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Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« on: April 27, 2020, 09:44:30 »
I'm sure with Steve Carell behind this concept that it will be treated with all the respect it deserves!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9612516/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 12:41:35 »
I'm sure with Steve Carell behind this concept that it will be treated with all the respect it deserves!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9612516/?ref_=ttpl_pl_tt

Well, T&P says that the show, unlike most others, got his medals correct.  I look forward to the ridiculousness.

https://taskandpurpose.com/mandatory-fun/steve-carell-space-force-got-military-awards-right
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 15:13:16 »
I would argue that space travel is the domain of the Navy, that being said I’m relieved that it’ll be the Air Force that will be the target of this parody.
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 18:34:48 »
Actually the Subs should be the lead for Space force, as they operate in a 3 dimensional world, purely by sensors

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 20:17:06 »
Actually the Subs should be the lead for Space force, as they operate in a 3 dimensional world, purely by sensors

The Expanse is really good for portraying that.
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 16:00:51 »
Teaser trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdpYpulGCKc

That moon camo...  :rofl:


The trailer was awesome.  The camo will give some Good Idea Fairies ammunition...god forbid they have plain black (or dark blue) uniforms because they will look too much like the USCG operational uniform  ::)

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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 10:01:27 »
2nd trailer is out!

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https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2020/05/netflix-new-trailer-space-force-steve-carell

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...Up top, catch the new three-minute glimpse into the Netflix comedy, which was co-created by Carell and his Office collaborator Greg Daniels. I can't help but point out that the new trailer includes Carell letting loose the line "We're gonna Apollo 13 the crap out of this," as well as brief footage of a dog and a monkey enjoying their freedom from the constraints of gravity...



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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2020, 11:17:56 »
Gold.

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We salute whoever made Steve Carell head of Space Force at the Air Force museum

Steve Carell may only be the head of the U.S. Space Force in the upcoming Netflix series, but he's certainly making moves within the real-life U.S. military — sort of.

A photo that surfaced Tuesday on Reddit appears to show Carell's face plastered over the existing portrait of real-life Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond in an installation on service leadership at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Based on the photo, it appears that someone used Scotch tape to install Carell's fictional Space Force chief, Gen. Mark R. Naird, in Raymond's place

"Gen. Mark R. Naird assumed the duties as the first Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, on Dec. 20, 2019," the new bio reads. "The U.S. Space Force is responsible for providing resilient, defendable and affordable space capabilities for the Nation and the Joint Force. It is the duty of the U.S. Space Force to protect the interests of the Unites States in space; deter aggression in, from, and to space; and conduct prompt and sustained space operations."

The original poster, himself an active-duty airman, told Task & Purpose that a friend who had travelled to the NMUSAF on official Air Force business had noticed Carell's face and shared the photo with him.

Unrelated, the installation also spells sergeant as 'sergent' for reasons that defy explanation.

"Having worked in (but not for) the museum for many years, I wouldn't be surprised if those employees don't notice that until the next change of command," the original poster told Task & Purpose.

Public affairs staff at the NMUSAF, which is currently closed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), did not respond to request for comment from Task & Purpose.

Space Force finally blasts off on Netflix on May 29.

https://taskandpurpose.com/mandatory-fun/steve-carell-space-force-prank?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR3eGgt1CxiZ9Lu3oeemGWTEosAwNy75LWFnryNHwZd75DrTAz3vJFeORbI#Echobox=1589986678
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2020, 13:06:17 »
Well...I've watched the first few episodes of this last night and as much as I want to love it, particularly given the stellar cast, I just can't say I like it. I can't even say that I find it humorous.  The best jokes so far were in the trailer, the rest of the comedy is forced and cliche. 

I'm going to bash through a few more in hopes that it will grow on me, eventually, but I don't have high hopes.
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2020, 14:05:27 »
. . . but I don't have high hopes.

I feel much the same about the branch that the series parodies.
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2020, 15:11:38 »
Well...I've watched the first few episodes of this last night and as much as I want to love it, particularly given the stellar cast, I just can't say I like it. I can't even say that I find it humorous.  The best jokes so far were in the trailer, the rest of the comedy is forced and cliche. 

I'm going to bash through a few more in hopes that it will grow on me, eventually, but I don't have high hopes.

I found that too, but watched in full and enjoyed it much more by the end. I’ve read some articles/reviews saying the same also, but added they expect second season (if there is one) will probably come together much better; it has potential.
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Re: Space Force - Netflix Comedy
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2020, 15:56:40 »
I find that the series appeals to my sense of humour.

I like that the military folks are not portrayed as two dimensional cartoon characters.  Even after displaying buffoonish behaviour for comedic effect, most of the characters seem to redeem themselves by the end of the episode.

Well, except for the Commander of the USAF....

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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2020, 16:18:26 »
I find that the series appeals to my sense of humour.

I like that the military folks are not portrayed as two dimensional cartoon characters.  Even after displaying buffoonish behaviour for comedic effect, most of the characters seem to redeem themselves by the end of the episode.

Well, except for the Commander of the USAF....

I liked the ending also...‘didn’t expect that. I’m hoping it gets picked up for more. So many series’ have gotten off to rocky starts, but then turned out well. I’m not ready to write it off. I think it was the first 2-3 episodes that were luke-warm for me, but then I started to get into it more. (I love Steve Carell and John Malkovich though, so that kept me holding on too.)

And anyway, they have to keep it going since Netflix got the trademark for Space Force before the US military did. ;)

https://www.cnet.com/news/netflix-snags-space-force-trademarks-ahead-of-us-military/
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