Fan of the Month
August 2011
August 2011: Matt

Q. Firstly, how did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
A. I first watched the show in 2006 as reruns on PBS. Due to the unscheduled nature of public broadcasting, I lost track. I started watching again in 2009 after seeing the Doctor and Donna's chemistry during a PBS rerun. After the fourth series finished its run, I again lost track. Then in college the following year, I became part of a group of friends that were hooked and truly became a fan, watching all the episodes and specials in one semester.

Q. A new trailer for Series 6: Part 2 has been revealed! What do you think of it? Is there anything in it that particularly intrigues you?
A. The trailer, well, is vague, which with Doctor Who is a good thing. The fun of the show is watching it piece together. I love the dinosaurs, and am very intrigued by the clown... I can't wait to see what that's all about in The God Complex. And of course, River Song.

Q. How do you think you would fair as the Doctor's companion?
A. Oh, I would be a horrible companion. I like to play by the rules and keep it safe. I would either get myself killed or get into more trouble than what we'd already be in. Not to mention I don't run very fast.

Q. We still don't know the whole story behind the Doctor's death in The Impossible Astronaut. Who was inside the astronaut suit? Have you got any of your own theories you've concocted?
A. It would not surprise me if the Doctor himself is in the suit. Probably correcting a paradox in time. If not, I would possibly consider River, since she lies more that we realize.

Q. Would you say there's anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. I have met great friends and have had some great times since becoming a Whovian. Doctor Who isn't just a TV show; it's a social event. A once a week event to escape reality and have fun with friends and loved ones.

Q. The Doctor has crossed paths with many historical figures throughout his travels. Which famous face from the past would you most encounter, or do you believe that you should never meet your heroes?
A. Most of my heroes are alive, so I don't really need to time travel. That being said, I'm not sure I would want to. It would be the constant fear of being underwhelmed that would get to me. We often place our heroes on such a high pedestal that you forget that they are human.

Q. What was the last item of Doctor Who merchandise you bought?
A. It is not official merchandise, but I bought a fez and suspenders a couple of weeks ago. Before that I received 11's sonic screwdriver as a gift.

Q. The new series of Torchwood is well underway! Have you been watching? What have you made of Jack and Gwen's latest adventure so far?
A. I hate to say it, but I have not been following Torchwood. Primarily because I am a college student with no access to the BBC or Showtime, and secondarily because I am such a recent Whovian compared to many others. I have tried to when I can, but I am still on the first season.

Q. Anything you'd like to say before you go?
A. This has been fun and your website rocks!