It's Starfleet but with an elongated sperm chasing its tail. https://t.co/4vBjTOsDti
— YYZedd (@Zeddary) January 24, 2020
There is nothing sacred any more. pic.twitter.com/ubyy4OIZrp
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020
From the Washington Post, “The ‘Star Trek’ vision was hopeful. Trump’s is the mirror image”:
… I thought of [Star Trek episode] “Mirror, Mirror” after seeing the Trump administration’s new Space Force logo, which the president tweeted out Friday with a characteristically awkward nod to our “Great Military Leaders” of the “Sixth Branch of our Magnificent Military!” (caps and punctuation his). Within minutes, the logo was lampooned widely for appearing to rip off the logo for Starfleet Command from “Star Trek.” Indeed, with the two logos placed side by side, the resemblance is so remarkable that I had to wonder whether Melania Trump was part of the design committee…
This somewhat comical appropriation of “Star Trek” imagery carries a certain irony. The universe of “Star Trek” has always provided a hopeful, near-utopian vision for humanity, where we have finally learned to set aside things like racial prejudice and gender inequality, and we all work together toward a common purpose and quest. Money is a thing of the past because no one wants for any material need, and we have united much of the galaxy in a peaceful assembly of sovereign worlds.
Contrast that for a moment with the current administration’s values and practices: racial resentments and fear stoked for cynical political purposes, the wealthy made even more obscenely so through grift and political influence, coarse and bullying behavior masquerading as diplomacy, to name but a few. Even the notion of a “Space Force” seems patently absurd coming from an administration where science is mocked and disregarded…
If you steal the Star Trek IP, is it eminent domain or free Enterprise?
— Karthik Sankaran (@RajaKorman) January 24, 2020
They’re deliberately doing a half-arsed job because they know it’s nothing but ooh!shiny! distraction for an elderly kleptocrat — and they want the rest of us to know that they know it. Ma Bell’s bastard offspring: We don’t care. We don’t have to.
Last week’s Space Farce PR Disaster, ICYMI:
Trump’s Space Force troops wearing camo in space is perhaps the strongest evidence yet that Idiocracy is a documentary https://t.co/WG1Yo7fAIb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 18, 2020
Personally I think it’s great that they’re finally sending troops to the Predator homeworld
— pixelatedboat aka “mr tweets” (@pixelatedboat) January 18, 2020
Sure, laugh at the Space Force and their forest camouflage. But did you consider that they'll never go into Space, and so this is the best way to hide from ridicule here on Earth?
No, you were only thinking about yourself.
— Andy (@FrancisTheSailr) January 18, 2020
I didn’t make this. pic.twitter.com/AkdOk9aaie
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 18, 2020
This is a wise choice in the future when Space Force troops are deployed to Afghanistan https://t.co/ItlUTpNqvI
— Alex Horton (@AlexHortonTX) January 18, 2020