When President Trump unveiled the new U.S. Space Force logo Friday, it's unlikely there was ever consideration that "Trekkies" would be the ones to attack it.
"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!” the 45th president tweeted.
The most important Trekkie of all, actor and star of "Star Trek" himself, George Takei, was the first to jump in and make the comparison. Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the series, is an adamant critic of the president.
“The US Space Force seal honors the Department of the Air Force’s proud history and long-standing record of providing the best space capabilities in the world,” a Space Force spokesperson said in a statement. “The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the U.S. Army Air Forces; and was used in early Air Force space organization emblems dating back to 1961. Since then, the delta symbol has been a prominent feature in military space community emblems.”
Space Force spokesperson, Maj. William Russell, told CNN that it was Trump who chose the new logo from a number of graphic designs he was presented with by the Department of the Air Force.