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We’ve Had Enough ’50s Sci-Fi Spoofs; Time for the ’70s to Get Theirs in Space Station 76

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Smoking in space, extremely limited personal robots and power gloves of the kind that would appear in the then-far-future ’80s, great sideburns, gratuitous yoga references, motherfucking PRACTICAL MODELS, tight outfits and everything about the innuendo – yes, Space Station 76, rather than “raping my childhood,” is attempting a sweet seduction of it.

This movie actually opens in a week and a half, and with a cast that includes Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson, I’m surprised I haven’t heard more about it. It marks the directorial debut of professional acting teacher Jack Plotnick, who clearly has high-powered clients, but perhaps needs a lesson in hype.

One suggestion – if it does well, instead of a sequel, Plotnick should just insert a bunch of bad, circa-1997 CGI creatures and distractions and call it a Special Edition. Meanwhile, check out the trailer…

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist