Monday, November 17, 2008

Barack Obama: Commander in Geek

Let The Movie Cabinet be touched by the Obama phenomenon. From E! Online:
When Barack Obama takes office as president in January, he'll make history.

As the first commander in chief conversant in geek, of course.

True, the young Bill Clinton collected comics, and the young Ronald Reagan devoured science fiction, but arguably no White House occupant was ever as steeped in the culture as a responsible adult as Obama, the fan and name-dropper of Spider-Man, Superman and a certain U.S.S. Enterprise engineer.

"Just the notion that perhaps someone that may have learned a bit of ethics and morality from [Gene] Roddenberry's future dream for mankind, or is familiar with Spider-Man's 'with great power comes great responsibility,' well, it warms my soul," says Ain't It Cool's Harry Knowles.
Well I wonder if the next Star Trek movie will have a special screening at the White House when it comes out next summer.

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