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Space Station 76 (2014)

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A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

Director:

Jack Plotnick

Writers:

Jennifer Elise Cox (screenplay written by), Sam Pancake (screenplay written by) | 3 more credits »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Captain Glenn
Liv Tyler ... Jessica
Marisa Coughlan ... Misty
Matt Bomer ... Ted
Jerry O'Connell ... Steve
Kylie Rogers ... Sunshine
Kali Rocha ... Donna
Matthew Morrison ... Daniel
Keir Dullea ... Mr. Marlowe
Ryan Gaul ... Chuck
Victor Togunde ... James
Jonny Jay Jonny Jay ... Trucker
Michael Stoyanov ... Dr. Bot (voice)
Susan Currie Susan Currie ... Steve's Mother
Hart Keathley Hart Keathley ... Donna's Baby
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Storyline

Space Station 76 is a refueling satellite near an alternate-reality Earth, circa 1976. Jessica arrives to serve as the station's new first mate. While she narrates a piece about how she likes the predictability of asteroids, some placidly drifting asteroids are shown colliding in chain-reaction fashion. While at first the station appears normal and the people friendly, Jessica soon discovers that the people on board have issues due to the isolation and stress of being cooped up with one another in a relatively small space far from Earth. This is in addition the usual problems people struggle with, such as infidelity, loneliness, depression, and drug abuse. She tries to make friends and fit in, but, unable to connect meaningfully with anyone, she becomes lonely. She's baffled and disillusioned by the stiff and irritable Captain Glenn, who harbors secrets of his own. She finds herself drawn to Ted, a lonely, married crewman, and his 7 year-old daughter, Sunshine. Ted yearns to reconnect... Written by Ken B.

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Welcome to the future of the past. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality including graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The shuttle to take Steve and Donna to Space Station 8 is operated by Koenig Shipping. This is likely a homage to Walter Koenig, better known as Pavel Chekov, the pilot and engineer in the Star Trek series, or a nod to Commander John Koenig from Space: 1999, with which this movie shares similarities. See more »

Goofs

The foam in Captain Glenn's bathtub changes from a lot, to none at all, to a lot again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zero Gravity: Making Space Station 76 (2014) See more »

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Carmen, Wear Your Red Dress Tonight
Written by Elaine 'Spanky' McFarlane (as Spanky McFarlane)
Performed by Spanky & Our Gang
Courtesy of Jody Friedman & HD Music Now Inc.
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An uneven, slightly funny, sci-fi flick that could've been so much more...
29 November 2014 | by steve_n88See all my reviews

The opening of this film seemed very promising, I was hoping maybe something along the lines of Wes Anderson in space, but got a film filled with mostly unlikeable/uninteresting characters put in predictable situations. Don't get me wrong there is some good in this film, the cast is top notch even though they're not given much of a story to work with. The set pieces and costumes are also great, but other than that I can't really say this film has much else going for it. There are some comedic moments, but far too few to list.

When I first saw the poster and cast I was very intrigued and wasn't sure how a film with such an interesting premise and great cast could have such a poor score, but after watching it I completely understand.

The main issue with this film is that its entirely uneven, I understand that its supposed to be a comedy/drama, but the "comedy" is often lacking and off-putting. I would've preferred something more subtle than the raunchy moments we often received instead. The dramatic aspect is not much better but isn't really apparent until the final scenes when all of the characters become exposed. It just felt like I was watching an amalgamation of a soap opera and a sitcom, rather than a carefully intertwined dramedy/space-opera.

Again, this film could've been so much more, but it is what it is. Perhaps someone will view this and realize there is a much better film to be made here and a talented writer/director will take the reigns (I'm looking at you Wes Anderson, Joss Whedon, Michel Gondry, Charlie Kaufman, George Clooney, Paul Feig, Judd Apatow.. to name a few).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Rival Pictures, Om Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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