Obama admits he loves Spock, mourns Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy

Katherine De Guzman – Fourth Estate Contributor

Washington D.C., WA, United States (4E) – United States President Barack Obama has issued a statement about actor Leonard Nimoy , who famously played the character of Spock and passed away last Friday, as he reveals that he loved the character played by the actor in the original Star Trek series.

The statement reads that long before being nerdy was cool, there was Nimoy and that he was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities. Obama adds that Nimoy supported sciences and was generous with his time and talent.

He adds, “And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future. I loved Spock.”

The president continued to talk about meeting Nimoy in person back in 2007 and he shares that he thought it was logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute. The Vulcan salute was the universal sign for “Live long and prosper” that has been all over the internet for the past days. Obama added that he and his wife first lady Michelle Obama are joining Nimoy’s friends, family and fans who miss him upon knowing about his passing.

Nimoy talked about Obama in 2008 during an interview regarding a candidate who did the Vulcan salute to him. When asked if it was Obama, Hillary Clinton or John McCain, most of the audience guessed that it was indeed Obama.

This is not the first time that Obama was associated with Nimoy as back in 2009, during an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, Obama had this Vulcan-like logic regarding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.MORE

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