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Ted Cruz Did A Strange But Interesting Interview On Geek Culture

"I was glad it did not feature Jar Jar Binks."

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Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gave an interesting interview this week on his love for geek culture.

Appearing on Geek Tank Radio on 600WREC, the Texas senator talked about everything from Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Men, and a variety of other topics.

Among the reveals from Cruz are that he watched Star Wars instead of the Democratic presidential debate late last month, that he stood "for three hours" in line to see Empire Strikes Back as a kid, and he believes Han Solo shot first.

Listen to interview the highlights below:

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"I read about every horrible thing that's said about me on Twitter and the ones that are funny I send to my team," says @tedcruz.

Ted Cruz reveals on the radio he had a "Darth Vader carrying case" as a kid.

Ted Cruz said he saw Force Awakens instead of watching the Democratic debate. "Just for the record Han Solo shot first," he adds.

"I was glad it did not feature Jar Jar Binks," says @tedcruz speaking for all of us.

.@tedcruz says his personality is 60% Spock, 40% Captain Kirk.

.@tedcruz says on radio, "I have made out with far fewer space aliens than james tiberius kirk."

.@tedcruz, "there are biblical overtones there, but I wouldn't describe it as a christian work," he says of Star Wars.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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