Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 58

Thread: Rejected names and slogans for the US Space Force.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923

    Rejected names and slogans for the US Space Force.

    There was a press release from the US Space Force stating that their personnel would henceforth be referred to as Guardians. The statement closed with the phrase, Semper Supra (Always Above, though I note it could also be translated as Always High).

    If that's what actually made it through the selection process, what were the terms that failed? I welcome your suggestions.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    2,497
    The process involved suggestions from within the DoD and public contributions. No doubt a long list, and I'd bet "Troopers" and "Mobile Infantry" were in there.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    Space Marines?

    Doom Patrol. (After the video game, not the superheroes)

    Jedi Knights (slogan: "May The Space Force Be With You")

    The Last Starfighters

    Defenders Of The Earth

    Starfleet --the logo already looks like it!

    Links (After Link Hogthrob, the space captain from the Muppets' PIGS IN SPACE sketch)

    Star Warriors

    Trekkies

    The Astro-Nuts

    Space Oddities

    Minor Toms

    Up-There's

    The Gil Gerards

    Blackholio

    Airless Force
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    20,816
    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Starfleet --the logo already looks like it!
    EVERYONE’S logo looks just like it. This doesn’t even show the Space Force logo:

    https://illusorypromise.wordpress.co...-pattern-here/

    Heck, China’s looks like a combination Federation/Star Fleet logo. You could make an in universe argument that the Star Fleet logo started by combining the space related logos used by various Earth countries. In the real world, you have to wonder if Star Trek influenced the logos (even if no one wants to admit it).

    As for a name, how about the Flash Bucks? Or the Gil Busters?

    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." — Abraham Lincoln

    I say there is an invisible elf in my backyard. How do you prove that I am wrong?

    The Leif Ericson Cruiser

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    9,954
    Ground Crew would be the most accurate since most members of the Space Force won't be leaving the ground.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Ground Crew would be the most accurate since most members of the Space Force won't be leaving the ground.
    "Earthworms"

    Or, "groundhogs"
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    20,816
    Flatlanders.

    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." — Abraham Lincoln

    I say there is an invisible elf in my backyard. How do you prove that I am wrong?

    The Leif Ericson Cruiser

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mare Crisium
    Posts
    689
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck View Post
    Ground Crew would be the most accurate since most members of the Space Force won't be leaving the ground.
    Stuck Rogers (in the 21st Century)

  9. #9
    To infinity and now what.
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
    You can not be afraid of the wind, Enterprise: Broken Bow.
    https://davidsuniverse.wordpress.com/

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    12,154
    Nightspawn

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    "What Now?"
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  12. #12
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mare Crisium
    Posts
    689
    Spacey McSpace Force

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    The Great NorthWet
    Posts
    17,802
    Grauniads.
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    Espatiers

    LEO Lions

    Spaceketeers

    The Elton Johns (Rocket Man, get it?)

    Consolation Prize
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    16,949
    Spaced Farce.
    The greatest journey of all time, for all to see
    Every mission makes our dreams reality
    And our destiny begins with you and me
    Through all space and time, the achievement of mankind
    As we sail the sea of discovery, on heroes’ wings we fly!

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    High Guys
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    20,816
    Space Force MP equivalents should be named Star Cops.

    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." — Abraham Lincoln

    I say there is an invisible elf in my backyard. How do you prove that I am wrong?

    The Leif Ericson Cruiser

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    They should change their emblem to a green lantern....
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    20,816
    They should go to the Guardian Fleet Academy for training at their main base, named Star Base One, located near Atlanta, reached through a really impressive gate. Important note: They should never name a space station “Babylon” unless they want to lose four of them.

    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." — Abraham Lincoln

    I say there is an invisible elf in my backyard. How do you prove that I am wrong?

    The Leif Ericson Cruiser

  20. #20
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Mare Crisium
    Posts
    689
    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Important note: They should never name a space station “Babylon” unless they want to lose four of them.
    However, if you are planning to lose any, christening a "Rabblestar Galactica" should help get things off on a low note.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Important note: They should never name a space station “Babylon” unless they want to lose four of them.
    Unless there are any Rastafarians in the Space Force.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    "Fly The Heavily Armed Skies"
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  23. #23
    To bad the new agents aren't called minions, because we need minion in space.
    https://youtu.be/D_TIC7fkq9c
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
    You can not be afraid of the wind, Enterprise: Broken Bow.
    https://davidsuniverse.wordpress.com/

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    The Boy Scouts of America (since the originals went co-ed and are no longer using the name)
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    20,816
    Mark Hamill says the Star Trek, Star Wars and the Guardians of the Galaxy folks should jointly sue them for infringement since “Guardians” using the “Force” are wearing the Trek logo. Meh, it doesn’t really work and even in the US it isn’t that easy to successfully sue someone, but it seemed mildly amusing.

    https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/st...62538262810626

    "The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity." — Abraham Lincoln

    I say there is an invisible elf in my backyard. How do you prove that I am wrong?

    The Leif Ericson Cruiser

  26. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    Lords of the Outer Dark
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  27. #27
    Barrett's Space Privateers.
    The year was 2078, how I was at Clavius now.
    A letter of mark came,
    To the scummiest ship I ever seen.

    I was told we would sail space for alien gold
    we would fire not guns-shed no tears
    I am broken man on a Halifax pier
    The last of Barrett's Space Privateers
    20 brave people space miners all
    would make the Antelopes crew
    The shuttle Antelope was a sickening site,
    we were 91 days to Sedna.

    On the 96th day we would launch again
    the alien craft was long and wide
    we cracked the torpedo tubes
    the alien craft was full of gold
    but to catch the alien took us two whole months
    when we caught up it stool the show
    one shot destroyed our monitor.
    From the wilderness into the cosmos.
    You can not be afraid of the wind, Enterprise: Broken Bow.
    https://davidsuniverse.wordpress.com/

  28. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    The Charge Of The Lightspeed Brigade
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

  29. #29
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The Valley of the Sun
    Posts
    9,954
    Aim Higher Than Those Other Guys

  30. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Nowhere (middle)
    Posts
    39,923
    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    The Boy Scouts of America (since the originals went co-ed and are no longer using the name)
    I have since learned that this is untrue; they merely split off a new branch of the old organization. So the space Force cannot legally claim the name.

    Amend your lists accordingly.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •