Chris Hardwick if the host of BBC America’s “The Nerdist.” He is an actor, writer, and television personality who got his start hosting MTV’s “Singled Out.” His Nerdist podcast, a weekly interview show, has made him one of the chief arbiters of nerd culture.
Which time machine is the coolest, the TARDIS, the Delorean from ‘Back to the Future’ or the hot tub time machine.
“The Delorean looks pretty slick, but you can basically just fit Doc and Marty in it. But having a device like the TARDIS where you can essentially trap a dimension and it’s basically a palace inside — that’s really hard to compete with. A hottub time machine would be the worst. People pee in those!
What’s your favorite sci-fi space ship?
“I think NCC-701-D from ‘Star Trek Next Generation’ is cool looking. But conceptually, the TARDIS wins.”
If you could be a companion to any of the Doctors, which Doctor?
“Two. He had a nice warm vibe to him.”
Who would you cast as the first female Doctor?
“Emma Thompson would be an amazing Doctor.”
If you were the Doctor, who would your dream companion be?
Phoebe Cates. ‘Fast Times’ Phoebe Cates, right after she comes out of the pool, that’s when you take her anywhere in time and space.