Fan of the Month
June 2011
June 2011: Lisa

Q. How and when did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
A. I have been a fan of Doctor Who for many years, as you can probably tell by my age. I have followed the Doctor's adventures since the 70s. I love the how the programme has evolved and how a whole new generation are in love with it and it's actually cool now, not like when I was a kid. I watched as a child and my childhood Doctor was Tom Baker. I even had a long scarf knitted by a relative for me.

Q. So, after months of speculation, we finally discovered the true identity of River Song at the end of 'A Good Man Goes to War'. Were you shocked by the reveal? Was your theory right?
A. My son and I have speculated about it for so long, and did think River could be Amy's unborn child but thought it too obvious at the time. I am not at all disappointed though.

Q. It feels like the first half of Series 6 finished before it had even started, but what have been your highlights of the first seven episodes?
A. The series has a whole different feel than the last series, quite cryptic at times and some really clever writing. It left me wondering whatever could happen next and it has been very unpredictable at times.

Q. The Doctor will be back in the autumn in 'Let's Kill Hitler'. What do you think of the title?
A. A very bold and brave title indeed! Really looking forward to it though, can't even guess how it is all going to tie in with all that's happened so far.

Q. Which of the Doctor's companions, past or present, would you get on best with and why?
A. I loved Donna. She was feisty, sarcastic, had a good heart and was a very normal woman, and I liked that she was his mate rather than someone that was in love with the Doctor. I would also get on with Jack, just because he is gorgeous and an outrageous flirt!

Q. The Doctor has invited you on board the TARDIS for just one trip (although we know how that rule has the tendency to escalate!). Better still, he's put YOU in charge of the destination! Where/when would you go and why?
A. I think I w ould like to go forward in time to see how mankind has changed and what they thought of us in the 21st century.

Q. Torchwood will be back in our screens next month! Are you excited to see Jack and Gwen again?
A. Very excited. I love Torchwood. I love Doctor Who, but it's great for the adults to have something a bit more grown up. Last summer we went to Cardiff and went to Roald Dahl Plas and the water tower to see where it was all filmed.

Q. Would you say there's anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. Me and my kids enjoy it together. It's something that we discuss, watch together, including the older episodes from my era. We also go to conventions, participate in cosplay, meet our heroes and visit places where Doctor who and Torchwood and Sarah Jane have been filmed, which is great as we spend quality time together which is great for family life.

Q. Anything else you'd like to add before you go?
A. Really looking forward to Doctor Who's future. It really looks bright, and I can see it going on for many more successful years. I'm looking forward to celebrating the big 50 in 2013!