“Star Trek” icon Leonard Nimoy, who played Vulcan Mr. Spock, is all hopped up about President Obama’s support of the NASA program and plans for space exploration. Spock is also sure that Obama is a sci-fi fan. Pop the hood.
Famous fictional Vulcan Leonard Nimoy says he’s excited about what’s to come in the world of real-life space exploration.
Nimoy, who became famous playing Spock in the original Star Trek series, spoke Thursday at the 26th National Space Symposium, where he was accepting the 2010 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award. The actor said he’s a big fan of real-world spaceflight, as well as the fictionalized version, and had watched President Barack Obama’s major space policy speech that afternoon.
“I do believe that President Obama means it when he says that he is 100 percent interested in space,” Nimoy told reporters. “I know for sure he’s a Star Trek fan,” he said, because the first time the two men met, President Obama made Spock’s traditional V-shaped finger spread.
So in other words, Spock wants Obama to “Live Long and Prosper.”