Fan of the Month
August 2014: Javier
Q. Firstly, how and when did you become a Doctor Who fan?
A. I became a fan when I was 11. I remember clearly the first episode I saw, 'Fear Her'. I was going to switch off the TV when I saw a girl drawing people who later disappeared. After that day, I started watching the seasons of the modern Doctor Who, starting with 'Rose'.
Q. Doctor Who will finally return to our screens this month - and it's about time too! From what we've seen of it so far, what are your most looking forward to about the new series?
A. I hope this Doctor will be darker and more impolite whih will give to the show the charisma and intrigue it needs. I can't wait to see him acting!
Q. A new Time Lord means a new costume. In your opinion, does the Twelfth Doctor dress to impress?
A. I don't think so, but we will see!
Q. Samuel Anderson will be joining Series 8 as a new recurring character called Danny Pink. Are you looking forward to welcoming a new addition to the TARDIS or do you think three's a crowd?
A. In my opinion, three is a crowd. In the case of the Ponds, it was OK because the relationship of them was... special. I loved them. With Clara it is different. They don't know each other and Clara should have more adventures alone. Only the Doctor and her. Clara still has more mysteries that we know nothing about.
Q. 2013 was a fantastic year for Doctor Who as fans around the world celebrated half a century of adventures in space and time. What special memories will you cherish from the show's momemtous 50th anniversary year?
A. 2013 has been fantastic! I watched 'The Day of the Doctor' with my family and everyone loved it. I have loved how the Doctor saves the lives of other people since the beginning. I can't write all the special moments I have lived with this show. Maybe, I would say that one of the best moments is when the Doctor and Clara work together to save the universe. Everything is so special.
Q. If you could own one prop from the series, what would it be and why?
A. If the Stetson hat is considered as a prop, I would take it. If not, I would take the book 'The Story of the Time War' which appeared during 'Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS'.
Q. Would you say that there is anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. Yes, I would. When I am walking and I see a statue, I remember the Weeping Angels. Another example of this is when I think about the sun. I think it's the TARDIS exploding! Nowadays, the first question I ask to a new friend is, "Do you like Doctor Who?" When they say "yes" I feel excited and I start talking about the last season or the companions.
Q. What would you say is the BEST thing about being a Doctor Who fan? It's a toughie, we know!
A. The best thing about being a Whovian is the capacity we have to think about the mysteries together. On the Internet, there are a lot of Doctor Who fansites where whovians can write opinions and other things. TV series without fansites aren't the same.
Q. Is there anything else you'd like to say before you go? Any passing remarks? We've heard them all...
A. I have bought all the DVDs and books and I have a enormous poster in my bedroom. But there is something more important: Feelings. I have cried a couple of times ('The Angels Take Manhattan'...) and I have thought about impossible theories. Doctor Who is special. I have loved it since the first day and I will love it until the end of the universe itself!
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