Warning: Strange things may happen on your screen tonight when Stephen Colbert tries to read these lips. As you can see in the photos below, the space enthusiast/host of The Colbert Report will fight quirk with quirk, interviewing The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne while the two lie on their backs inside a space capsule at Manhattan’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to watch this interview – and The Flaming Lips’ Aug. 10 performance of “Ashes in the Air” – tonight on The Colbert Report (Comedy Central, 11:30 pm ET/PT), which wraps up the music-themed week that is modestly titled “Pepsi Presents StePhest Colbchella ‘012: Rocktaugustfest”. (Two more Flaming Lips songs, “Drug Chart” and their classic hit “Do You Realize” will be available at colbertnation.com on Friday.) This week’s musical guests included Santigold, Grizzly Bear, and fun.