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Zachary Quinto pays tribute to Anton Yelchin on 'Late Show'

The tone for the rollout of Star Trek Beyond was changed irrecoverably altered on June 19 when Anton Yelchin died as a result of a possible defect with his Jeep's transmission.

Now it's more of a tribute to the gone-too-soon actor than movie press tour.

Witness Zachary Quinto's  appearance on Friday's episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert:

"I don't even know how to talk about it," he told Colbert. "We already knew this was going to be a bittersweet experience as a result of the loss of Leonard (Nimoy, who died in February 2015). But this has been absolutely devastating for all of us. I think our goal just has to be to celebrate his incredible life and honor him. It was a terrible loss, not only to us but to audiences and the industry."

This Star Trek film cast had been together "for the better part of a decade," Quinto said. "We are truly and inextricably entwined and I think we always will be."