American president Trump has unveiled the log for America’s new space force and if you look at it, it just looks soo much like ‘Star Trek’s Starfleet command that star George Takei wants ‘royalties’ from it.
Well, we wouldn’t be wrong if we say Donald Trump and the military command who came up with the logo design for the new American Space force are big fans of Star Strek. The symbol is nearly identical to that of Starfleet Command from the pioneering 1960’s sci-fi show.
Donald Trump proudly announced via Twitter on Jan, 24, “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!” However Star Trek’s Mr. Sulu wants some cash from the design.
Actor George Takei, who played Sulu, had plenty to say about it. He tweeted out a side by side of the two logos together and lamented, “There is nothing sacred anymore.” He also tweeted, “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…” The 82-year-old also made a joke about when Trump’s wife Melania, 49, was accused of plagiarizing a speech by former First Lady Michelle Obama, 55. “I feel like Melania must have had a hand in copyi–I mean, designing this,” he tweeted about the logo.
So many people thought that the Space Force logo had ripped off Starfleet Command that Star Trek became the number two trending topic in the United States. Even the word Starfleet shot to the number six position.
People were losing it over the apparent rip-off. Nick Jack Pappas tweeted, @realDonaldTrump It looks like you’ll be hearing from Star Trek’s lawyers.” User Sarah Beattie added, @realDonaldTrump what the f**k is happening. you just ripped off the star trek logo. are we in a cartoon version of hell?” fwoodman tweeted, “@realDonaldTrump “Sooooo….after all your consultation with “Great Military Leaders, designers, and others”…You chose to COPY THE STAR TREK LOGO? Pathetic, as we’ve come to expect from you.”
There is nothing sacred any more. pic.twitter.com/ubyy4OIZrp
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020