Wired has released three behind-the-scenes videos of Summer's new show Jeff 1000, about a former industrial robot who goes to Hollywood to be an actor and becomes Summer's best friend in the process. The first season of the series itself has been released and consists in three short digital clips that you can watch here
Take a look at these behind the scenes footage and watch a sample of the screen captures we made below.
Behind-the-scenes 1: Summer Glau’s New Robot Series
Alphas” co-creator Michael Karnow is behind the new series "Jeff 1000,” which stars Summer Glau and David Arquette. Go behind the scenes and see what it’s really like to work with a robot-turned actor.
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Date: 15 Dec 2014
The trailer for Summer's new web series Jeff 1000
is out - as well as an interview
- and we thought it would be fun (and hopefully informative) to go through it frame by frame and unveil all the details you may have missed.
The trailer opens with a narrative voice telling how Hollywood has described robots in movies as "bad guys" for decades, illustrated with film clips.
Did you recognize at first sight all the movies the images of robots are from? Well, I've got you covered. Here are screen captures and the movie it is from (or simply hover the mouse over the thumbnail).
1) Klaatu is a fictional humanoid alien in the 1951 science fiction film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. Technically not a robot though, unlike Klaatu's companion named Gort.
2) The Enforcement Droid, Series 209, or ED-209, are a fully-automated series of peacekeeping machines created by Omni Consumer Products, shown in the 1987 American cyberpunk action film Robocop, directed by Paul Verhoeven.
3) Giant robots lay waste to Montevideo in 'Panic Attack!', a 2009 Uruguayan science fiction short film, directed by independent filmmaker Fede Álvarez.
4) The Cyber Research Systems Series 850 Terminator, or T-850, is a variant of the Series 800 Terminator mass-produced by Skynet. The T-850 unit is an upgrade to the T-800, Skynet's main battle force.
5) Gort is a powerful 8-foot tall robot who accompanies the humanoid alien Klaatu in the 1951 science fiction film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'.
6) The Starscream / Orbital Assault Carrier are Decepticon ships in Michael Bay's science fiction action film Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011).
7) Shockwave is a massive Decepticon in the Transformers: Dark of the Moon film, and is mostly seen alongside his 'pet', the Driller.
8) Robot like beings from the planet Venus invades Earth in the 1954 science fiction film 'Target Earth' (thanks to The1Russter for finding the information).
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Date: 11 Dec 2014
Wired magazine has released the trailer for Jeff 1000, a new web series starring Summer Glau.
Meet Jeff. He used to be your average automotive assembly device, but he ditched the factories for his true calling: Hollywood. Watch and see if the small-town robot can make it big in L.A. with the help of his best friend and co-star Summer Glau. Summer also did an interview with iO9 in which she talks about her new role, playing Cameron, Jameron shippers, Season 3 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, her time on Arrow, and what its like acting with a robot. Jeff 1000 sounds like it will be funny although Summer reveals "Jeff is a a mysterious character".
“I had a little experience with robots myself,” says Glau, “so I thought it would be fun to experience this from a different angle.” She was excited to work with Karnow again, and also with director Nick Copus (who directed a ton of episodes of Arrow, Alphas and other shows that Glau’s been on.)
“These digital shorts that we did kind of put Jeff and I into different scenarios that actors might be in every day,” says Glau. “On set, off set, learning lines, talking about our careers. I found it really, really funny.”
Check out this awesome first trailer for Jeff 1000!
Date: 10 Dec 2014
Summer Glau has made some revelations about a new series during her Q&A panel at this year's Austin Comic Con
. In her own words, she did a collaboration with Wired magazine
on a short web series
called Jeff 1000
that is scheduled to air on Wired's web site sometime in mid november.
Here's an excerprt from the video of her panel in which she talks about her Web series Jeff 1000
and also about Crackle's legal drama Sequestered
You might remember that a photo of Summer with Scream's actor David Arquette and a giant robot surfaced online a few months ago (see below). As it turns out, Summer and David Arquette were photographed on set shooting the pilot episode for Jeff 1000.
There are still many things that we don't know about her new project Jeff 1000, such as the character she's playing, or if she played in only one episode or more. But at least we now know we have something to look forward to in November, so there's that.
Of course, we will keep you up to date with any new information on Summer's involvement in Wired's web series Jeff 1000.
Meanwhile, feel free to tell us what you think of this new project in the comment section below or in the dedicated forum thread
Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics. Owned by Condé Nast, it is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has been in publication since January 1993.
Date: 10 Oct 2014
Summer Glau is working on a new project involving David Arquette...and Terminator-like robot! An image featuring Summer and David on set popped up online, in which both of them are standing in front of a life-size robot presented in what appears to be an exposition or art gallery.
Take a look at this new image with Summer Glau and David Arquette, and the accompagnying hashtags:
#setlife #robots #terminator #summerglau #davidarquette #hollywood
[Summer Glau in Jeff 1000]
UPDATE 1: Check out these other on set photos related to Summer's new project, which may well turn out to be a web series titled "jeff 1000" (could be a temporary code name though).
UPDATE 2: The menacing Terminator/Mega Mech robot standing behind Summer Glau isn't a robot at all. It's a cleverly designed suit (with a real man inside) that employs animatronics to give the illusion of a lurching heavy mech. It was presented at Comic Con 2013, check out the video below and watch another video inwhich the makers of this Wired Comic Con robot reveal the special effects secrets behind it in the forum
Thanks to our member tomek for solving the mystery.
The person who posted the photo with Summer Glau apparently works for a company creating documentary and narrative films mixing dreams and reality, so the project Summer and David are currently working on could be a documentary on robots in movies and tv shows...or something completely different. Please note this is only speculation for now as there's no official announcement.
Of course, we will keep you up to date with any new information on this intriguing project.
Meanwhile, feel free to tell us what you think of this new project in the comment section below or in the dedicated forum thread.
Date: 22 Jun 2014