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The Doctor is IN (OMFG!): Nerdist Podcast Live @ Comic-Con 2011

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Sun, Jul 24, 2011 at 10:35 AM

click to enlarge Karen Gillan and Matt Smith - DIANNE GARCIA
  • Dianne Garcia
  • Karen Gillan and Matt Smith
See more photos in "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Preview Night," "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Day One," "San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Day Two."

You will all have to forgive me for breaking the fourth wall of blogger "voice" for this one. The third person just won't cut it.

I'm a geek. A geek who was practically weaned on the likes of Doctor Who and Star Trek. And tonight, at the Nerdist Podcast live at 4th & B in the heart of San Diego, on the third night of Comic-Con 2011, The Doctor, his companion Amy Pond, and Wesley Crusher were all together on stage. (Highlight of the night #1 - Karen Gillan has a big ol' squee about meeting Data from Star Trek earlier. Wil Wheaton, who admitted to a massive crush on the lovely redhead, as calmly as possible notes that... dude. He totally knows Data.)

click to enlarge Gillan and Smith deep in the podcastin' zone with Wil Wheaton and Chris Hardwick - DIANNE GARCIA
  • Dianne Garcia
  • Gillan and Smith deep in the podcastin' zone with Wil Wheaton and Chris Hardwick

And then as though it couldn't possibly plunge deeper into nerdvana, we got to witness the moment at which it dawned on The Doctor and Amy that in a former life, Wesley Crusher was Gordie in Stand By Me. (Highlight of the night #2 - Matt Smith: "Oh my god, I love that movie. The leeches!")

Alright, let's back up a little. Two things: One, it's time to refrain from giving away too many more spoilers about Saturday's positively epic 8 p.m. Nerdist podcast taping; the episode will surely go live on the web sometime soon (keep checking iTunes or Nerdist.com), and it really is one of the best the boys have done to date, insanely funny and full of thoughtful discussion of Who and much more. The other thing is that, were it not for alpha nerd and your master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick's profound love of Doctor Who, the evening's wonderful convergence of sci-fi tentpoles might not have been possible.

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