SPOILERS, IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE STAR TREK REBOOT!!!
One of the best things about J.J. Abrams reboot of the Star Trek film series was the special appearance of Leonard Nimoy as an older Spock, or “Spock Prime.” The thought of Spock interacting with his younger self (played by Zachary Quinto) is enough to fill any sci-fi geek’s heart with glee, whether you liked Abrams’ execution of it or not.
Now we can re-live that experience again in a new commercial featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, for the luxury car manufacturer Audi. The commercial is great, and really shows off the friendship between the two Spocks. Of course, Leonard Nimoy is driving a Mercedes, which doesn’t make for a level playing field when you’re in an Audi commercial. Still, he finds a way to put his younger self in his place.
There are way too many great moments in this two-minute commercial. It’s hard to decide which is better, Leonard Nimoy singing “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” or both Nimoy and Quinto recreating the final moments of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
You’ll be able to see Quinto again in Star Trek Into Darkness, which will hit theaters everywhere one day early, on Thursday, May 16th, in 3D and IMAX. Watch Leonard Nimoy sing the complete “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” below: