GO AWAY I'M BATIN'  2:30 pm April 4, 2012

Here Nerds, Have A Mid-Afternoon Obama/Uhura Snack, For ‘Bating

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

vulcansYeah yeah, President Obama seems to be in this picture too, but DAMN, Nichelle Nichols, you are 170,000 years old, and you are freaking FOIN. (Squee note, you are wearing a space necklace.) [TPM]

 
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DrunkIrishman April 4, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I'd do 'em…at the same time.

nounverb911 April 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm

When did Spock and Uhura get married?

ManchuCandidate April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

P'on Farr Baby!

anniegetyerfun April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

That's illogical.

Terry April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Didn't you see the newest Star Trek? Uhura and Spock are a major item!

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Typical guy: dumps the cute white homebody nurse for the hot black "communicator" first chance he gets…

He's like Newt.

Guppy April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Not to be confused with the cute, white first officer, or the cute, white, psychic cougar!

She's "well-traveled," one might say.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I'd still do her.

Him, I want single payer healthcare before I give him some sugar.

natoslug April 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Single payer and maybe a little less harshing on the cannabis dispensaries.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I'm finished with him, he'll need the medicinal grade…

sullivanst April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Fap long and prosper.

anniegetyerfun April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Not going to lie – major nerdgasm over this this morning.

Advn2rgirl April 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Me, too! Husband woke me up with this pic on his phone, saying, "Here: you can fap to this…"

Schmannnity April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Vulcan Kenyan

docterry6973 April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Looks to me like Barry has practiced that gang sign. Lucky for him they aren't wearing hoodies.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

(Squee note, you are wearing a space necklace.)

*covering throat*

Wow. I mean. How. Pathetic. That. Poor. Woman.

Mahousu April 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

GOTCHA! Proof Obama's an alien. Set phasers on "deport."

nounverb911 April 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

OBASM!

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

You, sir, COTD

SorosBot April 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Be careful, Obama, it's a trap; she's actually with a short Russian man, searching for our nuclear wessels.

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I loved that movie!

otakuboyt April 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

…..or telepaths going rouge

WhatTheHolyHeck April 5, 2012 at 8:57 am

It looks so artificial. Those telepaths really ought to just settle for a nice all-over bronzer.

doloras April 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm

That's the bester reference I've seen all day.

LiberalMantra April 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Pon Farr party?

RedneckMuslin April 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Aha! Gotcha! Uhura is from the United States of Africa and speaks Swahili !

Generation[redacted] April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I thought Uhura was the latest Linux distro.

bagofmice April 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Oh you Maverick Meerkat.

emmelemm April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Damn, Nichelle! You go, girl.

CogitoErgoBibo April 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Live long and prosper! But not, like, "top 1%" prosper. It's just not all that cool, these days.

ManchuCandidate April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Obama Trek

Uhura = Nichelle (obviously)
Spock = Obama
Scotty = Joe Biden
Sulu = Steven Chu
Klingons = Teabaggers
Space Carrot = John Boner
Incontinent Grumpy Old Kirk = Walnuts
Janice Lester = Sarah Palin
Lokai (white black alien) = Mittens
Bele (black white alien) = Mittens
Harry Mudd = Newt Gingrich

Biff April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Tribbles=palin brood

Lascauxcaveman April 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Only in terms of rampant fertility.

People loved tribbles. They were nice.

Generation[redacted] April 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

We've sent them back to Alaska, where they'll be no tribble at all.

ManchuCandidate April 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Ha.

Loaded_Pants April 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

"Tribble" will be the next Palin that pops out.

Negropolis April 5, 2012 at 12:37 am

I think we just found the next Palin babyname!

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I guess that leaves the rest of us Americans the "Red Shirts".

emmelemm April 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Now THAT is Comment of the Day, friend.

BornInATrailer April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I believe we established that Krauthammer was Pike.

elviouslyqueer April 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Dayum. FTW.

glamourdammerung April 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Pike was useful at a point and was not crippled due to his own questionable judgement.

teebob2000 April 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

Though he's not as attractive as Pike. And I mean the post-accident horribly-scarred sitting-in-a-box-shaped-mind-controlled-Hoveround Pike.

PubOption April 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Lokai sounds like a name from the Book of Mormon.

John Birf Society April 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Brilliant. Maybe Walnuts = Gorn?

BornInATrailer April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Oh Lord! Got one.

Paultards? Binars.

doloras April 5, 2012 at 8:51 pm

No, Ferengi, they've turned capitalism into a religion.

vodkamuppet April 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Chekhov = Putin
McCoy = Ron Paul

SorosBot April 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Janeway = Hillary Clinton
Dr. Crusher = Kathleen Sebelius
Worf = Eric Holder
Q = Keith Olberman
Jadzia Dax = Rachel Maddow
Troi = Oprah
Quark = Ron Paul
Gul Dukiat = Dick Cheney
Kai Winn = Rick Santorum
The Changeling Leader = Mitt Romney
The Borg = Fox "News" viewers

vodkamuppet April 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Hmmmm…. I had Romney pegged as Lore and the Changling Leader as John Kerry . This is a fun game.

AbandonHope April 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Romney, despite being a robot, is nowhere near evil enough to be considered Lore. Romney is more like the M-5 — programmed with an unstable, shell of a personality, and desperate to prove himself.

vodkamuppet April 4, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Touché. Your nerd Kung Fu is good. I can't think of anything better than that. How about B'lana Torrez as Sonia Sotamayor (theyre both messican and spicy) and Scalia as that fat Cardassian Obsidian Order guy? And for funzies, who would John Roberts be?

PinkoTuscadero April 4, 2012 at 10:10 pm

I don't think that is far to Gul Dukat.. Cheney is much more evil.

MosesInvests April 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

Oprah=Guinan. Paul Ryan, Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson (and many others)=Ferenghi.

CivicHoliday April 6, 2012 at 10:02 am

Rachel as Jadzia is absolutely brilliant. (and yes this is way late but I've been busy and am just now browsing the thread). I wonder who her Dax is? Is there a tiny Molly Ivins symbiont living in Rachel's left butt cheek?

DCBloom April 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Best. Comment. Ever…. I am in awe of the pure wonky nerdiness of it. I want to hug it

kissawookiee April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

It disturbs me that I have sufficient familiarity with the canon to say he looks more like Tuvok than Spock.

ManchuCandidate April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

So they all look alike?

I kid. I kid.

He certainly does.

HarryButtle April 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

And it disturbs me that I have sufficient familiarity to not only know who you are talking about, but to agree.

I musta left that pocket protector around here somewhere…

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Heh. My slide rule is on a belt loop.

bagofmice April 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Which was the style at the time

ThundercatHo April 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

He looks like Tuvok's only slightly less uptight younger brother.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

You mean Devor, not Tuvok.

Now who's the nerd?

kissawookiee April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I am nerdly enough to remember the episode, but not enough to remember his name was Devor (and not industrious enough to look it up). Kudos to you.

vodkamuppet April 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Yeah, if you actually watched Voyager, you are a fucking geek. I watched religiously when Jeri Ryan joined the cast.

kissawookiee April 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Jeri Ryan was in a communications class with me when she was a wide-eyed freshman at Northwestern. Needless to say, I never got a first glance, let alone a second.

vodkamuppet April 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

(drools) I couldn't believe it when Harry Kim passed up tappin' that ass! How you gonna pass up some hot Borg strange?

Negropolis April 5, 2012 at 12:39 am

Voyager was the first Star Trek I really got into on my own. Used to watch First Generation with my dad. Deep Space Nine, however, was a bridge too far.

freakishlywrong April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

How do they hate him so much?

rickmaci April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Because in reality as a person he is very much like most of us and they are not.

Extemporanus April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

OH NOOO!

She's wearing RED!

[Thank you for the afternnon delight, Ensign Schoenkopf.]

nounverb911 April 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Looks more burnt umberish, so she might be safe.

Extemporanus April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Oh, right, I knew that jacket looked familiar.

CogitoErgoBibo April 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Scotty had an exemption, so it's not unprecedented.
[We all know far too much about Star Trek. Or the rest of the world doesn't know enough. One of those.]

nounverb911 April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

[All of them, Katie.]

MosesInvests April 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

Scotty was the biggest badass on the Enterprise-wore a red shirt for three seasons and lived to tell the tale.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

She's showing cleavage, so no killing for her. At least until she does Kirk

Guppy April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm
Blueb4sunrise April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I'm emitting a distress signal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

So, President Obama is a fan of a television program created around the premise of the continual ethical progress of Man and the power of science, which never gave proper reverence to the place of God as the author of the universe? And we all know what the inter-species relations that produced Spock was about — race mixing!

Narnia, Mr. President, or get the fudge out.

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Not to mention they had no currency and advanced health care in Star Trek! SOCIALISMZ!!!!!!!

Sharkey April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Uh oh, did she receive a transmission from Obama?

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Don't get me started on how much more kick ass Star Trek was as opposed to The Next Generation.

SorosBot April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Them's fighting words, Baconz; the only show better than The Next Generation was Deep Space Nine, and even Voyager was superior to the cheesiness of the original series; most of the movies were good (not 1 or 5 though), but the show was no where near as good as the later ones.

And Picard was a much better captain than Kirk; only Sisqo may be better.

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

OH, NOOOOOOOO- ST and TNG !!!

MissTaken April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I have a hard time comparing the original Star Trek to any of the follow-ups. The original really seemed to own their campiness. The follow-ups were able to be more serious since graphics and overall sci-fi production had greatly improved.

SorosBot April 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm

The cheesiness of the original just overrode everything. I tried watching reruns in high school, but it was just so hard to watch, with the laughable production values, alien worlds that were somehow based on some particular culture from Earth history, aliens who just looked like humans without even the forehead bumps, including Klingons who just looked like dudes with goatees. And then there was the acting; totally hamtastic.

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

You're saying these things like they are flaws?

Generation[redacted] April 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

It's hard to top Voyager, which took full ownership of campiness when they uttered the words, "Get the cheese to sick bay!"

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

But you can't compare a show from the '60s to one from the '90s — they're different eras. Hollywood did not take seriously or fund properly sci-fi and fantasy until post-Lucas/Spielberg, and network executives were supremely empowered to undermine the high-minded ideals of sci-fi writers and buffs back in Star Trek's day — it's not like today, when ridiculous nerds and their ideas completely own show business. It's like pointless speculation on how the '00s Patriots would trounce the Perfect '70s Dolphins, when NFL players are all fat, steroid-stoked monsters now.

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I have to say at this point we ALL failed the "Geek Check" test.

MissTaken April 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

And this is why I love all of us!

Guppy April 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Deep Space 9 only got good because they had to start competing with Babylon 5.

flamingpdog April 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Jesus H. Christ, I think I stumbled into a White and Nerdy convention! Esp. at 2:15 into the video.

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

"Lost In Space" is under-appreciated, and for good reason.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Star trek TNG was on when back when I was in high school. I didn't watch it much, mostly because I was out getting laid. Nerds. I like the original mostly because I have a thing for beehive hairdos.

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I know I've only been on Wonkette for a year but I can say with a certain degree of accuracy that if you are on Wonkette chances of you getting laid back in High School are Slim<None.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I should have been more specific. By "getting laid" I meant stalking my high school crush by working at the same pizza joint she did.

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

It's still considered "getting laid" if you reach for somthing and "accidently" touch her boobies. So it's all good.

UnholyMoses April 4, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Wanna bet?

I mean, not to brag, but I got laid quite a bit from 9th to 12th grade — in fact, probably more than I have since.*

But I've always been an outlier …

(* At least in terms of different females. The number of actual times is greater due to a long relationship in college to an absolute nympho, plus 12 years of marriage. I know the latter seems odd, but trust me that marriage is not, in fact, a death sentence for one's sex life — at least not if one is doin' it right and/or married the right person … like I did. :-) )

Loaded_Pants April 4, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Especially if you were a closeted male gayling going to a small town HS where a good 98% of the boys had major pizza faces & mullets. The remaining 2% were other closeted male gaylings who never associated with each other because, y'know, we just wanted to get out of HS alive.

Advn2rgirl April 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm

<– girl person. HS was good. Especially if you like nerdboys, which I do/did.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Space. 1999. Biatches!

jetjaguar April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm

IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

ST was fun.
DS9 suuuuuuuucked.
B5 was crap.
Voyager was crap.
TNG was awesome.

Anyone remember LEXX? That shit was craaaa-zy!

END OF MOUTH TALKING.

Angry_Marmot April 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Farscape and Serenity FTW.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Lexx….mmmmm…

doloras April 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

OKAY DID SOMEONE DISS BABYLON 5 IN MY HEARING?!?!

C_R_Eature April 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm

You're all wrong, of course. Dark Star was the best.

Negropolis April 5, 2012 at 1:05 am

Jean-Luc Picard fuckin' libel, man!

flamingpdog April 5, 2012 at 1:57 am

I always wanted them to bring back William Shatner as an interstellar ambulance- chaser on "Star Trek: Deep Space 911".

FakaktaSouth April 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Pres O's shit eating grin makes me think he probably thought about Uhura while stroking his Captain's Log a time or two his own self.

Man, that skin, the both of them – black really don't crack, and that shit is so unfair.

MissTaken April 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm

MissTaken reapplies SPF for the third time this morning.

prommie April 4, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Make sure to rub it in thoroughly. wink wink

Schmegeg April 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Time travel really works!!

savethispatient April 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

No offense to Canada, but I'm really happy this isn't a picture of Bill Shatner and Stephen Harper in his Parliamentary Office.

smashedinhat April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Goes without saying.

FraAnima April 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I find this photo quite satisfactory to fap to.

MissTaken April 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm

No need to beam me up, Scotty. I'm already up.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Wait…you're a DUDE?????

MissTaken April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Girl erection!

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Impressive!

IncenseDebate April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Phaser set to full erect!

Nostrildamus April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

FOIN?

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Say "Fine" like you're Fran Drescher.

Nostrildamus April 4, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Fran Drescher?

Extemporanus April 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Say "FINE" like you're Curly Howard.

actor212 April 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Soitanly!

Biff April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

A little 'bating etiquette, also from D.C.

prommie April 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Prudence is so full of shit, the polite thing to do is offer a hand, or tongue. . . .

Negropolis April 5, 2012 at 1:11 am

Have to say I was kind of surprised by the response to the question. If my roommate was beating off in the room, I'd tell him to take that shit to the bathroom.

Goonemeritus April 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Well before this I was a diehard Newt man but I have been won over. Obama 2012 I’m all in!

Joshua Norton April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

The only thing I brought away from that pic was "ugly drapes". I wonder what that means.

Biff April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Which begs the eternal question pertaining to their compatability to the carpet…

iburl April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Spockbama

ThundercatHo April 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Nerd love.

(and who do you have Repugs, fuckin' Chuck Norris? Hah!)

thefrontpage April 4, 2012 at 2:50 pm

From the NSA surveillance captures of the Oval Office from that day:

Obama: Nichelle, hon, let's do some role playing.

Uhura: Okay, Captain!

Obama: Uhura, what's that noise coming from the right?

Uhura: Captain, I'm picking up some communication from the state of Wyoming–the Cheneyborg has been given a new heart and the creature is still living!

Obama: Ah, hahahaha! Good one, Nichelle! Good one! Whoops, time's up! Shatner and Takei are here!

Nichols: Good one, Barry, good one!

bagofmice April 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Ohhhhh Myyyyy.

Radio福井県 April 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Needs moar theremin.

Extemporanus April 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm
Radio福井県 April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Since finding this I have listened to it everyday, and am constantly whistling this theme now. Also, I think I'm going to be forced to buy a theremin. Thank you for making this

Extemporanus April 5, 2012 at 2:09 am

The only thing I can take credit for making is the link to it…and perhaps more than a few of the stiff drinks that may have played some small part in sending Geoff down the long and whining road to theremin stardom after the band he was in with my best friend finally called it quits.

Nonetheless, my cockles are red hot hearing how much you like it, and I can think of nothing that would make me happier right now than to know that you've joined the rarefied ranks of amplified air masturbators.

Check back here on Friday, and I'll have a few more background-related links for you…

Extemporanus April 7, 2012 at 2:12 am

I'm very sorry, Sir!! It's still Friday for another hour where I am, but those links may may not make it until this weekend.

I am a big fat stupid pumpkin…

(The links are on my electronic maturbation interface at home, whereas I've been out most of the day/night — still am — with nothing but my sad, slow, phone at hand. Please stay tuned…)

Lascauxcaveman April 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

This photo just warms my heart, because this is two very nice people who you just know get a really big kick out of finally getting to meet each other.

SmutBoffin April 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

FUCK YES USE THE FORCE OBAMAR DONT LET THE REPUBLICAN CYLONS DESTROY THE AVATAR PLANET

Guppy April 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

SHE'S A TOASTER!

bagofmice April 4, 2012 at 4:09 pm

But what about the muggles?

Generation[redacted] April 4, 2012 at 4:37 pm

They can be trained to ride the spice worms.

prommie April 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

How come black people don't fucking age?

emmelemm April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Melanin.

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I will not post the photo but I have a photo of Nimoy and me from last year- taken at a synagogue.

Limeylizzie April 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Can you pixilate yourself or something, because, well we would like to see that.

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I was going to upload it anyway but the system says it is too large. I will continue to work on it.

OneYieldRegular April 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Just Photoshop Obama's face over your own. That'll suffice.

BaldarTFlagass April 4, 2012 at 2:53 pm

What's that gang sign they are giving?

John Birf Society April 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Just wait until he pulls the Corbomite maneuver on the GOP this fall.

metamarcisf April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

The Affordable Care Act: because the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.

Boojum April 5, 2012 at 9:10 am

Or the 1%

Lascauxcaveman April 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I'm at least partly with the 'bot on this. TOS is loveable for it extreme cheesiness, but the hierarchy of Trekly greatness goes in this order:

1) DS9
2) Voyager
3) TNG
4) TOS

Although if you disagreed with me about the relative positions of the middle two, I'd only phaze you on 'stun,' not 'kill.'

(I left Enterprise off the list because I've only seen the whole series once and am not ready to cast judgement. Major fan of T'pol, however.)

SorosBot April 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Yeah, I would definitely switch TNG with Voyager; while the first two seasons of TNG really sucked, the rest was mostly great; while Voyager was consistently mediocre. But DS9 is definitely the top.

Lascauxcaveman April 4, 2012 at 3:25 pm

That's right, it was the first season or two that soured me on TNG. Picard with a stick up his butt all the time and Riker acting like an officious little terrier or something. Once they dialed up the humor, it clicked.

And then they had to kill off Yar!

UnholyMoses April 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Sorry, but anyone — and I mean ANYONE — who puts Voyager anywhere but at the bottom has lost any respect they might have had from me.

That abomination was the most horrific, piece- of-shit, did-Stevie-Wonder-do-the-final-edits television show I have ever seen in my entire existence. Just … dear fucking lord. The acting was on par with a second grade Easter pageant, and the storylines were either rehashes of things done better a long time before, or things that should never have been hashed at all.

I mean, I have my issues with DS9*, but I never questioned the ability of the actors involved.

With Voyager I questioned how many blow jobs the cast had to give before they were given the roles.

Just .. sheesh, people. WTF is wrong y'all?!

(* Deep Space Nine was about a space station. Last I checked, the name of the show was "Star Trek." Meaning there needs to be some "trekking" involved. Instead, it was all about interstellar politics based around an interstellar truck stop. So, yeah, I watched it a few times, and can understand the appeal, but saw it as less a true Star Trek show and more like a piece of fan fiction. But that's just my opinion, YMMV, etc. )

AbandonHope April 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Okay, okay, I know I'm getting myself into a heap of trouble here, but did you ever see the later seasons of Voyager? It's not on par with TNG or DS9, definitely, but it had its moments starting around the fourth season — and Jeri Ryan and Robert Picardo were both brilliant given the material they worked with. (Chakotay, on the other hand, could have been replaced with a stately redwood and nobody would've given a damn.)

But then I really like DS9 too, once they got the Defiant and the whole Dominion War arc began. Dukat still has to be one of my favorite sci-fi villains of all time, maybe the favorite.

And I even defend Enterprise, post Al Qaeda Xindi arc… shame it was cancelled right when it was starting to show some promise.

I guess what I'm trying to say is ME TREKKIE, and I'll shut up now.

UnholyMoses April 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I will admit (somewhat embarrassingly) that I enjoyed Enterprise. I even have a T'Pol ornament for our Xmas tree.

I agree that DS9 got much better once they decided where the story was headed, but … well, I was never, ever able to get into Voyager. I just can not stand that woman who played the captain — she makes Scott Bakula look like Laurence Olivier.

But that's just me, apparently ..

BaldarTFlagass April 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Next week: Carrie Fisher. In her "Jabba's Prisoner" gear.

Jus_Wonderin April 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Old Carrie or old Carrie?

DrunkIrishman April 5, 2012 at 5:48 am

Have you seen Carrie Fisher lately? Yeah, no.

BigSkullF*ckingDog April 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Great. On the day my office vibrator ran out of batteries.

flamingpdog April 5, 2012 at 2:06 am

Soundz like you need one of these for the office.

DetectiveGrey April 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm

The first black man in the White House, posing with the first black woman to kiss a white man on TV. Shattering taboos and looking great while doing it.

MozakiBlocks April 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

You win the afternoon!!!

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Alright Nerds, who remembers the Roddenberry series from the late '70s in which the earth had splintered into hundreds of separate societies, and the heroes of the show traveled from place to place each episode through a giant, underground transport system that went right through the mantle of the earth? It was a perfect set up for the ethical/sociological stuff Roddenberry liked to throw in. I think they tried to make this show twice, even.

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Answering my own question (although I pulled it from memory first):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_II_(film)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Earth_(TV_pil
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_New_World_(t

If you don't remember seeing any of these shows, you are a Baby Nerd, in your little baby huggies!

Angry_Marmot April 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

the earth had splintered into hundreds of separate societies
I think we're living it.

Jus_Wonderin April 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I remember!

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

OK, then how about the awful "Doc Savage" movie?

Jus_Wonderin April 4, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Uh oh, you got me now. I have to Google that one.

Biff April 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I am an old, but I spent about 20 years without a TV in the house. I don't know what went wrong, but I'm wedded to the fucking thing now.

ingloriousbytch April 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

She has her hand on his ass. Come on, you know she does.

bikerlaureate April 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Comment of the day.

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 3:41 pm

On the topic of Nerd TV Shows, I find it amusing that all three of Spielberg's current sci-fi TV shows (Falling Skies, The River, Terra Nova) have mostly the same naive, nuclear-family-reassuring feel as the classic '60s sci-fi TV shows, like the Invaders, Time Tunnel and several others (we forget that there were silly sci-fi shows on TV back then other than Star Trek). Even the special effects on the new shows are kind of today's definition of cheesy.

BerkeleyBear April 4, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Well, Spielberg's known as both a nostalgia freak and for sorta cheesy tendencies. ET, anyone? Animaniacs was one big nod of the hat to the "golden era" of TV and Movies. That's the difference between him and Lucas – Lucas is all about pushing effects, but Spielberg at root is a guy who thinks he should have been working in the 50s and 60s.

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Compared to Spielberg, Lucas is BY FAR still stuck in his little boy britches. Spielberg at least has his "mature adult" body of work and his "fanboy" body of work.

BerkeleyBear April 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Not denying that for a second – Lucas is the kid who thinks every new effect is worth trying, and he'll figure out a story later. I just thought it was an interesting comparison because of how their careers have overlapped.

Biff April 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Haven't all 3 of those been canceled? There might be hope for Hollywood after all, but I still think any of them was better than any so-called "reality" tv.

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Terra nova is gone but Falling Skies is back for the summer. It is my fault- I told a relation of mine(and Jews run Hollywood, you know) that I hated the Shannon family- next thing you know- Show is gone. Now that you can all see my face- forget it. The picture will be changing soon.

Chet Kincaid April 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Terra Nova and The River both are officially not coming back?

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm
C_R_Eature April 4, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Speaking of Spielberg, Here's one of his best very early directorial efforts. Don't know if you've ever seen this or heard about it but it's one episode of the dramatic series The name of the Game, called L.A. 2017.
Groundbreaking, thoughtful, topical and very disturbing. Precisely the type of show you won't see on the tube any time soon.

oldedinvn April 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

What the fuck is TV. Shit, I can't keep up with new religions.

Dr. Nick Riviera April 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Terrorist fist greeting!

owhatever April 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I don't know if anyone realizes how historic it is for a current President to be hugging on someone who has beamed down from a starship from the future. She came to confirm that Mittens is part Borg.

Dr. Nick Riviera April 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

When will the Daily Caller ask why N0Bama hasn't taken pictures with the *white* members of the original Star Trek (the real victims here).

MozakiBlocks April 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

This picture makes me more ridiculously happy than any picture should!

I think Barry is more than a little starstruck.

DCBloom April 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Yes, & that's why I love him.

horsedreamer_1 April 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I'll be impressed when Obama delivers his convention speech in the style of "The Transformed Man".

MY — fel… low Ahhhhmericans

Jus_Wonderin April 4, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I can have NO snark. I LOVE this lady. I do. I do. I do. I was a Star Trek nerd in the womb.

Naked_Bunny April 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

I wanna see them both fan dance.

DahBoner April 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Now I realize that whenever the starship Enterprise flew by a planet with small-breasted women, it was like Whoa dudes! Pedal to the metal…

valthemus April 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Why are they smiling? Obviously, they've just played a game of rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock and it came out a tie. Who won the re-match?

Biff April 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Star Drek represent!

finallyhappy April 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

DO you see me and Spock now, losers?????

carlgt1 April 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

can you imagine Bush or Mittens trying to make this work?

C_R_Eature April 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

This picture made my whole day today.
I've almost forgiven Rebecca for posting it at 2:30 pm so that I missed the whole of the Faaaacinating Trekker Nerd's opinion-spattered discussion threads.
Almost.

flamingpdog April 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Kirk knows what he would do to Rebecca.

C_R_Eature April 4, 2012 at 10:15 pm

One and 1000 Virtual Upfists for that!

Negropolis April 5, 2012 at 1:30 am

LOL!

Extemporanus April 5, 2012 at 1:53 am

Wow, it's true…black really don't crack!

Extemporanus April 5, 2012 at 3:43 am

For reality, home planet…who the frack fired that Photonshop torpedo?

♪♫ My man KHAAAN! don't want none unless you got buns, hon…
(LA face with Flatland booty?!)
Baby got back! ♪♫

ttommyunger April 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

How does he doe that with his fingers? Damn, one more thing he does that I can't. The list is endless, but I like that in my Presidents, for a refreshing change…

flamingpdog April 4, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I know I'm late in the game here, but, you know, I can understand Barry having a few gray hairs from the stress of the job, but MICHELLE?!?!? Duuude, must be something in the arugula.

Negropolis April 5, 2012 at 12:33 am

Can someone tell me what 'Bated Breath means, then?

BTW, it's crazy to me how the president smiles exactly the same way in every posed picture he's ever taken. lol

ttommyunger April 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

Wifey says I have "Bait Breath"….Is that the same thing?

oldedinvn April 5, 2012 at 8:14 am

The teats (whatever they may be) look inviting.

ttommyunger April 20, 2012 at 8:02 am

I luvs this picture, mostly 'cause I know it drives the racist wingnuts (but I repeat myself) farther around the bend.

bagofmice April 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Did you guys just do a generation swap?

Baconzgood April 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Kids these days bagofmice! GET OFF MY LAWN Sorosbot.

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