Spock Himself Chimes In on Obama's Jedi Gaffe
President mixes up his 'Star Trek,' 'Star Wars' references
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 1, 2013 5:26 PM CST
Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) posted this photo on Twitter last year of herself and the president.   (Twitter/@realnichelle)

(Newser) – As the Twitter-verse made abundantly clear today, President Obama mixed up his Star Trek/Star Wars references in the heat of the sequester moment. If you missed, Obama complained that he couldn't "do a Jedi mind meld with these folks and convince them to do what's right," reports ABC News. It should be, as countless tweets pointed out, either a Jedi mind trick (Star Wars) or a Vulcan mind meld (Star Trek). Some of the reaction:

  • "Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress," tweeted the man himself, Leonard Nimoy.

  • The White House got in on the act, tweeting a photo under the "JediMindMeld" hashtag with the intro, "We must bring balance to the force."
  • Bloomberg makes the case that Obama was, probably by accident, kind of correct because spinoff books talk about a "Jedi battle meld."
  • Salon offers a slideshow to bolster Obama's nerd cred, including one of him giving the Vulcan salute with Nichelle Nichols, the actress who played Lt. Uhura.

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BenDunn
Mar 2, 2013 9:16 AM CST
Piss on President Chicken Little Th sky is falling!!! He wants what he wants, I WANT HIM TO SHUT THE FRIG UP AND DO HIS JOB, STOP CRYING ALL THE TIME ABOUT MORE MONEY!!! BTW, Congress is doing exactly what I want them to do , SHUT DOWN OBAMA'S SPENDING!!!
NYUFan
Mar 2, 2013 8:35 AM CST
The republicons are nothing more than a "meld" of slime.
Imhotep
Mar 2, 2013 7:47 AM CST
So how do I get these cuts without looking like the bad guy to all my constituents. Make the opposing side look like they caused it. They don't mind. They want the cuts too. So everybody comes out without blame and the country gets what it wants. SPENDING CUTS !