Space Station 76 (Jack Plotnick 2014)

Space_Station_76_posterand so anyway it turns out that the best thing about Space Station 76 (2014) is not Patrick Wilson’s utterly wasted career-best performance – he really is far far better in this intermittently amusing spoof on 70s era space TV than anyone needs to be – nor is it the spot-on scripting and performance of the robot psychiatrist, nor is it the cunning way in which Matt Bomer still gets away with not acting because he has really pretty eyes, but the way the movie takes the bold and devastatingly pointed step of criticising old TV shows for having just one character of colour who basically gets to appear in the background, saying and doing nothing of consequence, by including one  black guy (Victor Togunde) who appears in the background, saying and doing nothing…

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