February 2012: Kate
Q. Firstly, how did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
A. The first episode I watched two years ago was Blink, one of my favourites to date. I thought it was an awesome show, but I didn't know much about it until just by boredom I looked into it further and became absolutely obsessed last summer watching upwards of 12 hours of Doctor Who a day to catch up for the premier of Season Six Part 1. I've been watching it live ever since, fish custard and all.
Q. Doctor Who will be back in our screens in the autumn, when it will be time to say a final goodbye to Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as Amy and Rory. Are you sad that they are leaving? Is it the right time for the Ponds to go? How would you like to see them bow out?
A. I love Amy and Rory, but it's time for someone new. I love Matt Smith and I really want to see him with a different companion. I hope Moffat gives them an epic send-off.
Q. Their exit of course means that a new companion will be joining the TARDIS! All we know at the moment is that the Doctor's new friend will be "very different", and that he'll meet them "in the very last place he could ever have expected". What do you think this means?
A. I'm really excited and I'm hoping it will be a non-human companion maybe? That would be "very different" indeed...
Q. What would your dream companion be like? Describe them below...
A. I think an Ood would be FANTASTIC!
Q. Which of the Doctor's companions - past or present - would you get on best with and why?
A. Amy Pond for sure because I relate to her the most. We could exchange insults and snappy remarks to throw at the Doctor.
Q. How do you you think you would fair as the Doctor's companion? Could you handle life in the TARDIS? There's an awful lot of running to do!
A. I could handle the running as long as I got to see at least one star up close and pay a visit to the Planet of the Coffeeshops. The running would most definitely be worth it. And I think I could handle the dangerous aspects as long as I could make a few witty remarks along the way.
Q. Next year will be huge for Doctor Who, as the series will turn 50 years old! How would you like to see it being celebrated?
A. Please please please let there be a Doctor reunion with one or more of the past Doctors. Tenth maybe...? I can only dream!
Q. Would you say there is anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. I think there's this unspoken fact that once you're a Whovian, you are part of the family for good and are automatically friends with whoever shares this top secret information. I always make a comment if I see someone with Doctor Who merchandise or references of any type and have met so many cool people like that. Once I took a shot in the dark and asked a girl if she was a Doctor Who fan just because she was wearing a Fez, needless to say we felt like friends in minutes.
Q. Is there anything else you'd like to say before you go?