Here's Barack Obama flashing the Vulcan salute with the original…

When actress Nichelle Nichols stopped by the White House in February, she managed to score the ultimate photo op — the Commander-in-Chief brandishing Mr. Spock's iconic salute. Serving as the Enterprise's chief communications officer definitely opens doors. Nichols also stopped by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center » 4/04/12 5:20am 4/04/12 5:20am

Nichelle Nichols reveals that the original Spock was a woman

What if our beloved pointy-eared science officer was actually a she-Vulcan? According to Nichelle Nichols — who played the gorgeous Lt. Uhura — Spock could have been a lady! How does she know? Because she auditioned for the role. Is there any grain of truth to this highly illogical reveal? » 12/06/11 8:20am 12/06/11 8:20am