Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler revisit the 1970s in 'Space Station 76'
Ever wonder what it would be like if Ron Burgundy had gone to space in the 1970s?
That’s the general vibe of the trailer for Space Station 76, which stars Patrick Wilson as the mustachioed, hard-drinking captain of Omega 76, a groovy space station that is turned upside down when the new assistant captain turns out to be a… woman (Liv Tyler).
The film’s vision of the future cleverly samples from B-movies and sci-fi television of that era, and its melodrama, which includes crumbling marriages, affairs, and petty jealousies, may have been cribbed from your favorite classic soap.
Veteran TV actor Jack Plotnick co-wrote and directed, recruiting actor friends to improv and workshop the scenes until a developed film took shape. The film debuted at SXSW earlier this year, and though Sony hasn’t yet announced its release and VOD plans, EW has the exclusive trailer.
Space Station 76