To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Facebook launched custom reactions that are available for Trek fans in the U.S. and Canada. The social network also launched a special profile picture frame option to celebrate the day.
As Facebook’s Lindsey Shepard notes, the Facebook design team did not take the celebration lightly. They made a paper U.S.S. Enterprise and photographed it for the above image.
They also created temporary reactions, as seen above. The Like button got a few stars, while the Love button turned intothe Vulcan salute. The “Haha” reaction has Captain James T. Kirk’s hair, while “Wow” looks like Spock. (Although, we doubt Spock would show such emotion himself.) Geordi La Forge from The Next Generation is the Sad button, while a Klingon is Angry.
This isn’t the first time Facebook has used temporary reactions. As The Verge pointed out, Facebook added a Flower on Mother’s Day.
On September 8, 1966, the first episode of star Trek, “The Man Trap,” aired on NBC.