Colbert joked about Donald Trump calling for a space military, “Space force! Spaaaace force! Look, as long as JJ Abrams directs and Mark Hamill has a cameo, I’m in!” Colbert said.
“But there’s no threat in space, who are we fighting? Satellites? A bunch of frozen monkeys? Elon Musk’s convertible? Why don’t we just build a space wall while we’re at it? Of course, you have to make it all the round so I guess it will be more of a space sphere, you know, like a moon. What would that look like, Jim?” Colbert asked as an image of the Death Star appeared on screen. “Oh my god! I don’t know. I don’t know. That’s no moon.”
“If you think ‘space force’ sounds like an old 70s TV show…yep! ‘Space Force,’ from 1978, is ‘the comic adventures that befall a crew of astronauts assigned to a remote military space station.’ It’s ‘Northern Exposure’ in spaaaaaace! Fred Willard was in it,” Colbert said.
“Now, of course, even in this announcement, Trump can’t miss an opportunity to insult an opponent,” Colbert said before rolling a clip of his comment about how “very soon we are going to Mars” but “you wouldn’t have been going to Mars if my opponent had won. That i can tell you. You wouldn’t even be thinking about it.”
“Yes,” Colbert announced, “If Hillary Clinton were president, we wouldn’t be so urgently trying to flee the planet.”