“Space Force,” the comedy series from Steve Carell and “The Office” creator Greg Daniels, does something pretty unusual with a certain running gag that plays out throughout the first season. It’s an abnormal gag, in that it’s a sort of gag by omission. Or at least that’s what it seems like to us.
What we’re talking about here, of course, is the situation with Maggie Naird (Lisa Kudrow), who spends almost the entirety of season 1 in prison. But the weird thing about that is that “Space Force” never establishes what she did to end up there. We just get only the vaguest references. At one point, General Mark Naird (Steve Carell) says that Maggie committed a “very serious crime.” On several occasions the characters mention that she’ll be locked up for at least 40 years,