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US Space Force logo stuns with similarity to Star Trek’s Star Fleet emblem

US Space Force logo stuns with similarity to Star Trek’s Star Fleet emblem

Turns out the new logo more resembles those used by the US Air Force Space Command and NASA!

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1220821545746141187

President Donald Trump sure knows how to schedule events and stage distractions. In an effort last week to keep Americans from being force-fed the clown show that is also known as House Manager’s presentation for the Senate impeachment hearings, the Trump administration rolled out the new Space Force logo.

The President cemented his support among social conservatives with a historic address in front of the March for Life crowd, which drew tons of attention from those who form a significant portion of his base.

He then followed it up with a tweet revealing the logo for new US Space Force logo, one of his boldest measures and likely a key portion of what will be a significant legacy.

The logo is very stylish. However, the design is drawing comparisons to the emblem associated with >Star Trek’s Federation Star Fleet emblem.

President Trump unveiled the official emblem of the newly minted Space Force Friday, and observers quickly noted a strong resemblance to the symbol of an even more famous interstellar unit — Star Trek’s Star Fleet.

“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.

The image smashed into Twitter like an asteroid, as critics immediately noted that the new logo’s center arrow and other features were a dead ringer for the one from Star Fleet.

One Trump-hating #Resister promptly responded with demands for royalties.

George Takei says the team behind “Star Trek” is “expecting some royalties” from the design of the Space Force logo unveiled by President Trump on Friday.

Takei — who played Hikaru Sulu on “Star Trek” — was one of several social media users to point out distinct similarities between the Space Force logo and that of the Starfleet, the fictional organization on the TV series.

Classlessly, he followed it up with a dig at the First Lady.

However, there are a few factors working in the Trump administrations favor. First, the design does seem to be a derivative of the US Air Force Space Command design. The Space Command can be considered the proto-Space Force.

And it is clear both logos are ultimately the descendants of the NASA emblems.

Next, hard coreStar Trek fans will argue that as Star Fleet opened in 2161, the design is based on the 2020 Space Force logo.

Finally, Legal Insurrection readers may recall that the Language Creation Society once filed an amicus brief challenging Paramount’s dubious claim that Klingon language was copyrighted. This case was brought when a fan-film was poised to launch, and Klingons would be key characters.
Marc Randazza (a first amendment attorney) and Alex Shepard filed a legal document filled with Klingon words, its alphabet, and cultural references. Team Trump can bring them on, if needed.

A mek’ba is the Klingon ritual of submitting evidence in trial. If a mek’ba is what CBS wants, I predict a glorious victory for the Trump Legal Team…rather like the one in the Senate it will be getting very shortly.

Once again, Trump-haters rush to another Trump-hating judgement, devoid of facts, relevant background, or reason.

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What has takei been useful for but a couple of seasons of a tv show eight billion years ago?

What a parasite.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 26, 2020 at 8:19 pm

Yawwwwnnnnnnnnn….

The histrionics over Everything Trump are just so precious.

As Leslie pointed out, the Star Trek logo was intended to be reminiscent of the NASA logo. It’s all good. Our Space Force can and should acknowledge America’s dream of space travel.

Time travel. Captain Kirk and the Enterprise accidentally left their logo with that Air Force pilot they had to bring aboard their ship. And the rest is revisionist history.

Meanwhile, in an alternate universe where no one cares…

As a fan of Star Trek and other Sci Fi, I love that it looked like Star Trek, but I knew that the logo of Star Trek had been ripped off.

I like it becasue it looks like the Star Fleet Logo, lol.

The Borg don’t like it.

What did the uniforms of the aliens at Roswell have for insignias?

People are just freaking stupid. I saw an argument where it was suggested the Navy took the name Enterprise from the TV show. Ignorance abounds.

Christopher B | January 27, 2020 at 6:40 am

This claim is backwards. There was no Star Fleet logo in the original series nor in the Next Generation reboot. The logo appeared in ST: Deep Space Nine AFTER Space Command adopted the one tweeted above.

Haters gotta hate.

Live long and prosper.

Did everyone miss the 800# gorilla in the room, with respect to the logo? The US Space Force, despite its hype, is still a part of the US Air Force, not a autonomous branch if the military. The government simply renamed the part of the USAF known as Space Command to the US Space Force. There is no Department of the Space Force in the DOD. The personnel are still serving members of the USAF. All the “Space Force” equipment and facilities belong to the USAF. Space command was a joint military operation housed within the USAF, similar to SOCOM, though so far restricted to the USAF, rather than having multiple units voluntarily loaned to the unit, as is the case with SOCOM. And, no one is claiming that SOCOM is an autonomous branch of the US military. This is all a big joke.

    Voyager in reply to Mac45. | January 27, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    It’s the same structure as the Marines. It is an armed service under the Department of the Air Force, and will be closely connected to the Air Force, but is not subordinate to the USAF proper.

    This is the same way the Marines are under the Department of the Navy, and frequently operate in close conjunction with Navy but are a separate force.

      Mac45 in reply to Voyager. | January 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      I know that Marines do not like to hear this, but the USMC is NOT a separate military force, such as the USA, USN and USAF. The USMC is entirely subservient to the SecNav. It is a separate branch of the USN, but is not under the direct control of Naval Command below the level of SecNav. Unless, he wants them to be, of course. Then, the Marine Corps command takes orders from the Naval command. There are three, and only three, independent US military services; the USA, the USN and the USAF. They are the only services which have a secretary who answers to the SecDef. The Commandant of the Marine Corp answers directly to the Secretary of the Navy, not to SecDef.

      The Space Force, just like the USMC, is not an independent branch of the US military, but a subservient command under the control of the USAF. At least for the present. It could become a joint operations command such as USSOCOM, operating under the SecDef. And, while possible, it is extremely unlikely that it will become an independent service, with its own secretary, within our lifetimes.

        daniel_ream in reply to Mac45. | January 27, 2020 at 11:18 pm

        I knew this from watching Donald Belisario’s various TV productions, which is why I regret his retirement from TV producing.

        I don’t give a **** about Star Trek or the fans/cast behaving like baboons.

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