Fan of the Month
April 2012
April 2012: Mia

Q. So, how did you become a Doctor Who fan?
A. Well, I watched the first series of new Doctor Who in 2005, when I was fourteen, but Norwegian television stopped airing it and I didn't think more of it until 2007. Then I watched some episodes with Martha as the companion and Tennant as the Doctor, and I fell in love with it all over again.

Q. A TARDIS load of Series 7 news has come to light recently, and we've also been treated to the first trailer! What are your first impressions of the adventures to come?
A. I'm so excited! The new teaser trailer was amazing, and I'm so happy to see that the Doctor is the same as the previous two series. Still a mad man with a box.

Q. Amy and Rory will be bidding farewell to the TARDIS in Episode 5 of the new series. Is the time right for them to depart, and will you be sad to see them go?
A. I will be devastated, but I do think it's time for them to live their own lives on Earth now. We've learnt basically everything about them (and River Song), so it's time for someone new and refreshing. I love Amy and Rory, though, so their final moments will be hard to watch.

Q. In their final adventure they'll be facing the Weeping Angels, and the Daleks will also be making an appearance at some point in the new series. Are you looking forward to seeing their returns? Which other familiar foe are due a comeback?
A. The Weeping Angels are absolutely terrifying, and my initial reaction to the news of their return was "NO! Anything but the Angels!". It will be such a thrill ride. And Daleks - what's Doctor Who without them? I would love a comeback from the Vashta Nerada or the Midnight entity; scary monsters!

Q. The TARDIS won't be empty for long after the Ponds have left, as the Doctor will be meeting a "very different" new companion at Christmas. She'll be played by Emmerdale and Waterloo Road star Jenna-Louise Coleman. Are you pleased with the casting choice?
A. I'm very pleased! I haven't actually seen any of her acting before, but I'm sure she'll be great. She seems very sweet and enthusiastic.

Q. Speaking of companions, how do you think you would handle life in the TARDIS? There's an awful lot of running to do!
A. Oh, I'd love it. I think I'd be somewhat like Martha, minus the "in love with the Doctor" - analytical and devoted. And the running would be great.

Q. Next year Doctor Who will reach a huge landmark as the series turns 50 years old! How would you like to see the big event being celebrated?
A. I'm not alone in hoping for a big reunion with the Ninth and Tenth Doctor and their companions. I'd like for as many former Doctor Who characters as possible to come together in some big, crazy, mind-blowing time crash!

Q. Would you say there is anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. My exchange year in England was all the more exciting due to Doctor Who, and I actually lived in the same city where Matt Smith studied at uni. That's pretty cool, although I hadn't heard of him at the time (2009). The Whovian fanbase in Norway is very small, but devoted, so that's nice too.

Q. Is there anything else you'd like to say before you go?
A. Keep running with the Doctor and Allons-y!