Star Trek's new SPOCK insists the new sci-fi blockbuster will be more successful at the U.S. box office if Barack Obama is U.S. President.
Actor Zachary Quinto believes Obama's optimism will drive film fans to see films that have positive messages - like Star Trek.
The Heroes star tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "This is a franchise that offers hope for unity, and so does Barack Obama.
"When this movie comes out, and Obama is President, hopefully there will be some parallels."
Meanwhile, the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy - who makes a cameo appearance in the new Star Trek, believes the film should have been released prior to next month's (04Nov08) U.S. election - to give movie fans a boost amid gloomy economic and environmental crises.
He says, "My only regret is that the movie can't come out sooner. I think the world could use it. Don't you?"