April 2010: Iris
Q. First off, how did you become a Doctor Who fanatic?
A. When I was about seven, my Dad was talking to me, my brother and sister about his friend, who's an actor, and he mentioned that, years and years ago, he'd appeared in this old TV series called Doctor Who, about this man travelling around time and space in a blue box. He showed us the DVD of it (his friend got vaporized in the first five minutes) and I thought it was really cool, so when the new series started I became completely addicted.
Q. Which of the Doctor's companions do you believe you would get on with best?
A. Sarah Jane, probably, or maybe Martha, or Amy. I think I'd find Donna slightly intimidating.
Q. Series 5 is here! What have been your highlights so far? Are you loving the new Doctor and Amy?
A. I've loved every single second! It's all brilliant and fantastic in a way that I'm not sure I can articulate in words! The Eleventh Hour just completely defied everything I've ever known in the sense that it pushed the boundaries of awesome beyond their limits. Never before have I been this excited about a new series and I definitely wasn't disappointed. It's so appealing to many different audiences and still has a lot of elements of the old series as well.
Q. We've already seen mysterious cracks on more than one occasion. What do you think they mean?
A. Not sure - I've brainstormed and re-watched episodes time and time again for more clues, and I still can't really work it out. All I really know is that all the cracks are something to do with the Pandorica, and the they're connected to Amy, who hasn't seen the Daleks and automatically assumes that a random body of water is a duck pond despite the absence of ducks. The whole mystery somehow seems to involve her and her connection with the Doctor, and it'll be really interesting to see how it pans out.
Q. Showrunner Steven Moffat recently described the Weeping Angels two-parter as an 'absolute belter'. Are you looking forward to the return of the statues?
A. Blink is generally agreed to be one of the scariest episodes, so the return of the Weeping Angels was always going to be great. I'm very much looking forward to the episodes - and River Song as well! She's definitely one of the most important characters (knowing the Doctor's name and everything...) so I'm one of millions who are just fascinated by who she is.
Q. Planet Earth is being invaded, but you’ve been given access to Project Indigo, a device which teleports the wearer to the place they most want to be. Where would it take you and why?
A. Probably to the UNIT HQ, so I could defend the planet, or the TARDIS/Torchwood/InsertOtherAlien-Fighting-thingy. Still with the defending the planet thing in mind - my initial reaction would be to hide, but I'd probably get my act together and try and help.
Q. Are you excited about the forthcoming series of Doctor Who Adventure Games?
A. Definitely. We no longer have to write fanfic in order to pretend that we're the Doctor.
Q. Is there anything in your life that you would say has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. My personality, how I see the world, my ideas... Doctor Who has pretty much affected my entire life and the way I live it.
Q. Is there anything else you'd like to say before you go?
A. My life would not be complete at all without WhovianNet. It is the ultimate source of all (DW-related) knowledge.