[Press Release - Released by Syfy]
SYFY TEST-DRIVES A NEW APPROACH TO ANIMATION WITH OUTER SPACE ASTRONAUTS
SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 9:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The Five-Episode, Half-Hour Series is Executive Produced By Russell Barrett, Scott Puckett and David O. Russell (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees)
Premiere Episode Follows Season Finale of Hit Reality Series, Scare Tactics
New York, NY - November 12, 2009 - Syfy continues to expand its horizons with the premiere of 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) following the season finale of the hit reality series,Scare Tactics at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Outer Space Astronauts 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 childhood and hometown friends 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).
Syfy fans have never seen animation quite like this before! The graphics may be basic and simple, but combining them with live-action elements has never been done in a series before. To say that it was a grassroots endeavor is an understatement. Russell literally produced this in his basement for more than a year, and that allowed him to create a unique series with a sharp, sly sense of humor. said Mark Stern, EVP Original Content Syfy & Co-Head Universal Cable Productions.
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