This past Friday, President Donald Trump unveiled the never-before seen, official Department of Defense U.S. Space Force seal, via his Twitter account. Space Force is the new 6th branch of the United States military.
Here’s the tweet by POTUS Donald Trump:
Former Star Trek actor, George Takei, who played Sulu in the original Star Trek series, appears to have been offended by the design of the seal turning the new Space Force celebration into a political debate, attacking the President of the United States. We felt a need to add some context outside of the main stream echo chamber.
Here’s a quote from CNN that documents what the Star Trek actor’s response to POTUS Donald Trump’s announcement:
George Takei, an actor who played Hikaru Sulu in the “Star Trek” series and is a vocal opponent of Trump, responded to the tweet by saying, “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…”
…The similarities between the apparent Space Force logo and the “Star Trek” logo were immediately apparent to many Twitter users — including one who was on the classic science fiction show.George Takei, an actor who played Hikaru Sulu in the “Star Trek” series and is a vocal opponent of Trump, responded to the tweet by saying, “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…”
Below is a side by side comparison of the two logos and while at first glance it may seem the government stole from Hollywood, just because a Hollywood actor “said so”, doesn’t equate to facts. Although for CNN, it’s enough to receive press
UFO Seekers is constantly in a struggle with Hollywood and their friends in the main stream media so looking through the fog of “tweet war” isn’t a miraculous journey.
Here’s the comparison between Space Force and Starfleet:
In a small act of heroism, CNN did manage to include a good rebuttal to Takei:
“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.”Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/24/politics/space-force-star-trek-logo-donald-trump/index.html
Takei broke our hearts at UFO Seekers by the mere fact he wouldn’t want the U.S. Space Force to have something similar to the great, great, great legacy of Gene Roddenberry. Takei appears to have some other plan in mind for the design himself. One better the U.S. Space Force? He better not say a movie or TV series behind an internet streaming service that you have to pay for to see separate from your normal cable provider. I might vomit….
But enough of the cheap shots.
Where did Star Trek get the idea for their design? Was it a spiritual journey led by Hollywood Gods? The original Star Trek Series aired in 1966.
NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has three official “designs” or “logos” which includes a seal. The original NASA seal was designed in 1959 when the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was turned into NASA. It was a NASA Lewis Research Center illustrator’s design chosen as the agency’s seal.
Here’s the NASA seal from 1959:
According to Wikipedia the NASA seal design represents:
“In the NASA insignia design, the sphere represents a planet, the stars represent space, the red chevron, in the alternate shape of the constellation Andromeda, is a wing representing aeronautics (the latest design in hypersonic wings at the time the logo was developed), and then the orbiting spacecraft going around the wing. It is known officially as the insignia.
I don’t know when the Star Trek Starfleet Command seal was first penned, but I know it was after 1959. Here’s the Star Trek Fleet Command seal compared to the 1959 NASA seal:
Another design or logo used by NASA is called the “meatball.” It’s the most popularly known of the NASA logos.
Here’s the NASA meatball:
But what happens when we turn the NASA logo and place it next to the Satrfleet design? Here’s what they look like without the exterior ring:
Here I include the exterior ring:
Put them all together:
So what do you think? Who stole the design from who?