09/17/2013 09:08 am ET

Bill Nye The Science Guy's First 'DWTS' Dance (VIDEO)

Bill Nye the Science Guy took to the dance floor on the Season 17 premiere of "Dancing With the Stars," but his dancing experiment may be short-lived.

Nye danced the Cha-cha-cha to "Weird Science," but his mad scientist-themed set failed to wow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli.

"It was like being waxed: It was painful while it happened and it was lovely when it was over," Goodman said.

Nye received a total score of 14 out of 30.

"Dancing With the Stars" airs Mondays, 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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