Fan of the Month
February 2014
February 2014: Antonia

Q. First off, how and when did you become a Doctor Who fan?

A. Well, my mother has been watching it since the very beginning and she let me watch it as well. I liked the First Doctor as I thought he was a great grandfather type.

Q. 2014 will be an exciting year for Doctor Who with a full, interrupted series featuring Peter Capaldi as our brand new Doctor! What attributes do you think Peter will bring to his incarnation of the iconic role?
A. They have all brought a fresh image to the roll so I think Peter Capaldi will add his own personal touch too. As long as there is something of the other Doctors lurking in the back of his psyche, then I'm happy.

Q. Speaking of the Twelfth Doctor, his official costume was revealed last month! Described as "sharp, smart and stylish", does our new Doctor dress to impress?
A. I think so! But they all have their own appearance which adds to their character.

Q. Saying hello to Peter meant we had to bid a fond farewell to Matt Smith last Christmas. Did you think 'The Time of the Doctor' was a worthy conclusion to the Eleventh Doctor's story?
A. Oh yes! I've watched it at least 10 times and I've enjoyed it every time. I never want to say goodbye to any of them.

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. Now that's a hard one, because there are just so many! The 50th anniversary was amazing and it had everything and more. That's why I keep watching.

Q. Love is in the air this month as Valentine's Day swings by once again. What is your favourite Doctor Who love story of all time?
A. Well, who could forget the Doctor and Rose? But I must admit, Madame de Pompadour was very touching. To watch the Doctor actually give up travelling in the TARDIS and be stranded to save her was extremely wonderful.

Q. Would you say that there is anything in your life that has been directly affected by Doctor Who?
A. Yes. My grandson and I love watching the Doctor and we always discuss it in great detail afterwards. It's great to have that connection and now my little grandaughter joins in too. We always have our sonic screwdrivers at the ready!

Q. What would you say is the best thing about being a Doctor Who fan? It's a toughie, we know!
A. When I go to my local ABC shop, the girls in there know me and let me know about any new Doctor Who items. I also enjoy meeting like-minded people who understand what I'm talking about. I get a kick out of the strange looks when my phone goes off. I look around and everyone is trying to find out where the TARDIS sound is coming from...

Q. Anything else you'd like to say before you go? Any passing remarks? We've heard them all...
A. All I can say is, you're doing a brilliant job and keep going because the Doctor is enthralling the next generation and will do so forever.