WATCH: Larry Wilmore Hangs Out With Idol Buzz Aldrin in "Book Club in Space"

Wednesday night self-described nerd Larry Wilmore got the chance to interview one of his "childhood heroes" Buzz Aldrin in "space" about the state of NASA and the future of space travel. The segment, shot in front of a delightfully cheesy green screen, is called "L-Dub's Book Club... In Space!" and features the host and his guest sitting in a space shuttle talking about books... in space!

"[The book] is about Mars, and inspiring kids for the future," Aldrin said, "because they are the ones who will be making it happen." Aldrin was the second man to set foot on the moon over 45 years ago. But today, he insists, the public has lost interest in space travel, calling it "ho-hum."

Strangely, when asked if he'd ever seen alien life, Aldrin avoided the question and gave an entirely unrelated answer. While it's likely he simply didn't hear Wilmore's question, feel free to speculate. 

Watch the clip below:

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