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Saturday, January 25, 2020

President Donald Trump tweeted a new logo for his long-hyped Space Force on Friday and, well, people quickly noticed it looked familiar. The logo is almost exactly the same as the Starfleet insignia in the Star Trek franchise.

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No imagination, whatsoever.... How can this turnip cross the street without getting run over???

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-25 07:43 AM | Reply

The great thing is, though, that female Space Force members will be required to wear really short tunics, hose, and black leather boots.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2020-01-25 09:22 AM | Reply | Funny: 3 | Newsworthy 2

Yes! Space Bimbo!

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2020-01-25 09:50 AM | Reply

From Pres Trump's tweet cited in the article: "...After consultation with our Great Military Leaders..."

Are these the same Generals who Pres Trump routinely trashes?

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-01-25 11:12 AM | Reply

Are these the same Generals who Pres Trump routinely trashes?

He's talking about Jarvanka.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-01-25 11:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2 | Posted by Zed

You forgot push-up bras. Idiot.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-25 12:16 PM | Reply

6th branch?

The people who selected the logo are idiots (I guarantee it was a committee of very senior officers and very senior enlisted), but not as stupid as a CINC who doesn't know the USCG isn't DOD.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2020-01-25 01:47 PM | Reply

To make things worse, the uniforms are all red

#8 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-01-25 02:52 PM | Reply

In the original 'Star Trek', you can be sure that any new character wearing red in the first scene, will be dead before the end of the second scene.

You can learn that and more from the book, 'All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Watching Star Trek', by Dave Marinaccio.

www.amazon.com

OCU

#9 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-01-25 03:17 PM | Reply

The people who selected the logo are idiots (I guarantee it was a committee of very senior officers and very senior enlisted),

Think they did it on purpose? Seems too intentional, and knowing how people in the IW community are...wouldn't surprise me at all that this was the look they were aiming at.

but not as stupid as a CINC who doesn't know the USCG isn't DOD. #7 | POSTED BY MUSTANG

Still feel real bad about them suffering from that designation during the government shutdown.

#10 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-01-25 03:21 PM | Reply

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#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-25 03:44 PM | Reply

"In the original 'Star Trek', you can be sure that any new character wearing red in the first scene, will be dead before the end of the second scene."

Kind of a not-so-subtle war protest during the Vietnam era.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-25 04:28 PM | Reply

#9 OCU

Just as surely as life immitates art, Trump appears to be surrounded by red shirts ready to be impaled, beheaded or finely chopped. It also makes sense the military would recognize and adopt art that immitates life.

#13 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-01-25 04:53 PM | Reply

The dots on the left and right of the globe are supposed to be stars, I guess, but their positioning in the ecliptic (~23 degrees off the equatorial plane) and lack of them elsewhere in the logo strongly suggest they are not stars, but mere zodiacal dust.

Having something as mundane as dust rather than majestic stars is not very inspiring. I'd rather see Vega, Sirius, and Arcturus rather than gegenschein.

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-25 05:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The dots on the left and right of the globe are supposed to be stars, I guess, but their positioning in the ecliptic (~23 degrees off the equatorial plane) and lack of them elsewhere in the logo strongly suggest they are not stars, but mere zodiacal dust.

#14 | Posted by goatman

Perhaps they represent a series of weaponized satellites.

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#15 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-01-25 05:57 PM | Reply

"Perhaps they represent a series of weaponized satellites.
OCU

#15 | POSTED BY OCUSER "

Could be, but most military stuff is in a Molniya orbit which is about 63 degrees. The dots on the logo aren't near that extreme of an an inclination. They look more like they are in the zodiac.

#16 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-25 06:01 PM | Reply

This being part of the Air Force is an absolute disaster.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-25 06:20 PM | Reply

The Trek Lawyers should file suite for copyright infringement.

#18 | Posted by bat4255 at 2020-01-25 07:14 PM | Reply

Think they did it on purpose? Seems too intentional, and knowing how people in the IW community are...wouldn't surprise me at all that this was the look they were aiming at.
#10 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

United States Star Command, 'To infinity and beyond' came in second.

#19 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2020-01-25 07:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The USAF had a Space Command since 1982 with a similar logo, Until Trump made it a stand alone service.
The original logo followed the shield & banner style of several other USAF command patches, but the center logo of the patch with stylized delta shape, superimposed on the earth with orbits & stars is quite similar to the new insignia.
Seems redundant to make a new military service from an existing command but I'm sure it will be a boon to the military-industrial complex to supply the new branches TOE.

#20 | Posted by kingcuke at 2020-01-25 07:39 PM | Reply

"This being part of the Air Force is an absolute disaster.

#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY "

I agree, snoofy. They should be under the Navy. When manned space travel becomes more common, nautical terms make more sense on a starship. Besides, can you imagine Colonel Kirk, or General Kirk after he gets promoted?

#21 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-25 07:41 PM | Reply

#17

I'd love to hear your explanation for that.

When I was in the Marines, we were a department of our Uber drivers. The space force is a logical extension of the Air Force.

#22 | Posted by willowby at 2020-01-25 07:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#21

Reminds me of that Star Trek episode "Tomorrow is yesterday". Captain Christopher asks if they're part of the Navy.

#23 | Posted by willowby at 2020-01-25 07:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"'To infinity and beyond' came in second.

#19 | POSTED BY 6THPERSONA "

That is also very similar to something that had already been done. Act IV of 2001: A Space Odyssey is "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite".

#24 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-25 07:47 PM | Reply

Doh! Left of the link.
Given the new patch shows Dept of the Air Force I wonder if perhaps Trump didn't know we already had one
en.m.wikipedia.org

#25 | Posted by kingcuke at 2020-01-25 07:52 PM | Reply

#24

The beginning, "Dawn of man" is my favorite. It's an indictment of mans primal nature, when he learns to kill.

#26 | Posted by willowby at 2020-01-25 08:04 PM | Reply

"The beginning, "Dawn of man" is my favorite. It's an indictment of mans primal nature, when he learns to kill.

#26 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY "

Yes. The first weapon in history and how it defeated the other apes competing over a resource. Very symbolic and prescient.

The segue between Act I and Act II is timeless and very symbolic. Though it isn't possible to be known in the movie, the book indicates the bone (a weapon) segues into an orbiting nuclear warhead after the ape throws it into the air.

Dammit, now I'm going to have to watch it for the hundredth (at least) time again. My favorite all time movie and whenever I talk about it, I want to watch it. LOL

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-25 08:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#27

Thanks goat. Never read the book, now I'll have to.

Think I'll watch it too. Burned out on impeachment coverage.

#28 | Posted by willowby at 2020-01-25 09:01 PM | Reply

"The space force is a logical extension of the Air Force."

No way.
That's like saying aircraft carriers are a logical extension of the Air Force.

I suppose if we're talking about an unmanned space force, it doesn't really matter.
But if you live aboard a ship, you are not in the Air Force.

Also, no Navy, no Space Marines. We've already lost this war.

#29 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-25 09:24 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Besides, can you imagine Colonel Kirk, or General Kirk after he gets promoted?"

No, but I can imagine Colonel Wilma Deering.

That was back when we would have won a Space War.
Back when Six Million Dollars was an unfathomably huge medical bill.

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-25 09:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Once more, snoofy bats one out out of the ballpark. So who wants to sign up?

#31 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-25 10:49 PM | Reply

"Thanks goat. Never read the book, now I'll have to.
Think I'll watch it too. Burned out on impeachment coverage.

#28 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY "

If you lived close to me, I'd lend you mine. It's a very special copy.

My dad took me and my best friend to see 2001. He dropped us off and said he'd be back in 3 hours We were both in 6th grade. All we knew about the movie is that it was science fiction. So we were expecting giant spiders and little green men and cigar shaped rockets with giant fins. That's what sci-fi mostly was in those days.

After the movie we both kind of gave each other this "what the f' did we just see" look. We had no idea. I easily picked up on the first act, Dawn of Man and the significance of the bone. After that it just got stranger and stranger all the way to the Baroque Hotel and Dave having dinner alone at the very end.

So my dad picked us up and I asked him to stop at the bookstore so I could buy the book. The book was written after the movie because the movie was actually based on Clarke's short story, "The Sentinel". My dad stopped at the bookstore and I got a brand new first edition hard cover of the book. I still have it and the jacket. That was over 50 years ago. It is lost in the forest of books on the shelves in my house, but I would be able to find it. I kind of wonder if it is worth anything today? It's in good condition and the jacket has only a couple of minor tears.

That is one of the handful of books I have read straight through. I saw the movie and got the book on a Saturday and I finished reading it the next day, after staying up most of the night.

#32 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-26 01:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Once more, snoofy bats one out out of the ballpark. So who wants to sign up?"

Probably every nerd in the country.

#33 | Posted by madbomber at 2020-01-26 03:08 AM | Reply

#32 | Posted by goatman

One of the things I noticed about the movie was that HAL was the only one that didn't act like a machine. Don't get me started.

#34 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-26 06:09 AM | Reply

Disgrace" the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the -------- Trump Admin"
It's four year mission to explore new lows"
To spread unique lies and vast misinformations"
...to bigly go where no fail has gone before!

#35 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-26 10:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I wish TDS victims could restrain themselves and stop posting about Trump in non-Trump related threads.

#36 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-26 10:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Keep wishing, moron.

#37 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2020-01-26 10:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Friendly reminder:

The same government that claims it can't afford a functioning healthcare system or even food stamps is going to throw a fcck pile of money on the god damned space Marines who will fight,,,,, space ISIS, I guess...

#38 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2020-01-26 12:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#36 | Posted by goatman

LOL!!!

As if Trump didn't come up with this "Space Force" idiocy.

Stay sharp, goat-boy.

#39 | Posted by Angrydad at 2020-01-26 01:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"#36 | Posted by goatman
LOL!!!
As if Trump didn't come up with this "Space Force" idiocy.
Stay sharp, goat-boy.

#39 | POSTED BY ANGRYDAD "

This is about the logo, not the force.

Keep that spittle spewing and veins throbbing, angry one,

#40 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-26 01:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I still think we should go with the black life-support armor for a uniform. I mean it is camo for space....

#41 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2020-01-26 01:29 PM | Reply

Libbies will go into a tizzy over every little thing in this day and age:

First US Nuclear Submarine named for sub in Jules Verne's 20 Thousand Leagues Under The Sea:

USS Nautilus (SSN-571) USS Nautilus was the first nuclear-powered submarine. Electric Boat Company in Groton, Connecticut"the same company that had sold the U.S. Navy its first submarine in 1900"laid her keel 14 June 1952. She was launched 18 months later and commissioned in September 1954.

Enterprise, the first space shuttle orbiter, was originally to be named Constitution, in honor of the Constitution of the United States. However, "Star Trek" fans started a write-in campaign urging the White House to instead select the name of the starship that James T. Kirk captained in the original TV series.Apr 26, 2012

Also, the basic badge emblem you all are blithering about has been around since the 1980s soo you're a few decades too late with your bitching: i.ebayimg.com

#42 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-26 05:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Also, the basic badge emblem you all are blithering about has been around since the 1980s soo you're a few decades too late with your bitching: i.ebayimg.com

#42 | POSTED BY MSGT "

Doesn't matter. It's still Trump's fault.

#43 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-26 05:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Libbies will go into a tizzy over every little thing in this day and age:"

No ----. A couple of weeks ago a few of them got in a Trump-tizzy when the aircraft carrier was named after Doris Miller, the black Pearl Harbor hero. But Trump approved of the name! Just goes to show how rampant TDS is and how it dumbs down the proggies.

#44 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-26 05:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Pretty ridiculous. A knock-off of the Star Trek logo seems something right out of the brilliant mind of the stable genius.

#45 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-26 06:00 PM | Reply

"Pretty ridiculous. A knock-off of the Star Trek logo seems something right out of the brilliant mind of the stable genius.

#45 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2020-01-26 06:00 PM "

And what stable genius would that be? This logo has been around for decades. To whom do you refer, counselor?

#46 | Posted by goatman at 2020-01-26 07:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

A knock-off of the Star Trek logo

#45 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2020-01-26 06:00 PM | FLAG:

More boring than that. The point is a standard map icon in modern clip art and the rings are common pieces in every military space agency logo.

#47 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-01-27 11:29 AM | Reply

This was the perfect time to have an official patch with an orbital death ray on it. What a waste.

#48 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-01-27 11:29 AM | Reply

Pretty ridiculous. A knock-off of the Star Trek logo seems something right out of the brilliant mind of the stable genius.

#45 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2020-01-26 06:00 PM | FLAG: Too ignorant to understand that the military designs their patches, NOT the POTUS -- but good try from an amateur when it comes to military matters. Also, this was in the works for years and President Trump just got to be the one to announce it's creation during his presidency. Had the USAF and DOD made the move during obama's tenure there would be crickets here right now.

#49 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-27 12:27 PM | Reply

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