View Full Version : Spock Weighs in on President Obama’s ‘Meld-Gate’

2013-Mar-03, 11:30 PM
On March 1st 2013, President Obama awoke hoards of Star Trek and Star Wars fans worldwide during a press conference when he (purposely?) fused a Jedi Mind Trick and Vulcan Mind Meld into a: Jedi Mind Meld. *According to*White House transcripts, President Obama was responding to CNN’s Jessica Yellin’s*remark that he should have the leadership [...]

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2013-Mar-04, 12:07 AM
Thoroughly agree with leonard nimoy (amazing he made a tweet) stick to the Vulcan mind meld, no time for a Jedi mind trick. A Jedi mind trick would only work temporarily, you need a mind meld to make the other person share your thoughts and understanding. Much deeper bond. Live long and prosper (in a galaxy far far away) :)

2013-Mar-04, 04:59 PM
It's amazing how one little comment like this takes off.
I'd rather be hearing some facts on what's going on, rather than some arguments about a sound bite. Not that I don't like sound bites, because they do catch peoples attention. It's just that they tend to get to the point of drawing people's attention away from the actual discussion.

Now LucasFilms is trying to grab the spotlight by claiming the statement was about SW and not about ST (http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/04/jedimindmeld-the-force-for-obama-is-strong-here/?hpt=hp_t3) by using some fan fiction reference to something that would still be considered wrong usage.