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Thursday, April 5, 2012

President Obama courts the Star Trek vote

The photo below made national headlines yesterday and is presented with an accompanying USA TODAY report by David Jackson...

Obama gives Vulcan salute with Lt. Uhura

President Obama, a fan of the Star Trek television series and movies, has often been compared to Spock, the cool, logical and emotion-free first officer from the planet Vulcan.

So it was only natural that when he received a visit from Nichelle Nichols -- the actress who portrayed Lt. Uhura -- Obama would deliver the Vulcan salute.

Nichols tweeted out this picture along with the Vulcan saying: "Live long and prosper."

On the day of her visit, Feb. 29, Nichols tweeted that "I was honored to get a chance to meet with Pres Barack Obama today in the White House. He was as charming and handsome as I had expected."

"Months ago Pres Obama was quoted as saying that he'd had a crush on me when he was younger," Nichols also wrote. "I asked about that & he proudly confirmed it! President Obama also confirmed for me that he was definitely a Trekker! How wonderful is that?!"

Barack Obama wasn't the only young male to have a crush on Nichols, a trailblazer herself.

One of the first African Americans with a continuing role on a major television show, Nichols also shared the small screen's first interracial kiss (with Captain James Kirk, played by William Shatner).

The New York Post, which first reported the story, noted:

This is not the first time Obama has expressed his enthusiasm for "Star Trek."

In 2010, Leonard Nimoy -- who played Spock -- told reporters, "I do believe that President Obama means it when he says that he is 100 percent interested in space. I know for sure he's a 'Star Trek' fan."

He shared that when he met the president, he was also greeted by the iconic salute.