Politics in Space

Via the Washington Post, I just discovered Heads of Space, an animated political satire series produced by a Venezuelan comedy team, but with creative contributors from all over the globe, that mocks the 2016 U.S. presidential election by sending the candidates on a mission to outer space. The series includes contributors from the Upright Citizens Brigade and others who worked on the series Archer. And from what I’ve seen in the debut episode, it’s a pretty clever send-up of the major political candidates and their major quirks.

The series is distributed via Univision and seems targeted for a young, international audience, which says a little bit about how the U.S. election is “translating” to other countries, where audiences are likely watching with a mix of humor and horror as events unfold. As the Post article notes, it’s entertaining to see political impersonations operating in a different format.

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