Star Trek 50: Facebook Releases Star Trek Emoji, But Not For Everyone

Facebook is posting temporary "Star Trek"-themed "Like" icons". "Love" has been turned into a Vulcan split-finger greeting, the "Haha" face has a Captain Kirk hairdo (sadly there is not enough detail to imply a toupee), "Wow" gets the Spock treatment, "Sad" looks like Geordi La Forge from The Next Generation and "Angry" has the ridged brow of a Klingon.

On the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Star Trek's initial episode, Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller dropped some news that may be a major aspect of the upcoming series.

According to Shepard, the social media giant wanted to stay true to the "original design and spirit of Reactions" while making sure the characters were clearly identifiable for fans.

Some Star Trek and sci-fi fans will also be greeted on Facebook by the USS Enterprise and have the option to add a custom Star Trek frame to their profile picture.

Star Trek is going where no beloved science fiction TV and movie franchise has gone before: straight into Facebook's reactions. This led us to our final cast: "Kirk, Spock, Geordi and a Klingon".

The Star Trek reactions debuted on September 8 to mark the series' anniversary and will be available for a limited time. We may test experiences like this in the future, and will focus on community and moment-driven events like this one.

The Reactions are not widely available just yet, but they appear to be rolling out throughout the day.

The "Star Trek"-themed reaction buttons will be available for a limited time for some "Star Trek" fans in the US and Canada who have shown interest in the show or science fiction in general".

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