There are more sides to Zachary Quinto than trekkies may have originally imagined. With Star Trek Beyond headed to theaters in July, the franchise's lead actor is stopping by Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle to get the party started. And there is no holding him back when it comes to his song choice: Missy Elliot's 2001 hit song, "Get Ur Freak On." As if trying to imagine him lip syncing to the early-'00s classic wasn't already enough to confuse you, Quinto is going all out in the wardrobe department of his performance as well. There is everything from earrings to a wig to an era-inspired bedazzled jean outfit waiting for you in Quntio's "Get Ur Freak On" Lip Sync Battle clip, so I can't blame you if you find it hard to digest at first. You'll definitely have to watch it more than once. Maybe even as many times as I have.
The 34-second clip provides just a slight taste of what his full-length performance might entail. The full video of his face-off against Guardians of the Galaxy actress and former Star Trek co-star, Zoe Saldana is sure to include one shocking grand entrance and (hopefully) some pretty sick dance moves. But, for now, the clip is more than enough to hold you over. In fact, I'm pretty sure I'm still trying to process what exactly it is that I just watched. Just take a look for yourself.
This performance is already an unforgettable one. However, this actually isn't the first time that Quinto has proven that he's got the moves. He's shown us his rhythm during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and his overall goofball attitude just generally proves that maybe fans shouldn't be so surprised. Of course, that still doesn't stop his appearance on the celebrity competition show from being absolutely nerve-racking. “It’s pretty high intensity, a lot of production elements, basically a live performance that I’ve had about two days to rehearse for, with a 700-person audience,” Quinto said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “It’s unlike anything I’ve done, which is why I wanted to do it, but I feel like I’m going to bring it.”
And now I seriously can't wait to see more. The Lip Sync Battle between Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana premieres on Spike TV on Thursday, June 9 at 8 p.m. EST.
Image: Lip Sync Battle on Spike/YouTube