Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto Audi ad

Set Phasers to “Fun”: Spocks Old and New Ham It up in Audi Advert [Video]

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For a television series that only ran for three seasons and garnered rather lukewarm ratings,Star Trekhas proven quite profitable for creatorGene Roddenberryand his heirs. This is due in no small part to the fact that the franchise enjoys one of the sci-fi community’s largest and most vocal fanboy and fangirl armies. But we reckon it also stems from a long line of iconic characters and the gifted actors who portray them.

One of those characters is, of course,Spock. The mostly logical and emotionally-distant half-Vulcan, half-human chap has only been played by two men throughout his existence:Leonard Nimoyand, beginning with the 2009J.J. AbramsStar Trekmovie,Zachary Quinto.Audi of Americahas brought both actors together in this quite hilarious spot that showcases theAudiS7and its principal competitor, theMercedes-Benz CLS. Normally we consumer goods company/upcoming movie cross promotions (Star Trek Into Darknesshits theaters May 17th.) as cynical, forced-looking-and-sounding cash grabs. But this? This. Is.Gold. Bravo Audi and Misters Nimoy and Quinto.

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