Re: Last Classic Who Story you watched
I never warmed up to Ainley's Master, to be honest... he was as one-dimensional as they come, and half the time he'd be disguished as some other character for no good reason other than the "twist" factor, and half the other time he'd be giggling endlessly. Rarely he'd be imposing a figure - chiefly, in his debut story and, IMO, in Ultimate Foe, for instance.
On-screen, I think only Delgado is really worth the part, because he was the only one that I thought could stand on his own against the Doctor, and on his own terms, too.
Ant A wanted to play it more subtly, more like Logopolis and Ultimate Foe, but when he did the directors tended to ask for a more cackly take two.
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)