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Nichols And President Obama

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Last week, Nichelle Nichols was able to meet President Barack Obama, and she has shared a picture taken with the President with her Star Trek fans.

“I was honored to get a chance to meet with Pres[ident] Barack Obama today in the White House,” she said via Twitter. “He was as charming and handsome as I had expected.”

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Nimoy: A Space Exploration Fan

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Exploring outer space isn’t something that Leonard Nimoy wants to see limited to just movie-making.

While accepting the 2010 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award yesterday, Nimoy shared his thoughts on space exploration, and a famous Star Trek fan who just happens to run the country.

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Prez Gives Star Trek XI The Thumbs Up

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Star Trek XI has been seen by fans ranging from astronauts on the International Space Station, to the President of the United States.

As reported by Newsweek Magazine, President Obama, who is sometimes compared to Spock by his admirers, saw Star Trek XI in the White House theater. “…it turns out we got this nice theater on the ground floor of my house,” he told reporters. “So 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…” The President then made the Vulcan split-fingered salute for the reporters. (more…)

Star Trek XI On Cover Of Newsweek

Monday, April 27th, 2009

According to the latest issue of Newsweek, “Star Trek is way cool.”

As reported by Newsweek, the reason for Star Trek being cool is because the geeks have inherited both the earth and the White House. Another factor is the coolness factor of Director J.J. Abrams. (more…)

Mulgrew On Acting, Life And Politics

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Being good at one’s craft requires discipline and sacrifice, according to actress Kate Mulgrew.

As reported by Totally Kate, Mulgrew, currently appearing in Equus as Hester Saloman, is preparing for her next role where she will portray Maria Callas in The Master Class. Getting ready for the role of the opera star means research for Mulgrew. “I’m in the middle of it,” explained Mulgrew. “I’ve got every single thing she ever sang and every documentary that we could get, and all the literature and I’m right in the middle of it. It’s extremely dense, the research for this, because there’s so much available to me. Do you know? I feel really torn. (more…)