A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teamwork, discovery, and survival all are themes.
Positive Role Models
Crew members aren't the best and brightest among space travelers.
Violence & Scariness
Laser fire, fantasy explosions; alien destruction and bloody injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, crude references, and bathroom humor.
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"Hell," "ass," curses bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some drinking and drunken behavior.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Other Space is a sci-fi comedy series about a handful of inexperienced cadets who find themselves lost in space. Their ship, commanded by ineffectual captain Kapinski, contains a variety of personalities and life forms that have to deal with the constant threats of deep space (not to mention each other). The show contains some crude humor, light sexual innuendo, and bleeped cursing. There's some fantasy violence (laser weapons, explosions) and some bloody scenes that are designed to be more gross than frightening. Drinking and drunken behavior are sometimes visible too. If your teens like their space operas silly, low-budget, and jam-packed with jokes (think Mystery Science Theater 3000 or Spaceballs), Other Space will be a welcome addition to the goofy sci-fi canon.
Is It Any Good?
This futuristic show combines low-budget sets (remember the clearly Styrofoam worlds of the original Star Trek?) with high-caliber young comedians, well-chosen by show creator Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Freaks and Geeks). Its goofy scenarios offer lots of lighthearted entertainment as the crew tries to resolve problems such as having fudge as their only food source, romantic drama, and fighting off alien life forms. Of course, like all lost space crews, they also want to make it home.
It's silly and lots of fun, but the comic rhythm is still a little clunky, meaning that not all the jokes hit the mark. Luckily, the talented cast offers an array of strong and quirky personalities whose antics maintain the sometimes ridiculous stories' momentum. Other Space is a nice addition to the still-too-small "space comedy" genre.
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