Thursday, January 22, 2009

Trek/Wars Goof: Part 4,747, 047

Hey, let's all take it easy on Bishop T.D. Jakes and his very public flub Tuesday in mixing up Star Trek and Star Wars this week amid all the Inauguration hoopla. The flip came with his use of "May the Force be with you," rather than Scripture, to broaden the age demos in his call to urge President Obama to action—all as Inauguration Day Prayer Service keynoter.

He's hardly the first to ever do it. Remember Anderson Cooper on CNN? (Apparently, neither AC nor Will.I.Am ever saw DS9's "Dr. Bashir, I Presume?," etc.)

Secondly, the bishop must be a great dad—his kid Dexter corrected him immediately!

Most of all—lookit how it got Trekland (and Lucasworld) into the national headlines? Far more than had Jakes just blandly gotten it right. Tons of media outlets and digests picked up the original Dallas Morning News story and ran it.

In fact—how do we know this really wasn't all just part of JJ's masterful viral campaign? Piggybacking the week's Obamapalooza? Hmmmm...

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