New trailer: sci-fi comedy Space Station 76

Trailer Ryan Lambie
23 Jul 2014 - 09:14

Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler star in the sci-fi comedy, Space Station 76. You can see the new trailer here...

Silent Running. Dark Star. Star Wars. Alien. Yes, the 1970s was a classic time for science fiction cinema, and the imagery from those movies continues to inspire filmmakers today. But what if you were to set a comedy in a 1970s version of the future? That's the idea behind Space Station 76, a forthcoming sci-fi comedy starring Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer.

You can see the influence of John Carpenter's Dark Star right from the opening shot, and Patrick Wilson's performance as the hard-smoking, slightly pompous Captain Glenn has a hint of Ron Burgundy about it. The 70s-kitsch details are spot on, too, complete with beige wall art, wobbly robots and shirts with wide lapels.

Space Station 76 also appears to reach back further in time for its genre references, with 2001: A Space Odyssey's Keir Dullea listed among the supporting cast. Will he end up having to disable the ship's computer? We'll have to see whether there's more to the movie than the inherent comedy value in its retro-future premise, but the trailer's certainly left us keen to see more.

There's no news on a UK release date yet, but we'll let you know when we get one.

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