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February 19th, 2015 95 comments

Michelle Gomez (Missy) returns to Doctor Who!

Did you miss her? Michelle Gomez returns to Doctor Who!

Michelle Gomez is back as Missy and you won’t believe how she announces her return!

From the Official site…

Michelle Gomez arrives in Cardiff this week to re-join the Doctor Who cast and reclaim the role of ‘Missy’ for series 9. She joins Peter Capaldi (the Doctor) and Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) for the opening episode of the series.

Speaking in Cardiff, Michelle Gomez said:

“Things have been a little beige since I left Missy behind, so I’m delighted to be putting my Lippie back on. I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!”

The second two-part adventure to be filmed, ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ and ‘The Witch’s Familiar’, is written by the show’s lead writer Steven Moffat, produced by Peter Bennett and directed by Hettie Macdonald (Blink, the Hugo Award-winning Doctor Who episode).

Steven Moffat, lead writer and Executive Producer, said:

“Everybody hide – Michelle Gomez as Missy was an instant hit last year, so she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.”

Having filmed ‘The Day of the Doctor’ in the series’ 50th anniversary special and ‘Dark Water’ and ‘Death in Heaven’ in series 8, Jemma Redgrave returns to the guest cast for series 9, alongside the Laurence Olivier Award nominee and film, television, radio and stage actress Kelly Hunter.

A familiar theatre and television actress and one of the UK’s most proficient performers, Clare Higgins also joins the guest cast for the opening of the series. Jaye Griffiths has been gracing our screens in some of the nation’s favourite TV programmes such as Silent Witness and Casualty and also takes up a guest role in the opening episode.

Other guest stars confirmed for the new series include Daniel Hoffmann-Gill, Jami Reid-Quarrell, Aaron Neil, India Ria Amarteifio, Joey Price, Dasharn Anderson, Harki Bhambra, Demi Papaminas.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales production for BBC One and will be back on-air this Autumn.


95 comments

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    February 21st, 2015 - 1:23pm

    *Screams with delight*

    Please be for more than one story.

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    • h

      February 28th, 2015 - 4:56pm

      i know wat hpnz in finale
      clara xterminated

  • The Thirteenth Doctor

    February 21st, 2015 - 8:10am

    They find Gallifrey, *crosses fingers, thumbs, hair, toes, arms* They find Gallifrey

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  • 47

    February 20th, 2015 - 5:47pm

    I would be extremely happy if the ridiculous ‘Missy’ title was dumped, it was o’k before the reveal, but as now we know she is ‘The Master’, it would be great to go back to that .

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    • yognot

      February 20th, 2015 - 6:13pm

      But Master is for a man…. That would be kinda awkward…

    • CJ

      February 20th, 2015 - 8:02pm

      Maybe The Mistress?

    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      February 21st, 2015 - 12:25pm

      Why should ‘The Master’ only be for a man? I would be happy with both Mistress and Master, which are both preferable to Missy, but Missy is okay.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    February 20th, 2015 - 2:08pm

    Hopefully, she’ll actually ACT like the Master this time. Last time, we got one shot where she truly felt like the Master, and for the rest of the episode, she was, for all intents and purposes, an evil Tasha Lem. I don’t mind the Master being female, but for God’s sake, make her act like the Master!

    Reply
    • CJ

      February 20th, 2015 - 6:11pm

      What about Eric Roberts and Derek Jacobi?

    • yognot

      February 20th, 2015 - 6:13pm

      One does not simply call Delgado ‘dull’

    • yognot

      February 20th, 2015 - 6:14pm

      You are right though. She is definitely gorgeously evil.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      February 20th, 2015 - 11:34pm

      She was different, but she didn’t even act remotely like the Master. An evil Time Lord who can match wits with the Doctor, that I find interesting, if used sparingly. I’m not saying she’s a bad character at all, I’m just saying she doesn’t really act like the Master.

  • TrueWhovian17

    February 20th, 2015 - 12:21pm

    yay

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  • CJ

    February 20th, 2015 - 9:06am

    Is Episode 3 & 4 still a two parter?

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    • the astronaut of death

      February 20th, 2015 - 11:26am

      Yep

    • CJ

      February 20th, 2015 - 1:50pm

      Great

    • matt9982

      February 20th, 2015 - 9:26pm

      So there will be Episode 1+2 as a Two partner as well as 3+4 and the finale?

    • matt9982

      February 20th, 2015 - 9:26pm

      *parter

    • CJ

      February 21st, 2015 - 7:54am

      Yeah

  • TheWhomobile

    February 20th, 2015 - 12:09am

    Feel I’m the only one who is highly disappointed by this news. I loved the Master of the classic series but I just didn’t enjoy watching Missy last year 🙁

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 20th, 2015 - 7:06am

      Your are not alone, she was utterly a boring and meaningless character during series 8 which I’ve just re-watched all week on DVD.

      And as far as I’m concerned – SHE IS NOT THE MASTER.

      No explanation was really given to confirm she was in the first place, and IF she was him, then the whole thing just smacked of desperation for fan’s who are so desperate for a female Doctor so badly which should never happen because the Doctor would do what any guy would do if he sudden had a female body which would be to explore the ‘new features’ and then have some serious ‘fun’ with those new features if you get what I mean, wink wink 😉 😉

      Think of Joanna Lumley’s version of the Doctor in ‘The Curse of Fatal Death’, getting all excited by having ‘Dalek Bumps’ on her chest, that will give you a clue why a female Doctor originally being a man for so long would be a bad thing indeed.

      Even Peter Davison and his daughter Georgia recently said a few weeks back they don’t like the idea of a female Doctor either.

    • CJ

      February 20th, 2015 - 9:00am

      Well I think Missy plays an outstanding Master but I don’t think the Doctor will ever turn female, No way will he! I like to think that when the Master was escaping Gallifrey, maybe he had to pick a female regeneration cycle or a male one and so he chose the female one so the Doctor wouldn’t find or know who he was I don’t know but that is what I like to think. Anyway I was shocked she was actually the Master last year, I was expecting it to be someone new or possibly the Rani

    • Dalek The Supreme

      February 20th, 2015 - 2:10pm

      I’m okay with the Master regenerating into a woman. Heck, I’d be okay if the Doctor regenerated into a woman. The problem I have is that they should actually ACT like the character they regenerated from.

    • TheWhomobile

      February 20th, 2015 - 3:11pm

      It seems difficult to accept Missy as the Master when she’s describing the Doctor as her boyfriend and kissing him. I see ,any people describing her as the best Master since Roger Delgado, but these are not even remotely close to traits the character ever had. Just because Moff changed him into a woman doesn’t mean that suddenly the character has to behave in that manner towards the Doctor.

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2015 - 3:47pm

      Finally! I’ve always been afraid to mention how much I disliked the Master. Don’t get me wrong…all great actors but such a boring character. I agree, Michelle Gomez has finally made the Master interesting.

  • Jay

    February 19th, 2015 - 9:45pm

    Autumn is too long to wait. I liked Danny and his love story with Clara. I hope he does come back in some way.

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    • CJ

      February 20th, 2015 - 9:02am

      Orson Pink is supposed to come back

  • The Dark Doctor

    February 19th, 2015 - 7:20pm

    As long as Danny Pink doesn’t come back!

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    • DOCTOR WHO ONE

      February 20th, 2015 - 7:08am

      To quote McCoy off Star Trek – “His dead Jim !”.

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2015 - 11:33am

      That’s never stopped him.

    • Peking Homunculus

      February 21st, 2015 - 5:57pm

      Almost positive Danny will return, possibly as ‘the witch’s familiar’ being brought back by Missy and manipulated as an “evil” counterpart to Clara ‘the magician’s apprentice’

  • Doyouhearthem?

    February 19th, 2015 - 6:50pm

    In C.S. Lewis’ first Narnia masterpiece (The Magician’s Nephew *ahem*), the apple is of high significance. If I remember rightly, the lead character travels between other worlds (or universes) of different spacio-time properties using different rings(or wristwatches!) and the apples are capable of healing, which is why the lead character needs to take one home for his mother.

    Fanboys, fangirls, to me; do your work!

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    • The Dark Doctor

      February 19th, 2015 - 7:20pm

      Great think mate, would make one hell of an episode!

  • Anonymous

    February 19th, 2015 - 5:46pm

    Each to there own I suppose not a big fan of missy one bit like Michelle gomez just don’t like missy.
    But hopefully a good story.

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  • Hifi orno

    February 19th, 2015 - 4:30pm

    Two two parters in a row get in there

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    • Finally eyeballs

      February 19th, 2015 - 4:32pm

      For some reason it used my old name

    • MrHaloWho

      February 20th, 2015 - 11:39am

      I think you’ve confused the Internet. Try sticking with one.

  • The Dark Doctor

    February 19th, 2015 - 3:57pm

    Series 9 seems set to be very quick paced, opening with seemingly a major storyline is not something done half heartidly!

    With the series finale set to be ‘explosive’ and something no one will see coming this is shaping up to be the best series ever!

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    • MrHaloWho

      February 20th, 2015 - 11:44am

      Series 7:
      nobody saw the Whispermen coming
      nobody saw the return of the Great Intelligence coming
      nobody saw River’s return coming

      There was a cliff-hanger and an explosing – all in the Name Of The Doctor

      Series 8:
      nobody saw Missy coming
      nobody saw CyberDanny coming
      nobody saw CyberBrig coming

      There was an explosion – all of this in the 2 part finale

      My point is, when Moffat says you won’t see something coming, he means
      “Rory will return…. as a woman”
      or “River Song will marry Missy”
      or “Clara and Danny return and are absorbed by a deadly blob… only to escape with the aid of a metal dog”
      or possibly “The Master returns as a Scottish woman who wants to kiss the Doctor.2

  • 2doctors2000

    February 19th, 2015 - 3:07pm

    Maybe she used the Vortex Manipulator to escape, she was wearing it on her left arm!

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    • CJ

      February 19th, 2015 - 6:02pm

      True

  • CJ

    February 19th, 2015 - 2:32pm

    Maybe the Doctor might find Gallifrey this Series!

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    • MrHaloWho

      February 20th, 2015 - 11:35am

      That was the initial idea of Series 8, but with its ending of the Doctor killing the TARDIS, it looks unlikely.

  • The Temporal Jelly Baby

    February 19th, 2015 - 2:07pm

    Possible clues:

    –‘I’m positively dying to see the Doctor again!’
    –‘she’s straight back to plague the Doctor and Clara in the series opener. But what brings her back into their lives is the last thing they’d expect.’

    For the first one, maybe Missy is dying. For the second one, I find the word ‘plague’ quite intriguing – a possible link to the board with all the red dots? The ‘last thing they’d expect’ could be Missy dying. These are simply speculations that are more than likely to be incorrect.

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  • TheSupremeOne1

    February 19th, 2015 - 2:05pm

    She’s wearing a Vortex manipulator!!!! xD

    RIVER?

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    • CJ

      February 19th, 2015 - 6:03pm

      I thought that was Captain Jacks?

    • Doyouhearthem?

      February 19th, 2015 - 6:45pm

      River Song = Captain Jack
      WIBBLY-WOBBLY TIMEY WIMEY!

      Or they just met in a bar one night.

    • CJ

      February 19th, 2015 - 6:48pm

      Lol! It be good if they did a River Song/Captain Jack spin-off

    • Anonymous

      February 20th, 2015 - 12:11am

      All Time Agents had these things, it wasn’t a gadget exclusive to Capt Jack….she could have got one from anywhere.

    • Peking Homunculus

      February 21st, 2015 - 5:51pm

      River bought her vortex manipulator from Dorium Maldovar. The one in The Day of the Doctor was bequeathed to UNIT on the occasion of one of his deaths

    • Peking Homunculus

      February 21st, 2015 - 5:52pm

      Jacks deaths, that is

  • WFK DVD Collector 15

    February 19th, 2015 - 1:36pm

    I’m really happy Missy’s back. I’m hoping that she’ll be in a couple of stories and not just one this series.

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    • CJ

      February 19th, 2015 - 2:29pm

      That be good

  • 100,000BC

    February 19th, 2015 - 12:56pm

    If the sisterhood of Karn and the shadow proclamation are involved, as the casting could suggest, it must be big. Also Karn + Missy = Gallifrey storyline is probably advanced.

    What do you guys think?

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      February 19th, 2015 - 2:09pm

      Hopefully. 🙂

  • CJ

    February 19th, 2015 - 12:34pm

    YES!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!

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  • docfan

    February 19th, 2015 - 12:10pm

    cool, missy was awesome, can’t wait for series 9!!!

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    • docfan

      February 19th, 2015 - 12:11pm

      there should be a figure of her!!!

  • The Doctor and Handles

    February 19th, 2015 - 11:54am

    Brilliant! Series 9 is going to be amazing!

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  • the astronaut of death

    February 19th, 2015 - 11:12am

    This how we find out how Missy survived …

    DOCTOR : but you died … You got shot by a Cyberman , how did you survive!?

    MISSY : oh doctor , do you realy think I would create an enemy that could kill me.

    Reply
  • the astronaut of death

    February 19th, 2015 - 11:08am

    So I imagine the doctor is the magician

    Missy is the witch

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  • the astronaut of death

    February 19th, 2015 - 11:05am

    Very very very very happy about this !

    MISSY IS BACK!!!!

    and we are getting a 2 part series opener ! this couldn’t get better .

    Reply
  • Anonymous

    February 19th, 2015 - 10:50am

    I am getting a very classic series feel from this season. I am happy. HAPPY! This story seems very Pertwee era and Ep 3 and 4 seem very Hinchcliffe era stuff.

    Reply
    • Anonymous

      February 19th, 2015 - 10:59am

      I beg that this is the season format:
      2 parter
      2 parter
      2 parter
      2 parter
      2 parter
      3 parter
      Christmas Special = 90 mins

    • yognot

      February 19th, 2015 - 3:16pm

      No no no. Like this:
      2 parter
      3 parter
      3parter
      3 parter
      5 parter
      Christmas special= 120 minutes

  • Anonymous

    February 19th, 2015 - 10:46am

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • The Fez Master

    February 19th, 2015 - 10:41am

    FANTASTIC!!! Ooh, can’t wait for her to return, Missy was brilliant in series 8! And does the fact that it’s a two parter mean that the whole series will be two parters because we have the opening two parter then eps 3 and 4, which is a two parter! I used two parter too much in that sentence XD

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    • The Temporal Jelly Baby

      February 19th, 2015 - 2:10pm

      That would be cool and is quite possible.

  • Anonymous

    February 19th, 2015 - 10:31am

    Love her!

    Reply
  • Doctor Who Crazy Ross

    February 19th, 2015 - 10:17am

    Oh yes best news ever

    Reply

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