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This is your Saturday afternoon announcement that we will be livetumblring tonight’s 8pm ET BBC America Premiere of Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.
We’ll be online from 8/7c (well, all day, actually) until the end of the broadcast to reblog your gifs and fan art and reactions off of the ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS’ tags on Tumblr.
For those of you who have never been to a livetumblring before, it’s where we post moments from the episode to the blog just as they’re happening on the broadcast.
And we’re sorry, we’re so sorry but because we’re livetumblring in real time — there is no way for us to avoid posting spoilers.
If you’re going to be liveposting (or if you’ve just finished watching the episode in the UK) be sure to tag your posts ‘spoilers’. We’ll be using the tags ‘spoilers’ ‘dw spoilers’ and ‘Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS’ so install Tumblr Savior if you can.
If you’re browsing your dashboard on your mobile or if you don’t understand the Tumblr Savior stuff, you can also unfollow us and then refollow us after the episode.
After Doctor Who, you can watch a new episode of Orphan Black on both BBC America and SPACE, and then on BBC America, Chris Hardwick’s guests on The Nerdist are Jospeh Gordon Levitt and Gillian Jacobs.
We are super excited that we get to explore a bit more of the TARDIS in tonight’s episode so we started a thing asking you to share what room you think would be in the TARDIS.
There are huuuuuuunnnnnndreds of posts already on the ‘My TARDIS’ tag and we’re blown away by how imaginative and brilliant and clever you all are.
We highly suggest giving the tag page a look see to see what your fellow Whovians are imagining. We’ll be reblogging a bunch of them throughout the weekend.
April 27th is also the birthdays of a certain actor named Jenna Louise Coleman (hence all the Jenna gifs) and a certain producer/director/writer/creator named Russell T. Davies (hence the entire Doctor Who series we all have been enjoying since 2005.) Happy birthday to the both of you!
And Happy Saturday to everyone else! We’ll see you at 8/7c for tonight’s all new episode of Doctor Who on BBC America!
Matt Smith and Chris Hardwick talk Karen Gillan during last night’s series premiere of The Nerdist on BBC America
**Rated M for language but also rated H for hilarious.
Watch a sneak peek of Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman vs Matt Mira & Jonah Ray on The Nerdist TV Show
Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman are the first guests on the new BBC America series of The Nerdist with Chris Hardwick and his co-hosts Matt Mira and Jonah Ray.
Watch it Saturday, March 30 just after the premiere of Orphan Black on BBC America.
Jenna your technique is unstoppable.
CLARA. OSWIN. OSWALD.
Jenna Coleman visits the Nerdist Podcast. Coming soon.
Premieres of all new Doctor Who, The Nerdist, and Orphan Black, March 30th on BBC America
via the Anglophenia blog:
The 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special “The Snowmen” left us with a stunning cliffhanger and an intriguing question: who is the Doctor’s new companion Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna Coleman)? Well, as we enter the franchise’s 50th anniversary year, Whovians won’t have to wait that long for new episodes. Part 2 of Doctor Who Season 7 will premiere on Saturday, March 30 in BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday block, it has been announced, alongside the network’s new original sci-fi series Orphan Black and the comedy-variety chatfest The Nerdist.
Doctor Who returns to BBC America (US) on ‘March 30’, BBC One (UK) on ‘30 March’ , and SPACE (Canada) March 30. *Other dates to come really really soon.*
btw, if you missed today’s earlier Nerdist news, click here.
BBC America commissions a full season of The Nerdist with Chris Hardwick for 2013!
From the BBC America press release:
BBC AMERICA’s General Manager Perry Simon today ordered a full season of The Nerdist, a comedy-variety talk show based on comedian, writer, Doctor Who evangelist and web pundit Chris Hardwick’s hit Nerdist Podcast. The season will premiere in Spring 2013 as part of the channel’s signature Supernatural Saturday programming block, also home to Doctor Who, Being Human and new original series Orphan Black. Along with The Nerdist series, Chris Hardwick will be fronting the entire Supernatural Saturday programming block in the spring.
The series pick-up follows a collection of specials pegged to pop culture events throughout 2012. Matt Mira and Jonah Ray, Chris’s partners in the Nerdist Podcast, will return as contributors. The Nerdist series will be shot in Los Angeles on a brand-new set and will feature celebrity guests, UK and US-based correspondents as well as stand-up and musical performances.
Perry Simon, General Manager, Channels, BBC Worldwide America says: “We could not be more pleased to be expanding our relationship with Chris by ordering The Nerdist series with an exciting new format, as well as having Chris host our Supernatural Saturday block. Ever since early 2011, Chris has brought his loyal legion of fans to BBC AMERICA through his successful Nerdistspecials and, as America’s #1 Doctor Who fan, hosting countless Doctor Who-related events for our channel.”
Chris Hardwick says: “As a huge fanboy of nerd culture stuff, we at the Nerdist Podcast gush about the things we love constantly, and the fact that BBCA lets us do that AS OUR JOBS puts me forever in their debt. They have been exceptional at allowing us to grow the show and its audience. Plus, I’ve met THREE Doctors since I started working there. Perry Simon doesn’t know this yet, but I’m going to hug him REALLY HARD next time I see him-until it gets awkward. Six extra seconds oughta do it.”
See exclusive behind-the-scenes action as MATT SMITH (The Doctor), KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond), ARTHUR DARVILL (Rory Williams) and STEVEN MOFFAT (Doctor Who’s Lead Writer & Executive Producer) faced off against CHRIS HARDWICK, WIL WHEATON, ALEX ALBRECHT AND CHLOE DYKSTRA at San Diego Comic-Con.
"It’s our first day at Comic-Con. Nice to start with a bit of sport" agree MATT & ARTHUR.
WARNING: Video Contains MAJOR “Asylum of the Daleks” Spoilers.
If you haven’t seen “Asylum of the Daleks” yet do not watch this video. Do not press play. Don’t do it. Stop. No. Really. Don’t.
Chris Hardwick sat down with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Caroline Skinner for a Q&A on Series 7 of Doctor Who.
You can see a bit of it in this video here.
The above gifset is from a fan recording of the video. You’ll see the whole thing soon. It is so much fun.
There are supposed to be words here that make sense but we just can’t get over this video. This video is just… so just.
In an epic battle across time and space,Team Nerdist challenged Doctor Who and his companions to a competition for the ages. Their arena was an alien land filled with unusual creatures (San Diego Comic-Con International) and the game was one of the greatest of all time - BOWLING.
The Doctor Who All Star Celebrity Bowling Special premieres Friday, August 31st as part of the Nerdist Channel’s “Doctor Who-eekend”. It’s sure to be more fun than an Adipose weight loss program!
Couldn’t score a ticket to BBC America’s U.S. Premiere Screening of DOCTOR WHO in NYC last weekend? Don’t worry - here’s your exclusive access inside the historic Ziegfeld theater for all the WHO excitement!
Get up close and personal with stars MATT SMITH (The Doctor), KAREN GILLAN (Amy Pond) and Executive Producer CAROLINE SKINNER as they hit New York - in time-traveling DeLorean cars!! - and joined hundreds of die-hard Whovians for a special screening of season opener “Asylum of the Daleks” and a Q&A with Nerdist host CHRIS HARDWICK.
Then, don’t miss the Broadcast Premiere *** Saturday Sept 1 at 9pm/8c *** on BBC America.
We spot a few familiar Tumblr faces in there (and not just Doctor Puppet)
Our favorite bit from the NYTimes writeup on the WHOyorkcity premiere:
That “Doctor Who” has outgrown its cult-classic status since its 2005 reboot has been increasingly evident, not least in post-broadcast sales: According to a BBC America spokeswoman, the show was the most-downloaded series on iTunes in 2011, eclipsing popular favorites like “Mad Men” and “Glee.” Its devoted fandom was evident in the delighted shrieks that greeted the sight of David Tennant, Mr. Smith’s predecessor as the Doctor, and Burn Gorman, a star of the “Doctor Who” spinoff series “Torchwood,” in a preview trailer for the BBC mini-series “Spies of Warsaw.”