Trump Reveals New Space Force Logo, Star Trek Cast And Fans Immediately Respond

President Trump’s initial reveal of the official logo for the U.S. Space Force, the newest branch of the military, may not have gone according to plan as he was met with a wave of criticism.

“THIS IS THE STARFLEET LOGO!” one Twitter user said in response.

“THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TOOK A THING FROM A TV SHOW AND MADE IT THE OFFICIAL EMBLEM OF A BRANCH OF THE MILITARY,” the user continued.

Take a look.

“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!” the president tweeted with a picture of the new logo.

As BizPac Review reports, CNN’s Jim Acosta compared the new logo to that of the science fiction show Star Trek.

“Trump just announced the new logo for the Space Force. The other is Star Trek Starfleet Command,” he said, offering a side-by-side comparison of the logos.

Then actors William Shatner and George Takei, who both starred in the Star Trek series, commented on the similarities.

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“Why aren’t you asking @StarTrek or @CBS if they are going to file suit for copyright infringement?” Shatner asked.

“There is nothing sacred anymore,” Takei said.

He added, “We are expecting some royalties from this…”

“I guess these didn’t make the cut?” Takei added, showing preliminary ideas for the U.S. Space Force logo.

The U.S. Space Force was established by Trump and approved by Congress through the National Defense Authorization Act, BizPac Review reports. The $738 billion military spending bill was approved in December of 2019.

“Space is a new war-fighting domain and Space Force will lead the way,” the president said at the time, officially creating the newest military branch.

“The Space Force will organize, equip and train the next generation of warriors to deter aggression and defend our nation, allies and American interests against hostile actions in the form of space and taking place in space,” he added.

Many others responded to the new logo with some people recognizing its features were pulled from NASA’s logo—one that was created before Star Trek’s.