‘Star Trek’ fans accuse President Trump of copying logo for new Space Force

Actor George Takei is no fan of President Donald Trump, even less so after Trump on Friday unveiled a new logo for the newly created United States Space Force.

After Trump shared the design on Twitter, Takei, who played Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series in the ‘60s, pointed out its similarities to the one used by the sci-fi franchise’s Starfleet Command. “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…,” Takei wrote.

George Takei

@GeorgeTakei

Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this… https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1220821545746141187 

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

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!

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In one of several tweets on the subject, Takei declared, “There is nothing sacred anymore.”

The actor, who’s spoken out before about his political disagreements with Trump when Takei was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, was far from the only one who noticed similarities. The topic was one of the most talked about subjects on Twitter late in the day.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta provided a side-by-side comparison.

Jim Acosta

@Acosta

Trump just announced the new logo for the Space Force. The other is Star Trek Starfleet Command.

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Trekkies and others on social media were equal parts bewildered and infuriated.

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

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!

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Nick Jack Pappas
@Pappiness

It looks like you’ll be hearing from Star Trek’s lawyers.

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Oliver Willis
@owillis

“What if we just use the Star Trek logo?”
“We could never get away with that.”
“I dunno, the President’s pretty dumb.”
“You don’t think…”
“C’mon. Let’s try.”

https://twitter.com/mirikramer/status/1220822476621598720 

Miriam Kramer
@mirikramer

Oh wow.

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Qasim Rashid for Congress

@QasimRashid

We don’t money for public college, healthcare, SNAP, affordable housing, or clean water.
But we have plenty of money to plagiarize the Star Trek logo & create Space Force to fight off the invading Klingons.

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George Takei
@GeorgeTakei

Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this… https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1220821545746141187 

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump

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!

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It is what it is@PITT_ALUM

I think this sums it up…

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Paul Fairie
@paulisci

I don’t want to alarm anybody but World War III in the Star Trek universe lasted from 2026 to 2053. https://twitter.com/jimgeraghty/status/1220823139103330305 

Jim Geraghty
@jimgeraghty

Dude.

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However, a few pointed out that the new logo has commonalities with an other earlier logo, one that was used by the Air Force.

John Noonan
@noonanjo

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.

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Star Trek was already fresh on the minds of audiences, as the new show Star Trek: Picard, the eighth series in the franchise, debuted Jan. 23 on CBS All Access. The spinoff, which follows retired officer Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, was renewed for a second season before the first episode had even aired.

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