Kristopher Long
Dan Snierson
August 16, 2012 AT 02:30 PM EDT

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 on Friday.) This week’s musical guests included Santigold, Grizzly Bear, and fun.

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