'Star Trek' fans accuse President Trump of copying logo for new Space Force

Raechal Shewfelt
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
George Takei says the U.S. Space Force's new logo is too similar to the one from Star Trek. (Photo: CBS via Getty Images)

Actor George Takei is no fan of President Donald Trump, even less so after Trump on Friday unveiled a new logo for the newly created United States Space Force.

After Trump shared the design on Twitter, Takei, who played Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series in the ‘60s, pointed out its similarities to the one used by the sci-fi franchise’s Starfleet Command. “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this...,” Takei wrote.

In one of several tweets on the subject, Takei declared, “There is nothing sacred anymore.”

The actor, who’s spoken out before about his political disagreements with Trump when Takei was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, was far from the only one who noticed similarities. The topic was one of the most talked about subjects on Twitter late in the day.

CNN reporter Jim Acosta provided a side-by-side comparison.

Trekkies and others on social media were equal parts bewildered and infuriated.

However, a few pointed out that the new logo has commonalities with an other earlier logo, one that was used by the Air Force.

Star Trek was already fresh on the minds of audiences, as the new show Star Trek: Picard, the eighth series in the franchise, debuted Jan. 23 on CBS All Access. The spinoff, which follows retired officer Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart, was renewed for a second season before the first episode had even aired.

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