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In 1982, William Shatner (Captain Kirk) was employed as a spokesman for the Commodore VIC-20. His ad campaign, both in print and on television, was designed to promote the VIC-20 as the perfect balance between the more expensive home computers of the time and video game-only consoles like the Atari 2600/VCS. Obvious links were made to Mr. Shatner's Star Trek/sci-fi past, however, and from what I've read, the ad campaign was discontinued due to the public's perception of the VIC-20 as being a "sci-fi toy".
Below are three scans of print ads archived from the 'net along with a vidcap of an actual 30-second TV commercial (MPEG, 3.85MB):