Nobody outside the “Trekkie” community would have believed it, but does the Tweeted photo of Nichelle Nichols and President Obama proof that he is now a bona fide Star Trek fan?
By: Ringo Bones
It’s now official folks – at least back in Thursday, April 5, 2012 when actress Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in the original Star Trek TV series Tweeted a photo of herself alongside President Obama while flashing the iconic “live long and prosper” hand signal made famous by the character Mr. Spock. The photo was originally taken in late February, 2012 when Nichols visited the White House and later headed to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
In the past, President Obama has revealed that he had a crush on Nichelle Nichols as a kid, given that she was one of the first African-American women who have a major role on a TV series back in the 1960s. So does the Tweeted photo now serve to make President Obama a bona fide “Trekkie”?