Jeff 1000 is a sci-fi comedy web series produced by Wired Magazine.
Its tells the story of Jeff 1000, a 10' tall, former Detroit-area automotive assembly line robot who left the motor city to pursue his dream - acting in Los Angeles.
He gets his big break starring in a television program about (what else?) an evil alien robot.
He quickly forms a fast friendship with Summer Glau, his co-star.
They had me with "starring Summer Glau."
Created by Michael Karnow (who also created the sci-fi series Alphas), Jeff 1000 is a surprisingly charming and humorous satirization of behind-the-scenes documentaries, as well as the lives of Hollywood actors.
Although the brightest spot in the project? Summer Glau herself.
Ms. Glau shows a commendable lack of ego because of her willingness to poke fun at herself, celebrity, and the genre that has made her famous since her debut in Joss Whedon's much lamented Firefly series over a decade ago.
She accomplishes this with her signature combination of charisma and willowy grace that has endeared her to many of her fans.
Not to say that the series star, Jeff 1000, doesn't hold his own.
Watching our robot hero struggle to "break in" to the biz, while navigating the L.A. entertainment scene - with Summer's help of course - is comedy gold.
Highlights include Jeff attempting to "find his motivation" for his role as an evil robot, to coping with Hollywood pretension on full display at an art gallery showing.
The series also boasts terrific production design, and a few interesting celebrity cameos too!
Take a look at the series trailer ...
The first season of three episodes is available for viewing online, along with amusing making- of videos here Wired: Jeff 1000.
A second season of Jeff 1000 is planned, but the release date has yet to be announced.
I highly recommend this light sci-fi comedy featuring one of the genre's most well-regarded stars.
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