An example of a Jedi mind trick is the one used by Alec Guiness‘s Obi Wan Kenobi in Act One of Star Wars: “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” But as Washington Post/”In The Loop” columnist Emily Heil has pointed out, “Mind meld is a phenomenon from Star Trek…a method of communication used among Vulcans, like Spock.”

President Obama‘s “mash-up of the two is certain to provoke outcry among the fervent fans of each franchise. And no matter what happens in Washington, the president might find that bringing together Trekkies and Star Wars aficionados might be tougher than brokering a bipartisan compromise.”

Star Trek Into Darkness director JJ Abrams reads this column, I know. Does he have anything to add? Are we (Obama, Heil, myself) missing anything?