I wonder if anyone here can explain this oddity?
I’ve been saving and cataloging images of cast and crew gifts from the tv shows and movies lately. I had come across what I thought were the 4 Christmas gifts from the Enterprise art department, which were a series of cloisonné pins.
Season 1 (2001)
Season 2 (2002)
Season 3 (2003)
Season 4 (2004)
Multiples of these have shown up on eBay, so I’m confident about those.
Then I saw this display of all four years together. The first three were the same, but the fourth pin was different.
Instead of the IDIC pin, it says “United States Space Force”.
I’d never heard of this before so I tried to find what it was referencing. I couldn’t find anything from Star Trek, and only a few, seemingly unrelated mentions otherwise, mostly hypothetical. The design looks like something Air Force related, but their relevant group is called Space Command and their iconography isn’t similar (though they do have some that include Star Trek-like arrowheads). The eagle-grasping-lightning-bolt motif didn’t turn up much either. Where would this pin have come from? Anyone know?