Facebook's Star Trek Like Buttons are for the Series' 50th Anniversary

By: Joey Haar - Sep 9, 2016
References: medium & thenextweb
Star Trek, the seminal science fiction franchise that explores human morals through the lens of space travel and aliens, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release this month, and Facebook is giving Trekkies a nod to that historic landmark by introducing Star Trek Like buttons.

Since Facebook expanded its original 'Like' button to include a host of 'Reactions,' there are different Star Trek Like buttons for each of the available options. The original 'Like' button stays somewhat similar, only gaining a starry background, while the 'Love' heart becomes a Vulcan salute. For the 'Haha,' 'Wow,' 'Sad,' and 'Angry' faces, the new Star Trek Like buttons have been changed to represent various key characters from the series history, including Captain Kirk, Spock, and a Klingon.