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
Courtesy of WaPo:
President Trump unveiled the new U.S. Space Force logo on Friday, and the Internet didn’t take kindly to it.
The design for the newly minted sixth branch of the military looked an awful lot like the Starfleet Command insignia from the Star Trek series and movies, depicting a delta and a globe encircled by a rocket and set against a backdrop of stars. Minutes after Trump tweeted out the image, a chorus of observers rushed in to ridicule the similarities.
It was an “obvious Star Trek knockoff,” one user wrote. “Boldly going where we’ve gone before,” quipped another. Even actor George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the original series, joked that the franchise was “expecting some royalties from this. ”
The article goes on to point out that that the new design is really just an update of one used by the Air Force for decades.
But go ahead, you be the judge.
🤔 hmmm that has to be a copyright issue lol, I mean come on 😂 pic.twitter.com/QSTBejx9Fd
— Daniel Ross (@duffbeer3107) January 24, 2020
I know, right?