Ralph Nader Announces Presidential Candidacy, Star Trek Fandom

Back in December, TV Guide published a roundup of the presidential candidates’ favorite TV shows. (Clinton: The Ed Sullivan Show ; Edwards: Boston Legal , Obama: The Wire. ) Noting a few oversights, we did some digging and figured out that Mike Gravel watched the History Channel and Ron Paul only watches the news.

Now that Ralph Nader has entered the 2008 race , it’s time to update the list. According to Nader’s Facebook page (Supporters: 127), the activist’s favorite TV show is Star Trek . (The lack of specificity and his age suggest that he prefers the original series, as opposed to a later incarnation.) Perhaps he and Hillary Clinton can finally agree on something .

Also, notice that his favorite movies include Gandhi but NOT An Unreasonable Man . So modest!