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Elon Musk keeps name-dropping science fiction love

After 'Spaceballs' Reference With Ludicrous Speed, What Else Is There?

The 'Ludicrous' speed in the updated Tesla Model S hinted at Spaceballs. It's not the only sci-fi note Elon Musk has used for his futuristic companies.

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VW beams in Star Trek stars to promote e-Golf EV

Volkswagen just set its e-mobility commercial phasers on stunning. The German automaker has cast Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame (i.e., actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) in a new advertisement for its growing stable of electric vehicles. Even though it's in German, we think you can get the idea.

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Audi pits Star Trek's new Spock versus the original

The only thing that makes a sci-fi geek happier than William Shatner and Patrick Stewart in the same room is when two Spocks collide. Audi has somehow managed to do just that ahead of the release of the second film in this historic franchise's new go-round called John Neff

Chevrolet Volt to get Sci-Fi soundtrack

One of the concerns about today's electric and hybrid vehicles is that they don't make the same noises as internal-combustion-propelled conveyances. It seems customers have come to expect a certain sound when a vehicle starts or is put into motion, and electric motors just can't compare to ICEs. GM has decided to add a soundtrack to its upcoming Chevy Volt to remedy that situation. Rather than plugg

Autoblog's #2 Most-Read Post of the Year

Never underestimate the power of geeks is the lesson we learned from Autoblog's #2 Most-Read Post of the Year, titled "Pics of Nissan Terranaut reveal vehicle perfect for Picard and his crew." The Terranaut is a forgettable concept CUV with obvious sci-fi overtones that was developed by Nissan of Europe early in 2006. Had the title not contained "Picard and his crew," this post wo