President Obama has a message for his fellow Americans: Live long and prosper.
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:
Months ago Pres Obama was quoted as saying that he'd had a crush on me when he was younger. I asked about that & he proudly confirmed it!— Nichelle Nichols (@RealNichelle) March 1, 2012
There was also this:
President Obama also confirmed for me that he was defintely a Trekker! How wonderful is that?!— Nichelle Nichols (@RealNichelle) March 1, 2012
But will his public backing of Star Trek alienate Obama fan and Star Wars impresario George Lucas?