Doctor Who Series 9 trailer? Doctor Who Series 9 trailer. It premieres September 19th? It premieres September 19th. Michelle Gomez back as The Master? Michelle Gomez back as The Master. Random tease at the end about mystery character? Random tease at the end about mystery character.
Hooray for Peter Capaldi? Hooray for Peter Capaldi.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the upcoming Sherlock Christmas episode will be set in Victorian London.
Sherlock, of course, is the much lauded modern adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. So this special is sort of a Victorian adaptation of the modern adaptation of a Victorian character… or not, depending on how you think about it.
According to Steven Moffat, the special (which returns the show to its original time period) will be a one off, set in its own continuity – so don’t worry about any attempts to justify it with a dream sequence… just sit back and enjoy Martin Freeman with a ridiculous mustache.
Michelle Gomez will return in the Doctor Who Series 9 opener because of course she will. Gomez’s stint as the Master last season was impressive, and according to RadioTimes she will star in the two-part premiere penned by Steven Moffat.
We all knew the Master would be back (especially since her “death” used the same special effect as the earlier teleportations from the same episode), but I don’t think we expected to see her back this quickly.
Gomez was great as “The Master,” who I have a hard time calling “Missy.” While it’s true that “Master” is a gendered term (although only in certain contexts), “Missy” is a diminutive. It lessens the character. I could have taken the name change seriously if it had been to “The Mistress” even… but Missy?
Michelle Gomez deserves the full title of The Master, full stop.