Doctor Who: William Shatner for The Master?

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19 Dec 2012 - 13:28

Matt Smith would love Star Trek legend William Shatner to join the cast of Doctor Who...

At BBC Television Centre last night, Getty swapped a few words with Matt Smith and co. when the subject of The Master came up...

"Is The Master coming back? Who knows?" Smith answered, echoed by new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman saying, "Who knows indeed. Ask Steven."

Were The Master to return to Doctor Who, what did Smith and Coleman make of the suggestion that William Shatner could fill the shoes of the iconic villain?

“We’d love to have William Shatner on Doctor Who I’m sure. He’s a sci-fi God! He’d be great" said Smith, adding "John Simm is pretty damn good in the role though".

Steven Moffat backed up Smith's support for the current Master, then went on to claim that Simm would gladly attack an eighty-one year old man to defend the part:

"I love William Shatner but John Simm is The Master... John Simm would beat [Shatner] up if he thought he was going to take that part." Moffat continued, "William Shatner being The Master would be too confusing wouldn’t it? He’s Captain Kirk! It’s already confusing that there are now two Captain Kirks. But if I was considering it I wouldn’t tell you.”

No, we don't suppose he would.

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