March 2012: Paula
Q. Firstly, how did you become a fan of Doctor Who?
A. I still remember that day. It was Saturday and I was home alone with my two younger twin brothers. At the time, I was 15 and they were 12. I was cleaning the house because my mom was at work and I wanted her to see a clean house when she comes back. My brothers, obviously, did nothing. I got angry because I had to do all the work by myself so I went downstairs to find them. They were in the living room watching Doctor Who, episode one. It looked really interesting so I sat down and watched it with them. I forgot about cleaning and everything else because I was charmed with this show that was so cool and so different than anything I've seen before. Today, I'm still a huge fan, but unfortunately, my brothers moved on to other things. Still, I thank them for that day because if they weren't been so lazy, maybe I would have never become a Whovian.
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 think this is a great time for them to leave. Amy was traveling with The Doctor for a whole season and then she and Rory were another whole season on a "honeymoon" with The Doctor. Although I really, really love them, I can't wait to see what kind of relationship will The Doctor develop with his new companion. But hopefully, will get to see more of the Ponds in future episodes. I still believe in "happily ever after".
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 don't know what it means and I like it that way because I hate spoilers (unlike River who, seems to, love them). I just hope that she will be brilliant and that she will make my Christmas merrier than any before!
Q. What would your dream companion be like? Describe them below...
A. I would definitely love to seen Jenny as a companion and I think it would be so much fun because The Doctor is now regenerated and he's not the same person as he was when she met him so it would be quite interesting to see how she calls him "Dad" even though he looks like he is her age.
Q. Which of the Doctor's companions - past or present - would you get on best with and why?
A. Captain Jack Harkness. I don't think the explanation is necessary ;)
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 definitely handle it! My lifetime dream is that one day I'll discover that Doctor is real so I could find him and become his companion. Hey, a girl can dream, right?! Anyway, I like the fact that there is an awful lot of running to do. Maybe that way I wouldn't have to go on a diet! But seriously, wouldn't anyone of us Whovians LOVED to go up there and see the stars, new planets, meet aliens, discover new cultures, languages, religions, rituals...? Being the Doctor's companion is the best thing that can happen to you!
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. I would like to see it celebrated right from the spot! But I live far, far away so I'll just have to satisfy with a piece of excitment that all of you in Britan will get.
Q. Would you say there is anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. Oh yes, definitely! I remember this one time when I used Doctor's quote in a school essay. My professor said that she gave me an A because she is glad to have a Whovian among her students.
Q. Is there anything else you'd like to say before you go?
A. Only that I'm sorry for my spelling or grammar mistakes. I'm trying my best to learn English. Doctor Who is helping me with it a lot!