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PostSubject: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:22 am

starwars.com Homing Beacon #331 wrote:
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When Darth Vader moonwalks and Donald Duck sports Imperial stormtrooper armor, something special must be happening.

With a heaping helping of Disney magic, the Star Wars galaxy will descend upon Walt Disney World Resort from 8pm - 1am on Aug. 14, 2010 for an exclusive party to let fans of the sci-fi saga provide a special send-off to Star Tours before the popular attraction "powers down" in preparation for a new, 3-D Star Wars adventure that will open in 2011 at Disneyland park in California and Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida.

But before the blaster doors on the attraction close temporarily, Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park will host "Last Tour to Endor," an after-hours, private event that will feature live entertainment, Disney characters in their favorite Star Wars attire, a special Star Wars-themed fireworks spectacular, the "Death Star Disco," Jedi Training Academy, Star Wars trivia challenges and more.

And yes, Darth Vader may even moonwalk.

The Dark Lord of the Sith and his stormtroopers, known to many Disney guests for their Michael Jackson-like dance moves to songs like "Thriller" and "Beat It" during the popular "Hyperspace Hoopla" at the park's annual Star Wars Weekends event, will take the stage during the "Last Tour to Endor" for a special edition of "Hyperspace Hoopla." They will be joined by a cast of Star Wars characters moving and shaking to their favorite 1970s and 1980s dance tunes in the "Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars."

"Dance-Off with the Star Wars Stars" premiered several years ago and has since become a hit not only for Star Wars Weekends guests each year, but also for millions more on YouTube. (See more detail about the "Dance-Off" at the "Last Tour to Endor" party below, including the scheduled cast of characters and tune selections.)

And while the Star Tours attraction serves as the galactic centerpiece of the celebration, "Last Tour to Endor" guests also will be able to enjoy other Disney's Hollywood Studios attractions during the evening, including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, "The American Idol Experience," Toy Story Mania, the Great Movie Ride and more.

"Last Tour to Endor" tickets are $75 in advance, and will be $89 at the gate (if available). Advance tickets may be purchased online at starwarscelebration.com.

Here are some other fast facts about the "Last Tour to Endor" party*:
# This is the largest private party ever held during a Star Wars Celebration.

# Fans are encouraged to get into the Star Wars spirit and dress in their favorite Star Wars costume for the event.

# Special Star Wars-themed entertainment, created just for this party, will be showcased throughout evening.

# "Last Tour to Endor" event-exclusive memorabilia, collectibles and merchandise will be available for purchase at the party.

# Just like during Star Wars Weekends, Mickey Mouse and his pals plan to join the fun by dressing up as their favorite saga characters. Mickey Mouse becomes Jedi Mickey; Donald Duck becomes Stormtrooper Donald; Goofy does his best Darth Vader impersonation and Minnie Mouse dons a honeybun-style wig and white dress in honor of Princess Leia.

# Free roundtrip shuttles to the event from the Orange County Convention Center will be offered for Star Wars Celebration attendees.

# A salute to the Star Tours attraction will cap the evening in grand fashion.

# While the party officially begins at 8 p.m., "Last Tour to Endor" ticket holders can get a head-start on their theme park fun and enter Disney's Hollywood Studios as early as 4 p.m.

# "Hyperspace Hoopla" will feature Star Wars characters stepping outside of their galaxy and putting on a display of dancing like never before. Here's the lineup scheduled for the "Last Tour of Endor" party:
* "Grease is the word" that Chewie heard: Chewbacca, Han Solo and the Jawas put on their dancing shoes (except Chewbacca of course, who will be frantically moving his furry feet) and perform a tune from the 1978 hit movie-musical Grease. In fact, Rebel spies have provided initial intel that Chewbacca's fur will be fashioned into a 1950's pompadour hairstyle just for the occasion.

* "Nobody puts Leia in a corner": Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia will go back to the 1980s with a dance number from the box-office hit Dirty Dancing.

* "Strike a pose, there's nothing to it": Some of the most famous females from the Star Wars saga -- including Queen Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, Zam Wessel and Aurra Sing -- will join forces for an ensemble dance number set to one of the biggest pop hits by the "material girl" herself, Madonna.

* King of Pop, or King of the Dark Side?: Returning by popular demand will be Darth Vader and his crew of dancing stormtroopers, cutting a rug (and no, not cutting it with a lightsaber) to a hit medley from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. At previous "Hyperspace Hooplas," the Dark Lord has been known to even don a single, sequined glove as he channels the iconic music superstar.
For tickets and more information about the "Last Tour to Endor" event, guests may visit starwarscelebration.com.

*Note: Event activities subject to change without notice.
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:28 am

"Last Tour To Endor"....why, do we get to BLOW THE BALL OF DIRT OUT OF THE SKY?!?!?!

DIE! Die you evil very little B***tards! Die!

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I mean... yeah, looks fun.

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:10 pm

starwars.com Homing Beacon #332 wrote:

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At long last, the biggest Star Wars party ever is here, landing at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from August 12-15th.

If you're contemplating going, remember this date and time: August 11th, 11:59 pm (ET). That's your last chance to save money on ticket prices -- there will be tickets sold during the event, but they won't be sold at the pre-show price.

If you've been stuck upside down in a wampa cave these past few weeks, you need to be brought up to speed on the incredible events planned for this event -- events like George Lucas attending and being interviewed by Jon Stewart; sneak previews of The Clone Wars Season Three; the continuing commemoration of 30 years of The Empire Strikes Back and much, much more!

So visit this article on StarWars.com that breaks down some of the key event attractions, take a gander at the show schedule in HTML and PDF format, download the free app for your smart phone, and plan your show and schedule at the official Celebration website. Be prepared to explore an entire galaxy of Star Wars fun and excitement alongside thousands of your fellow fans. May the Force be with you, and see you in Orlando!
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:15 am

Received the homing beacon #333 and #334 this week only weird... As you'll see nothing interesting in the #333

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The thrill of Celebration V is far from over. Although the massive fan event wrapped on August 15th, StarWarsShop has posted over a dozen items that were available exclusively to shoppers at the event -- and are now available exclusively to you!

As an added bonus, every order over $40 will receive a free "Artoo Juicer" iron-on -- another Sunshine State-inspired exclusive -- available while supplies last.

Check out the selection of cool products below, or head straight on over to StarWarsShop's dedicated Celebration V Store now and grab these rare Celebration exclusives before they're all gone!

Click here to begin.


You'll also want to be sure to check back on August 27 as StarWarsShop will be posting many of the limited Celebration V exclusive art prints by the talented artists attending the show!
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:23 am

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Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts are looking for video game enthusiasts of all ages and fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series on Cartoon Network to be the first to get hands-on in the open BETA testing for Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures. Get a sneak peek of the highly anticipated free-to-play online virtual world and provide feedback to help put the finishing touches on the final game scheduled to be released on September 15th.

The ultimate virtual destination for a new generation of Star Wars fans, Clone Wars Adventures is an action-packed virtual world where players can go online to experience fun minigames, daily activities, events, rewards, lively social environments and competition. Clone Wars Adventures lets players duel iconic adversaries with their own custom lightsaber, speed through the galaxy in a custom starfighter, defeat enemies and take down starships.

Clone Wars Adventures is a free-to-play game, but players who want to take the galactic action to the next level can purchase a monthly Membership subscription for $5.99, while a variety of epic items can also be purchased through Station Cash micro-transactions. The Clone Wars Adventures Galactic Passport is scheduled to be available at thousands of retail locations in North America later this fall and will include a 90-day membership, 500 Station Cash, the ability to unlock the Togruta playable character, a Yoda monitor topper, and more.

When: Clone Wars Adventures BETA registration is open now. Prospective Jedi Masters and clone troopers can register for BETA and test their lightsaber skills, helping to fine tune the game for launch this September!

Where: For the opportunity to participate in the program visit the game website www.CloneWarsAdventures.com and click on the BETA registration link.



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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:38 pm

This one might actually interest you...
starwars.com Homing Beacon #338 wrote:

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Familiar faces from the live-action Saga and previous seasons of The Clone Wars join forces in the third season of The Clone Wars. In addition to exploring new battlefronts and frontiers, the series reveals insights and revelations about some of the stories we've seen so far. This week, "Supply Lines" takes the narrative back before the series' season one debut. It's an all-new facet to a fan-favorite storyline that begins streaming on StarWars.com on Monday, September 27th complete with a detailed episode guide, image gallery, concept art, and exclusive behind-the-scenes video commentary.

Click here to check it out: http://www.starwars.com/theclonewars/guide/episode303.html

Ryloth is under siege. Trapped on the surface, Jedi Master Di rallies the local forces with the help of rebel leader Cham Syndulla. Desperate to save them, Senator Bail Organa and Representative Jar Jar Binks are dispatched to the planet of Toydaria, where they must convince the King Katuunko to send aid to Ryloth -- before it's too late.

"This is one of the fun aspects of being this deep into the series," says Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. "Now that we have two seasons already under our belt, we can go back and look at some different aspects of key moments from the Clone Wars; we can jump around in the timeline. We can explore different aspects and different stories. We have a neat opportunity to blow out stories that we've seen already, and look at them from a different perspective, a different point of view -- and that's been an important aspect of Star Wars since the original trilogy."

Taking place before Yoda's fateful meeting with King Katuunko on the moon of Rugosa -- chronicled in the series premiere episode, "Ambush" -- "Supply Lines" also explores the origins of the Ryloth occupation and the subjugation of the Twi'lek people occupation, explored in a three-episode arc in the first season.

"This conflict is vast, to say the least," says Filoni. "It's a big galaxy, and there's a lot going on at all times. Even two seasons in, we're only seeing a fraction of the war -- key moments that are really focused on the primary heroes from the films. But those moments are framed by heroism and villainy, too, just as there are important events happening concurrently with the key scenes we've explored. We've got 22 minutes per episode and 22 episodes per season, and we're still only scratching the surface of the Clone Wars."

Serving to support existing stories and to build on the overall mythology of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "Supply Lines" promises its own action and surprises. Featuring the return of some fan-favorite characters (and perhaps a certain starship) from the live-action films, the episode also introduces some brand new characters.

"We're going to meet Jedi Master Di," says Filoni. "I like him a lot; he's cool and I'd like to be able to do more with him. But you should remember that this is a prequel, and that it takes place before the episodes we've seen already. There may be a reason we haven't seen him after the events of this episode. Here's a hint: Star Wars characters have a history of suggestive names. Greedo was a greedy bounty hunter. Lobot's a guy with a computer implanted in his brain, like a lobotomy. General Grievous and Darth Maul are both intent on causing pain and suffering. Han Solo's a loner. So I'm just saying that maybe Jedi Master Di should watch his back."

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:56 am

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LucasArts is happy to announce that the demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II will be arriving at both the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Network on Tuesday, October 12th.

The level focuses on the very beginning of the game, which takes in a secret cloning facility on the planet of Kamino. Starkiller, told by Vader he is no more than a clone, becomes tormented by the memories of his past and escapes into the rain-soaked planet with Vader not far behind.

Unleash the power of dual lightsabers, over-top Force powers including the new Jedi mind trick, and get a first taste on a journey that will take Starkiller across the galaxy in search of the truth behind his past, as well as the woman he cannot forget.
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:15 am

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In the middle of a routine shopping trip on Coruscant, C-3PO is abducted by bounty hunter Cad Bane. Soon, both Threepio and his astromech counterpart R2-D2 find themselves pawns in Bane's plan to free Ziro the Hutt from a heavily guarded prison in the heart of the Republic. The hapless droids are once again integral in events that threaten to unravel the future of the galaxy in "Evil Plans" -- an all-new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which begins streaming on StarWars.com on Monday, November 8th.

Reprising his role from all six live-action Star Wars films and countless ancillary intergalactic appearances over the past three decades, Anthony Daniels returns to voice the prim and proper protocol droid for this special episode of The Clone Wars. Thrilled at the rare chance to explore Threepio's expertise in etiquette, Daniels himself relished the opportunity to exercise the fan-favorite character's strengths in ways that haven't yet been seen on screen.

"Threepio's whole life is focused on how to avoid conflict, and the basic premise is that he's always out of place. But he doesn't have to be the fall guy all the time," says Daniels. "For once, we see him functioning as he was made, according to his programming. It's a more domesticated storyline, without the shoot-em-up aspects of the Saga. His abilities are cerebral, not physical -- and he finally gets to use his expertise in protocol and etiquette. In a way, he's more relaxed than we've ever seen him. But of course nothing in party-planning ever goes exactly as planned."

Having spent so much time ensconced in Threepio's golden trappings for the big screen, live-action adventures, Daniels enjoys the opportunity to bring the character to life through vocalization alone. Less physically strenuous than on-camera appearances, voice work nonetheless requires a keen attention to detail, as well as an understanding of what makes the character tick.

"There are all sorts of funny little technical issues with keeping him human-like without human sounds. He doesn't breathe; I have to be careful not to breathe," says Daniels. "The aim is to keep him very much as he is in the movies. Some of it has become second nature; I've been pleased to realize that I can still create the voice and match the original character. It's the genuine article. And I really do enjoy the animation. It's a mutual support society; they do picture to voice, so it's a physical representation based around my vocal performance. In the series, Threepio is as gravity-forced as always. It reminds you that he can be quite clumsy. I think The Clone Wars is animated in a way that is quite accessible -- not just the wide-eyed, simple, Saturday morning fare. It makes you realize you are watching Star Wars."

Though the episode is quintessentially Star Wars, Daniels notes that the droids tend to illustrate some of the lighter aspects of the space saga. Focusing on dialogue rather than danger, they represent the fun of the series, without relying so heavily on galaxy-shattering stakes.

"There are sides of Star Wars that can be quite humorous -- subtle and more gentle. I think that's why people enjoy the relationship between Artoo and Threepio," he says. "You don't expect them to exhibit these human qualities, and it's really quite charming. For all the battles, there's a benignity that gives [Star Wars] the winner's cup; it's an honorable enterprise, because there's more to it than blasters and political concerns. It's important to realize that not everything has to focus on the dark side. Life goes on, even when there's a war going on. But Threepio would say that, wouldn't he?"
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:22 am

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For the first time ever, Sith training will be explored -- and with it, truths about the very nature of the dark side itself! A warrior forged by a dark sorcery as mystical and powerful as the Force, Opress will uncover shocking revelations about the galaxy's tenuous balance of power, including secrets about one of the Sith's most infamous villains -- Episode I's Darth Maul! From his origins to his fate, Maul's mysteries will at long last be uncovered...

For a list of cities where these screenings will occur, and to RSVP, go to www.starwars.com/darthmaulsecrets.

These screenings are FREE, but we ask that all attendees bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit children in need this holiday season -- and in the spirit of giving, Hasbro has generously agreed to match every donation with a Star Wars toy.
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:45 am

Well I'm not that impressed by this it has been in comics but George has just decided to recon it all for the TV show, artistic integrity ftw!
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:08 am

Never said I was impressed myself... Clone Wars is so marketing. It's like they chose from polls of fan's favourite characters (which is supect to be very true) to put maul in the Season 3. Quite honestly, i've stopped after season 1. Clone Wars are so depressing to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:37 am

Yeah I felt like that with jango fetts inclusion in 2, at first I loved the idea considering how cool Boba was but he was underused as a character (although cool taking on obi wan) and the killed off unceromonally and then being decultified by being used as every clone trooper in the movies! I meean if you tried harder I'm not sure you could attempt to kill a cult icon better lol
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:51 am

Have to disagree with you there I think, Clone Wars is incredible. The first season was so-so but season 2 onwards has been great. By the way that dude isn't Darth Maul it's one of his relations called Savage Opress.


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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:25 am

Warning! This is about medical-used drugs ><,
Warning N°2! I found this on yahoo.fr and premiere.fr (a French site about movies) but I couldn't find any further source or informations in English...

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:37 am

Okay double post but it's something else ><' Another proof 2010 was the worst year ever? Here you go: Grant McCune, Star Wars Visual effect artist has died last monday
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:50 am

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:51 pm

IGN wrote:
CES: Star Wars BDs Officially Announced
Original and prequel trilogies coming Sept. 2011.

CES 2011
Darth Vader, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Lucasfilm officially announced the Blu-ray release of the entire Star Wars saga today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Blu-rays are now available for online pre-order and are slated for release September 2011.

All six feature films in George Lucas' epic sci-fi saga will be available for the first time in one complete set. The following three distinct sets will be released:

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films)

Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)

Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)


Check out the trailer for Star Wars: The Complete Saga on BD

The Complete Saga BD will include three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN. Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.

Flanked by Lord Vader and his Imperial Stormtroopers, Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn appeared at CES and said, "The Star Wars Saga is the most anticipated Blu-ray collection since the launch of the high-def format. ... The epic franchise pioneered sound and visual presentation in theaters and is perfectly suited to do it again in the home, with a viewing experience only possible with Blu-ray."


pre order i will do

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:56 am

But will the origonals be the Remastered versions ? I dont want the new ones personally
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:06 am

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But will the origonals be the Remastered versions ? I dont want the new ones personally

the press relase dont say anything about that
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:11 am

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But will the origonals be the Remastered versions ? I dont want the new ones personally
I've been looking for an answer on the starwars.com until I realised I didn't care about blu-rays. I don't have a blu-ray reader and I anyway don't make the difference between DVDs and BRs in term of quality.

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:23 pm

lol I know i have a ps3 so i could get them but why bother when you'll get another type out in about 7-8 years :/
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:25 pm

100% behind you PJK! Exceptthe collector VHS from childhood, DVDs is all what we need.
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:58 am

Now's here is something I didn't know was coming! Nice surprise for a change Smile

Looks like Clancy Brown will be voicing the new Clone Wars character Savage Opress.

The character's debut appearance is in Season 3, Episode 13 entitled "Monster"



Here's a little interview from StarWars.com for anyone who is interested:

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Actor Clancy Brown has trained young cadets as Career Sergeant Zim to kill gigantic alien insects in Starship Troopers, supervised sea creatures to make the perfect sandwich as Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob Squarepants, and tormented Superman as Lex Luthor in Superman: The Animated Series, just to name a few iconic roles.

In December, fans flocked to digital theaters for very exclusive Clone Wars screenings to see Brown as Savage Opress in a story-arc written by Katie Lucas. Now fans can see Savage Opress on The Clone Wars, Jan. 14 on Cartoon Network.

StarWars.com chats with Brown about his role as the new complex Clone Wars villain, why he's having fun sharing Star Wars with his son, and how cool it would be to see a posse of Darth Mauls at Comic-Con.

How did this awesome character role cross your path?

I'd been a fan of The Clone Wars since the first season; and then caught up with the second season with my son. He was excited because it was Star Wars and I was excited about the role not just because it was in the Star Wars universe but because the writing is so sophisticated. Also my friends, Dee Bradley Baker, James Arnold Taylor and Corey Burton, are on it!

I thought their work was spectacular, particularly Dee's, because I know how difficult a job he had in not just creating the clone trooper voice, but making that voice be different personalities throughout the story. He does it with such ease and clarity. I'm just in awe of the show. I only know how good it is because I do it as well.

My son and I totally dig this show. I had said that if anything popped up on the show to give me a ring. Something actually did pop up earlier and some wires got crossed and I wasn't able to do it. Fortunately, there was another opportunity to do something. They gave me another call and I said sure. I didn't care what it was. And it turned out to be Savage! I had no idea I would get to play such a pivotal role in Star Wars.


Your son must have been so excited about the role too! He went to one of the theatrical screenings with you, right?

I was able to pull him out of school for the afternoon, and he got to get autographs from Dee, Matt Lanter and all those guys, which made his day. That could have been enough right there!

You were a fan of Star Wars from early days as well, right?

Definitely, I was right there in the demographic when Star Wars came out in 1977. Luke Skywalker was my age and I was about to graduate from school. So yeah, I was a fan through the whole trilogy. And then I rediscovered Star Wars when my son needed playground cred. He was changing schools and he needed something to be an expert about. So we sat down and watched all the films, and I knew he would love them.

Just from you playing Savage Opress, I think he has enough playground cred to last him a lifetime! They'll probably make him a king.

Totally, now. Even 6th graders will come up and kiss his ring.

You've acted in quite a few films and TV shows -- how has this experience working on The Clone Wars been similar or different than what you're used to?

It's similar in the way how everyone is very comfortable with each other. For SpongeBob it took a few years to get to that point. Even Superman took awhile too. But walking into the studio for The Clone Wars, immediately all the actors have a rapport among themselves. With Dave Filoni and everyone else in the booth there's a great attitude because everyone there is a fan of what they're doing. It's not even a question of whether you're going to do try to do your best, it's more like there's nothing else we'd rather be doing. Everybody helps each other and makes it as good as it can be. That immediate trust is really rare.

How was it working with supervising director Dave Filoni?

Dave's a great guy and a genius director. There's no show like this on television. I think it's the best show on TV. It's the most cinematic!

Your character is so multi-dimensional. Savage Opress isn't a cut-and-dry good or bad guy. It feels like he's just a victim of circumstance. Almost like a Frankenstein story in a way.

Katie Lucas did a great job writing this. There was never any question from me about Savage's motives and what was going on because I was familiar with the characters, and you can go another layer deeper.

What did it feel like seeing your work as Savage on the big screen with the other actors and many fans during the limited theatrical release last year?

It was definitely cool to watch it with my son, and as soon as that space battle starts everyone is in their own special element. It immediately sucks you right into what's going on. I think it would be great if Lucasfilm compiled all these episodes theatrically more often like movie theaters did back in the day with the old serials. We should go back to that.

Now that your character has been unleashed into Star Wars fandom, how cool is it going to be for you to run into the first fan dressed as Savage Opress at Comic-Con?

It'll be very cool!

Fans have dressed up like your other characters before at Comic-Con, right? There must have been at least one Kurgan from Highlander or Career Sergeant Zim from Starship Troopers! Plus there's bound to be Mr. Krabs cosplay somewhere!

I don't know. I've never run into a Kurgan costume.

Perhaps fans will mix your characters into a cosplay mashup, a Savage Opress and Mr. Crabs costume melded into one bizarre creature -- Savage Krabs! Wait, on second thought that sounds bad.

You can bet somewhere on the Internet a fan is already making a sketch of Mr. Krabs with Savage's tattoos. Hopefully some fan will mock that up. I can see it now with Savage's eyes on eyestalks!

Well then, fans reading this will have to change that for this year's Comic-Con so you can see your whole career flash before your eyes as fans dressed as Kurgan, Mr. Krabs, and Savage Opress come running up to you! In fact, skip Comic-Con, there should be Clancy-Con!

That would be so cool! I would be thrilled!


Star Wars fans appreciate voice actors as much as the on-screen actors, so you might end up with this Darth Maul-esque posse of guys following you around Comic-Con.

That's what I want to see! I want to see Savage and Darth Maul costumes. And the Night Sisters!

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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:50 pm

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Clone Wars: Liam Neeson Returns as Qui-Gon
Obi-Wan's mentor will appear in animated form.

Big news for Star Wars fans this morning, as it has been revealed that Liam Neeson is reprising his role as Qui-Gon Jinn for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

EW.com broke the story, revealing that Neeson will be appearing in next week's episode, airing January 28th and then again in an episode on February 11th. Neeson's appearances are part of a three episode arc that will delve into Anakin Skywalker and what it means that he is The Chosen One.

Qui-Gon, who of course died in The Phantom Menace, will appear to Obi-Wan Kenobi, via visions. No doubt this will raise questions as to whether these visions are a part of a dream or how Obi-Wan exactly interprets them, given that in Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan learns from Yoda that his former master has the ability to commune from beyond the grave. You can see part of an image EW has of Qui-Gon with Obi-Wan below.



Neeson was said to originally be slated to make a cameo in Revenge of the Sith as Qui-Gon in "Force ghost" form, but was unable to film it after suffering an injury at the time. Discussing his return on The Clone Wars, Neeson tells EW, "These characters resonate…even after all these years. Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that."

Go to EW.com to see a clip from Neeson's appearance on The Clone Wars.
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PostSubject: Re: Generic Star Wars news...   Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:03 am

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Welcome back to the Homing Beacon, the official Star Wars email Newsletter

An immense, fur-covered warrior whose tremendous strength and ferocity are matched only by his loyalty and compassion, Chewbacca the Wookiee is one of the most universally beloved characters from the entire Star Wars Saga. He will return to a galaxy far, far away in the thrilling, one-hour season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Friday, April 1st at 8pm e/p on Cartoon Network. See a clip of the episode [url=Welcome back to the Homing Beacon, the official Star Wars email Newsletter

An immense, fur-covered warrior whose tremendous strength and ferocity are matched only by his loyalty and compassion, Chewbacca the Wookiee is one of the most universally beloved characters from the entire Star Wars Saga. He will return to a galaxy far, far away in the thrilling, one-hour season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Friday, April 1st at 8pm e/p on Cartoon Network. See a clip of the episode here!

It was actor Peter Mayhew who defined the character in the live-action Star Wars films, and the Clone Wars crew felt his involvement in the series was integral in capturing Chewie's spirit. The 7'3" actor was brought to Skywalker Ranch to advise the team tasked with bringing the legendary character into the animated galaxy of The Clone Wars.

"[Supervising Director] Dave Filoni said my participation in creating Chewie for the series was essential," says Mayhew. "He told his artists to study the way I walk, my mannerisms and demeanor. He said, 'To understand Chewie, you need to understand Peter.' We also went into the Lucasfilm archives and studied some of the original Chewie costumes to make sure the details were carried over into the animation."

"Bringing Chewie to The Clone Wars is very special for us, and it wouldn't be right without Peter's involvement and blessing," says Filoni. "Peter and Chewie are one and the same; he brings so much of himself to the character and it was important for us to capture that. Otherwise, it just wouldn't feel right. Having his input was great; he was able to add all the little mannerisms and details that he knew from living with Chewie for more than three decades."

In addition to advising the team on Chewie's look and feel, Mayhew was also asked to contribute to the character in a whole new way: recreating his iconic growl.

"The Chewbacca sounds were sourced from the same bank as the original films, but Dave Filoni and Matt Wood thought it would be nice to get a small sample of my voice mixed in," says Mayhew. "This goes back to everyone at Lucasfilm feeling that they needed me to portray the character in every way possible. After so many years of being asked to do the growl for fans, I've found that I'm actually quite good at it. I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the series. The animation is amazing, and they really captured the essence of Chewie. As soon as I saw it I said 'that's it. He's there. That's Chewbacca.'"

Chewbacca will make his Clone Wars debut in the one-hour Season Three finale, airing on Friday, April 1st at 8pm.e/p on Cartoon Network.
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It was actor Peter Mayhew who defined the character in the live-action Star Wars films, and the Clone Wars crew felt his involvement in the series was integral in capturing Chewie's spirit. The 7'3" actor was brought to Skywalker Ranch to advise the team tasked with bringing the legendary character into the animated galaxy of The Clone Wars.

"[Supervising Director] Dave Filoni said my participation in creating Chewie for the series was essential," says Mayhew. "He told his artists to study the way I walk, my mannerisms and demeanor. He said, 'To understand Chewie, you need to understand Peter.' We also went into the Lucasfilm archives and studied some of the original Chewie costumes to make sure the details were carried over into the animation."

"Bringing Chewie to The Clone Wars is very special for us, and it wouldn't be right without Peter's involvement and blessing," says Filoni. "Peter and Chewie are one and the same; he brings so much of himself to the character and it was important for us to capture that. Otherwise, it just wouldn't feel right. Having his input was great; he was able to add all the little mannerisms and details that he knew from living with Chewie for more than three decades."

In addition to advising the team on Chewie's look and feel, Mayhew was also asked to contribute to the character in a whole new way: recreating his iconic growl.

"The Chewbacca sounds were sourced from the same bank as the original films, but Dave Filoni and Matt Wood thought it would be nice to get a small sample of my voice mixed in," says Mayhew. "This goes back to everyone at Lucasfilm feeling that they needed me to portray the character in every way possible. After so many years of being asked to do the growl for fans, I've found that I'm actually quite good at it. I'm absolutely thrilled to be part of the series. The animation is amazing, and they really captured the essence of Chewie. As soon as I saw it I said 'that's it. He's there. That's Chewbacca.'"

Chewbacca will make his Clone Wars debut in the one-hour Season Three finale, airing on Friday, April 1st at 8pm.e/p on Cartoon Network.
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