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William Shatner and Gorn rematch in a commercial for Star Trek: The Video Game

Mar. 29, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Now this is absolutely the coolest marketing ploy of the J.J. Abrams STAR TREK era. With STAR TREK, William Shatner voiced his feelings of being slighted at not being included in the same way Leonard Nimoy was. Chris Pine took over the role of Kirk and Shatner was nowhere to be seen. Well, it looks like he has gotten over his sour feelings enough to film this great commercial for the STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS tie-in video game.

Playing of the classic original series episode "Arena" which featured the iconic battle with the lizard alien Gorn. This commercial brings the two back in their golden years to rematch. Check out the commercial.

The video game takes place between STAR TREK and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and features an entirely original story to bridge the two films. Here's a synopsis:

The highly anticipated STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME features a vastly updated version of the Gorn as the key foe to legendary duo Kirk and Spock. Players take on the roles of Kirk and Spock, who work together to get to the heart of a mysterious attack by an enemy with unimaginable strength a re-imagined version of the Gorn. In an entirely original story, written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk, the Gorn is a terrifying threat, with an army that could overwhelm Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise.

I am very excited to play the game, which will be on all consoles as well as PC. STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME hits stores on April 23, 2013 and STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS opens in theaters on May 17, 2013.

And for fun, here is the classic Kirk versus Gorn battle.

Extra Tidbit: Like Romulan ale, Shatner just gets better with age.

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6:53AM on 04/01/2013

Great commercial, crappy game graphics

Thanks to Bill Shatner for being cool yet again!!
Thanks to Bill Shatner for being cool yet again!!
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12:10PM on 03/30/2013

Game

The game looks dog shit
The game looks dog shit
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7:25AM on 03/30/2013

Super....

Great stuff from the true Cpt. Kirk. Rock on Shat!
Great stuff from the true Cpt. Kirk. Rock on Shat!
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11:37AM on 03/30/2013
I agree with your sentiment, but if you wanna sound cool, call him Bill. Shat just isn't flattering at all.
I agree with your sentiment, but if you wanna sound cool, call him Bill. Shat just isn't flattering at all.
3:06PM on 03/30/2013
I don't know him that well.
I don't know him that well.
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9:06PM on 03/29/2013

Thanks Senior Shatner ;)

--that was fun my friend:) Im glad you're still cool as ever:)
--that was fun my friend:) Im glad you're still cool as ever:)
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4:59PM on 03/29/2013
Shatner is the best and coolest!
Shatner is the best and coolest!
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4:33PM on 03/29/2013

LMFAOOO

that was classic.
that was classic.
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4:32PM on 03/29/2013
The commercial was pretty funny, but the game looks like crap. If they wanted to do a tie-in between the two movies of Abram's crap version of Trek, they should have just stuck to either an animated direct to dvd movie, or a comic book tie-in. Because 60 bucks for a game that looks like it should be on the Xbox or PS3 store for 10 bucks, is just being greedy.
The commercial was pretty funny, but the game looks like crap. If they wanted to do a tie-in between the two movies of Abram's crap version of Trek, they should have just stuck to either an animated direct to dvd movie, or a comic book tie-in. Because 60 bucks for a game that looks like it should be on the Xbox or PS3 store for 10 bucks, is just being greedy.
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8:14PM on 03/29/2013
What do you mean JJ's crap version of star trek - i think what you meant to say was FUCKING PIECE OF UTTER GARBAGE version of trek.
What do you mean JJ's crap version of star trek - i think what you meant to say was FUCKING PIECE OF UTTER GARBAGE version of trek.
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3:49PM on 03/29/2013
That's pretty great. To be honest, I think Shatner is really just being a troll with the whole hating on JJ and everything. He's notorious for being a troll, but he always seems to end up being a good spirit about things. If Shatner really cared, he'd be more active about it, but all his comments come off as "this is what I think, but it's not a big deal". This game looks ok, but I feel like it's just another cheap tie in. We'll see, I guess. I do like the co-op aspect though.
That's pretty great. To be honest, I think Shatner is really just being a troll with the whole hating on JJ and everything. He's notorious for being a troll, but he always seems to end up being a good spirit about things. If Shatner really cared, he'd be more active about it, but all his comments come off as "this is what I think, but it's not a big deal". This game looks ok, but I feel like it's just another cheap tie in. We'll see, I guess. I do like the co-op aspect though.
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