SPACE STATION 76 Trailer Shows Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer and Liv Tyler Living in Deep Space 70s-Style

     July 22, 2014


We’ve got an abundance of films set in a futuristic version of space, but what if space travel and deep space living more closely resembled the 70s instead?  That’s exactly what Jack Plotnick’s feature directorial debut is all about.  Rather than run with a single primary narrative, Space Station 76 puts the focus on a number of main characters going about their daily lives on a refueling station called the Omega 76.

There’s the bitter captain, Glenn (Patrick Wilson), his new assistant captain, Jessica (Liv Tyler), the space station mechanic, Ted (Matt Bomer), and his wife Misty (Marisa Coughlan) who struts around without a care in the world, often neglecting her own daughter.  You can catch them all in action in the very first Space Station 76 trailer after the jump.

This is an unusual one.  I had the chance to see it back at SXSW and even though I didn’t care much for the film as a whole, there are loads of clever and amusing nuances that we’ve truly never seen before and this trailer definitely taps into that.  That first bit with Wilson’s character most certainly reflects the large majority of his behavior throughout the movie and the rest of the piece offers up a solid sense of the film’s tone as well.  However, it also highlights one of Space Station 76’s most devastating issues; it’s more of a cute shtick than a gripping film with a meaty main narrative.  Check out the trailer below and click here for our full review.

Via EW:

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

“Space Station 76″ is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.


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  • vitextreeradar

    jerry o’connell!

  • slipnutz

    Patrick Wilson as…..Ron Burgundy?

  • Agent777

    Hell yeah, I’ve been slogging through Mystery Science Theater season 0 (the public acess years) and half the movies are of this type, should be a blast.

  • Neo Racer

    Its a nice concept but it seems they didn’t really nail it here..somethings missing?

    • brNdon

      I wish you were missing…

  • Person

    Matt Bomber?

    • jack

      yeah,I would like to search his bombs all night

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  • Jamie Teller

    I’d watch it. It looks fun enough. Make a good double feature with Tin Can if I could track down a copy.

    • Jamie Teller

      Or Dark Star. Definitely Dark Star.

  • somejackball

    i like the look and feel.. just don’t know what to make of it yet.. i’ll probably check it out when the time comes though

  • Jeff

    Have they announced a release date yet?

  • Redjester

    Love the concept! Hopefully it delivers.

  • Varla

    Jack Plotnick is the director?! He was in “Girls Will Be Girls” as Evie Harris and “Wrong” as Dolph Springer! My kind of humor for sure. Even “Girls Will Be Girls” went to a horribly dark existential place for a minute

  • Dedpool

    Meh, I will just watch Galaxy Quest!!!

  • bigfrog

    It will probably suck but wish it wouldn’t as Dark Star and the first season of Space 1999 are two of the most awesome things as far a as the Catalog of Awesome Things goes.