December 2012: Alice
Q. So, how did you become a Doctor Who fan?
A. I think I saw people posting about it on Facebook and just went to Netflix and voilà, there it was!
Q. The Doctor returns to our screens this festive season in this year's Christmas Special, The Snowmen! From what we've seen of it, how's it looking?
A. Honestly, I love Matt Smith, but I loved Chris so much. Still, it looks interesting, if a bit ridiculous. Ridiculous is good, though, it's what makes Doctor Who the show it is. If it made sense, I wouldn't like it!
Q. Just in case a new episode wasn't exciting enough, we'll also be getting a new companion, played by Jenna-Louise Coleman. What are your hopes for Clara's character?
A. Please no love triangle. We are all sick of the love triangles! Other than that, I want her to be a little bit braver. No... Sassier? I'm not sure what to call it. I want her to be that girl who says "Doctor, you're an idiot" and isn't afraid of what he'll do about it.
Q. 2012 has been another great year for Doctor Who. What have been your Whovian highlights?
A. I went to a Doctor Who party. My mother and I built a TARDIS and she made shoulder straps. She then walked in as the TARDIS and I was a Ganger, my best friend was Amy Pond. Well, in the restaraunt (we went to two different ones that night) we hung out, and were ridiculous for a while. And then we conga-lined down the street to the next place. Our line consisted of: The Tenth Doctor, a random bunch of college students, a sexy TARDIS, the ganger (me), Amy (my best friend), my mum (the TARDIS), one of the prophets of Pompeii, the Fifth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor (three of them, actually), and Rory Williams at the very end.
Are there any Doctor Who items on your Christmas wish list this year?
A. How about every Doctor Who item? Primarily, I want desperately to build my cosplay for the human TARDIS, but I don't expect to receive that (in fact, I hope not to because I'd rather make it myself), so instead I've been asking for the seasons on DVD. All I have is Netflix and my best friend's DVR.
Q. How will you be watching the Christmas Special?
A. Best friend, bowl of popcorn, probable tears.
Q. 2013 is set to be one of the biggest years in Doctor Who's history as the series officially turns 50 years old. How should its landmark year be celebrated?
A. We should all just go out into the streets and be let loose upon the world. In all seriousness, I think that's up to the Whovians ourselves. If we choose to celebrate, we shall celebrate. And we probably will choose to celebrate. I personally will be marathoning the series with my best friend and sobbing into a hot beverage and popcorn or ramen noodles. Nostalgia is an emotion thing, okay?!
Q. What would you say is the best thing about being a Doctor Who fan?
A. The community. Every Whovian I have met yet has been unique and brilliant and accepting. We know about each other through the show, and somehow it opens us up to a sort of kinship that can only be found in the biggest, closest, deepest fandoms.
Q. Finally, is there anything else you'd like to say before you go?
A. I love Doctor Who. I really do. I could be reading manga or watch anime right now but instead I filled this out, knowing full well that I won't be picked (probably). That doesn't matter. All I want to do is let whoever reads this know that they and the fandom and the creators are all appreciated for the hard work and imagination involved in the magic of the series.