That's a light saber, sir, not a phaser. (President Obama in September 2009, during a White House event promoting Chicago's bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.)
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March 1, 2013 He can't do a "Jedi mind meld" with Republicans, Obama said. To which fans of Star Trek and Star Wars immediately said he was mixing metaphors.
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A sea of self-motivated individuals or a web of interdependent talents? Both, of course.
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November 12, 2012 This past election may have been about jobs. But there was a more profound question at issue: coming to grips with the collapse of the myth that we all go it alone. Commentator Alva Noë says this myth has distorted our politics and that President Obama was right to take aim at it.
July 25, 2012 Contributor Adam Frank has an op-ed in The New York Times that argues we're not going to be traveling the cosmos any time soon, if ever.
Actress Nichelle Nichols -- "Lt. Uhura" -- at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Nov. 3, 2010.
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January 14, 2011 Nichelle Nichols, who was "Lt. Uhura" in the '60s TV classic and later movies, says she was ready to leave the show after its first season -- until Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. told her to keep playing that groundbreaking character.
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May 6, 2009 Eagerly anticipating the Star Trek movie...
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