One day after the series premiere of CBS’s Star Trek: Picard – which star and executive producer Patrick Stewart said would be a rebuke of ‘President Donald Trump and Brexit,” Trump unveiled the official logo for the United States Space Force, “the Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!”
Which looks… exactly like the Star Trek logo.
Yesss!!!!! I want all the merch! pic.twitter.com/w13P139RBD
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 24, 2020
Needless to say, it did not go unnoticed (though keep scrolling).
Yeah, I mean. You’re not serious. Right? pic.twitter.com/VzeLCiawEC
— Tom Coates (@tomcoates) January 24, 2020
what the fuck is happening you just ripped off the star trek logo are we in a cartoon version of hell
— Sarah Beattie (@nachosarah) January 24, 2020
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) January 24, 2020
Except… the new logo is clearly based on an existing Air Force 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