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Crash landing: Space Force is not the Trump satire we need right now

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Steve Carell’s new Netflix comedy series is a toothless attempt to ridicule the current administration, failing to be either sharp or entertaining

Plenty of shows have landed glancing blows on the Trump administration, but TV has yet to crown its one true culture-representing Trump show. That’s a designation that Space Force, Netflix’s new 10-episode collaboration with The Office creator Greg Daniels, appears keen to claim for itself. The title and general countour of the premise originated with a March 2018 speech from the current commander-in-chief, in which his watery brain emitted the decree that America would achieve supremacy in the hotly contested region of outer space with the establishment of a brand new branch of the armed forces. So it had been declared, and so it was; by December 2019, space force was an independent entity and beginning our Starship Troopers-style conquest of the stars.

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