Space Force: Season 1

Space Force: Season 1

Space Force: Season 1

Steve Carell is part of the sixth branch of armed services - The Space Force - in this comedy series he co-created with Emmy award winner Greg Daniels (The Office). Loosely based on president Donald Trump's very real plan to set up a military in space.

On June 18, 2018 the federal government announced the creation of a 6th major division of the United States Armed Forces. The goal of the new branch is "to defend satellites from attack" and "perform other space-related tasks." Or something. This is the story of the men and women who have to figure it out.

2020USANetflix
ComedyScience Fiction

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
29 May 2020

THE LAUNCH

Four-star general Mark Naird — leader of the newly created Space Force — is pressured to launch a satellite despite dire warnings from scientists.

EPISODE 1.2
29 May 2020

SAVE EPSILON 6!

With his beloved satellite severely hobbled, General Naird must decide between a well-reasoned scientific solution and a chimp-led rescue operation.

EPISODE 1.3
29 May 2020

MARK AND MALLORY GO TO WASHINGTON

While General Naird and Dr. Mallory brace themselves for a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill, Erin gets to know Captain Ali.

EPISODE 1.4
29 May 2020

LUNAR HABITAT

General Naird volunteers for Dr. Mallory's Lunar Habitat Experiment. Meanwhile, Erin tries to throw a party, and Space Force gets a snazzy new look.

EPISODE 1.5
29 May 2020

SPACE FLAG

Armed with weapons that are less than intimidating, Space Force soldiers — led by General Naird — play war games with their Air Force rivals.

EPISODE 1.6
29 May 2020

THE SPY

Flying high after his war games win, General Naird comes crashing back to reality when he learns there may be a spy in Space Force.

EPISODE 1.7
29 May 2020

EDISON JAYMES

A heavily hyped entrepreneur offers to let Space Force use her revolutionary rocket fuel. Dr. Chan gives Captain Ali a crash course in botany.

EPISODE 1.8
29 May 2020

CONJUGAL VISIT

It's conjugal visit time and General Naird is all systems go. Meanwhile, Dr. Chan and Captain Ali carpool, and Dr. Mallory deals with a time crunch.

EPISODE 1.9
29 May 2020

IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK ON THE MOON

With the launch just days away, General Naird copes with an unprepared crew. Captain Ali searches for the perfect words, and Erin visits her mom.

EPISODE 1.10
29 May 2020

PROPORTIONATE RESPONSE

Under pressure to retaliate against China, General Naird wrestles with his conscience. Dr. Mallory makes an ominous threat, and Erin goes rogue.

Space Force: Season 1 / Reviews

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The humor is hit-and-miss, the big-budget slapstick set pieces are mildly funny when they should be Mel Brooks funny, and the shifts in tone from farce to sincere drama are often sudden and jarring.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It all looks like “Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” and for its first two episodes, right up through a very funny, high-stakes mission with a chimp-astronaut, it seems like just the satire we need.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Despite such credentials, Houston doesn’t have a problem as much as a mild disappointment.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Space Force (premiering May 29) started as a two-word pitch from Netflix, and it often plays like a show that was reverse-engineered around a title. Everything about it, from the character names to the plotting, feels decidedly first-draft.

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Variety

Variety

For all the heft behind it, “Space Force” should be an easy win. Ten episodes later, however, it’s safer to say that “Space Force” is really just okay.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

[Carell's] too good for the material, which never takes off. The loony parts aren’t sharp enough, despite the efforts of Carell and crack performers like Noah Emmerich, Jane Lynch and Diedrich Bader.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Space Force just isn't close to consistent — especially in the first half of the season, the misses outweigh the hits — and even as it settles into itself a little more, it's hard to buy all the eventual smoothing out of characters and plot lines from that choppy beginning.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

How did so much talent and money go to such waste?

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Space Force is inexplicably unfunny, a black hole for laughter, with stretches of bombs lasting minutes, not just because the gags rarely work, but because there aren't that many jokes in the first place.

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