Recently, US President Donald Trump unveiled the new logo of US Space Force seems more like the one in Star Trek.

Right after that Twitter users noted that the emblem, revealed by the president, bears an uncanny likeness to the insignia from the cult sci-fi TV series.

The striking resemblance left many critics as stunned as though they had been zapped by Captain Kirk’s phaser.

But others online insisted the logo was really based on the US Air Force one.

The intergalactic controversy comes after mockery erupted last week when it emerged Space Force troops will wear woodland camouflage uniforms in orbit.

Unveiling the insignia on Friday, Mr Trump tweeted: “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!”

George Takei, star of the original 1960s Star Trek TV series, tweeted archly in response.

Founder and CEO of Cool Quit also tweeted and first he made the joke: “That literally looks like the United Federation of Planets logo with a Star Trek communicator badge on top of it.”

But others pointed out that the new logo seems to bear equal likeness to another, suborbital branch of the US military.