Space Station 76
Release Date: OUT NOW!
2014 | 15 | 93 minutes | £ 12.99 ( DVD)
The ’ 70s SF
future is now as much the stuff of media archaeology as the rayguns and saucers of the ’ 50s. Here’s a film that nails that aesthetic perfectly. Bright, sterile corridors and flight deck instrument displays? Check. Hydroponic farms and Kubrickian space wheels? All here. Farrah Fawcett flicks, VHS decks and rollerskates? Present and correct. It’s a retro rush brought to the screen with clear care and love.
But Space Station 76 has more on its mind than its aesthetic. It takes aim at the pill- popping, psycho- babbling Californian suburbs of the baby boomer generation. Paced like a valium daze, its characters refusing to catch fire, the script never quite matches the wit of the visuals.
A Making Of, three deleted scenes and outtakes. Nick Setchfield