Star Trek Voyager's Kate Mulgrew: Obama is Kirk, Not Spock

Enough with the Obama-as-Spock comparisons she says.

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By Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers

Enough with the Obama-as-Spock comparisons, says Star Trek Voyager's Kate Mulgrew, who played the starship's captain, Kathryn Janeway. "He's far sexier, he's much funnier, he's infinitely more human" than the pointy-eared character, says the actress, in town to promote her Gitmo-inspired film, The Response. "Spock was Spock. He had no emotional life," Mulgrew tells Whispers. "It seems to me that Obama has been shaped completely because of his background, his history, his love of his grandmother, his biracial dilemmas. He's been informed by just about everything that's deeply human." So whom would Obama play? "I would say he's rather like me, Captain Janeway," she says tartly, drawing a connection between her character's role as a scientist and Obama's expansion of stem cell research and other scientific endeavors.


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