New Spock Will Teach You How To Play Star Trek OnlineS

In case you missed this weekend's Spike TV Video Game Awards—or had the television muted while Zachary Quinto was onstage—you also missed the announcement that Atari's Star Trek Online was getting a little more Trek cred.

And by that we mean the inclusion of Mr. Quinto, famous for his roles in Heroes and JJ Abrams' Star Trek, in the massively multiplayer online Star Trek game. Quinto will be offering his Spock-like vocal talents to the forthcoming game, "teaching fans how to explore the Star Trek Online universe, improve their characters, attain higher ranks, and succeed in space combat."

The best aspect of tapping New Spock for something like this is that if Quinto's voiceover contributions are devoid of enthusiasm and warmth, that can just be chalked up to being Vulcan-esque!

Star Trek Online is due February 2, 2010 in North America and February 5, 2010 across Europe and Australia, Quinto in tow.