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Title: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: The Doc on October 17, 2010, 12:39:06 pm
We have one for the next Doctor and a suggestion in there made me realise that I think Julian Mcmahon would be brilliant in the role. I dont like the idea of him as the Doctor as suggested, but I think he would make an amazing Master. Your ideas?


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Roranicus on October 17, 2010, 12:55:17 pm
Perhaps someone like Nathan Fillion? I think he would be good. He plays evil so well but always has a certain charm, which I think is important for the role.

Didnt Simm say he was willing to come back to regenerate?


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Peri-Peri on October 17, 2010, 12:56:27 pm
Yea I read that too.

Ewan McGregor would be great I think, but probably too big a name to be considered seriously


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Doomsday on October 17, 2010, 01:34:21 pm
Oooohhh I like the suggestion of Nathan Fillion, he would make an excellent Master.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: TheDoctorDonna on October 17, 2010, 01:36:15 pm
Yea he was totally evil in Buffy.

What about James Nesbitt? People tout him as the next Doctor, but he would make a nice, suave Master I think


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Exterminate on October 17, 2010, 01:45:25 pm
I dont have someone in mind specifically, but I would say for the next master we should have someone older, in their 50's maybe. Someone with old style sophistication but an air of menace. Like an old fashioned gangster type. You know, perfect manners and gentlemanly, but totally insane and psychotic. Does that make sense?


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Doomsday on October 17, 2010, 01:57:49 pm
Yes, that make sense, I would like someone to play it similar to the mayor in Buffy, polite, political, some kind of OCD, but completely and utterly insane.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Aneurin on October 17, 2010, 02:02:20 pm
Lots of great choices in the mix there, but I have to admit I would be more than happy to have John Simm carry on for a few more stories


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Vampyros Adric on October 17, 2010, 03:28:51 pm
Yea he was totally evil in Buffy.

What about James Nesbitt? People tout him as the next Doctor, but he would make a nice, suave Master I think

James Nesbitt as the Master is a brilliant choice for two reasons. First, as soon as I read it, i can see him as an urbane, civilised and slightly witty villain. Secondly, it means that he would not be able to play the Doctor and (this is based on nothing more than my personal opinion) I couldn't see him pulling that role off with any conviction. Yet as the Master, he really works for me.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: The Doc on October 17, 2010, 03:43:18 pm
I agree. I dont like him as a choice for the Doctor, but I think he could work as the Master really well


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Iceman on October 17, 2010, 04:00:49 pm
If the Master doesn't have to be British, how about Willem Dafoe?

He can play as evil and as crazy as they come.

If he does have to be British, how about Christopher Lee?


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Peri-Peri on October 17, 2010, 04:17:00 pm
Not sure about Willem Defoe. There is something about him that screams sex pest. I dont know what it is, he just makes me uncomfortable.

Christopher Lee could be good, but hasnt he given up acting?


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Sandiwich11 on October 17, 2010, 04:32:49 pm
Mark Sheppard would be amazing as the Master, but that's not likely to happen, lol.  I can't remember his name, but the blonde guy from spooks who is also in Whitchapel would be a good choice too.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Vampyros Adric on October 17, 2010, 04:38:03 pm
Mark Sheppard would be amazing as the Master, but that's not likely to happen, lol.  I can't remember his name, but the blonde guy from spooks who is also in Whitchapel would be a good choice too.

You mean Rupert Penry-Jones? Sadly, he can't play the Master as I have him in mind for the role of Doctor No. 12  :P


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: poprockgeek on October 17, 2010, 04:42:45 pm
Mark Sheppard would be amazing as the Master, but that's not likely to happen, lol.  I can't remember his name, but the blonde guy from spooks who is also in Whitchapel would be a good choice too.

You mean Rupert Penry-Jones? Sadly, he can't play the Master as I have him in mind for the role of Doctor No. 12  :P

I'm with Chris here RPJ can't play the Master - not cause I have him in mind for the Doctor - though what a fab idea mmm (sorry distracted - focus woman!!!) - but I just can't see him playing bad - in fact I won't allow it  :P


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: The Doc on October 17, 2010, 04:54:43 pm
RPJ would make a good Doctor I agree. Couldnt see him as the Master though


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Peri-Peri on October 17, 2010, 05:05:49 pm
He's gorgeous. I could cope with watching him in action for 13 weeks I'm sure :)


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: thefifthdoctor on October 17, 2010, 09:20:01 pm
He's gorgeous. I could cope with watching him in action for 13 weeks I'm sure :)

But what about watching him play The Doctor?  :P

I LOVE the idea of Mark A. Sheppard as The Master, but not gonna happen now, is it?
Why not bring back TV's Eric Roberts? (joke.)

Nathan fillion - big no no. Why? Two reasons;
1. He is the star of his own hit show, Castle, in America (it's great!)
2. He's kicked off a massive twitter campaign to land the role of Drake in the Uncharted movie(s)

Until a couple of days ago, sadly, I had a great name in mind.
Mr Simon MacCorkindale. He would have been an absolutely brilliant, charming, old school Master.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: poprockgeek on October 17, 2010, 09:24:00 pm
He's gorgeous. I could cope with watching him in action for 13 weeks I'm sure :)

But what about watching him play The Doctor?  :P

I LOVE the idea of Mark A. Sheppard as The Master, but not gonna happen now, is it?
Why not bring back TV's Eric Roberts? (joke.)

Nathan fillion - big no no. Why? Two reasons;
1. He is the star of his own hit show, Castle, in America (it's great!)
2. He's kicked off a massive twitter campaign to land the role of Drake in the Uncharted movie(s)

Until a couple of days ago, sadly, I had a great name in mind.
Mr Simon MacCorkindale. He would have been an absolutely brilliant, charming, old school Master.


Love Castle - very good reason why it can't be Fillion (much as I love him).


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: The Doc on October 17, 2010, 09:27:03 pm
He's gorgeous. I could cope with watching him in action for 13 weeks I'm sure :)

I LOVE the idea of Mark A. Sheppard as The Master, but not gonna happen now, is it?


Unless he is going to be the Master and we just dont know. Could be an interesting way to open the series. River, The Master, The Silence, The TARDIS Team, all in a big two part opener


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BlueRose on October 19, 2010, 10:28:40 pm
Simm is a tough act to follow.

Two recommendations:

1) Simon Pegg, and he's a Doctor Who veteran (The Long Game, was it?). He's got serious acting chops, but I'm hoping that being in Star Trek hasn't made him too much of a celebrity to pull it off. Too much and it taints the character a bit, I think. I don't like the idea of having super celebrities play major roles like the Doctor or the Master. You wind up seeing the celebrity and not the character, and the character's large enough as is.

2) Paterson Joseph, and hopefully I spelled his name correctly. He was the one people originally thought would be the next doctor until Matt Smith was announced. I think he's flamboyant enough to pull it off.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Aneurin on October 19, 2010, 10:32:02 pm
There is something about Patterson Joseph that really irks me. He is great at what he does, but every time I see his face I just want to punch him in the kisser.

Your first choice could be amazing though. Assuming the Trek fans allow him to do it. Im sure some of them would be arranging his kidnap and torture at the very thought :P


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BlueRose on October 19, 2010, 10:34:50 pm
There is something about Patterson Joseph that really irks me. He is great at what he does, but every time I see his face I just want to punch him in the kisser.

That may be because he's also a Doctor Who veteran, played the awful guy in Weakest Link on Satellite 5 against Rose. :)

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Your first choice could be amazing though. Assuming the Trek fans allow him to do it. Im sure some of them would be arranging his kidnap and torture at the very thought :P

I'm a Trek fan myself and he did a brilliant Scotty. Most people remember him for the comedic roles but remember, he was the Editor. And he did an AMAZING job in that role. I think he could pull off a very interesting Master, very dark, dry humor.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Roranicus on October 20, 2010, 05:00:45 pm
I liked him as the Editor, though I think that role may be a reason for him to not be considered. People might wonder why they look the same etc


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BlueRose on October 20, 2010, 05:03:41 pm
I liked him as the Editor, though I think that role may be a reason for him to not be considered. People might wonder why they look the same etc

Um...we've been there, done that. Colin Baker had a role before he became the Doctor too. :) David Tennant was in one of the audio productions, I forgot which one. And Lalla Ward (Romana II) was Princess Astra.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Roranicus on October 20, 2010, 05:10:55 pm
Yea I know, but I with the audio its not visible or so well known, and I also think people would be more aware these days and more likely to question it. Saying that though, Jaqueline Hill stands out like a sore thumb in Meglos after playing Barbara for 2 years


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BlueRose on October 20, 2010, 05:13:44 pm
Yea I know, but I with the audio its not visible or so well known, and I also think people would be more aware these days and more likely to question it. Saying that though, Jaqueline Hill stands out like a sore thumb in Meglos after playing Barbara for 2 years

True. It was a lesser role though, so not unthinkable. I'd think landing it big as Scotty would disqualify him more which would be a shame.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Roranicus on October 20, 2010, 05:15:47 pm
I'd say Moff probably already has a name in the frame just in case he decides to ever bring him back. He seems the type to be thinking a few series ahead


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BlueRose on October 20, 2010, 05:18:04 pm
I'd say Moff probably already has a name in the frame just in case he decides to ever bring him back. He seems the type to be thinking a few series ahead

I'd honestly be shocked if he did, tbh.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BeeSC on October 20, 2010, 05:55:27 pm
We have one for the next Doctor and a suggestion in there made me realise that I think Julian Mcmahon would be brilliant in the role. I dont like the idea of him as the Doctor as suggested, but I think he would make an amazing Master. Your ideas?

Julian would make a great Master he already has that background of being evil...


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Iceman on October 20, 2010, 06:19:20 pm
(http://www.thescifiworld.net/img/interviews/mark_sheppard_04.jpg)

  ;D


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BeeSC on October 20, 2010, 06:23:43 pm
(http://www.thescifiworld.net/img/interviews/mark_sheppard_04.jpg)

  ;D

He'd make a good Master! He is a very good Sterling in Leverage, already plays a bad-ass..


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Dame Roger on October 20, 2010, 10:13:07 pm
Brian Blessed.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Peri-Peri on October 20, 2010, 10:16:38 pm
Haha ;D

Best suggestion yet :P


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: BlueRose on October 20, 2010, 10:33:29 pm
Brian Blessed.

Everyone suggests him for everything though! XD


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: The Doc on October 20, 2010, 10:38:46 pm
BR, didnt you know thats because every new character is either the Rani or Romana and every new character will be played by Brian Blessed. Its the law of Who that every fan shall speculate this way until proved wrong :P


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Dame Roger on October 20, 2010, 10:53:50 pm
They really HAVE to find a way to get him back into the show somehow. Let's face it, new Who can never be said to have truly reached its potential until it has been blessed by Brian.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: The Doc on October 20, 2010, 11:00:43 pm
Omega!

Thats all im saying :P


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Aneurin on October 21, 2010, 08:32:15 am
Haha Brian Blessed would be great in any role


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Sandiwich11 on October 21, 2010, 09:17:42 am
^^ esp if the part required any shouting or being very jolly.  He wins :D


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Aneurin on October 21, 2010, 06:22:18 pm
Well at least we can count him out for The Silence :P Either that or a massive amount of irony when his casting is announced lol


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Dame Roger on October 21, 2010, 08:53:24 pm
Well if there's any man alive who could even manage to be silent loudly...


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Tardis-Console on January 26, 2012, 03:00:04 pm
I think Michael Fassbender would make a brilliant Master. He's making quite a name for himself in Hollywood at the moment so might see it as a step back, but I think he would do a great job.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Exterminate on January 28, 2012, 02:41:14 am
He would be brilliant. Good idea. I like the idea of the guy who plays Malfoys dad doing it too. I can't remember his name though.

Going off the Sylvester McCoy idea from another thread, wouldn't it be cool if for the anniversary they had the Master regenerate into one of the Doctors old faces? Or is that just me?


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Nyki on January 28, 2012, 03:31:42 pm
He would be brilliant. Good idea. I like the idea of the guy who plays Malfoys dad doing it too. I can't remember his name though.

Going off the Sylvester McCoy idea from another thread, wouldn't it be cool if for the anniversary they had the Master regenerate into one of the Doctors old faces? Or is that just me?

That would be seriously twisted and brilliant  8)  We know that it's possible to regenerate into someone else's form.

Jason Isaacs played Malfoy Senior.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Aneurin on January 28, 2012, 11:17:04 pm
I love that idea. But, and it's a big but, I could only buy it for the anniversary, where I am pretty happy to let anything go just for a bit of fanwnaky fun. If it was to happen (and I think McCoy would be brilliant), he would have to regenerate by the end of the story, or at least by his next appearance.


Title: Re: Who should play the next Master?
Post by: Nyki on January 29, 2012, 01:47:57 am
True.