Even as Covid-19 chips away at our way of life, there still exists those occasional moments that are not clouded entirely in impending doom. For most of us, that has meant more time in front of our televisions.
Netflix has given us joy with the Netflix free account to watch (Grace And Frankie), exhilaration (Cheer), horror (Tiger King), and now, when we need it most, the streaming service will offer talented Steve Carell’s newest workplace comedy, Space Force, available starting May 29.
The 10-episode season, an obvious comment on our demented president’s launch of the U.S. Military’s newest branch, coincides with Netflix’s loss of Carell’s iconic sitcom, The Office, which is moving to Peacock, NBC’s new streaming platform.
Space Force is co-created by Carell and Greg Daniels, the man who brought us the American version of The Office. The show centers on the exploits of four-star General Mark R. Naird (Carell), a decorated pilot who once dreamed of heading the Air Force.
Instead, Naird is appointed as leader of the military’s sixth branch, whose mission is ”to defend satellites from attack and perform other space-related tasks … or something”, the show’s trailer tell us.
”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 dominance…”
Sound promising? How about a cast that includes John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard, and a bunch of improv greats? What if I throw in the great Jane Lynch? And Lisa Kudrow?
President Rapey von Tinyfinger directed the Defense Department to establish the sixth branch of the military in 2018, saying:
“It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.”
For the first time in 72 years, the official flag of a new U.S. military service will be unveiled today, Friday May 15. Military leaders will present the flag of the newly created Space Force in the Oval Office during a signing ceremony for the Armed Forces Day 2020 proclamation. I hope the president has on an extra pair of Depends.
The flag is based on the Space Force’s seal, which features a silver symbol surrounded by two constellations against the dark blue of outer space that. looks suspiciously like the Star Trek logo.