So how is it different?Justin Lin is more introverted than J.J. Abrams.
Leonard Nimoy didn’t know why the creators of the recent Star Trek-based Audi commercial had asked him to sing a few bars of his hilariously campy song from 1967, “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.” “I said, if you want me to do it, I’ll do it. I don’t know why it’s in the spot.” Nimoy, who created the role of Spock in the 1967-1969 series Star Trek, told me in a telephone interview that the response to song “was a complete surprise to me.”
Let’s cut to the chase. Unlike the misfired Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness (STID) is an extremely good Trek film. While not perfect, STID gives us a well-paced and action-filled 132 minutes with all the characters we know and love (Captain James T. Kirk, the Vulcan first officer Spock, the cantankerous doctor McCoy, and the rest of the crew), along with moments film-goers are hoping to see…and more than a few they won’t see coming.
Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of science officer Spock in Star Trek back in 1966, hasn’t become as popular to modern audiences as co-stars William Shatner, the self-parodying Internet sensation, or George Takei, the Facebook tastemaker. But if he continues to make video shorts for Audi’s YouTube page like the one below (along with the current Spock, actor Zachary Quinto), he will be well on his way to wresting the title of Internet champ away from them both.