06/10/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SNL: Star Trek Stars On Weekend Update: A Plea To Trekkies (VIDEO)

"Star Trek" stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Quinto's Spock predecessor Leonard Nimoy surprised fans when they showed up on "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update.

Pine and Quinto were on to respond to criticism that the new film, with the tag line "This Isn't Your Father's Star Trek," is too much a departure from the originals.

Addressing disgruntled Trekkies in the front row (Bobby Moynihan and Keenan Thompson) the new Captain Kirk and Spock pleaded with "Star Trek" fans to stop harassing them before Nimoy then came on to offer his support.

Meanwhile the new "Star Trek" film is having a huge opening weekend.

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