Super Jesus vs. The Second-Last of the Time Lords
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Shazam! It’s time for the final smackdown: Super Jesus vs. The Second-Last of the Time Lords. That’s right — we’ve arrived at the conclusion of the three-parter comprising Utopia, The Sound of Drums and, herewith, Last of the Time Lords.
The Master’s still in charge and more bonkers than ever. His wife’s totally lost the plot. Martha’s walking the Earth. And The Doctor’s been turned into Dobby the House Elf.
With blatant religious parallels in this episode, perhaps it’s not so surprising that our review took a turn toward the serious and profound. Do you agree with our interpretations and with our take on this episode in general? Do you disagree? Let us know in the comment section below!
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So the Master held Ten for a year, and was in very close proximity.
Given that Time Lords can regenerate into the appearance of people with whom they have met, as the Doctor has twice done, and Romana has also done, and
Given that the Master not only likes disguises but also likes to impersonate people (as we have seen in classic episodes like “The Daemons” and “The Time Monster” (and “Timeflight”, but you’re not there yet), and as recently as “World Enough and Time” and “Spyfall”,
there is every logical, canon, reason for the Master to regenerate into the appearance of Ten. This would be a great way for David Tennant to return to Doctor Who without ruining the BBC’s rule of having only the current Doctor have episodes. And after seeing him as Kilgrave in “Jessica Jones”, and in “Bad Samaritan”, we know he can do evil really well. Or he could be more like Crowley in “Good Omens”, but the point is, he would make a great Master.
Also, on that same line of thinking, RTD missed a great opportunity at another great science fiction trope: The Master should have taken over the Doctor’s body and actually swapped bodies with him, “Face/Off” style. This trope has been done in nearly everything from “Gilligan’s Island” to “Star Trek”, with probably the best being “Body Swap” in Red Dwarf. And if I had been the script editor or showrunner of the show, I would have had it last on a multiple episode arc, maybe even half a season, and flooded social media with rumours it might be permanent, pending salary negotiations. LOL
Just think, John Simm could have played the Doctor for a few eps, trying desperately (or not) to get his old body back, and meanwhile saving the universe as is his duty…
PS – just think of the fun if either of them encountered Captain Jack or Martha