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Look! “Who”‘s Bowling!

So we had that Nerdist Channel panel Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con International, and at the panel we showed a little reel of highlights from upcoming Nerdist Channel shows. And one of the clips drew gasps and wild applause, because it showed something I’ve been unable to tell you about until now. Cloaked in tight security, a new episode of Chris Hardwick’s All Star Celebrity Bowling was taped here in San Diego the other day. And the team taking on Team Nerdist was made up of these guys:

Yes. It’s Team Doctor Who. Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, and, obscured in this picture because of my angle and my desire not to stand up and walk around to get a better angle, Steven Moffat.

Team Nerdist included this crew:

Wil Wheaton in a “Wesley Crushers” bowling shirt! And Chloe did change from heels into bowling shoes for the actual competition. Cosplay has its limits.

It was an absolute blast, and there’s much to tell you about, but we’d better leave it for the actual release of the show. Let it suffice to say that some of the contestants had bowling styles that were a bit… unusual. And some of those styles resulted in surprising success, while others, not so much.

I don’t know when it’ll post, but if you aren’t already subscribed to the Nerdist Channel, now would be a great time to do it so you get the word first.

And from BBC America’s fine Anglophenia blog, this formal portrait of everyone together, taken by Dave Gustav Anderson:


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  1. RhonD'OH! says:

    Chris Hardwick is one step away from becoming an official Companion. Why didn’t I get HIS life???

  2. RavenSkye86 says:

    May be my fav episode of All-Star Bowling not to air yet lol

  3. Mike says:

    VERY Excited, thanks Chris for getting me hook on this great TV show!

  4. Lizzle says:


  5. Jajayal says:

    The TARDIS Ball you showed on Reddit! It looks so damn cool.

  6. Mikael says:

    this will likely melt my brains with awesome…

  7. Jeff says:

    This episode really needs to be full length or at least double length (20 min) please! (nerding out in anticipation).

  8. Ben Z says:

    I was already super excited for All-Star Celebrity Bowling Season 2 (or ASCB Season 2). Now, I need it to start or I might actually die of anticipation.

  9. Lauren says:

    Yay, so excited to see this!!

  10. Lucy says:

    YAY! I was hoping beyond hope that Wil Wheaton would someday wear a “Wesley Crushers” shirt! I’ll wear mine when I watch the episode. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Jennifer Davies says:

    Chris is a friken genius to have awesome things like this happen. Simple as that ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. This gave me a nerd boner of epic proportions! And yes, we need to see the full episode not cut to 10 minutes please please!

  13. Mark Rajca says:

    SO YES!

    Can’t…. type… thoughts…. too powerful; the emotion…..s

  14. whosthebossk says:

    This is amazballs!!!! I love ASCB and can’t wait for its return, you have made me and my friend hit the lanes ourselves (but we don’t get to hang out with the doctor!) Keep the awesomeness coming.

  15. Vincent S says:

    OMG!!!!! @[email protected] *head explodes*

  16. JetpackBlues says:

    I can’t wait for the return of ASCB. And I’ll be sure to watch this episode wearing my own ‘Wesley Crushers’ tee. WHEEATOOOON!

    A few Quemments on the picture above:
    a) What effect does a TARDIS bowling ball have on the lanes/pins?
    b) is the look on Chris’ face from posing, or from a boner in the back because Wil is standing next to Karen Gillan?
    And, with that…
    c) Has Wil seen this photo and can it be written into Karen’s contract that she dress in PVC this season?

  17. Amy says:

    This episode NEEDS to be full length and not cut down to ten minutes.

  18. Mike says:

    Whoever did the hard work of putting this all together, I thank you and I love you! And so do most other people. As I’m sure you can tell by our nerd boners right now.

  19. Rob P says:

    Nerdist is all ove who ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love this so much my 2 favorite things on one epic bowling show.

  20. GuanoLad says:

    That is a coup of epic proportions. There are hardened entertainment executives across the world who couldn’t get an exclusive like this.

  21. Jasmine says:

    I’m so friggin’ excited about this, i’m looking forward to season 2 of ASB. It was the first thing I watched on the Nerdist channel so i’m looking forward to more bowling, jokes and guests knocking Chris for challenging them to the only athletic thing he’s good at.

  22. CraigInCT says:

    Sir, you are living the weekend that we all dream of – Please get Moffat and JJ Abrams together for collaboration (you can do it)

  23. Jay says:

    “I wear bowling shoes now, bowling shoes are cool.” ๐Ÿ™‚
    In all seriousness, as much fun as were going to have watching this it was probably a better experience for the Nerdist crew considering how many of them are fans. Can’t wait to watch season 2 of All Star Bowling.

  24. CXRengel says:

    I can’t wait for the video. In fact, I want to hope in a TARDIS so I can see it NOW.

  25. Christine says:

    Wow….Matt Smith and co even make BOWLING shoes look cool!

  26. Alberto says:

    finally! this one is going to be a real treat! thank you.