Someone working for the US Space Force must be a Trekkie. fans say a new logo is a direct ripoff of Star Trek's Starfleet Command logo.
President Donald Trump revealed the new logo for the Space Force on Friday via Twitter.
"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!" Trump tweeted.
As soon as it was posted, eagle-eyed Star Trek fans responded, pointing out the logo's similarities to the Starfleet Command logo. The arrow, the swirl around the arrow, the star background and text placement are almost identical.
In the Star Trek universe, Starfleet is the uniformed space force maintained by the United Federation of Planets as the principal branch that conducts deep-space exploration, research, defense, peacekeeping and diplomacy.
As expected, Star Trek fans -- even Star Trek actorand Star Wars actor -- had a few things to say about the new design.
"There is nothing sacred any more," tweeted George Takei, who later elaborated on the US Space Force in a Washington Post commentary titled "The Star Trek vision was hopeful. Trump's is the mirror image."
Tweeted Mark Hamill, "Just another Star Trek rerun."
"A whole lot of Trekkers with Starfleet bumper stickers are about to be charged with stolen valor," a user tweeted, while another fan tweeted, "Look it was inevitable and we could do worse than emulating Starfleet."
The Space Force didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Originally published Jan. 24, 4:06 p.m. PT.