Nathan Fillion & Matt Smith @ Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Celebration.
Alex: How did you get to do Doctor Who?
Mark: I was asked to do it. I didn’t even have to audition, they just asked me to do it. That’s probably because I was on a series called Battlestar Galactica and a series called Firefly and a series called Dollhouse which were known to the writers and producers of Doctor Who. I probably had the coolest role in Battlestar. It was the hardest, strangest role I’ve ever done.
Chris Hardwick, Wil Wheaton, Jonah Ray, Matt Mira, and Kumail Nanjiani share their favorite moments from Doctor Who Season 6.
VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE: you should watch THE NERDIST: YEAR IN REVIEW premiering Saturday Dec 24 at 9/8c immediately following Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials at 8/7c, on BBC America.
Why? That’s because his special guests are Nathan Fillion (‘Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place’, ‘Robot Chicken’), Wil Wheaton (‘Naruto’, ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’), Kumail Nanjiani (Franklin & Bash), and Interviews with Simon Pegg (Hippies, Untitled Star Trek Sequel) and some guy named
“I don’t work properly anymore.”
“Doesn’t matter! Because you, River Tam, are a genius! Albeit a slightly strange one, but a genius nonetheless. And you know whats better than one weird genius? Two! Two mad clever people. You and me, discovering the universe.”
“In a stolen boat.”
inara serra and amelia pond in the hall of presidents on futurama!
(this got lost in our queue last week.)
Close to a month ago, I decided to listen to my many anglophilic friend and take on the new generation of Doctor Who, starting with the Christopher Eccleston series. Without seeing any of the 20th century episodes, I fell in love with the show almost instantly, devouring most of the show within about a week and a half.
Right after I finished the David Tennant era, I went on a surprise trip out of the country for almost two weeks. As I rode to the airport, I started thinking about River Song, who I had just been introduced to in the 3rd series. My mind started to roam to the one other character named River in scifi-dom… River Tam of Firefly. I don’t know how it happened, but the next moment an awesome idea crashed into my brain — River Tam and River Song as police detectives in a futuristic/steampunk version of a ’70s police procedural. When Firefly week was officially scheduled a few days later, I knew I had to bring my vision to the world. Once I got home, I frantically caught up with the last season and a half and started brainstorming…