Space Force review: The dark side of the moon
“I don’t know, but I have been told, outer space is very cold” is the catchy tune that members of the Space Force chant as they go about their morning run on the premises of the Space base in Wild Horse, Colorado. And as all the oil reserves on earth have been conquered, so of course, now America is attempting to ‘put boots on the moon’ in Netflix’s latest big-ticket item, Space Force. The ten-part series, is replete with references to Star Wars, Star Trek and many other pop-cultural phenomena. General Mark Naird (Carell), a four-star general, has been tasked to head Space Force, a new branch of the US armed forces, and the mission is to put ‘boots on the moon, actually, it was boobs on the moon’ explains the Defence secretary to Naird, who’s clearly feeling out of his depth in the new surroundings of a space base in small-town Colorado. We follow Naird around his mission aided by chief scientist Adrian Mallory (Malkovich) as they bumble around one mission after the other.
If only Space Force was a show just about sending people to the moon. Or it was a comical take on what really goes into sending stuff into outer space. It could have been The Office, with just a bigger acreage. Space Force brings the dream team of Carell and Greg Daniels, who gave us the supremely brilliant The Office seven years ago. But the Space Force is no Office, even though almost every second thing in ...
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