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Trump Debuts Space Force Logo — And It’s Immediately Mocked As A ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off

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Trump Debuts Space Force Logo — And It’s Immediately Mocked As A ‘Star Trek’ Rip-Off





President Donald Trump’s official unveiling of the US military’s new Space Force logo was mocked on Twitter Friday for resembling an emblem of from long-running science-fiction TV show.

“After consultation with our Great Military Leaders, designers, and others, I am pleased to present the new logo for the United States Space Force, the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!,” Trump said in a tweet.



Twitter users were quick to point out the similar qualities between the Space Force logo and that of the fictional Starfleet logo from the TV show “Star Trek.”

According to Star Trek fans, the shape of the large, centered chevron and the accompanying stars mimicked the logo from the show.

Actor George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the series, appeared to suggest that the show ought to be compensated: “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…,” he said in a tweet.

“There is nothing sacred anymore,” he added in a subsequent tweet.




“Space is the world’s newest warfighting domain,” Trump said in the signing ceremony. “Amid grave threats to our national security, American superiority in space is absolutely vital. We’re leading, but we’re not leading by enough, and very shortly, we’ll be leading by a lot.”





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