Fan of the Month
March 2010
May 2010: Ellen

Q. First off, how did you become a Doctor Who fanatic?
A. It was a little over two years ago, I unfortunately have to admit. My Dad used to watch Doctor Who, I never really paid attention to his shows (they were usually history documentaries) but then I saw an alien on the TV (which I now know were the Slitheen), and I completely freaked out. Why was my Dad watching a science fiction show?? So I started watching, a few minutes later I screamed at my Dad to tell me what show that was. I was very behind, especially since I was in America and got everything late. So I got on the internet, and by the end of the summer I had seen every episode of Doctor Who and am now starting to buy all the series!

Q. Which of the Doctor's companions do you believe you would get on with best?
A. I like Sarah Jane a lot, and Martha Jones... and Rose Tyler... and Donna Noble... and Captain Jack... I could never pick! I believe I would get along with all of them but I think Donna and I would get along a lot because I love how she can't pronounce anything right, she one of my favorites!

Q. Series 5 is well underway! What have been your highlights so far and why?
A. The Crack! When I first saw the crack I thought "huh, thats a crack I wonder what its going to be" then after the first episode I went to bed and I looked at my wall, there was a crack! It looked so alike it made me so happy that I could connect 'em so I got my cat and my (toy) sonic screw driver. It was the most fun I've ever had!

Q. We've already seen mysterious cracks on more than one occasion. What do you think they mean?

A. I knew they were another dimension and I toyed with the thought of it being the Doctor's past, and kind of like in 'The Girl in the Fireplace' you could go into all of the different chapters of his life, and all the adventures he got to experience.

Q. Are you looking forward to the Eleventh Doctor's appearance in Series 4 of The Sarah Jane Adventures? How do you think Sarah Jane will react to his latest incarnation?

A. I do wonder how Sarah Jane will react, the 10th Doctor seemed more... reserved at times, where as this guy is all over the place (in a funny good way), you can never expect what's going to come out of his mouth.... or in it after fish custard...haha, I wanna try that sometime! But I think Sara Jane would get used to the new Doctor just like the 10th one, because no matter his face I think she'll always love the Doctor.

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. It would most likely take me to my Grandma. Right now my Grandma is in the hospital, she has leukemia and all I want to do is be beside her. She lives in Illinois so I don't get to visit often, we still have fun talking though and playing 'Go Fish' together. A simple game, but she always wins (which is why we always play it!! haha) She's the best and I don't want to be anywhere else but with her.

Q. River Song is... the Doctor's wife? Daughter? Stalker? Something else?

A. I have no idea but its nagging at my brain! I think she could be saying anything to the Doctor or other people, because the Doctor is basically taking her word for it! However when ever someone mentions wife/husband she doesn't say anything... because its a spoiler? or because its what she wants? It could go either way! I contemplated River being Jenny, but I think that River Song is a little too intimate with the Doctor, but... who knows? She could be... thats what makes Doctor Who fantastic! She could be anyone or anything!

Q. Is there anything in your life that you would say has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. Yes, immensely. I wasn't in the happiest days of my life, my preteen years (around 13). I acted out, never did what I was supposed to, and sort of lost hope for anything special to happen at all. But then when I started watching Doctor Who, all I can think about is that its so true. Everything the Doctor stands for is what I've always been trying to tell everyone else, including myself. Life is only what you make of it, and you can do anything. Your limits define you and your reactions create you. Doctor Who has given me hope, in being myself and showing people "Some people live more in 20 years then others do in 80. Its not the time that matters its the person."

Q. Is there anything else you'd like to say before you go?
A. This summer I'm having a Doctor Who marathon. I'm inviting all my friends to watch! I've already given them a little preview and they loved it! I'm so excited to have friends who watch Doctor Who!