Feb 4 2013 4:45pm

Zachary Quinto Ran Around Our Building Asking if Anyone Cares That He’s Spock

The latest edition of Funny or Die’s series “Billy on the Street” features Zachary Quinto trying to determine his own relevance! Running around New York City’s Flatiron building (famous home of Stubby), Z-Quints and comedian Billy Eichner accosted strangers by asking them “It’s Spock! Do you care?” The results were hilarious. (And seeing as how we care EXCESSIVELY that Quinto is Spock, we are SUPER bummed that we missed them. Our message to Billy and Z-Quints: COME BACK.)

Video below (via Funny or Die)

Stubby the Rocket is the voice and mascot of and really, really cares about Spock! 

YouDont NeedToKnow
1. necrosage2005
It is NYC. You should know that if you run up to people and start to shout at them they're going to treat you like you have the plague or are going to mug them. How can you be in NYC and NOT know this?!?
Kristoff Bergenholm
2. Magentawolf
There is only one Spock, and he is not Zachary Quinto.
John Laudun
4. johnlaudun
I thought Quinto did a pitch perfect version of Nimoy's Spock. It's a somewhat weird thing that Abrams' is doing here: re-doing the series with the same characters but portrayed by different actors who are trying to re-interpret the other actor's versions. (One could, after all, imagine a Kirk who was not at all like Shatner's Kirk -- oh, that's not canonical, I know, to say that, but there you have it.)

I'm looking forward to seeing what Cumberbatch brings. One can only hope that having an actor who has played so many roles driven by dialogue will actually encourage Abrams to make more room for dialogue and interaction and cut down on some of action. No sense of that in the original trailer, but the humanity of the home-made remake is what makes it so re-freshing. (I find myself, when re-watching Abrams first ST reboot film, fastforwarding through the action sequences in order to get to the scenes where, you know, the people are and not some CGI version of them.) All the CGI action only makes me appreciate the limitations of the older television series and films all the more.

Gosh, I sound like a graybeard.

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