January 2016: Jordan
Q. First off, how and when did you become a dedicated Doctor Who fan?
A. In 2011 or so, we were studying Shakespeare in drama and my teacher put on The Shakespeare Code for us to watch (purely for academic purposes). I was meeping and grinning the whole way through. Since then I'Happy Who Year! 2015 was another fantastic year for Doctor Who fans with Peter Capaldi returning to our screens for his second string of TARDIS adventures. What were your favourite moments from Series 9?ve been hooked.
Q. Happy Who Year! 2015 was yet another fantastic year for Doctor Who fans with Peter Capaldi returning to our screens for his second string of TARDIS adventures. What were your favourite moments from Series 9?
A. I found Series 9 to be very strong and so it's difficult to pick just a few favourite moments. I have to say I did really enjoy Face the Raven as it felt rather magical in a way, plus I also like moments of tragedy as it is often through such moments that you can really connect with the characters. I also enjoyed the various name drops of past characters, and Missy's return was brilliant.
Q. It wasn't all good news, however, as we unfortunately had to say goodbye to Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald. Were you sad to see the impossible girl go and what did you think of how her departure played out?
A. I'm always sad when a character leaves the TARDIS, even though I know it's inevitable. I think Clara's initial departure in Face the Raven was beautiful, inspiring and rather moving as she showed such bravery in the face of death. In saying that, I did feel a bit like I was robbed of my tears when she ended up semi-surviving.
Q. Her exit means that there's now a co-star vacancy aboard the TARDIS. What do you think the Doctor's new companion should be like? Steven Moffat has revealed that they'll be "a bit more Earthy" than their predecessor, is this something that sounds appealing to you?
A. I definitely think that the new companion should be someone completely new. I think it'll be interesting to see a "more Earthy" character.
Q. Speaking of people that we've met before, Series 9 introduced us to the recurring character of Ashildr/Me, as played by Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. Did you enjoy her story arc, and what do you think/hope the future holds for her?
A. I did enjoy her story arc and I found the differences in her character as we met her throughout time to be very interesting. I do have a feeling that she'll pop up every now and then, but as for how often? Well, all we can do is guess.
Q. The TARDIS may have closed its door on another series but it went out on a high with The Husbands of River Song on Christmas Day. As its title suggests, the festive episode featured the return of Alex Kingston who met the Twelfth Doctor for the first time. Were you excited to see her back?
A. I was extremely excited to see her return, especially to witness the banter between River and a different incarnation of the Doctor.
Q. As our attention turns to Series 10, what are your main theories, wishes and predictions for Peter Capaldi's third year at the helm of the TARDIS? We've already heard whisperings that Missy will be back (again!), but what/who else are you hoping to see when the Twelfth Doctor returns?
A. It's difficult to theorise at the moment. Really I'm just hoping for an equally strong series as Series 9 was. I would like some sort of reference to the Valeyard, however.
Q. We've also Patrick Ness' new spin off, 'Class', to look forward to this year. Set in Coal Hill School, the 8-part series will follow the lives of a group of students whose lives are turned upside down by the terrifying prospects of growing up... with added monsters! Are you looking forward to this extension of the Whoniverse?
I'm always keen to see more of the Whoniverse and what may happen when the Doctor isn't around. I do hope it airs in my country.
Q. Finally, is there anything else you'd like to say before you go? Any passing remarks? We've heard them all...
A big, big thank you to everyone who is or has been involved in Doctor Who. You've made so many lives so much more exciting and made us all see the potential within ourselves. And to the Moff, I'll be sad to see you go after Series 10. Make it a cracker, won't you?