*There might be some spoilers in here (hopefully not) for the old (pre-Eccleston) Doctor Whos, but I'm pretty sure I didn't put any in for the new
episode that was just on. Just a friendly warning*
I also really enjoyed the new episode introducing the doctor's new companion. Unfortunately, she's not quite as good looking as Billie Piper was,
but this new woman is a good actress, and so far I like the character she plays, as well. I'm glad that she is also a doctor, or at least a medical
student, because a few of the old Doctors companions were rather stupid and uneducated, and he was always having to explain stuff to them that should
have been obvious to most people, and not just obvious to genius timelords.
I have watched much of the old Doctor Whos, as well, (some very recently, and some not for at least 10 years) and I cannot ever remember anything that
would suggest the Master and the Dcotor were brothers. They were very good friends at some point in the past, and they knew each other in whatever
passed for university on Gallifrey. Apparently, the Master got higher marks than the Doctor, according to another timelord... :p
There are hints that the Doctor once had some family, though. In the very earliest episodes of the original series, the Doctor travelled with his
granddaughter, so obviously he must have had at least one kid (never shown or discussed that I ever saw). He also told Rose Tyler once that he had
had a family, but I forget what episode that was in.
I'd love to see the Master come back. He made a great villain. Also being a timelord, they can hire literally anybody to be the actor, too. I
can't recall how many Masters have played on the screen (at least 2, I am sure, as one actor died in a plane crash, and they had one after that at
least), but at one point the Master was 'one past' his regeneration limit, having stolen one somehow in a manner that I now forget.
And sardion... the master got stuck in the heart of the tardis in that never-should-have-been-made-movie? I don't remember that... however, I have
tried to forget that that piece of trash was ever aired. It made about as much sense canonically as the second highlander movie