Leonard Nimoy continues to defy his pledge to retire. Star Trek’s Spock Prime has upped his live appearances, signed on to do more Fringe, and now he is even in a new TV commercial for the Canadian cable company Telus. Check it out below, plus we look back at some classic Nimoy commercials.
Nimoy commercial for "Next Frontier of Social Networking"
For a 45 year old franchise, it is impressive that three of the stars of Star Trek have been seen on TV as commercial spokesmen in the last year: Nimoy (Telus), William Shatner (Priceline) and George Takei (Sharp). Will we see Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine and John Cho pitching stuff on TV in 2054?
Nimoy the pitchman
The new Telus ad is Nimoy’s first commercial work since the VW "Talk to a Bug’ campaign in 2008. In the past decade he also appeared in a 2006 Superbowl commercial for Aleve, and in 2004 he appeared with William Shatner in a series Priceline commercials.
2004: Priceline (one of three ads)
Leonard Nimoy may not be as as prolific a pitchman as his friend William Shatner, but he has a good sized repertoire in TV commercials going back to the 70s. Here are a few more of his ads over the years.
1979: Atlantic Bank
1986: Western Airlines
For more of Leonard Nimoy’s commercial history visit beyondspock.