The trailer for Space Station 76 sold me…on the idea that I never need to see this movie.
Its slogan might have been “Yes, this is your grandfather’s space station!” because the film’s a send-up of 1970s sf. That could be a funny premise for original humor. However, you can see from the trailer that Space Station 76 covers much the same ground as Quark, an sf parody acually made in the 1970s. Quark bombed and went off the air two months after it premiered, something the producers of Space Station 76 ought to have taken as a warning.
Someone who worked on the new movie accidentally revealed the bottom line to the Los Angeles Times:
“It’s like ‘Peyton Place’ in outer space,” offers production designer Seth Reed, who only had four weeks to prep the low-budget film and found inspiration in everything from midcentury architects like Pierre Koenig to the 1971 “The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement” (a few sets are still available on Amazon).
Well, that would explain a great deal of what you see in the trailer.