A little over a week ago, we got a look at the first teaser from the upcoming Netflix comedy, Space Force. It was very funny. Less than a week a go, our President stood in the Oval Office and unveiled the flag for the new United States’ branch of the military, Space Force which looked a lot like a Starfleet flag with its delta symbol and stars. Try googling ‘Space Force.’ You’ll get a mix of both of the above on the first page. This is real life.
Netflix’s Space Force was created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation), and stars Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Noah Emmerich, Lisa Kudrow, Jane Lynch, and the late Fred Willard. The first trailer dropped today. It presents itself as just a longer version of what we saw in the first teaser. There are some new stakes introduced, there are many antics as this new fictional Space Force in the series is set in motion. I believe what I saw was funny, it was just a hard pill to swallow after President Trump showcased a Starfleet flag and talked about a “super-duper missile.” The latter makes the characters in the Netflix Space Force series look downright regal and intelligent.
Does this mean the show won’t be funny? Absolutely not. This is a powerhouse team-up and I will be watching. Perhaps it will take away my cynicism and replace it with levity. Plus, Fred Willard just passed away. According to IMDB, he appears in all ten episodes. I’m looking forward to wrapping myself in a weighted blanked and binging the series. Space Force drops on Netflix, May 29.
A decorated pilot with dreams of running the Air Force, four-star general Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell) is thrown for a loop when he finds himself tapped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force. Skeptical but dedicated, Mark uproots his family and moves to a remote base in Colorado where he and a colorful team of scientists and “Spacemen” are tasked by the White House with getting American boots on the moon (again) in a hurry and achieving total space dominance.
Space is…hard. From the crew who brought you The Office, Space Force premieres May 29 only on Netflix.