“Mr Moffat said: ‘Can I just ask, how many people would continue watching quite happily and believe it was the same person if the Doctor turned into a woman?’ While the response was inconclusive, he added: ‘It is a part of Time Lord law that it can happen. ‘I put the reference in the episode The Doctor’s Wife to the fact that a Time Lord could potentially turn into a woman. ‘Who knows, the more often it is talked about the more likely it is to happen some day, I suppose.’”—Doctor Who: The next Time Lord may be a Lady | Mail Online
Glen Oliver (@GlenOliverAICN), a.k.a. “Merrick,” is one of the resident Whovians over at Ain’t It Cool News, one of the web’s pioneering sci-fi/geek sites. Like many of us, he was introduced to Doctor Who during the modern, Russell T. Davies/Steven Moffat era, and he was “hooked” after 15 minutes. But the series has had an impact on him that even he didn’t anticipate. We chatted with Oliver for our #newtoWHO series.
1. Who introduced you to the show?
I had two friends pushing me to watch Doctor Who (then Tennant-era) for several years – @KenPlume and @Robogeek. I resisted, hemmed and hawed, and made numerous excuses why I shouldn’t give “that show” a try. They finally wore me down – and from about 15 minutes in, I was utterly hooked. I can’t thank Ken and Paul enough for guiding me toward Doctor Who - the show has changed my life.
And that’s all I can say. I’m sworn to secrecy. Sorry!
(though without discussing the episode or the Q&A in any way- I got in the front row! On the middle end, next to the VIP section. So I can totally say that I had front-row seats for the premiere, sitting next to Karen and Matt and Chris. Was literally a foot away from Matt at one point, but was too shy to reach for a fist bump or something. Argh.)