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Space Station 76 (2014)

US 95m, Colour
Director: Jack Plotnick; Cast: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O’Connell, Keir Dullea

space-station-76Space Station 76 is a parody of science fiction film that draws much of its dark and subtle humour from its retro-futuristic surroundings and its ability to play with the cultural differences between 1970s and the present day. The film’s plot is focussed on the attempts of a new crew member named Jessica and her attempts to fit in with station’s dysfunctional crew. Built on an intriguing premise, but concluding abruptly, Space Station 76 promises much, but never fully delivers (Klaus Ming November 2015).


7 comments on “Space Station 76 (2014)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    I felt the same way. I rented it because I thought it was a great premise for a comedy. After watching it, I still thought that it was a great premise for a comedy — but no premise is so great that you can get away with not writing the jokes.

    • Klaus

      Despite its deficiencies, i still enjoyed it – but I would be cautious about recommending it to most people.

  2. Indie Sci-Fi 451

    Totally agree, though he second part was better .. the first was way too watery! It felt like going in the right direction, but this “going” lasted the whole film and never really arrived there.

    • Klaus

      I’ve re-watched a couple of times since this review, I appreciate it more than ever. Definitely a candidate for cult status.

      • Bobinsky

        Probably it’s that kind of movie that needs time for being fully appreciated. What do you think of “A Boy and His Dog”?

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  4. Klaus

    Pretty fun – I watched it back in 2010 – https://klausming.wordpress.com/2010/05/12/a-boy-and-his-dog-1975/

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