TV station reports that Star Trek's Maquis killed Osama bin Laden

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Dec 14, 2012

When there's fast-breaking news, sometimes even the best, most professional journalists get their facts wrong. Channel N24's facts were probably accurate. Their image, on the other hand ... well, let's just say it was worth the laugh.

When channel N24 in Germany reported that Osama bin Laden was taken down by Navy SEAL Team 6, they searched for an image to place behind host Mick Locher. Instead of finding the real emblem for SEAL Team 6, researchers located the emblem of the Star Trek freedom fighters, The Maquis.

According to TrekMovie:

Locher even commented (translated from German) on the emblem:

"And they also have the 'Team Six,' that carried out the mission. They don't have the skull in their emblem for nothing."

Locher didn't seem to notice (or care) that the skull in question was from a Klingon and included a bolted-on eyepatch. He and N24 also appear undeterred by the emblem's inclusion of a phaser, three Klingon bat'leth swords and the word "Maquis."

TrekMovie also pointed out that the original Maquis were World War II French freedom fighters—dedicated to fighting the Germans. Ouch.

In the Star Trek universe, the Maquis were comprised of Starfleet officers and colonists like the Bajorans who were displaced by a treaty with the Federation and the Cardassian Union. The patch actually comes from a Maquis-based fan group, Maquis Forces International.

Now that they've taken out Osama bin Laden, Gul Dukat should be quaking in his boots.

(via FuriousFanBoys)

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