Space Force or Star Trek? Trump unveils new logo nearly identical to Starfleet Command logo
Trump’s new official logo for the Space Force in a tweet on Friday, and people were quick to point out its striking resemblance to the iconic logo for Starfleet, the space force for the United Federation of Planets in the “ ” universe.logo is seemingly beamed up straight from the Enterprise. The president revealed the
“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 tweeted, along with a photo of the new design.
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! pic.twitter.com/TC8pT4yHFT
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020
There is nothing sacred any more. pic.twitter.com/ubyy4OIZrp
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020
The Space Force, thecreated to handle threats in space, was made official last month when Congress passed a $738 billion military bill. Mr. Trump has pushed for its creation throughout his presidency.
Former “Star Trek” cast member George Takei was quick to respond to the controversial logo. “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this,” he tweeted Friday afternoon. CBS, which owns the logo, did not immediately comment.
John Noonan, a former national security adviser and former member of the Air Force, pointed out that the Space Force logo is likely based on a long-standing Air Force Command logo.
For those excitedly tweeting that Trump stole the Star Trek logo!!!!, the patch on the left was the existing Air Force Command logo.
The same one I wore as a Lieutenant in 2005. pic.twitter.com/mYb60YioBP
— John Noonan (@noonanjo) January 24, 2020
In 2018, the Trump Make America Great Again Committee polled voters on their preferred Space Force logo. Several of those options appeared to be NASA-inspired, but none of them resemble the logo ultimately chosen.
Hopefully, the next time future members of the Space Force see Mr. Trump, they’ll greet him with a Vulcan salute.
The new series “Star Trek: Picard” on CBS All Access sees the return of Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, the character he made famous almost two decades ago in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The 10-episode series premiered Thursday, with new episodes available each week.