If you haven’t actually seen Paul Feig's short-lived sci-fi comedy Other Space, you can be forgiven for missing it. Because you'd have had to try pretty hard to actually find it.
The series followed the inept crew of a spaceship trying to find their way home, running for a few brief months on Yahoo! Screen, the failed streaming service largely built around the final season of Community (still waiting on the movie, guys). Other Space was the service's other comedy series, which debuted to little fanfare and promotion, aside from the fact that it was a passion project for Paul Feig (Ghostbusters, Freaks and Geeks).
It was basically Red Dwarf meets The Office, and that comparison isn't made lightly. Because the show was really, really funny.
When Yahoo! Screen folded, Other Space pretty much disappeared with it, though now Feig is trying to get momentum for a second season of the hapless adventures of the UMP Cruiser crew. The full series is back online to stream, and the rights for the show have reverted back to Feig, so now he's aiming to mount a comeback by building buzz around the first season.
Here's an excerpt from his comments to SplitSider:
"It's colossally sad for me. The fact nobody saw it, that's what makes me crazy — it's just never had its day in court. This is probably one of the biggest labors of love I've ever been involved with. It's something I'm hugely proud of, and something we're all dying to do more of … The show just needs to grow a base. Fans that express their desire to see more of it. Just getting it into the public consciousness is really the main thing."
The plan is simple. It's a long shot, obviously, but Feig hopes that if the series can build up a cadre of fans to spread the word about the series, it will lead to more fans. And so on, and so on, until there's a big enough contingent of would-be viewers for a service like Netflix or Amazon Prime to actually take a shot on Season 2.
Check out a trailer for the show below, and you can stream the entire series here.