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Patrick Stewart Plays Sad Dying Moon Rover In Career High on The Daily Show

A couple days ago we brought you the story of China’s Jade Rabbit, the little moon rover that couldn’t, so Chinese authorities delivered a heartbreaking farewell address for it. Patrick Stewart and The Daily Show have combined forces to give the that brave little toaster a proper send off. With cardboard costumes.

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  • T. Delli

    I cannot lie, I might have teared up a little. That was beautiful.

  • Angela Korra’ti (Highland)

    All hail Sir Patrick, glorious king of our Dork Nation. <3

  • Jake Mertz

    So, people actually find this Jon guy funny…I’m sorry, but I was too busy being grossed out to laugh. Where’s the part with Sir Patrick Stewart?

  • Ellie

    Wow… I get that he’s a comedian, but damn, that seemed unnecessarily mean spirited. Getting a rover to the moon and having it be able to find and transmit data is an amazing accomplishment, the fact that it broke should be sad, not something to, I don’t even know, “Yay ‘murica” at? What was he even trying to say?

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  • Aidan Bird

    He plays the rover near the end.

  • Aidan Bird

    He plays the rover near the end.

  • Jake Mertz

    Thank you.

  • Jake Mertz

    Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    I think he passed King status long ago. More like a Geek God.

  • Harvey Throneless King Thornto

    I think it was more just juxtaposition for the end.

  • Anonymous

    That moment when you realize that Olivier Award winning Shakespearean actor and Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sir Patrick Stewart, is dressed in cardboard and tinfoil to play the part of a remote controlled car. The man is a great reminder to never take yourself too seriously.

  • EleniRPG

    It did seem uncharacteristically mean; Jon Stewart usually reserves the meanness for the people who are asking for it (e.g. bigots, hypocrites), not well-meaning scientists and engineers who made China just the third nation (I think) to put a rover on the moon (bronze medal!). I was a bit put off by it, but I agree that it was probably to set off the comedic contrast when he started feeling very sad at the end.

  • L. Christopher Bird

    Why do they always sing that song? It was the first song a computer ever sang…

  • Lien

    I prefer Colbert’s segment on the rover but then, this one does have Patrick stewart.