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Two Spocks go where many men have gone before: the golf club

In a new ad for Audi, Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto race into familiar frontier.

Oh, those poor golf clubs.
Audi/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

It's hard being an old Vulcan.

Younger beings come along and just want to vulcanize you.

Old Vulcans have it so bad they drive Mercedes. Young ones, quite naturally, drive an Audi.

These aren't the musings of an addled mind; it's the premise of a new Audi ad. Here we have old Spock, Leonard Nimoy, and young Spock, Zachary Quinto, challenging each other. Yes, they will race each other to the golf club -- loser buys lunch. (Do not attempt.)

Quinto has a very fancy Audi S7. Spock is slumming it in an old guy's Mercedes. Of course the Audi's faster. This is an Audi ad.

Spock has to content himself with bathing in frustration and musing about hobbits, while his awfully slow Mercedes languishes. He's had terrible problems getting his golf clubs in at all.

And yet this is not a complete besmirching of the original wise man of space. He delivers an accidental comeuppance -- or, rather, go-downnance -- to an unsuspecting Quinto.

After lunch, though, as a self-driving car rolls up to the club, they both realize that neither of their cars is really out of this world.

Is it a Prius? Thankfully not.