Star Trek’s Captain Kirk actor William Shatner beams down to New Zealand’s screens this week riding a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) in an advert for MyRepublic.
Watch how William Shatner rolls down his purple spaceship’s gang plank, before engaging thrusters to attain warp factor 9 and leap the front steps into a suburban house in a single bound.
MyRepublic – the new fibre broadband service – launched here this week, and adverts are being broadcast prime time on TV as well as multimedia such as web pages, YouTube, etc. The advert has been edited to a variety of running times, and the full 60 second version can be viewed on YouTube here.
Of course, Shatner isn’t the first to star on a rocket propelled Segway PT. Prior examples include Philip Bendall and performers at the Rugby World Cup at Eden Park, Auckland in 2005….
…and a gorilla in Ken Block’s Gymkhana 4 in 2012….
…and more recently (2013) actor Billy Zane launches skywards in the music video for pop star Avril Lavigne’s song Rock n Roll.