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Spock vs. Spock! Leonard Nimoy & Zachary Quinto Face Off in Hilarious Ad (Video)

It's only logical. When you have two Spocks in the world, it makes sense to pit them against each other in a battle of the minds. In a nod to the newest "Star Trek" movie set for release on May 17, a new commercial for the car company Audi features a faceoff between Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto — the two actors known for playing Spock in the original series and newest movies respectively.

The advertisement — called "The Challenge" — shows Nimoy and Quinto racing to a golf club. The stakes? Whoever gets there last must pay for lunch. Nimoy's car just doesn't cut it and Quinto's Audi gets him to the finish line first. The original Spock gets the last laugh, however. Nimoy beats Quinto using his "Vulcan nerve pinch" — an homage to a famous trope that began in the original series.

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Miriam Kramer
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Miriam Kramer joined as a Staff Writer in December 2012. Since then, she has floated in weightlessness on a zero-gravity flight, felt the pull of 4-Gs in a trainer aircraft and watched rockets soar into space from Florida and Virginia. She also served as's lead space entertainment reporter, and enjoys all aspects of space news, astronomy and commercial spaceflight.  Miriam has also presented space stories during live interviews with Fox News and other TV and radio outlets. She originally hails from Knoxville, Tennessee where she and her family would take trips to dark spots on the outskirts of town to watch meteor showers every year. She loves to travel and one day hopes to see the northern lights in person. Miriam is currently a space reporter with Axios, writing the Axios Space newsletter. You can follow Miriam on Twitter.