Shatner and Nimoy are teaming up again! Volkswagen Germany is teasing a new Star Trek-themed campaign that will feature both Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Get more details below. [UPDATED with new video tease from Nimoy]
UPDATE: New Video with Nimoy
On Thursday (September 25) Volkswagen DE posted a brief video tease of Leonard Nimoy (see below).
VW Germany Teases Shatner & Nimoy Star Trek-themed ‘#vwfuture’ campaign
Last Friday, the VW Germany Facebook page posted the following Star Trek-themed image, with the message "We greet our fans on Earth – and also on the planet Vulcan. #vwfuture."
On Saturday they followed it up with another Star Trek-themed image and the message "The answer from the Vulcans didn’t take long. Welcome to the #vwfuture!"
And then yesterday VW Germany posted a 30 second video featuring people trying to do the Vulcan salute, Star Trek music and glimpses of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (wearing v-neck sweaters matching their original command gold and science blue Star Trek uniforms). The video hints there will be more on October 3rd.
And if it wasn’t clear enough, earlier today Volkswagen Germany posted this image with the Starfleet logo and the message "There are innovative technoogoes not only in space and in the future. It’s already on Earth. Stay tuned! #vwfuture"
TrekMovie is told that the planned "vwfuture" campaign is currently limited to Germany, but could expand to the rest of Europe and the US.
To keep up with the teasing, visit the Volkswagen Deutschland Facebook page.
Not Nimoy’s first time with VW
Fans may remember that back in 2008 Leonard Nimoy did a commercial for VW USA for their campaign promoting the new Beetle. Watch that below.
And last year Nimoy teamed up with the new Spock Zacnhary Quinto for a very popular viral web ad for Audi (a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group).