Watch Zachary Quinto in “Hostage: A Love Story”

Star Trek’s new Spock, Zachary Quinto, just released a new comedy short film online at Called "Hostage: A Love Story", Zach stars as a gunman who takes a hostage, only to have her take his heart. Watch it below.


Zach takes a hostage

"Hostage: A Love Story" was posted on Zach’s Funny Or Die channel at midnight, here it is [WARNING: It contains very adult language and situations]:

"Hostage: A Love Story" co-stars and Roberta Valderrama ("10 Items Or Less") and Rachael Harris ("The Hangover"). It was written by Holt Bailey and Brian Steele and directed by Hank Nelken ("Saving Silverman"). It was produced by Zach’s Before the Door Productions with his partners Neal Dodson and Corey Moosa. Full cast and crew listing at

By the way, for those that have been keeping track of our Celeb Watch columns, it was the shooting of this video that ended up attracting the real LAPD last month.

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September 2, 2009 12:18 am

Too funny, it’s a combination of pulp fiction/heroes and the notebook.

Lousy Canadian
September 2, 2009 12:52 am

And the Oscar goes to….

For realsies, baby! :D

September 2, 2009 1:26 am

FANTASTIC!!!!! Hilarious in the delivery room when he faints. Encore!

September 2, 2009 1:47 am

I love this short! It’s so funny and touching… Great job!

September 2, 2009 1:54 am

“I have sisters.”

Pah Wraith
September 2, 2009 2:15 am

Great skit :D :D Laughed hard till the very end :D

Tanner Waterbury
September 2, 2009 3:06 am

Wow, such language from Sylar/Spock.

September 2, 2009 3:10 am

Hahaaa! The best love story I’ve ever seen! ^^ Great job!

September 2, 2009 6:11 am

I thought this was going to get a bit repetitive but that ended up being parts of its charm. The scene with the kids totally cracked me up!

September 2, 2009 6:13 am

hahah this is soo funny!
i was laughing the whole time!

johnny doe
September 2, 2009 6:28 am

it would have been funnier if chris pine was the therapist

September 2, 2009 6:39 am

Spock should talk that way in TREK 12
F***ING illogical Captain!
That final scene was priceless!

September 2, 2009 7:47 am

Really liked this.

[it would have been funnier if chris pine was the therapist]

That, would’ve been perfect.

September 2, 2009 8:47 am

That film should have a beverage spew warning. Zach really has great comedy chops!

Loved it!

Blake Powers
September 2, 2009 9:44 am

Heckuva lot better than when he was dousing himself in milk. Bravo for Humor.

Mr. Anonymous
September 2, 2009 10:24 am

Ha! That was hilarious!! Kinda makes me want to make another short film now. =)

Ryan T. Riddle
September 2, 2009 10:48 am

That was f’ing hilarious!

September 2, 2009 12:14 pm

Spock and Uhura: The Untold Story on how they met.

September 2, 2009 1:01 pm

potty mouth! kinda funny, kinda dumb… silly ending. LOL

Bill Lutz
September 2, 2009 1:08 pm


September 2, 2009 2:08 pm

I saw the ending coming, but it was still amusing… yeah, Pine as the therapist would have been awesome, but I’ve got a soft spot in my heart for Brent Sexton (“Life” was a great show).

September 2, 2009 5:11 pm

Well, that was a bit of mental diarrhea, but I was still amused. Zach’s acting was good.

September 2, 2009 5:56 pm

SPLAT! Quinto is crazy dark funny. I like him even more after seeing that! I really hope the writers smoke a biggie and give new Spock an “amok” type scene. Peace.

September 2, 2009 6:08 pm

I wonder how many kids are looking for stuff he’s starring in?

Playing Spock means becoming, for all intents and purposes, a role model.

Dropping the F-bomb isn’t what makes this funny, and material such as this is inappropriate for younger Trek who would be looking for other stuff with Zachary Quinto in.

I’m sorry, but as amusing as it was, it was not the smartest move.

September 2, 2009 7:20 pm

Really surprised me. Better than Andy and Buddy. Kind of sweet and kind of wierd.

September 2, 2009 7:22 pm

bahaha, that was great. xD

<3 Zachary Quinto

ster julie
September 2, 2009 7:40 pm

Talk about the Anti-Spock!! I loved the twinkle in ZQ’s eyes when he said “I have sisters.” Bless his little heart!

September 2, 2009 8:19 pm

Man. How can you not love Zachary Quinto after watching THAT? For realzies!

The Last Maquis
September 2, 2009 8:21 pm



September 2, 2009 8:39 pm

Replace the gun with phasers, then it’s f’ing funny! lol

September 2, 2009 10:05 pm

I love that ending!!! “Oopsies.”

September 2, 2009 10:38 pm

I laughed till I cried with this! AMAZING!!!

Here’s to hoping he hosts SNL!

September 2, 2009 11:07 pm

Lighten up

September 2, 2009 11:36 pm

Despite it’s infinite stupidity…I loved it.

September 3, 2009 12:20 am

Even Spock’s doing viral videos now. What’s next? Punked?

September 3, 2009 2:09 am

Hm. Moderately funny.

September 3, 2009 6:06 am

I was so sure that at some point in the video he would shoot her accidentally. I was only surprised that they were both already so old when that happened. What hand control! lol

September 3, 2009 8:14 am

33 – Tell that to parents. Like I said, though, it was amusing. :)

Denise de Arman
September 3, 2009 8:22 am

I would let ZQ kidnap me anytime.

Denise de Arman
September 3, 2009 8:28 am

Without the “oops” at the end, of course.

September 3, 2009 9:34 am

Most illogical.

September 3, 2009 11:54 am

Get him on SNL, stat!

September 3, 2009 12:19 pm


Get real. An actor shouldn’t have to monitor what they do because they’re viewed as “role models”. Its up to the parents to monitor what their children do and view. Furthermore, there is a HUGE difference between an actor and a part they might happen to play.

We’re already dealing with enough censorship because people would rather have government and other authorities filter material instead of people themselves having to take on that responsibility.

September 3, 2009 12:42 pm

43 – You have a point, but there is such a thing as public image.

What if a Disney character was portrayed as robbing a store, dropping f-bombs and engaging in adult situations?

You see, you and I know what reality is, but a younger kid can be far more impressionable and open to influence.

“But Zachary does it, why can’t I do it?”.

This is why we have movie ratings.

September 3, 2009 6:05 pm


That’s ridiculous.. Zachary Quinto is not a Disney character nor is he any sort of ‘corporate brand’. He’s his own person and like any other actor, musician, or artist, he can change his ‘image’ or steer his career in any direction he wishes. If someone makes him into a role model, that’s their issue. They are the ones imposing that on him, and I doubt he has purposely set out to become a role model for anyone. (*cough*Sylar*cough* -_-)

September 3, 2009 6:50 pm

45 – Is it? Is it really a rediculous argument?

He’s stepping into the role of a heroic character who can be viewed as a role model (Spock).

Growing up, Nimoy’s Spock was a BIG influence on me in terms of valuing logic, and influenced my IT career, and showed me that one does not have to be like everyone else to be accepted.

What is the “I will kill this f-in b**tch” “Spock” going to show the next generation?

Sylar is clearly the villain, clearly bad as portrayed.

In this, he can be seen as the star/hero of the piece.

September 3, 2009 6:52 pm

45 – I am not about censorship, it’s about acknowledging the role he plays to his fans, and the example he sets.

September 3, 2009 6:54 pm

45 – One thing also to note is that Kids COME TO THIS SITE.

Is this really appropriate for younger fans to see?

September 3, 2009 8:33 pm

46-Ummm, Have you EVER seen the William Shatner roast, when in teh beginning him and Nimoy are dropping F bombs at each other? If you haven’t, it’s on this site, and it’s classic. How do you explain that?

September 3, 2009 9:33 pm

49 – I don’t. But Shatner’s fanbase among kids is far lower.