March 28, 2013 10:17pm PT by Aaron Couch
William Shatner Fights Lizard-Man in 'Star Trek' Game Ad (Video)
William Shatner reunites with someone who helped define his early career in a new ad for Star Trek: The Video Game.
No, it's not Leonard Nimoy. It’s the lizard-like Gorn captain from the classic 1967 “Arena” episode of Star Trek, which saw Captain James T. Kirk transported down to an alien planet and pitted in a fight to the death against a humanoid reptile.
In the ad, the pair are shown sitting on the couch playing the Star Trek game, which is from NAMCO Bandai Games and features the likenesses of Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock).
Shatner becomes frustrated and hits the lizard-man, claiming his friend is causing him to die in the game. The reptile hits him back, and a rematch of the fight they had in the '60s episode ensues, only this time neither one is as spry as he used to be.
Out of breath and hurting, Shatner finally says “We’re both too old for this.”
Shatner recently revisited Star Trek territory during this year’s Oscars, when he appeared as Kirk to warn host Seth MacFarlane that the Family Guy creator was about to go down in history as worst Oscars host ever.
Watch the video below.