When Donald Trump first announced his intention to create a 6th Branch of the Military, people didn’t take him too seriously. The President was serious, however, and recently created that Space Force with funds from The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
On Friday of this week, Trump proudly showed off the branches new logo. Many on Twitter were quick to point out that the logo was very similar to the one from TV’s Star Trek. These pundits included George Takei, who played Mr. Sulu in the hit series.
Takei responded to the President’s message, “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…”
The legendary actor also ripped into First Lady Melania Trump, tweeting, “I feel like Melania must have had a hand in copyi–I mean, designing this.”
I feel like Melania must have had a hand in copyi–I mean, designing this.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020
Melania Trump has been accused of plagiarizing speeches from Michelle Obama as well as reusing pamphlet material from the last administration.
Takei didn’t stop there, however. He also penned an op-ed for the Washington Post comparing the crew from the Starship Enterprise to the Trump administration.
The actor wrote:
“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.”
You can read the entire piece from Takei here