The cast of Star Trek has kicked off what’s sure to be a massively successful fundraising campaign in partnership with Omaze, the platform that allow celebrities to raffle off unique experiences in exchange for charitable donations. The unique experience this time around: Being in the next Star Trek film. The money collected from enthusiastic Trekkies will go to benefit St. Jude Children Research Hospital, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Direct Relief, and six other worthy causes.
It’s all good stuff, but let’s talk about the promotion video. It sees the cast auditioning for an Aaron Sorkin production one walk-and-talk at a time and generally seeming extremely relatable (Chris Pine’s scoop-neck tee aside). Then it’s over. Then the dancing stars.
Let’s break down how that goes for everyone.
Captain Kirk (Chris Pine): Completely opts out of the dance party after snapping his fingers a few times. Plays it off like he totally could have busted a move.
Spock (Zachary Quinto): Does a little bit of a shuffle-ball-change, but where the hell did those sunglasses come from?
Bones (Karl Urban): Is that a little moonwalk at the beginning? We think so. Then there is a lot of arm motion and the single clap when he realizes he’s being outdone.
Uhura (Zoe Saldana): Strong wiggle game and a bit of rump shaking.
Scotty (Simon Pegg): Dances like a seventies back-up singer. Is very excited about Elba, who is crazy famous in England.
Sulu (John Cho): Yikes.
Chekov (Anton Yelchin): Makes a sort of swaying motion as though he might dance, but thinks better of it, which, again, seems wise.
Unnamed Character Who’s Probably a Villain (Idris Elba): Elba breakdances like a guy who used to be able to breakdance for real when he was younger. And it’s awesome. Make him Bond. Make him Bond and M. Just give this dude a franchise.
The big takeaway here: Give money to charity or the cast of Star Trek will make you watch them dance.