President Obama flashed the Vulcan salute when Nichelle Nichols paid him a visit at the White House. The 'Star Trek' legend, who played Lt. Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise, posed with him in February but waited until Tuesday night to tweet the photo, which she has made her Twitter avatar.
The day of her visit, Nichols wrote several breathless tweets:
2/29/12 in the Oval Office - Live Long & Prosper! http://twitpic.com/95b6ki
Official White House photos were taken, but I won't receive my copy for several wks. It's worth the wait.I already have the wall picked out.
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!
President Obama also confirmed for me that he was defintely a Trekker! How wonderful is that?!
I was honored to get a chance to meet with Pres Barack Obame today in the White House. He was as charming and handsome as I had expected.