It turns out John Simm didn’t even recognise himself as the Master’s Baltic-accented Klingon-esque camouflage in Doctor Who episode World Enough and Time.
Speaking in a behind-the-scenes video about his transformation, Simm revealed the heavy prosthetics, Dwarven-beard and new-fangled teeth fooled even his own eyes: “Every time I walked past the mirror I had a heart attack! I was like ‘Eugh!’ – you forget it’s on!”
A (heavily guy-linered) Simm also admits that his new goatee was meant as a small Easter Egg to fans: “I thought of it as a bit of an old school nod to old school master.”
— Doctor Who (@bbcdoctorwho) June 25, 2017
And his facial fuzz homage to Who of old is one you’ll be able to enjoy in its full glory next week: the trailer for the series 10 finale shows The Master without his camouflage, facing The Doctor Time Lord to Time Lord in an epic Cyberman-packed showdown.
Bring. It. On.
The Doctor Who series 10 finale is on BBC1 Saturday at 6.45pm