When Spock Met Obama
05.11.09 by REELZ
As the new Star Trek goes into warp speed at the box office, it also appears to be reaching into the highest office in the land. Politico reports on rumors that President Obama has requested a special screening of the movie at the White House. There has been a lot of speculation for a while that Obama was a closet Trekkie, and even some commentary on how much he resembles Mr. Spock. More remarkable though is this latest comment from from the original Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) himself:
I've met [Obama] twice. The first time was a couple years ago, very early on, when he had just announced his candidacy ... he came through the house, saw me, and immediately put his hand up in the Vulcan gesture.
What better sign that Star Trek really has crossed over into the final frontier?