2007)

    For completists, however, Gordon Tipple played 'The Old Master' in the 1996 TV Movie, appearing very briefly in the pre-titles sequence and without dialogue. It is possible that he also played Master No. Three.


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     Sunday, June 24 2007 @ 03:23 PM EDT
    Okay - have I just been really slow....


    The 'Sound of the Drums' The tapping...it's the first few bars of the Doctor Who theme tune............

    Big Grin

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     Sunday, June 24 2007 @ 05:28 PM EDT

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     Thursday, June 28 2007 @ 12:11 AM EDT
    It is interesting as well as quite humorous to read this thread now knowing what we all know about "The Sound of Drums" Smile

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