In a press conference Friday, President Obama outraged nerds everywhere when he mixed up his "Star Trek" and "Star Wars" references and referred to a "Jedi mind meld." The comment quickly took hold of the Internet (and spawned the hashtag #ObamaSciFiQuotes). Even the White House riffed on the mix-up with a tweet that (probably) intentionally confused the two franchises again:
Despite this, Obama has pretty strong nerd cred. Here's a look back at the best of those moments:
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.