Four-star general Mark Naird — leader of the newly created... More Space Force — is pressured to launch a satellite despite dire warnings from scientists.Less
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. More
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.Less
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.Full review
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.Full review
Despite such credentials, Houston doesn’t have a problem as much as a mild disappointment.Full review
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.Full review
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.Full review
[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.Full review
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.Full review
How did so much talent and money go to such waste?Full review
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.Full review
Space Force: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.
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