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New Space Force logo unveiled by Trump mocked as a ‘Star Trek’ rip-off

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  • President Donald Trump’s official unveiling of the US military’s Space Force logo was mocked on Twitter for resembling an emblem from a long-running and beloved science-fiction franchise.
  • Actor George Takei, who starred in the TV show as Hikaru Sulu, appeared to suggest that the show ought to be compensated: “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…,” he said in a tweet.
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President Donald Trump’s official unveiling of the US military’s 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.

 

People on social media outlets pointed to the similarities qualities between the Space Force logo and that of the fictional Starfleet logo from the TV show “Star Trek.” According to the show’s fans, the shape of the large, centered chevron and the accompanying stars mimicked the logo from the show, which made its first debut in 1966 and spawned a host of movies.

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

The centered chevron also appears on the US Air Force Space Command’s logo, Space Force’s predecessor. Space Force separated itself from the Air Force’s Space Command to become the sixth branch of the military, joining the Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Coast Guard. Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act in December, which authorized a budget for the Space Force.

“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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