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Space Force: Season 1 (2020)



Critic Consensus: An all-star cast and blockbuster-worthy special effects aren't enough to keep Space Force's uneven blend of earnestness and satire from spinning quickly out of comedic orbit.


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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.


Steve Carell
as General Mark M. Naird
John Malkovich
as Dr. Adrian Mallory
Ben Schwartz
as F. Tony Scarapiducci
Diana Silvers
as Erin Naird
Jimmy O. Yang
as Dr. Chan Kaifang
Tawny Newsome
as Angela Ali
Alex Sparrow
as Yuri 'Bobby' Telatovich
Lisa Kudrow
as Maggie Naird
Noah Emmerich
as Kick Grabaston
Don Lake
as Brad Gregory
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Critic Reviews for Space Force: Season 1

All Critics (94) | Top Critics (26)

Together, Carell and Malkovich forge a charismatic pair that could carry even more episodes than they already do... Also helping to elevate the serviceable comedy is the gleaming production itself.

May 26, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Space Force is not exactly embarrassing -- everyone involved is too talented -- but it is shockingly unfunny for a show made by people who are so talented.

May 29, 2020 | Full Review…
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But there is a lack of vision in the show they devised, as it veers awkwardly between farce and drama, spoof and romcom. It qualifies as the year's biggest TV disappointment so far.

May 28, 2020 | Full Review…

The massive irony is that this [Space Force] doesn't seem like it has some grandiose plan either. But it's telling of its team's charisma that despite many things going wrong, Space Force is still a success.

May 28, 2020 | Full Review…

"Space Force" isn't toothless. But it could use more bite.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

So strange and ill-conceived and ill-timed that not even Carell's avuncular bonhomie can save it. For all its cinematic trappings, Space Force is a series with a single joke running through it, and that joke is American idiocy.

June 1, 2020 | Full Review…

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