Syfy Details CG Work in New Series
Press Release from Syfy
Syfy continues to expand its horizons with the premiere of its new irreverent half-hour comedy series, Outer Space Astronauts. Using the latest in computer graphics technology to meld live-action and 3D animation, the visually innovative five-episode series premieres on Syfy on Tuesday, December 8 at 9:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and will continue to roll out every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Series creator and executive producer, Russell Barrett took a complete do-it-yourself / hands-on approach to the creation of the show by developing, executing and editing the series right in his very home. He also enlisted his childhood and hometown friends from Oklahoma as series stars, including: Adam Clinton (Commander Dick Amos), Stephanie Clinton (Lieutenant Sunny Hunkle), Jay Wendorff (voice of Kyle 14) and Dana Kirk (Operations Officer Donna Kennedy).
Outer Space Astronauts is a futuristic comedy series about eight courageous military personnel who journey to the far reaches of the galaxy, seeking knowledge, adventure and the thrill of exploration. On board the O.S.S. Oklahoma, this legion of misfits are led by a lackluster captain who would rather be soaking up the sun rather than leading a mission against evil. Regardless of being a comedy of errors, this team will surprise even themselves as they navigate their way around the solar system.
Outer Space Astronauts was created by Russell Barrett, and is executive produced by Barrett, Scott Puckett and David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees).
The series also stars, Russell Barrett (Captain Bruce Ripley), Peter Burns (Intern Jimmy Peck), Benjamin Nurick (Pilot Johnny Boothe), Laura Valdivia (Chief Weapons Officer Andy Matheson), Tony Bravo (Weapons Officer Chad Brimley), Steve Millunzi (Chief Mechanic Pinto) and Jacey Margolis (Ka’ak).