'Live Long and Prosper': President Obama and Lt. Uhura Flash Vulcan Sign in Oval Office

Here's a photo worth a thousand words, or at least four: Meeting with President Obama in February in the Oval Office, Star Trek alum Nichelle Nichols flashed the iconic Vulcan salute alongside the Commander in Chief for the best White House photo op since Elvis and Nixon shook hands in 1970. Live long and prosper!

Nichols posted the photo to her Twitter account this week, taken on her February 29 visit to the White House. After the meeting, she Tweeted about her Trek-related conversations with the President:

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!
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President Obama also confirmed for me that he was defintely a Trekker! How wonderful is that?!
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[via @RealNichelle via EW]


  • John Berggren says:

    Love them both. Live long and prosper, indeed!

  • Ben says:

    OMG I love him so much!

    Wait... he's ordered and carried out the murders of three American citizens without due process, overseen the torture of Bradley Manning, and has illegally occupied Libya. All while escalating drone attacks to unprecedented extremes, killing countless innocent civilians abroad.

    I take it back. He is awful.

    • sharp-eye washington says:

      First of all Bradley Manning is a traitor, and gay people should be ashamed of him. All that struggle over DADT and he set them back, gave up secrets to wikileaks because he broke up with his twink boyfriend how nice. He should be shot at sunrise. And we did airstrikes against Libya, no American boots hit the ground. Drone attacks against Afghanistan, you're crying why? It's called a WAR. F*** those people. Guess what Ben? You suck too. Obama/Uhura 2012!

    • Destroyer of Mountains says:

      As opposed to George W. "Devil" Bush lying to the entire country and killing over 100 thousand innocent Iraqis??? Let me guess, you massage Rush Limbaughs bacne before he feeds you each night?

  • Klingons would never get into the Oval Office. Klingons
    aren't any good with that whole Vulcan hand jive thing.
    Klingons can't balance a budget. Then again, most in
    Washington D.C. can't either.
    KRIS, of KAG

  • MartiniShark says:

    A cynic may say this is simply shallow pandering for the Trekkie vote. But seriously, do they really crawl out of the basement and cast a vote?

    • Yep. Some of us DO vote. Some Trek fans live in areas
      without basements, which must drive their parents crazy.
      Can't suck down the cheeseburgers with Mom watching.
      Then again, Trek fans banded together and saved the
      franchise (Thanks Bjo!) and Trek fans influenced the U.S.
      government to have the First space shuttle named
      "Enterprise"..... so they DO vote. Not many other groups
      of fans have such a track record.
      KRIS the KLINGON

  • dukeroberts says:

    Uhura is much too cool for the likes of Obama.

  • Max Renn says:

    Did she do her Star Trek V dance on the Whitehouse lawn?