[Insert well formed sentences about the premiere of The Nerdist on BBC America. Insert sentence about how awesome the podcast is. Follow with another sentence about Nerdist host Chris Hardwick being one of two celebrity Whovians (Craig Ferguson!) who’s shows we follow religiously. Insert ‘Praise Him’ gif.]
[Reminder about how awesome Chris’ interview with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan was at San Diego Comic-Con.]
[Insert link to the Nerdist FAQ on Anglophenia in case someone wants to learn more about the show. Follow that with a message about how Chris Hardwick will guest curate the Doctor Who Tumblr this Friday and Saturday, reblogging his favorite posts and sharing some of his own.]
OMG CHRIS HARDWICK IS GOING TO BLOG WITH US!!!! ASLDVJASLDVCAJSDCLASD!!!!
[Insert reminder to breathe.]
THE NERDIST comes to TV, *** premiering Saturday Sept 24 at 10/9c *** only on BBC America, part of the Ministry of Laughs.
Join host Chris Hardwick & his trusty sidekicks (Jonah Ray and Matt Mira) plus Very Special Guest Eleventh Doctor MATT SMITH, as the Internet’s Top Ranked Podcast comes to BBC America in an exclusive special.
Immediately following the premiere of an all new episode of Doctor Who: Closing Time at 9/8c.
Relive the shocking twists with the mysterious spaceman from the season six premiere “The Impossible Astronaut” alongside celebrity Doctor Who fans like Chris Hardwick, Paul F. Tompkins and Scott Adsit.
Their frank and funny answers, along with responses from devoted viewers at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con, will be featured in BBC America’s three original Doctor Who specials set to premiere as we count down the nanoseconds until the August 27 fall premiere. Here’s the schedule — mark the calendars and set those DVRs:
Doctor Who: Best of the Doctor — Saturday, August 13 at 9/8c.
Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters — Saturday, August 20 at 9/8c.
Doctor Who: Best of the Companions — Saturday, August 27 following the Doctor Who premiere episode, “Let’s Kill Hitler” at 9/8c.
Recorded live in front of 800 Nerds at San Diego Comic-con on 7/23, this awesometastic mashup of television space travelers yields some of our best podcast moments. Talk of leeches, Steven Moffat Muppets, Karen’s love of Lt. Commander Data and how The Doctor and Wesley Crusher pilot their respective ships–namely the TARDIS and the Enterprise (1701-D, of course). THIS. EPISODE. RULES.
SIDENOTE: Thanks to BBC America who sponsored the event by allowing the attendees to “enjoy their burritos” which Matt and Karen helped hand out in TARDIS sleeves. Genius!
SIDESIDENOTE: There are some spoilers if you haven’t seen this season of Doctor Who yet!
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan at Comic Con!
The Hollywood Reporter: How did the BBC America deal come about?
Chris Hardwick: I think this all came about because for the last 14 months, I have not shut up aboutDoctor Who. [Laughs] I actually hired a specific Doctor Who blogger for Nerdist.com. It turned out that Devin Johnson, who works for BBC, I had sort of casually thrown out last May, “Hey, I sure would love to get the new Doctor, Matt Smith, on my podcast,” and he wrote back pretty quickly and said, “I will do my best to make that happen.” And he actually made it happen. Then Craig Ferguson – who is a fellow Doctor Who-phile – asked me if I wanted to come on the episode that he had Matt Smith on of his show and it was one Who-related thing after another. They said, “What do you want to do?” I said, “Well, I have this podcast, it’d be fun to make a TV show out of it.” They said, “We have this Ministry of Laughs thing, what if we mashed them all together?” I said, “I like the way you think, BBC America!” It is probably the best thing that’s come out of rampant fanaticism, for being a superfan.
BONUS EPISODE for the Whovians! This is the 40-minute Q&A following sneak preview screening of the first two episodes of Doctor Who series 6 to a packed movie theater of Who fans in NY on April 11, 2011. The panel consisted of Steven Moffat (head brainiac), Matt Smith (The Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Alex Kingston (River Song), Toby Haynes (director), Piers Wenger (EP), Beth Willis (EP).
Special thanks to the BBC for making this happen! (You in particular, Devin Johnson) The new series of Doctor Who premieres Saturday, April 23rd at 9/8C on BBC America!
Words not sufficient for brain to express joy-splosion! Words weird come out brain now. Suffice it to say that this li’l Who fan’s dreams have become infinitely more fulfilled now.
Then listen to “Whoptopia” the special “Who & A” chat with Steven Moffat and the cast of Doctor Who this Friday on the Nerdist Podcast! There are NO SPOILERS! Just fan generated Qs & As!!!
Good prep for the series 6 premiere of Doctor Who, Saturday April 23rd at 9/8C on BBC America.
And just to let the 1000 Person Orchestra from Boston know, the cast was quite pleased with your performance! I watched it with them (which I only felt QUITE weird about). Well done, young Whovians!!!
Also, here’s the 8-bit Doctor Who theme!
(PS – we just launched our YouTube channel, youtube.com/nerdist!)