The BBC got ahead of itself last week — by a few hundred years.
In a segment about the international community’s efforts in conflict-torn Syria, the BBC wanted to show the logos of human rights group Amnesty International and the United Nations. It got the right Amnesty logo, but in place of the UN emblem, it used that of the “United Nations Space Command,” a fictional government agency from the popular Halo video game series.
“BBC News makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of all images broadcast, however very occasionally mistakes do happen,” a BBC spokesperson told Eurogamer. “Unfortunately an incorrect logo was used during a segment on last week’s News at One bulletin and we apologise to viewers for the mistake.”
According to the Halo Nation wiki, the UNSC “serves as the military, exploratory, and scientific agency of the Unified Earth Government,” which was formed in the twenty-second century. In that case, the BBC should’ve saved this story for later — quite a bit later, really.
For reference, here’s the actual UN logo, adopted on October 20, 1947 — in the twentieth century, for those keeping track at home: