Spock Vs. Spock: New Commercial Full of ‘Star Trek’ Gems

by Elizabeth Howell on May 7, 2013

We guarantee you’ll go out of your Vulcan mind watching this new car commercial starring Spock … and Spock.

The Audi ad shows Leonard Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek‘s original series) and Zachary Quinto (Spock from Star Trek: Into Darkness, which premieres May 17) looking for new challenges after Nimoy wins a chess match.

“You want to play a round of golf in the club and get some lunch? Whoever gets to the club last buys lunch,” Quinto says to his predecessor.

“Stand by to have your wallet emptied by a tractor beam,” responds Nimoy.

The result is two minutes full of Star Trek jokes as the older and slower Nimoy struggles with his golf clubs and navigation and Quinto enjoys a smoother ride. But you’ll have to watch the video to see who wins.

Hours after the commercial was uploaded, Nimoy smugly tweeted: “Always enjoy my friend @zacharyquinto. But trying to beat me out of a free lunch is not logical. LLAP”, with the last part referring to his famous line from Star Trek: “Live long and prosper.”

The pair also enjoyed screen time together in 2009 during the first of the rebooted Star Trek films.

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Elizabeth Howell is the senior writer at Universe Today. She also works for Space.com, Space Exploration Network, the NASA Lunar Science Institute, NASA Astrobiology Magazine and LiveScience, among others. Career highlights include watching three shuttle launches, and going on a two-week simulated Mars expedition in rural Utah. You can follow her on Twitter @howellspace or contact her at her website.

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