Fan of the Month
October 2012
October 2012: Emily

Q. Firstly, how did you become a Doctor Who fan?
A. My Mum watched it when she was young, so when it was brought back in 2005 she wanted to see what it was like. I watched the first episode with her and I was hooked from the beginning. I then went back and watched some older ones and I loved those too!

Q. Series 7: Part 1 is over before it even truly began, but what were your highlights of the first 5 blockbuster episodes? Favourite? Least favourite?
A. Highlights: Asylum of the Daleks - Rory's humour, e.g "What colour?", Dinosaurs on a Spaceship - Brian. The Angels Take Manhattan - Emotion portrayed. My favourite was The Angels Take Manhattan and my least favourite was The Power of Three, only because I felt the ending was slightly rushed. If it had been an hour long it would have been brilliant!

Q. Amy and Rory left the building in The Angels Take Manhattan. Did their exit deliver? Were you satisfied with how they bid farewell?
A. It was very emotional because you know that they died, but you also know that they had a happy life. I also felt that the way Amy sacrificed herself for Rory (twice!) was very true to her character. I also enjoyed watching the P.S. video online afterwards as it cleared up all my confusions about what happened next.

Q. Up next it's this year's "magic" Christmas Special, in which Jenna-Louise Coleman will join the TARDIS full time! What were your thoughts when you found out she had been cast as the new companion?
A. I hadn't really seen her in much before, so I can't really say I was pleased. But I am optimistic and I am looking forward to seeing what her character is like and her relationship with the Doctor.

Q. Since we're talking about companions, how'd you think you would fair as the Doctor's best friend? Bear in mind there would be an awful lot of running to do!
A. I'd probably have to have a bit of warning so that I could go to the gym! But I am (almost) as mad as he is, so I think we would get on very well indeed.

Q. If you could take one prop from the series (past or present), what would it be and why?
A. The coat stand. It's always there so it would be funny to see people's reactions if it went.

Q. Next year Doctor Who turns 50 years old! If you were in charge of the series, what would you be planning to commemorate the anniversary? A multi-Doctor special, perhaps? Maybe an ultimate monster showdown featuring past companions and allies alike?
A. I would definitely have more than one Doctor and also some past companions. I think I'd like to see some new monsters though and maybe older monsters siding with the Doctor to try and defeat the new ones.

Q. Is there anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. It's given me the confidence to be myself and not someone who everyone wants me to be.

Q. Do you have anything else you'd like to say before you go?
A. My religion on Facebook is Whovianism!