Recently Donald Trump directed the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the Armed Forces. A space force.
But the process of creating a new military service is more complicated than simply telling the Pentagon to make it so.
It was all space force, with everyone cracking some kind of wise about Donald Trump’s idea to create a new branch of the United States military in outer space.
You can watch this portion of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” below
It was a too juicy topic for the late-night comedians like Colbert to pass up, and he took the most out of it as he threw in some “Star Wars” jokes for good measure
“Space force! Spaaaace force! Look, as long as J.J. Abrams directs and Mark Hamill has a cameo, I’m in!” Colbert joked, referencing the director of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and the upcoming “Episode IX,” and the actor who plays Luke Skywalker.
“But there’s no threat in space, who are we fighting? Satellites? A bunch of frozen monkeys? Elon Musk’s convertible? Why don’t we just build a space wall while we’re at it? Of course, you have to make it all the round so I guess it will be more of a space sphere, you know, like a moon. What would that look like, Jim?” Colbert asked as an image of the Death Star appeared on screen. “Oh my god! I don’t know. I don’t know. That’s no moon.”
Colbert was quick to mention the actual pop culture reference that might have inspired MrTrump’s space force idea given his love for out dated references like his purported nickname for Jeff Sessions, Mr. Magoo.
“If you think ‘space force’ sounds like an old 70s TV show…yep! ‘Space Force,’ from 1978, is ‘the comic adventures that befall a crew of astronauts assigned to a remote military space station.’ It’s ‘Northern Exposure’ in spaaaaaace! Fred Willard was in it,”
Colbert also took a slight dig at Hillary when he brought the topic back down to Earth.
“If Hillary Clinton were president, we wouldn’t be so urgently trying to flee the planet.”