Doctor Who viewers are VERY excited about John Simm’s Master in the latest trailer

*Screams in Gallifreyan*

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The Master. He’s back. John Simm’s malevolent Time Lord has returned to wreak havoc on the known Whoniverse and beyond with his newly-grown goatee.

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Well, not quite yet: he’s in next week’s Doctor Who episode. But in the trailer for that instalment – broadcast at the close of this Saturday’s Scottish sci-fi tale of the Roman Ninth Legion – viewers glimpsed the villain’s return.

The rogue Gallifreyan – and previous regeneration of Missy – may have only said three fantastic words (“give us a kiss”), but it was enough to electrify each and every Whovian…

Although some were already nervous about what nasties The Doctor’s old-time-and-space nemesis would have in store…

But many more vented their excitement with some A-game gifs…

Of course, The Master wasn’t the only baddie of old to add a liberal dose of dread to the trailer. The Mondasian Cybermen, a foe we haven’t seen for 50 years, are making a bloodcurdling comeback. And everyone can’t wait…

 In summary:

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Doctor Who continues on BBC1 on Saturday 24th June at 6:45pm