Fan of the Month
September 2012
September 2012: Michael

Q. Firstly, how did you become a Doctor Who fan?
A. I started out watching Tom Baker as the Doctor years ago, then thanks to BBC America and the internet, I became an even bigger fan. I'm able to find out more information on the show and turn my cell phone, laptop, and '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee into Doctor Who stuff.

Q. Series 7 is finally here - hurrah! From what we've seen of it so far, what have been your highlights? Has it lived up to the hype?
A. Seeing Daleks, a queen of Egypt, dinosaurs, the Doctor wearing a Stetson again. Best show on TV.

Q. This also means it's time to say goodbye to Amy and Rory this month. Are you sad to see them go? What are your favourite Pond memories?
A. A little sad, but it's time for a change. My two favorite Pond moments are Vincent and the Doctor, where Amy sees the message Vincent left for her in one of his paintings, and towards the end of The Big Bang, where the Doctor finds little Amy Pond in the garden.

Q. What are your thoughts about Jenna-Louise Coleman joining the TARDIS? Were you pleased when you found out she had been cast?
A. I'm looking forward to seeing how she and the Doctor get along.

Q. Staying on the topic of companions, how do you think you'd fair as the Doctor's best friend? Would TARDIS life be the life for you? Remember there'd be an awful lot of running to do!
A. I'd do all right as the Doctor's friend. Life in the TARDIS would never be dull. All that running and being scared to death would be worth it when you consider all the sights and events you would be a part of.

Q. Next year Doctor Who turns 50 years old, and it's been revealed that Mark Gatiss will be writing a BBC Two drama to tell the story of its origins. Are you happy that this will be part of the celebrations?
A. It will be a good addition to whatever Mr Moffat has dreamed up for us.

Q.If you were in charge of the series, what else would you be planning to commemorate its landmark year? A multi-Doctor special, perhaps? Maybe an ultimate monster showdown featuring past companions and allies alike?
A. A new Doctor Who Prom would be nice, asking all the past Doctors still living to appear on stage with Matt Smith and drink a toast to those who are gone, be they Doctors or companions. A video of all the companions, Ben Foster and the "house band" performing Murray Gold's great music... and what would a Prom be without appearances by monsters both old and new.

Q. Would you say there's anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. A better liking of symphony music, and to know that no matter how bad things get, I still have Doctor Who to cheer me up.

Q. Finally, which is cooler - the Fez or the Stetson?
A. The Stetson, without a doubt.