Space Force uniform designers really liked Star Trek: Enterprise apparently.
The uniforms for the much-maligned Space Force have been revealed and, yikes. While we can spend days talking about how unnecessary this “branch” of the military is and how useless they’ll quickly become, the fact is that they exist. If they exist they need uniforms but boy howdy, these were not them. Not unless you’re a mega-fan of Star Trek: Enterprise.
Let’s be clear, Enterprise is a great show and you should all give it a shot/give it another shot. It’s fantastic and well designed. Their ships, theirs sets, and even their uniforms are just brilliant. They’re so brilliant that the folks at Space Force basically ripped them off.
As Twitter user Peter W. Singer pointed out, they’re basically a combination of the fleet uniforms of the prime universe’s Enterprise combined with the Mirror Universe’s version.
The Star Force didn’t just rip off Enterprise’s uniforms
Anyone who saw these uniforms would think “Star Trek” instantly. Which Star Trek, however, is up for debate. These uniforms are nearly the spitting image of the original series uniforms. Starting with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek started using red uniforms that every crew member would wear regardless of affiliation.
No longer was red command, gold engineering, or blue science; everyone just wore snazzy red jackets.
That’s essentially what Space Force is attempting to pull off. Clearly, they’re influenced by Trek, why wouldn’t they be? The whole thing has a giant Starfleet-looking logo smacked dead center for their logo.
Not only is this organization basically ripping off Trek at nearly every turn and making itself a mockery by doing so. The entire branch is basically unnecessary and serves no real purpose outside of operating satellites, and these uniforms just kind of make it even sillier.