It’s Sci-Fi Week on ‘The Nerdist’









This week on an all-new episode of ‘The Nerdist,’ expert in all things monsters and demons, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes on the show to talk about his new sci-fi film “Pacific Rim,” starring our very own Idris Elba of “Luther,” coming to theatres on July 11.

Watch a sneak peek of the episode:

In honor of our freakishly talented featured guest, our weekly giveaway will depend on the following answer:

In the comments section below, tell us: If you could be one Guillermo Del Toro monster character, who would it be and why?

Weigh in for the chance to win a BBC DVD autographed by Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira.

Entry period ends Saturday, May 25 at 11pm ET.

Matt Mira and Jonah Ray pitch a horror movie idea to Del Toro called  “Wolfie Paleman,” followed by a segment called ZOD Talks, featuring film’s most terrifying villains including Bane from the “Batman” series, Darth Vader from “Star Wars,” Cobra Commander from “G.I. Joe'”and Voldemort from “Harry Potter.”

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Plus, Katee Sachoff of “Battlestar Galactica” geeks out about her love of the Sci-Fi genre and mentions her favorite movie “Predator,” as well as experiencing bizarre run-ins at Comic-Con.

The panel plays a round of “BBC-SEEN-It” and “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith virtually joins Chris Hardwick in an interview about the Season 7 finale.

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Finally, IFC’s “Portlandia” comedian Ron Funches pulls some punches with his stand-up act.

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Don’t miss the episode on Saturday, May 25 at 10pm/9c!