Picture of the Day: A Vulcan, and a 'Star Trek' Actress

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President Obama has a message for his fellow Americans: Live long and prosper.

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President Obama's unemotional style has long been compared to the dispassionate Dr. Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame who rejects the irrational. But now there's clearer evidence than ever that the president might be a Vulcan: photographic proof of him palling around with a member of the Enterprise crew.

That's actress Nichelle Nichols, a.k.a. Lt. Uhura, during a visit to the Oval Office. The visit shows that one major perk of the presidency is the ability to hang out with your childhood crushes:

There was also this:

But will his public backing of Star Trek alienate Obama fan and Star Wars impresario George Lucas?

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David Graham is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Politics Channel. He previously reported for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and The National.

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