Star Wars: The Clone Wars

 

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With today being May the 4th – Star Wars Day –  fans thought we might get some sort of announcement regarding Episode VII. While that remains to be seen, there is a little something to come out of the Disney/Lucasfilm camp. The trailer to the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series just hit. The animated show, set between Episodes III and IV, that will premiere this fall on The Disney Channel before taking its regular spot on Disney XD. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. (more…)

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Today the entirety of Star Wars: The Clone Wars becomes available through Netflix’s Instant Streaming service. Along with the five seasons that aired on Cartoon Network between 2008 and 2013, there are also 13 previously unaired episodes – referred to as “The Lost Missions” – that serve as the conclusion to the celebrated animated series. For now, anyway. (more…)

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When Ian Abercrombie, the voice of Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious on Star Wars: The Clone Wars passed away last year fans were not only saddened by the news, but concerned on who might replace that iconic voice and fill that important role. Abercrombie had already recorded many upcoming, un-aired episodes so the producers had some time to find the right voice to complete this Star Wars puzzle.

The news was just announced that Tim Curry has taken on the voice role of Palpatine and Sidious. We’ve all enjoyed Curry’s talented comedic work in The Rocky Horror Picture Show and learned to fear clowns and large spiders in his work on Stephen King’s IT.

Bryan Young over at Big Shiney Robot broke the news:

Over the weekend, a small screening event was held for the season finale at the Presidio headquarters of Lucasfilm and I was asked to be there in attendance. There, at the screening, during the final episode of the arc, Tim Curry made his debut in the Star Wars galaxy. You can see an exclusive clip of him in the role on Saturday’s season finale:

The clip from the episode above airs this Saturday, double check your DVR just to be safe. What do you think of this casting news. Curry is not new to the voice acting business, he’s played many roles from other animated shows like Volton and Transformers. Was Curry even on your radar as a possibility for the role?

 

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While I know it feels like all we can talk about lately is Star Wars I promise this has absolutely nothing to do with Disney acquiring Lucasfilm. This is about a certain Doctor making a guest appearance on this weekend’s episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “A Test of Strength,” which will follow a group on younglings learning to construct their first lightsabers. The Clones Wars has had a pretty prolific line-up of science fiction guest stars in the past with actors like George Takei, Simon Pegg and Katee Sackhoff all voicing roles. Now get ready to add David Tennant to that list. He’ll be voicing a droid named Huyang who’s been helping Jedi make lightsabers for centuries.

IGN has a exclusive clip, check it out,

How did Tennant wind up in a galaxy far, far away? The Clone Wars‘ supervising director, Dave Filoni, is a Who fan, of course, and leapt at the chance to bring in the 10th Doctor,

As a fan that has the privilege of playing in the Star Wars galaxy, I am always on the lookout for others who appreciate, and would enjoy, an opportunity to go on an adventure in George’s galaxy far, far away. When I heard the Doctor himself, David Tennant, was a fan of Star Wars I knew I had to find a way to get in contact with him to see if he would perform on The Clone Wars. The result was ‘Huyang,’ an ancient droid in the service of the Jedi Order, whose sole task in life has been overseeing the construction of lightsabers. I thought David was perfect for the part and he did not disappoint. He delivered a performance which impressed even the Master himself, George Lucas.

Praise from Lucas himself! Not too shabby. I’m really excited to see more of Tennant as Huyang, and I think it’ll be really cool to see him explain more about lightsabers. You? And just think, now there’s finally an actor from Doctor Who who’s transitioned into Star Wars! Oh wait.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars  “A Test of Strength” airs this Saturday morning, November 10th at 9:30am on Cartoon Network.

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San Diego Comic-Con is right around the corner and all the big exhibitors attending are releasing their schedule of events. One of the biggies, Cartoon Network, has announced their panel lineup as well as some special events they’ll hosting at the con.

I expect the Adventure Time & Regular Show panels to be a hoot, the guys involved are even funnier than their shows so the panels are a blast. Easily Star Wars: The Clone Wars will draw a big crowd, and I’ll be interested to see what kind of footage they’ll have from the new Dreamworks‘ show, Dragons, based off their flick, How to Train Your Dragon.

Special event wise you can celebrate Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday at a special booth on Sunday and they’ll be hosting a Regular Show party afterwards. Hit the jump to see a full list of what Cartoon Network is bringing to Comic-Con!

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If you haven’t been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars and this Season 5 trailer doesn’t convince you it’s time to catch up, then you’re a lost cause. I’ve been saying this for years, Clone Wars is the best Star Wars we’ve had since Jedi. Forget everything you knew about those prequels because Clone Wars will blow your mind with its engaging plot, well developed characters, and kick-ass action. And now that Darth Maul and Savage Oppress have teamed up to be the badass bros of the Sith I think we’re in for one spectacular season. Check out the trailer below,

Death Watch. Sith Bros. Anakin not being a whiny lil’ bitch! What’s not to love? Plus, if you thought Ahsoka was just an annoying kid in the Clone Wars movie, well, she’s grown up. Grown up to kick ass, that’s what!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this fall on Cartoon Network.

Source: Coming Soon

It’s hard to put my finger on it — the moment that I realized that Sam Witwer was really one of us — a nerd, a geek, a fan. Was it his hilarious Star Wars-centric voicemail greeting? The way he bemoaned his Being Human character’s use of vamp super speed or the way he passionately spoke to me about those who would deny Frank Darabont’s contribution to The Walking Dead? How about all of the above? Simply put, talking to Witwer was like talking to some guy you’re lined up next to while waiting to get into a Comic Con panel. The difference is he’s the guy who headlines those panels and he really doesn’t seem to be fazed by it.

In a wide-ranging, 2 part interview that touched on the above topics and The Clone Wars, The Muppets, the comic book superhero he wants to play, whether he would stay on Being Human if his castmates left, and the chances of him joining Darabont’s new series, L.A. NoirWitwer came off as easygoing, affable and honest. A regular guy who doesn’t BS, an actor who is too excited by the work he does to come off as jaded.

Check out Part 1 today and look out for Part 2 tomorrow, only on NerdBastards.com.

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