I am The Master, And you will obey me!
Panini have released details of the latest issue of The Essential Doctor Who, devoted this time to the Doctor’s most dangerous opponent: the Master!
With over 116 pages of all-new material, the latest issue of The Essential Doctor Who examines every Master story – from Terror of the Autons to Death in Heaven – and profiles the actors who have brought the villainous Time Lord to life.
Originally played by Roger Delgado when the character was introduced in 1971, the Master is an evil Time Lord who has changed his face numerous times over the subsequent decades. The character made a sensational return to Doctor Who in 2014, in the surprising form of actress Michelle Gomez. The Essential Doctor Who: The Master is a lavish and comprehensive publication featuring details of all the Master episodes in the series’ 52-year history. This issue features new interviews with writers and actors, previously unseen photographs and a wealth of behind the scenes information. No fan will want to be without this essential guide to the Doctor’s arch nemesis!
Writer and co-creator Terrance Dicks, Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) discuss their special links to the character, and there is an exclusive new interview with Michelle Gomez, who reveals what it was like to take on one of the most famous roles in Doctor Who.
Elsewhere in this issue, Andrew Pixley applies his scrutiny to The Pandora Machine and Time Inc, early drafts of better known stories that cast the Master in a new light.
“The Master has been an essential part of Doctor Who for 45 years and is central to the current episodes,” says editor Marcus Hearn. “This issue compiles his/her complete story for the first time.”
Current ship date to all retailers as 25th March, 2015.