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Other Space

Other Space

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It is the year 2105… a young, inexperienced and highly flawed crew embarks on a routine exploratory space mission. Suddenly, their ship, the UMP Cruiser, is drawn through a portal into a different, mysterious universe. With no maps, no contact, and no way back home, Captain Stewart Lipinski, First Officer/Stewart’s-Older-Sister Karen Lipinski and their crew have to learn to work together, all while dealing with mysterious space clouds, food and fuel shortages, robot rebellions, folds in time, and the occasional alien attack.

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Other Space
Other Space title.jpg
Genre
Created byPaul Feig
Starring
Composer(s)
  • Orr Rebhun
  • Erica Weis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Paul Feig
  • Owen Ellickson
  • Jessie Henderson
Producer(s)
  • David Glazier
  • David Soldinger
  • Joshua Thurston
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25–27 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkYahoo! Screen
Original releaseApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
External links
Official website

Other Space is an American science fiction comedy television series. It debuted on Yahoo! Screen on April 14, 2015. It follows a young and inexperienced crew as they venture into an unknown universe to face mysterious clouds, food and fuel shortages, robot rebellions, folds in time, and the occasional alien attack. The show has been described as "Red Dwarf USA, take two".[1]

Premise

Other Space has been described as "a journey in unknown space set in the early 22nd century, when the human race has mapped most of the known universe, failed to find alien life, and frankly gotten a little tired of the whole thing."[2]

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Guest

  • Jessica Chaffin as General Hayson ("Into the Great Beyond...Beyond")
  • Mo Collins as Helen Woolworth ("Into the Great Beyond...Beyond")
  • John Milhiser as the voice of Coffee Bot ("Trouble's Brewing")

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Release date
1"Into the Great Beyond...Beyond"Luke MathenyPaul FeigApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Stewart is assigned captain of the UMP Cruiser, much to Karen's displeasure. The crew gets stranded in another universe at the beginning of their first mission.
2"Getting to Know You"Lucia AnielloOwen EllicksonApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Stewart and Karen fight over how to help the crew deal with their stranding and likely death. Meanwhile, suspicions arise that one of the crew members may be an alien.
3"The Death of A.R.T."Lucia AnielloJacob YoungApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Karen sends A.R.T. out onto the hull of the ship to fix a problem he caused, and becomes guilt-ridden when her attempt to retrieve him results in A.R.T. being flung into space. Meanwhile, Stewart, Tina, and Kent attempt to make a video message to introduce themselves to any nearby aliens.
4"Ted Talks"Robert CohenKaren KilgariffApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Tina receives a delayed break-up message from her boyfriend, Ted, and becomes too distraught to properly operate the machinery needed to retrieve the ship's fuel (which is now consolidated near the surface of a nearby planet after the events of "The Death of A.R.T.".) Karen, Mike, and Natasha attempt to throw Tina a "girl's night" to cheer her up. Meanwhile, Stewart tries to find a way for the crew to survive if the fuel retrieval fails, and Zalien and A.R.T. goof off watching the newly discovered hidden cameras on the ship.
5"Trouble's Brewing"Adam Nix & Evan NixBen SmithApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Natasha is denied free will, Kent is denied access to the 3-D printer, and A.R.T. is denied bathroom privileges, and so the three decide to stage a robot uprising. Meanwhile, Tina and Mike are sent down to the newly formed planet to retrieve fuel, only to find that eight months will pass on the planet while only six hours pass on the Cruiser.
6"Powerless"Matt SohnShelby FeroApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
The Cruiser is stuck in a space storm which messes with its electronics and will attract lightning to the ship if it uses too much power. Zalien teaches Stewart to fly the ship manually. Karen attempts to convince Mike, Tina, and A.R.T. to keep their energy consumption down. Natasha's mental age regresses to infancy and Kent tries to teach her adult skills as she slowly makes her way through prepubescence and adolescence. Kent confesses that he's in love with Natasha.
7"First Contact"Matt SohnMatteo Borghese & Rob TurbovskyApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Stewart uses a dangerous drug to make his dreams more erotic when he becomes convinced an alien is contacting him through sexual dreams. Tina puts Karen on trial for slapping Mike.
8"Finale"Matt SohnOwen EllicksonApril 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Physical contact is made with the alien and a trip home seems closer than ever, much to Stewart's respective excitement and disappointment. When it turns out Natasha's mind will be erased when the Cruiser returns to Earth, Tina attempts to help Natasha and Kent have the perfect awkward first date.

Reception

The first season has received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, it has a score of 66 out of 100 based on 6 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[3] On Rotten Tomatoes, the show currently holds a 91% approval rating from critics, based on 11 reviews, with an average rating of 6.3 out of 10. The site consensus reads, "Other Space is a breezy trifle that revels in its low-fi production values and cheeky wonder in the pratfalls of space travel."[4]

Availability

Episodes are available to stream via Yahoo! TV in the U.S., following the shuttering of Yahoo! Screen in 2016. It is expected that the show will become available in further territories in the following months.[5]

Future

In April 2015, creator Paul Feig stated that the future of the show is "up in the air" and that a second season has yet to be ordered by the network.[6] Feig confirmed that he was still waiting for a decision from Yahoo! in September 2015.[7]

On October 21, 2015, Yahoo CFO Ken Goldman announced during a Q3 Earnings Phone Call that their original programming lineup last spring resulted in a $42 million writeoff, including Community Season 6 and Sin City Saints.[8]

On January 6, 2016, Feig suggested there may be more episodes of Other Space [9] despite Yahoo! Screen cancelling their service in 2016 due to low viewership and financial writeoffs. Season 1 of Other Space remains available for viewing in the TV section of Yahoo's website.

On February 21, 2016, Paul Feig posted on his Twitter account: "Desist in losing hope. It will be back if I have to shoot it on my iPhone. But it won't come to that. Hang tough."[10] after the future of the series was called into question when Yahoo! Screen was shut down in late 2015.

References

  1. ^ Bricken, Rob (April 6, 2015). "Other Space Is Basically Red Dwarf USA, Take Two". io9.com. Retrieved April 21, 2016..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Wallenstein, Andrew (October 14, 2014). "'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Stars Reunite in Cast of Yahoo Series 'Other Space' (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  3. ^ "Other Space : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Other Space: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "How to Watch Other Space". Tumblr. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  6. ^ Lloyd, Robert (April 21, 2015). "Q&A: Paul Feig on 'Other Space' and the comedy of close quarters". LATimes.com. Retrieved May 14, 2015.
  7. ^ Feig, Paul (September 9, 2015). ".@lisamcguire1 @OtherSpace We're dying to make another season. Waiting on @YahooScreen to decide. #IMDBAskPaulFeig". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  8. ^ Brouwer, Bree (October 21, 2015). "Yahoo Lost $42 Million On 'Community' and Two Other Originals". TubeFilter. Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  9. ^ Feig, Paul (January 6, 2016). "Don't Count Other Space Out Yet". Twitter.com. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  10. ^ Feig, Paul (February 20, 2016). "Paul Feig Determined to Make Season Two of Cancelled Show". Twitter.com. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_Space

Jason of Star Command

Jason of Star Command

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Jason was an officer of Star Command, which was located on the same asteroid as Space Academy. Star Command’s job was to protect the innocent from the bad guys, most notably Jason’s archenemy, the one-eyed Dragos.  Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Unrelated to the similarly named Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
Jason of Star Command
Created byArthur H. Nadel
Directed byArthur H. Nadel
Presented byFilmation
StarringCraig Littler
Charlie Dell
Sid Haig
Susan O'Hanlon
James Doohan[1]
Tamara Dobson[2]
John Russell
Composer(s)Yvette Blais
Jeff Michael
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes28
Production
Executive producer(s)Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Producer(s)Arthur H. Nadel
Running time30 min. (with commercials)
Production company(s)Filmation
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 9, 1978 (1978-09-09) –
September 5, 1981 (1981-09-05)
Chronology
Related showsSpace Academy

Jason of Star Command is a live action television series by Filmation which ran between 1978 and 1981. The series revolved around the exploits of space adventurer Jason (Craig Littler) and his colleagues, including Professor E.J. Parsafoot (Charlie Dell) and the pocket robot "Wiki" (formally W1K1). The series also starred Sid Haig as the evil Dragos, and, in the first season, James Doohan.[1]Jason was a spin-off of Space Academy.

Overview

Season 1

Its first season, which was a segment of Tarzan and the Super 7, was done in the style of the movie serials of the past, telling a single overall story with sixteen "chapters" of approximately fifteen minutes' length, each ending in a cliffhanger.[3] The second season was a stand-alone, half-hour series.[4] Filmation would later revisit the serial format with both their rendition of The New Adventures of Flash Gordon and "The Great Space Chase" segment of The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle & Jeckle.

Jason flew a "Starfire". This fast spaceship had a "star pod" that could separate from the ship in an emergency. Dragos commanded the vast "Dragonship", similar to the Space Academy in that it was built on a large asteroid. Dragos's fightercraft were unmanned drones. This was a choice made by the series' producers and repeatedly pointed out in the plot, so that the destruction of these craft would not involve killing a pilot. The series aired on Saturday mornings, and deadly violence had to be kept to a minimum.[citation needed]

Season 2

James Doohan left the series at the end of the first season to join the rest of the original Star Trek cast in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. He was replaced by John Russell, who played the blue-skinned "by the book" Commander Stone. Originally, Jonathan Harris was to have reprised his role as Commander Gampu from Space Academy, but according to the DVD booklet, he "had a falling out" with Filmation, thus the creation of Doohan's character.

The asteroid prop used for Space Academy was re-used for Jason, where Star Command was stated to be "in a secret part of the Space Academy". Other than the appearance of the robot Peepo and the appearance of a Seeker shuttle piloted by Lt. Matt Prentiss (John Berwick), no references were made to the characters or situations in Space Academy.

Episode list

Season One (fifteen-minute segments from Tarzan and the Super 7):

  • "Attack of the Dragonship"
  • "Prisoner of Dragos"
  • "Escape from Dragos"
  • "A Cry for Help"
  • "Wiki to the Rescue"
  • "Planet of the Lost"
  • "Marooned in Time"
  • "Attack of the Dragons"
  • "Peepo's Last Chance"
  • "The Disappearing Man"
  • "The Haunted Planet"
  • "Escape from Kesh"
  • "Return of the Creature"
  • "Peepo on Trial"
  • "The Trojan Horse"
  • "The Victory of Star Command"

Season Two (30 minute episodes aired as Jason of Star Command):

  • "Mission to the Stars"
  • "Frozen in Space"
  • "Web of the Star Witch"
  • "Beyond the Stars!"
  • "Secret of the Ancients"
  • "The Power of the Star Disk"
  • "Through the Stargate"
  • "Face to Face"
  • "Phantom Force"
  • "Little Girl Lost"
  • "Mimi's Secret"
  • "Battle for Freedom"

DVD release

BCI Eclipse LLC (under its Ink & Paint classic animation entertainment label) (Under license from Entertainment Rights) released the entire series on DVD in Region 1 on May 8, 2007.[5] The three-disc set contains all 28 episodes from seasons one and two, digitally remastered for optimum audio and video quality, and presented uncut and in story continuity order. as well as an array of special features including commentary tracks and photo & art galleries. The galleries also contain characters sheets for the proposed but never produced animated version of the show.[4]

As of 2011, this release has been discontinued and is out of print as BCI Eclipse has ceased operations.[6]

Streaming

Currently, season one is available on Amazon.

References

  1. ^ a b Erickson, Hal. "James Doohan". The New York Times. Retrieved January 20, 2011..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output .citation q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .citation .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-ws-icon a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4c/Wikisource-logo.svg/12px-Wikisource-logo.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-maint{display:none;color:#33aa33;margin-left:0.3em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ "Tamara Dobson, star of 'Cleopatra Jones' movies, dies at 59". Sun Journal. Lewiston, ME. Associated Press. October 6, 2006. p. A4.
  3. ^ Margulies, Lee (September 8, 1978). "Action-Packed Kidvid". Los Angeles Times. p. F1.
  4. ^ a b Galbraith, Stuart, IV (May 8, 2007). "Jason of Star Command - The Complete Series". DVD Talk.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-14. Retrieved 2010-05-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2010-05-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_of_Star_Command

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