Summer's new show Jeff 1000, a web series by Wired magazine, premiered online today, Monday December 15th. Wired released three short digital episodes, as well as a few interviews and behind-the-scenes videos
. The premise of the show - a former industrial robot who goes to Hollywood to be an actor and becomes Summer's best friend in the process - had us grinning.
It’s always nice to be pleasantly surprised. Producing this series is a way of reusing the giant robot mech that was created especially for San Diego Comic-Con 2013 by Wired magazine in conjunction with Conde Nast Entertainment and special effects geniuses Stan Winston School and Legacy Effects. With that in mind, Jeff 1000 is a tongue-in-cheek, goofy series that gives us the opportunity to see Summer play a simple human (not taking in account the fact her best friend is a 9.5-foot-tall robot), with normal emotions in a genre she has barely visited before.
The first three episodes of Jeff 1000 released today got some pretty hilarious moments and we had fun with it (Oh the TSCC feels...). She really got into the role and did a great job from it. See it for yourself and watch the first three episodes of Jeff 1000 below:
Season 1 Episode 1: Meet Jeff: 10' Tall Robot & Hollywood Actor
Summer Glau has to attend her ex-boyfriend’s art gallery opening and who better to accompany her than a ten-foot tall robot? Jeff agrees to go and is tasked with one job, but things go haywire when he meets the ex—David Arquette.
Season 1 Episode 2: Pug vs Giant Robot
She’s one of Jeff’s best friends, so when Summer Glau recounts her near-death experience, Jeff is all ears—at least, as much as a robot can be. But when Jeff’s beloved pug Baby Princess continues to interrupt the story, Summer refuses to come second to the tiny dog.
Season 1 Episode 3: Giant Robots Have Feelings, Too
During a shoot Jeff can't seem to get his lines quite right. It’s two simple words, but with so many different ways to convey the emotion behind them Jeff and co-star Summer Glau are left pondering the philosophical meaning behind “human alert!"
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