Following the terrible reviews of Netflix’s new show, Space Force, it has been confirmed that unbelievably, the real U.S Military Space Force may lose its trademark to Netflix…
Over the last few years, the streaming giant has produced some of the best original content for us TV-hungry folk to sink our teeth into.
Kicking back, relaxing and switching on your favorite show. What could be better?
From true crime to romance, there’s really something for everyone.
The streaming giant has dropped some major smash hits including the likes of Orange is The New Black, The Crown, and Grace and Frankie.
And, of course, we can’t forget Dead to Me…
The show has just aired its long-awaited second season and once again left us on the edge of our seats.
And not in a good way.
The long-awaited comedy series Space Force just dropped on the platform…
The new Steve Carrell headed show chronicles a fictionalized imagining of the controversial, confusing new military branch Donald Trump announced in 2018… you guessed it the “Space Force.”
Back in June 2018, Trump called for the Pentagon to create a “space force,” the first new military branch in seventy years.
And the project was questioned and ridiculed by a nation currently facing a number of other pressing issues.
So, as you can expect, Space Force was touted to be rather entertaining viewing…
And having it lead by Steve Carrell made its release all that more appealing.
You’ll of course know Carell from The Office…
Michael Scott was an inappropriate and incompetent boss, but somehow Carell made him totally lovable.
But Space Force saw the actor dip his toes back into small screen acting…
And it’s safe to say, it hasn’t gone down too well with viewers.
“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 tipped to lead the newly formed sixth branch of the US Armed Forces: Space Force.”
“Sceptical 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.”
And was met with an underwhelmingly average score of 6.9 on IMDb accumulated by more than thirteen-thousand viewers.
After watching, critics well and truly ripped into the show.
“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,” wrote The Atlantic’s Sophie Gibert.
Many critics felt let down by the talented ensemble cast.
“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,” wrote Slate’s Willa Paskin.
With many branding it an all-out disappointment.
Considering how great the casting was, the reviews are damming.
And of course, not everyone hated it…
Like with any show, there were varying opinions, with some finding it hilarious.
“For anyone who hasn’t watched #SpaceForce watch it. F***ing hilarious,” wrote one viewer.
Yep, you read that correctly.
The Netflix show seems to have won in terms of the trademark against the real military Space Force.
The Hollywood Reporter said:
“The streaming giant has outmaneuvered the U.S. government to secure trademark rights to Space Force in Europe, Australia, Mexico and elsewhere, while the Air Force merely owns a pending application for registration inside the United States based on an intent to use. Meaning that the feds have gotten a place in line but no confirmed trademark rights thus far.”
Obviously people won’t be confusing a poorly-received TV show with the real U.S military…
But it’s good to clear things up!
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