Is SpaceX a future Space Force contractor? (Photo by SpaceX on Unsplash.)

Seven sci-fi models for the Space Force

Trump wants a Space Force. Seven sci-fi stories have already considered the possibility.

Trailer of the 1997 ‘Starship Troopers’ film adaptation.

1. The Militarist World State of ‘Starship Troopers’

Trailer for the 2013 “Ender’s Game” movie adaptation.

2. The child generals of ‘Ender’s Game’

Trailer for 1985 film adaptation of ‘Dune’.

3. The Imperial Sardaukar of ‘Dune’

A heavily imperial scene from ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

4. The Galactic Empire of ‘Star Wars’

Trailer for 2013 film, “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

5. Star Fleet from ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Trailer for 1997 film, ‘Gattaca.’

6. The Gattaca Aerospace Corporation from ‘Gattaca’

Classic 1986 trailer for ‘Aliens.’

7. The Colonial Marines from ‘Aliens’

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