Missy Is Returning In Doctor Who Series 10

In a revelation that should shock absolutely nobody whatsoever, Michelle Gomez has announced she’ll be returning as Missy for Doctor Who Series 10.

The actress, who was nominated for a BAFTA for her role, revealed the news at the MegaCon in Orlando over the weekend, but it was pretty obvious there was a plan to bring her back since we last saw her surrounded by Daleks on Skaro in The Witch’s Familiar (2015). She clearly had something up her sleeve.

The controversial character first appeared (briefly) in Deep Breath (2014), and was supposedly killed in that series’ finale, Death in Heaven. Naturally, she returned in the Series 9 opener, The Magician’s Apprentice where she casually stopped the skies of Earth.

Michelle also teased that she wanted Missy to kiss Captain Jack Harkness – who, let’s state right now, we don’t actually know is returning to the show in the near future.

Harkness actor, John Barrowman, also attended the MegaCon, as did other Doctor Who alumni, Billie Piper (Rose Tyler; The Moment) and Jeremy Bulloch (The Space Museum; The Time Warrior). Further guests include Peggy Carter herself, Hayley Atwell; Adam West (Pow! Biff! Clunk!); and the LEGENDARY Stan Lee.

  • Ranger

    Just put me out of my misery now.

    • Dr. Moo

      Not until you say something nice!
      🙂

      • Ranger

        Nope. 🙂

  • Dr. Moo

    HOORAY!!!
    One of the best-written characters on the show in years and the definitive version of what the Master should be.
    Gomez’s performance brings everything that makes the Master a great villain – pure evil, manic craziness, unpredictability and incredible fun to watch.

  • krumstets

    Let’s hope they change her costume and make her look less like a drag queen and a little more with it..

    • FrancoPabloDiablo

      I like the idea of Missy being the Master in drag. At least it would mean he still had his meat and two veg after all! Would certainly explain everything nicely 🙂

      • Dr. Moo

        The Master (Simm) regenerated into The Master (Gomez); that explains it nicely enough.
        Time to get your head out of the sand.

        • FrancoPabloDiablo

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          …Sorry, it is quite hard to type when your head is in the sand 🙂

          We never saw Simm’s regeneration so the jury is out on that. And how do you know this incarnation isn’t a drag queen? What, so it is alright for the master to become a woman but not for him to stay a man that just likes dressing as one? What kind of double standard would that be? 🙂

          • Dr. Moo

            Quite a leap you’re making there… what would you say if the Doctor started to dress up in drag? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0fc9e6ae499e0aa81794263032e3d7a6fe9f2da3d407e35336ed356e8ce31b7e.jpg

          • FrancoPabloDiablo

            Fine by me. Couldn’t be worse than six’s outfit now could it? I think Smith could have pulled that outfit off 🙂

          • Dr. Moo

            I’ll take Smith’s crimson number from series 7b. That was his best look. He does pull off Old Sixie’s unique look rather well. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc56acd41d8ae2b858986d20bbe507b52c325afba211f4171d0c1c8d387c5827.jpg

          • TimeChaser

            Clown costume are cool!

            (I kid. I love Six’s distinctive look. Not as keen on his all-blue affair as much.)

          • y’vmtwthtrrblft

            I didn’t like Six but he was amazing compared to the sheer crap of Seven.

          • TimeChaser

            Careful, them’s fightin’ words to me. 😉

            I love McCoy, he’s my #2 favorite. And crap is very unfair to describe his era. His first season was pretty shaky, but the series was finally experiencing a vast improvement in story quality in it’s last two seasons. Remembrance of the Daleks, Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Ghost Light, Curse of Fenric, Survival; they’re all absolute classics and some of the best examples of what the series could do.

          • Dr. Moo

            I’ll back you in loving McCoy, he’s in my top three. Incidentally, it’s Colin who follows in fourth. They’re the top two if we go exclusively classic.

          • TimeChaser

            I knew you’d have my back on McCoy, Moo. 😉

            I really hate when I see comments like “all of 80s Who was bad” or “McCoy was crap”, because these are up-and-down untrue statements. There are some things that just aren’t matter-of-opinion anymore, and those are among them.

          • FrancoPabloDiablo

            Anybody that disregards and dismisses the whole 80’s era obviously have never seen The Keeper Of Traken, Kinda, Earthshock, Snakedance, Enlightenment, The Five Doctors, Frontios, The Caves Of Androzani, Vengeance On Varos, Revelation Of The Daleks, Remembrance Of The Daleks, The Greatest Show In The Galaxy and the whole of season 26! More fool them – their loss!

          • FrancoPabloDiablo

            Battlefield is amazing too! Death to anyone who says otherwise! 🙂

          • Dr. Moo

            A good list. I have soft spots for all of 80s Who actually so would add to it Full Circle, State of Decay, Warriors’ Gate, Logopolis, Kinda, The Visitation, Arc of Infinity, Mawdryn Undead, The Trial of a Time Lord, Paradise Towers and The Happiness Patrol.

      • krumstets

        Missy could meet John Simm’s Master and they end up sleeping together…
        That would make for an interesting twist in a storyline….

        • Dr. Moo

          No thanks!

        • TimeChaser

          I have a terrible feeling that someone, somewhere, will have written a fanfic about that…

  • TimeChaser

    While I have no problem with Missy, I’m starting to flash back to 80s Who, when the Master appeared at least once in every season. It’s like the Daleks, really. Is it too hard to go at least one season without a certain villain/monster?

    • Dr. Moo

      Good point, but when the villain is a brilliant as the Master or the Daleks then I don’t think it really matters.
      In NewWho the Master has only been in four stories out of 106 so let’s not get carried away.

      • TimeChaser

        You’ll change your tune in 10 years time. It’ll be like the 80s all over again! 😛

        • Dr. Moo

          That’s fine by me. Ainley’s Master was a great villain and he was a versatile actor, never playing him the same way twice.

          • TimeChaser

            The problem I have is Ainley didn’t get to give his best performance as the Master until Survival. Before then he was a bit too much of a mustache twirler, something we can probably blame Saward for.

          • Dr. Moo

            Ainley was a moustache twirling campy villain for most of his appearances but he changed it up later. The Sixth Doctor Years saw him as a “for the fun of it” rogue character and then we got the sadistic madman in Survival. It’s those latter few times where he showed his true potential but before that he showed us he was a strong enough actor to give what was needed. The sadistic villain of Survival wouldn’t have worked opposite any of “his” Doctors but the Seventh and it would have been totally wrong to ease in the Fifth Doctor with that kind of villain.

      • FrancoPabloDiablo

        The Master has only been in two stories: Utopia/Sound Of Drums/Last Of The Time Lords and then The End Of Time. 🙂

        • Dr. Moo

          You forget Dark Water/Death in Heaven and The Magician’s Apprentice/The Witch’s Familiar…
          while we’re at it – Love & Monsters or Fear Her?

          • FrancoPabloDiablo

            That wasn’t the Master. Unless, as Krumstets suggests, he is in drag! Oh, and c’mon you and I both know Love & Monsters wins hands down any day 🙂

          • Dr. Moo

            Wrong on both counts. 🙂

            I’m going to leave this one there. I look forward to having this exact same argument again in a couple weeks.

          • FrancoPabloDiablo

            Ditto 🙂

          • Dr. Moo

            On an unrelated note, am I the only one not getting any disqus notifications?

          • FrancoPabloDiablo

            Think I’m getting them alright.

          • Dr. Moo

            Hmm, I’m not. It’s weird. None of my comments from the last few hours have appeared on my profile either.

  • John McJ

    In other news, mathematicians have discovered that 2+2=4

    • Dr. Moo

      But not for large values of 2, such as 2.49 (which rounds to 2) where you get an answer closer to 5.
      #trustmeimaphysicist

      • John McJ

        Oh, hush you! 🙂

  • Dr. Moo

    I’ve had many a debate here about Missy/the Master/whatever on this site lately, today is no exception. That’s a good sign, right? Proof that people feel passionately about this show even now in the year when we’ll only get one episode right at the end when the show is 53 years old. Anything that can inspire such strong feelings for a show that’s older than most of its viewers has got to be a good thing because it proves that the fans still care.

  • y’vmtwthtrrblft

    YAAAAAY!!!