February 2011: Emma
Q. How and when did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
A. I become a fan when I was 9 years old, and I heard in the news that a sci-fi programme called Doctor Who was making a return to TV after a 8 year break. My Dad was a huge Doctor Who fan as a child so he urged me to watch it. After watching 'Rose', I was instantly hooked, and continued to watch Series 1, 2 ,3 4, 5 and ALL of the classic episodes. And my parents think I have way too much merchandise (I think I need more!).
Q. Which of the Doctor's companions - past or present - do you relate to most and why?
A. I think I relate to Rose. I sometimes feel that my life can be pretty dull and feel that I'm doing the same things everyday, just like Rose. But there is still time in my life to have a laugh and to enjoy myself just like Donna does, and I would love to see more of the world.
Q. What are your hopes for the new series of Doctor Who? Is there anything in the trailer that particularly intrigues you?
A. I love the trailer. It's epic! I'm really excited to see River back and can't wait to finally see who she is. I like the fact that Amy and Rory seem to have more input in this episode and can't wait to see if they've changed much since getting married. I love the slogan at the end of the trailer, "Monsters are real". I LOVE the fact the Doctor's got a new hat - Stetsons are cool!
Bring on Spring 2011!!!
Q. Matt Smith has promised a 'pretty massive' reveal for River in the new series, and we're sure you've got your own theories about who she might be. Wife? Sister? Mother? Daughter? None of the above? Share your thoughts...
A. After 'The Time of Angels', I was pretty sure that she was the Doctor's wife, but now Im not so sure. After seeing the whole of Series 5, I now realise how powerful the brilliant Steven Moffat's mind can be, so I think that River is going to be someone totally unexpected and someone that no one could ever predict.
Q. Would you say there is anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. My whole life has been affected. The storylines, the characters, the actors and even the quotes have changed me for the better. Anyone who watches Doctor Who can relate to some of the characters lives, especially the companions. Whenever I'm feeling down or sad, I just watch Doctor Who and it cheers me up immediately. I love how one quote can stick with me forever and help me through hard times such as exams, family problems etc. The one quote that sticks with me most is when the 10th Doctor said "Rose Tyler, I...". It makes me realise that if I've got something to say, I should just say if before it's too late.
Q. The Doctor Who Experience opens in London this month! Are you hoping to attend?
A. I got two tickets for Christmas. I'm so excited. It looks amazing in the pictures. You even get to go in the TARDIS which is my ultimate dream! I went to Doctor Who Live so the Doctor Who Experience has a huge mountain to climb to beat it. I''m sure it will though! Thanks WhovianNet for all the Doctor Who Experience updates.
Q. What did you think of the 2010 Christmas special, A Christmas Carol?
A. I thought it was completely brilliant. Not one shot of the team running down neon corridors, no jumping out the way of explosions, just a traditional Christmas story, with some great humour, genuinely fantastic acting, exceptional use of time travel and ridiculously impressive special effects. Steven Moffat did an amazing job once again! I'd give it 9/10, because nothing could ever beat 'The End of Time'.
Q. Both Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures will also be back on our screens this year. Will you be tuning in?
A. I can't wait for Torchwood and SJA. I'm really excited to see Jack and Gwen once again. Bring on Miracle Day! SJA is getting better and better. I hope that Luke is going to have more of an input in the next series though, and I hope that Matt Smith is going to make an appearance again. This year is going to be the best yet. Doctor Who (first half), Torchwood, SJA, Doctor Who (second half)!
Q. Anything else you'd like to add before you go?
A. I'm really eager to see if spliting the series in half will work. Personally, I think that they should've just left it like it was, after all we do have SJA and Torchwood later in the year. I'd just like to say a huge thanks to WhovianNet, as you're my ultimate souce for all things Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane.