So for those of you who do not own a television, do not browse the Internet, or read entertainment magazines or a newspaper, the new Star Trek movie, Into Darkness, comes out May 17. And car maker Audi has put its tie-in advertising for the new Audi S7 into warp drive.
Just like the original Star Trek series and the Star Trek movies, Audi's latest ad, "Zachary Quinto [the new Mr. Spock] vs. [original Mr. Spock] Leonard Nimoy: The Challenge" combines futuristic technology and humor to create something... fascinating. Or just downright bizarre.
[H/T to Another David S. for sending me this video. Live long and prosper, cuz.]
I love the bit at the end where Nimoy gives Quinto the Vulcan nerve pinch.
As amusing (or interesting) as the ad may be, though, Audi seems to have forgotten the famous Spock quote, "After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing,
after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."
Bonus points to anyone (other than Dave S.) who knows what song Leonard Nimoy is singing as he drives to the club.
Time's up. It's "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins," which you can see right here:
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