Barack Obama, in his final months in office, was recruited to be this month's guest editor at WIRED, and as the President is wont to do, he gave us a good chunk of wonderful, uplifting pop culture. Among other segments, Obama (a noted Star Trek fan) gave readers a list of his top sci-fi films, an essential inventory not to be missed:

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Blade Runner
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Trek (the old-school TV series)
  • The Martian
  • The Matrix
  • Cosmos (Carl Sagan version)

What do y'all think of Obama's list? How does it compare to the Commander-In-Chief's summer playlist? Also, peep below a segment of Wired's interview with Obama, as the President describes the importance and impact of the Star Trek series.