Outer Space Astronauts is a futuristic comedy series about eight vaguely courageous and easily distracted military personnel who journey to the far reaches of the galaxy, seeking knowledge, adventure and whatever else they can come up with. On board the O.S.S. Oklahoma, this legion of misfits are led by a lackluster captain who would rather be planning the next "Margarita Monday" than leading a mission against evil, much to the exasperation of his by-the-book executive officer.
"Russell Barrett is a very dry, very funny guy who created his own part animated, part live-action space ship world in a series of episodes using his own style and vision of animation," said David O. Russell, Executive Producer (Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees,Out of Space Astronaunts). "What more needs to be said about outer space astronauts who are in outer space working as astronauts, in outer space?"
The half-hour comedy series uses the latest in graphic technology to meld live-action and 3D animation. The creator and executive producer, Russell Barrett, took a complete do-it-yourself approach to create the show by developing, executing and editing the series in his home. He also enlisted childhood and hometown friends as actors, 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!" said Mark Stern, EVP Original Content Syfy Co-Head Universal Cable Productions. "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."
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