Over the last couple weeks there have been a bunch of articles comparing U.S. President Barack Obama to the Star Trek character Spock. I remember reading once that Obama was a Trekkie, and have wondered if Obama had seen Trek yet, and if so, what he thought. Obama screened JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek reboot over the weekend, and it turns out that he liked it.
“Star Trek, we saw this weekend, which I thought was good. Everybody was saying I was Spock, so I figured I should check it out and,” Obama tells Newsweek before givng the Vulcan salute. “I used to love Star Trek. You know, Star Trek was ahead of its time. There was a whole—the special effects weren’t real good, but the storylines were always evocative, you know, there was a little commentary and a little pop philosophy for a 10-year-old to absorb.”
The photo above comes from Maureen Dowd‘s New York Times article titled “Put Aside Logic”