Monday, June 18, 2018

Space Force: From the Files of Donald J. Trump

U.S. president Donald J. Trump announced today that he wants to build a sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces. He calls it "Space Force". (No doubt he wants an exclamation mark as part of the name. "Space Force!")

Exclamation mark or not it sounds an awful lot to me like an old ZIV television program.

Space Force

Television Production

... A touch of procedurals such as Highway Patrol and Sea Hunt, combined with the rocketship excitement of Men Into Space.

"Stories of the American men and women who face unknown enemy interstellar forces -- drawn from the top secret (but available on Twitter) files of Donald J. Trump!"

Back to Earth:

United States Space Force

the U.S.S.F.

Wait a minute....that won't fly.


DonaldAR said...
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Simon St. Laurent said...

Noam Chomsky is always excellent.

Thanks for the link!

DonaldAR said...

(Sorry - had the wrong video linked. Re-posting same comment with hopefully correct one)

I thought it sounded familiar...
And: Darnit! Somebody beat me to the "Space Cadet" joke.
Speaking of the Trumpster Fire, the excellent Noam Chomsky makes a disturbing and entirely plausible contention in this interview:
Donald Trump is a distraction

Dominic M said...

"Space Force"...sounds sooo Roger Corman to me.

Simon St. Laurent said...

New World Corman, for sure.