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Netflix's Space Force Focuses More on Great Ensemble in Season Two

When we last saw “Space Force,” things weren’t looking too great (and I say that as someone who recommended season one). In the Netflix series from creator Greg Daniels, the titular administration’s trip to the moon created a political snafu with China's own astronauts, forcing General Mark Naird (Steve Carell) to disobey orders about space combat. And in real life, the series was not the big success it had hoped to be, despite creating great chemistry between the likes of Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Jimmy O. Yang, Tawny Newsome, Don Lake, JayR Tinaco, and others. Hey, it happens, and it has happened to "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation," among other workplace comedies.
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Space Force Cast Make a Case for Your Weekend Binge of Season 2

The first season of Netflix’s space-themed workplace comedy Space Force set us up to get to know General Mark Naird, Steve Carell’s Chief of Space Operations for the sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces, and his cohorts, who have been tasked by the POTUS to get “boots on the moon” by 2024.
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Will Space Force return for a season 3?

Space Force spoilers below. Steve Carell and the gang are back, and Space Force has some serious issues to be dealing with after that massive cliffhanger at the end of season two. If you managed to smash through the new seven-episode instalment, you're probably already wondering what the hell is...
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In Season 2, ‘Space Force’ Comes Down to Earth and Embraces Its Workplace Comedy Roots: TV Review

Click here to read the full article. By the time “Space Force” premiered in 2020, it already felt outdated. Even with a starry cast including Steve Carell and John Malkovich, and all the money a Netflix greenlight can afford, its soft jokes about a Trumpian president run amok landed with barely any impact. Carell, who co-created “Space Force” with “The Office” producer Greg Daniels, once played one of the most famous bosses in TV history. But as Mark Naird, Space Force’s commanding general whose characterization veered between hapless and ruthless, he never truly clicked into gear. The shape of a...

Why does Netflix cancel some of its best shows and renew dross like Space Force?

We all have that one cancelled TV series we’re still bitter about. Maybe it’s Freaks and Geeks. Deadwood. Firefly. The Critic. Twin Peaks. There’ll always be a reason for its cancellation – low viewership, runaway production costs, terrible reviews. It might even be a reason you agree with. The sudden passing of a star, perhaps (Bill Paxton’s Training Day), or too many dead horses (Luck). But that rarely makes it easier to accept.Time was when Netflix seemed like an avenging angel when it came to TV’s wrongful cancellations. Back in 2013, one of the streaming service’s first high-profile original projects...

Today in History: Trump orders the creation of the Space Force

Today is Saturday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2022. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Feb. 19, 2008, an ailing Fidel Castro resigned the Cuban presidency after nearly a half-century in power; his brother Raul was later named to succeed him. On this date: In 1473, astronomer […]
Defense One

The Space Force Isn’t a Military Service

The U.S. Space Force has a problem: the public does not know it is a military service. Guardians have trouble receiving the special recognition from the airlines given to the other service members, and they lack access to special license plates as well. Ironically, though, the public instinctively knows what those who created the Space Force do not. Whatever the law might call it, the USSF is not, in fact, a military service.

Space Force Is Still Finding Its Way. Space Force Offers Clues

One year ago, it was unclear whether the beleaguered US Space Force would survive. It was former president Trump’s initiative, and a widely ridiculed one at that, and some wondered if President Biden would can it. He didn't. Now, the US military’s sixth branch is struggling to find legitimacy and purpose in a world that still snickers at its Star Trek-ian logo and goofy name.
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US Space Force aims for more resilient architecture by 2026

WASHINGTON — The Space Force’s procurement organization has set 2026 as a target date for delivering “maximum operational capability” in the form of new, more resilient space systems. That timeline, says Space Systems Command Executive Director Joy White, was set by SSC Commander Lt. Gen. Michael...

DAF leadership hosts Black History Month Observance event

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Department of the Air Force senior leaders hosted a virtual eventFeb. 9 to celebrate the contributions of Black American Airmen and Guardians throughout the history of the department. Speakers included Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr.,...

The Small Stargate Detail You Missed In Space Force

In Netflix's "Space Force," humanity's desperation to assert some form of control in the cosmos has never been more absurd. Created by Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, the comedy series focuses on the efforts of a group of government workers as they struggle to establish the presence of America's sixth military branch in outer space. In order to do that, the show's characters have to rely not only on the talents of Space Force's astronauts and scientists, but also the leadership of the branch's Chief of Space Operations, General Mark R. Naird (Steve Carell).

Space Force eyes its own version of the metaverse

HERNDON, Va. — The Space Force should take advantage of the industry’s massive investments in immersive digital technology and develop a virtual environment for guardians, said Lisa Costa, the service’s chief technology and innovation officer. “We could create our own version of the metaverse,” Costa said Feb....

Space Force Wrestling With ‘Digital First’ Culture

The U.S. Space Force—the only military branch born in the information age—has declared itself a “digital first” service. But its leaders are still wrestling with the challenges of digital transformation and working to build a 21st century service culture, they recently told attendees at an industry conference.

Air Force Making Uniform Changes with Women in Mind, While Space Force Is Working to Fix Those Baggy Pants

Tracy Roan has been busy the last couple of years. Having served as the chief of the Air Force Uniform Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, since 2018, Roan has helped shape some of the most progressive and drastic clothing changes for the branch, as well as the development of the Space Force's new service dress uniform.