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Who Carried The Olympic Torch Better – Patrick Stewart Or Matt Smith? You Decide. [VIDEO]

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I can imagine Sir Patrick Stewart giving Matt Smith one of his cheeky Captain Picard grins right now. The Doctor Who star made news a few months ago when he ran in the London Olympic torch relay. Turns out, the X-Men actor also carried the torch through parts of Croydon, South London just yesterday. “Nevermind Jean-Luc Picard. I have attended world premieres of big movies that have not had the excitement and sense of pleasure that people are exhibiting today,” said the 72-year-old Stewart. He also made it a point to tell the press he remembers the London Olympics after World War II. Your move, Time Lord.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."