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No, Mr. President, it’s a VULCAN mind meld

I cringed when I read that President Obama said he can’t do a “Jedi mind meld” with Republicans to avoid the sequester.

As an original trekker, as we like to be called, I know that the Jedis of the “Star Wars” saga may have their mind tricks, but the Vulcans of “Star Trek” (such as Mr. Spock) are the ones who do the mind meld. In fact, that’s how Spock was able to be brought back to life after being killed off in one of the “Star Trek” movies.

One thing about the Vulcan mind meld I could never figure

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Why we need a new ‘Star Trek’ TV series

The cast of "Star Trek," which aired from 1966 to 1969. (Paramount Pictures)

Blogger Kris LoPresto has a fun article on Huffington Post in which he presents 53 reasons why a new “Star Trek” TV series is needed.

Among them: (2) “We finally have the technology to make Star Trek look cool” and (40) “A truly epic Starfleet vs. Klingon battle in high definition.”

But the one I relate to the most is No. 4: “New episodes mean new social ideas to tackle. Gene Roddenberry would enjoy the series taking on new social and political questions of today.” Read more »