George Stephanopoulos from ‘Good Morning America’ suffered an extreme slip of the tongue while interviewing Zachary Quinto, and something tells me he won’t ever live this one down.
At the beginning of their interview, Stephanopoulos introduced Quinto by saying:
“Here now with Zachary Quinto, you know him as Spock from ‘Star Wars.’”
Commence face palm! Quinto was quick to correct the egregious error, saying:
“’Star Trek,’ George! ‘Star Trek.’”
Stephanopoulos tried to be lighthearted about the moment but was clearly embarrassed and mentioned the “hate mail” he would get on Twitter. He asked Quinto:
“Can you absolve me right now?”
To which Quinto replied:
“I’m out of this.”
Of course, Quinto graciously followed that tease up with:
“I’m joking. Of course, of course. It’s an honest mistake.”
Check out the exchange below!
Quinto was on ‘Good Morning America’ to promote his next project, ‘In Search Of,’ an upcoming docu-series premiering on the History Channel later this month. Quinto will serve as the host and producer of the new series.
Quinto seems to be following in the footsteps of Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy not only portrayed Spock in ‘Star Trek: The Orginial Series’ and the first six ‘Star Trek’ films, but he was also featured on the original ‘In Search Of’ from the 1970s and ’80s.
Quinto mentioned his relationship with Nimoy, and Stephanopoulos took the opportunity to get in a dig at his earlier slipup by saying Nimoy is “not from ‘Star Wars.’”
‘In Search Of’ premieres on the History Channel on July 20. Check out the trailer and the official synopsis below!
From the mythical to the scientific, each episode will follow Quinto as he investigates a different subject within a dynamic theme – such as alien encounters, mysterious creatures, UFO sightings, time travel and artificial intelligence – and searches for the truth to some of the world’s greatest mysteries. In Search Of will explore enigmas told through the eyes of witnesses and scholars with a personal connection to the phenomenon and include immersive demonstrations and experiments that contextualize each episode’s theme.